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Holiday Cheers!

|Includes: Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (AST), BTX

First off, I want to wish you all my very best holiday wishes...may the new year bring for you and your loved ones the best of health and happiness along with a healthy sprinkle of prosperity!

On December 30th, 2012, with my first post, An Intro To My Blog...,I initiated a 6 month long experiment: Trading options with a seed capital of $10,000, I shared my trades in a completely open and transparent manner here on my blog...It turned out to be a success, not just for me but also for a number of my blog's readers who piggy-backed on my publicly preannounced trades...Those new to my blog, and willing to take the time, may want to read the first 56 posts here... :)

Though the last 2 years were not exactly hunky dory, I am looking forward to 2017 and feel very excited and confident about this coming year's prospects!

My focus in 2017 will be on 10 companies and in my next post I will put a spotlight on the first company on my new year's list: Asterias Biotherapeutics (NYSEMKT:AST)

In my 20+ years of investing rarely do I come across a company that get's me over the top excited...Asterias Biotherapeutics is one such company...

Best Holiday Wishes and a Very, Happy New Year!

karim

DISCLAIMER: All postings made here are strictly for my personal record keeping and in no way, shape or form, am I even remotely suggesting others to follow my Buy and Sell moves. Trading options is definitely not for the faint of heart as one's portfolio can move up, or down, anywhere between 10%-50%, or more, during a single trading day. So tread with extreme caution.

Disclosure: I am/we are long AST, BTX.