• Electrolytic Manganese – More Than Meets The Eye...By Ken Reser
    Historically, Electrolytic Manganese Metal (EMM) held a few basic critical and strategic uses, primarily in the alloying of Steel, Stainless Steel and Aluminum to name a few. Back in 1987 the US Gov’t classified Manganese as a strategic metal and it was even considered strategic by the... More »
    Jul. 24, 2011 AMYZF
    Part 2 of Weekly Market Movers Prior & Coming Week: A weekly market strategy overview for traders and investors in stocks, forex, commodities, both spot market and binary optionsSee Part 1 for prior week market movers and their lessons for the coming week. As for the coming week,... More »
    Jul. 24, 2011 UUP, UDN, FXE
    Part 1 of Weekly Market Movers Prior & Coming Week: A weekly market strategy overview for traders and investors in stocks, forex, commodities, both spot market and binary optionsFirst, what did the prior week teach us?OVERALL FUNDAMENTAL PICTURE REMAINS BEARISHTHE ONGOING EU SOVEREIGN DEBT... More »
    Jul. 23, 2011 UUP, UDN, FXE
  • Looksmart - "Why is LOOK worth anything?" [Programmatic Buying]
    My belief is that Looksmart are about 'middle-man-managing' the business of Programmatic Buying of publisher's inventory - across it's (global) advertising network/s. Looksmart uniquely has what is this (one & only) fully independent (global) advertiser network. It's future revenue stream... More »
    Jul. 23, 2011
  • NFLX: Much Too Great Expectations
    Let me preface my takedown of NFLX “the stock” by first stating that I am a big fan of NFLX “the company”. It has all the qualities an investor should desire: a product with solid long-term demand prospects, high ROE and profit margin, a leg-up on its competitors, and... More »
    Jul. 23, 2011 NFLX
  • GM and F, Un-loved and Under-owned
    Next week will start the earnings season for the two largest US automakers.  While Q1 earnings releases were clouded by the Japanese disaster (and the rapid rise in oil prices), this quarter contains far less uncertainty in contrast.  Yes there is a... More »
    Jul. 23, 2011 GM, F, TM
  • Nice Wins on AAPL!
    We had a nice week trading AAPL.  We bought Aug 370 calls before GOOG's blowout earnings.  In the Trading Room, I mentioned that GOOG could see $600+ after earnings: July 13, 2011 10:59 AMGOOGcould see $600+ on positive earnings reaction The next day, GOOG did indeed deliver and went... More »
    Jul. 23, 2011 AAPL
  • Weekly Outlook, 7-23
    This week the market did well. There was optimism that deals would be reached, and the market was up accordingly. Guess finally surged, as expected. NRG, TRLG, and my new 260-share position in SHOO also held up. I entered and got stopped out of CLF. I am looking to get back in at a good price... More »
    Jul. 23, 2011 TRLG, PCLN, GMCR
  • 5 So called Myths of Peak Oil
    "Peak Oil theory focuses only on supply" This is untrue, nearly all books on Peak oil comment on demand. Pointing out the rise of Chinese and other emerging market demand and the lack of economic alternatives that can be quickly substituted for oil in OECD Countries. Its the shift... More »
    Jul. 23, 2011
  • Insider Trading Wrap-up: Week ended July 22, 2011
    In the week ended July 22, we recorded 500 open-market insider trades at 283 companies having a total value of $4.2 billion. Transaction dollar volume was 716.1% higher than the previous week and 732.3% higher when compared to insider trading activity a year ago. Purchases accounted for 12.4% of... More »
    Jul. 23, 2011 TXI, CHMP, KRA