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  • Stevia First Corp.: This Stock May Not Be As Sweet As Promoters Say It Is [View article]
    The writer of this article stand to be corrected. Obviously, STEV is a small cap stock and should, therefore, reflect many characteristics of such. The balance sheet, alone, cannot tell the story of a developmental company's progress, as there are no profits, unlike a marginal equity. Be sure to compare apples to apples, not marginal stocks to low cap developmental companies.

    Yes, the dynamics of STVF probably allows an opportunity for pump and dump scam artist but the actions of the scam artist cannot and will not adversely impact the prospects of an otherwise viable company. If a writer starts out looking for bad news, he will probably find some characteristics of small cap firms to support his self-fulfilling prophecy re: pump & dump scam artist, however, step back, take a deep breath and view the company's merits. You will find that STVF is as viable as any promising small cap firm.

    As far as the volatility of the stock is concerned, look further, STVF has held steady in all climates. I have held this stock for several years, bought on dips and cost averaged well. Although, there is no guarantee, as small caps go, I believe STVF is a good choice for the astute, small cap investor; astute, as in studying, researching and following the industry.
    Jan 29, 2015. 06:39 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Diverse Pipeline And Multiple Catalysts Point To Buying Opportunity In NovaBay Pharmaceuticals [View article]
    Boy, Am I glad I listened to you. Your research is impeccable.
    Sep 16, 2012. 11:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Facebook's Failed IPO Led The Social Media Sector Into Sell Territory? [View article]
    The commotion with FB has served as a worth distraction to American investors as international investors (undeterred by the madness) see the value in promising companies in this sector, such as RENN and other internet companies with real products, genuine income streams and market direction which can be measured.

    For example, we know the source of RENN's revenue. We know that China has added over 60 million users to its social network just last month. I am not a professional in the investment industry but common sense tells me that while Renn has not yet made a profit, it is a cash rich company with direction and therefore a better investment (already operating in China), unlike the roll of the dice with FB.
    May 22, 2012. 06:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Zombie-themed game maker Glu Mobile (GLUU), whose shares already are up 42% YTD, +4% premarket as a Bloomberg article sparks more takeover talk. With analysts estimating revenue will climb 86% in the next two years, GLUU is trading at 2.3x 2013 sales, cheaper than the average for mobile gaming competitors and a 58% discount to Zynga.  [View news story]
    GLUU is destined to grow but keep an eye on its competitor Majesco Entertainment . It's ticker is:cool. Because GLUU is an early arrival in mobile gaming it's market cap is already $275 million, over four times its annual revenue. GLUU's annual revenue is only $66 million. Majesco Entertainment (cool) is a $147 million dollar company with zero debt, 36% revenue growth, market cap of only $87 million (a little over half its annual revenue). For over 20 years it has successfully marketed video games through an extensive retail network including Target, Best Buy, WalMart, Amazon and Costco. Why then is GLUU trading twice as higher? Because GLUU is on target in an emerging market.

    I'm holding GLUU and COOL because both companies are in the right place at the right time. Either could become a solid acquisition to internet media and software companies who are struggling, such as SONY, NOKIA and Research in Motion to name a few.

    If IBM's example of acquiring strageically positioned companies to support its market dominance is an example of intelligent growth, struggling Internet media companies will keep eyes fixed on these two company as prospects for intelligent acquisition or partnership.
    Apr 14, 2012. 03:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment