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  • Sloppy Trading
    Pretty tough day for myself and the tech book, although I was green for the six consecutive day this year the gains were mild as that has been the trend the last few days.  My intraday trading continues to struggle but the main reason for the lack of performance was sloppy stock picking and... More »
    Jan. 11, 2011
  • Colgate Palmolive (CL)’s Break Below Lower Bollinger Band
    Colgate Palmolive (CL) is starting to look interesting on the daily chart.  I initiated a small long position in CL today near the close.  CL was hit pretty hard all last week.  In fact, I made some money to the short side in the middle of last week.  I was hesitant at first... More »
    Jan. 11, 2011
  • What’s Fonzie Like?
    Jules: Nobody’s gonna hurt anybody. We’re gonna be like three little Fonzies here. And what’s Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda what’s Fonzie like?Yolanda : Cool?Jules: What?Yolanda: He’s cool.Jules: Correctamundo. And that’s what we’re gonna be. We’re... More »
    Jan. 11, 2011
  • Fastest Growing bank in Hawaii -- Central Pacific
    This morning I added CPB Inc (CPF) to the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio.  CPB is one of the fastest growing banks in Hawaii.Central Pacific Financial Corp. is a Hawaii-based bank holding company. Central Pacific Bank, its subsidiary, is Hawaii's third largest commercial... More »
    Jan. 11, 2011 CPF
  • NBY, CHGS, FLL, DLKM, AVOT - Stock Updates! from
    ___ NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMEX:NBY) announced that in tests conducted at a third-party laboratory, NovaBay's lead Aganocide, NVC-422 has shown in vitro activity against the "superbug" New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase-1 (NDM-1)-encoded Klebsiella pneumoniae at a very low... More »
    Jan. 11, 2011
  • Would Stryker Break Its Pattern? 11-Jan-2011
    Hello trader the general markets go up today because of good earnings report from Alcoa Inc (AA), Sears Holding Corporation (SHLD) and Tiffany & Co (TIF). I also have one nice stock pick for you. Here is the stock:   As of this writing, Stryker Corp (SYK) still couldn't break its cup... More »
    Jan. 11, 2011 SYK, AA, SHLD
  • The Cult of Apple (AAPL) - A Contrarian View
    We all know how well Apple's (AAPL) stock price has done over recent years, and how they have had the hippest, coolest, cutting-edge products — basically since the iPod revolutionized the music industry. Longer-term market watchers will remember that the company almost went out of business... More »
    Jan. 11, 2011 AAPL, QQQ, Apple
  • A Modest Proposal for the EuroZone - a Euro Treasury
      The sovereign debt crisis in the Eurozone continues to create instability in financial markets, political strife in Europe, and unnecessary interest expense for countries already under fiscal pressure. While there is no simple answer, the Eurozone will likely have to... More »
    Jan. 11, 2011
  • How much will you bid for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneer?
     This morning I added Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers (RBA) to the Bar Chart Van Meerten New High portfolio.  Lots of people have to dump used but valuable items and what a better place than an auction?Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers conduct unreserved public auctions every year at... More »
    Jan. 11, 2011 RBA
  • LRN
    I have been analyzing LRN which is the ticker for K12 Inc.  I have always liked what they do and have followed them since their IPO, but am puzzled by the recent surge in stock price.  The most important reporting date for LRN is in November when they announce their new... More »
    Jan. 11, 2011 LRN