Value Stocks and Investing
BUY SOME STOCKS NOW... I LIKE HD
Introduction Intentionally, this Podcast starts out with my voice talking about Euphoria and it ends up getting swallowed by the music of the jungle - the market. ===== THE LETTER A couple weeks ago, I was reading a letter from May 29, 1969. This is what it said... "...personal considerations were the most important factor among those causing me to modify our objectives. I expressed a desire to be relieved of the (self-imposed) necessity of focusing 100% on BPL. I have flunked this test...
Taking Profits ....AGAIN
PODOMATIC Before I start the show, you may know, we use podomatic.com for our podcasting service. Podomatic.com has decided to put a bandwidth limitation on our podcast feed (this makes our show unavailable for listening or downloading sometimes) because we're their #1 business show and we're draining their bandwidth, so if you can't listen to this show, you can either: (1) try back in a week when the limit gets reset, or; (2) sign-up for a premium account at Quantinetics.com and get full...
Be sure to TAKE SOME PROFITS while the market is in euphoria. There's an insatiable appetite for stocks right now.... an appetite for destruction for the retail investor. Recently, I : sold some TM for +45.11% (247 days) sold some BZH for +56.72% (247 days) sold some ET for +86.36% (257 days) sold some ET for +94.19% (258 days) sold PBG +3.05% (7 days) sold remaining BZH for +74.85% (253 days) sold remaining TM for +48.33% (253 days) We're reducing some of our exposure with homebuilders....
2005 Year in Review
In this podcast, we review some of the Marketocracy tests we ran this year that didn't work. Companies in trouble (via high levels of shorting - SEC's Regulation SHO, class action lawsuits), pump and dump candidates, and previous losers, were the tests which had the worst performance compared to S&P for 2005. The lesson? Don't buy losers. Buy winners! Some of this year's winners: ET +93.28% BZH +60..32% TM +44.02% KRB +36.01% (we sold after BAC bought them out) DVN +35.5% (we took the...
Moneycentral and Marketocracy
WE ARE RE-RELEASING THIS PODCAST AFTER FIXING A TECHNICAL AUDIO GLITCH. Today, we combine the free MSN Moneycentral Stock Screening feature at http://moneycentral.msn.com with the free Marketocracy fund management feature at http://www.marketocracy.com . CORRECTIONS: We said "it's gone up $3.68. Divide that by $39, is 9.4% profit". We intended to say, "it's gone up $3.68. Divide that by $36, is 9.4% profit". We said our email address is, "mike at Quantinetics.com". We intended to say,...
MSFT, DNB, LEN, ET- eTrade
TODAY'S NOTES: - MSFT increases dividend 12.5%, plus loses deal to GOOG - A spreadsheet error in our DNB purchase allowed us to make almost $1/share by luck. We dumped DNB this week. - We dumped RGF - the risk/reward ratio is out of whack - we lost -1.3%. - Our ET, went up from +86% to +96% in a couple days - Our LEN shot up this week PODCAST CORRECTIONS: - Today, on the podcast, we said MSFT said they would complete $16B stock buyback by "Dec 20, 2006", but we intended to say , "Dec...
MSFT and RGF - Microsoft Corporation and R&G Financial Corp
2005-12-13 In this podcast, we explain some of the reasoning behind our purchase in MSFT and our dumping of RGF.
NEW - New Century Financial Corp
2005-12-10 NEW is trading at $36.00 right now. This upcoming Friday is options expiration day and the maximum pain is $35.00, which means, the stock is probably going to drop a buck between now and December 16, 2005. However, the January max pain is around $45 and falling. With new contracts being added every day, perhaps, It'll fall all the way down to $35 again. I dunno. Perhaps you can make some money between this differential. It'll also be paying a dividend for those who hold the...
AEOS - American Eagle Outfitters
Some notes about AEOS: - It's been generous to the stockholders - it makes an increasing amount of earnings/share almost every year - It's been profitable for as long as the eye can see - one thing I learned from Buffett, as simple as it may be, profits help increase a stock's value and losses don't. - ROE 27.9% - Book Value $6.38, price/book ratio is a bit high (around 4:1), but much less than Buffett's purchases in BUD. - AEOS P/E Ratio is 13.6. S&P 500's P/E is 16.74. So we're more...