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JimVanMeerten (61.43)

May 2012

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3 Great Small Caps

May 31, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WST , JACK , HW

This morning I used Barchart to screen the Small Cap S&P 600 Index stocks to find the 3 with the best momentum and found West Pharmaceutical Services (WST), Jack in the Box (JACK) andHeadwaters Inc (HW)

West Pharmaceutical Services (WST)


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WMT,TASR,SWIR - buy signals

May 30, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WMT , TASR , SWIR

This morning I added to following stocks to the Barchart Van Meerten New High model portfolio:  Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), Taser International (TASR) and Sierra Wireless (SWIR).

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)


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3 Mid Caps with Momentum

May 29, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WTR , NVR , HE

This morning I used Barchart to screen the Mid Cap S&P 400 Index stocks to find 3 with good positive momentum and found Aqua American (WTR), NVR (NVR) and Hawaiian Electric (HE)

Aqua American (WTR)


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3 Large Caps with Momentum

May 28, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WMT , SHW , HRL

This morning I used Barchart to screen the Large Cap S&P 500 index stocks to find 3 with upward momentum and found Wal-Mart Stores(WMT), Sherwin-Williams (SHW) and Hormel Foods (HRL)

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT)


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3 High Flyers

May 25, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LEDR , TASR , ISIS

This morning I used Barchart to screen those stocks hitting new monthly highs to find 3 with charts that I like.  My screening foundMarket Leader (LEDR), Taser International (TASR) and Isis Pharmaceutical (ISIS)

Market Leader (LEDR)

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3 Decent NASDAQ 100 Stocks

May 24, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BMC , BBBY , MNST

The market still needs help but this morning I used Barchart to screen the NASDAQ 100 Index stocks to see what was still moving up and found BMC Software (BMC), Bed, Bath & Beyond (BBBY), andMonster Beverage (MNST)

BMC Software (BMC)


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3 Small Caps on the Move

May 23, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WST , MDSO , CYMI

In a choppy market there are always opportunities others miss because they don't bother to learn how to use a stock screener.  This morning I used Barchart to screen the Small Cap S&P 600 Index to find some gems and found West Pharmaceutical Services (WST)Medidata Solutions (MDSO) and Cymer (CYMI)

West Pharmaceutical Services (WST)


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Facebook Fiasco

May 23, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: FB

As Facebook's (FB) price tanks more and more is coming out about some unethical behavior on Wall Street:


The Occupy Wall Street movement has been replaced by the Subsidize Wall Street movement.  Facebook insiders and venture capitalist pushed to have a higher offering price and to increase the number of shares offered by 25% even while the Underwriting and Selling Groups own analysts were lowering their revenue and earnings projections.  Anyone who paid $38 or more were unknowing sheep being taken to slaughter.
This morning an article in The Financial Times reveals that although the public cannot short stocks till the first settlement date there were a bunch of hedge funds that were able to short shares on the offering date through special agreements made with prime brokers.  In my opinion, these short sellers may have had inside information that the Underwriting Group was not going to implement the price support that is normally afforded an IPO for the first 90 days.
Is there an important lesson for you all to learn?  There is a good reason that you should take note of the policy on Barchart that unless there is 6 months of publicaly released trading information, Barchart does not have an opinion on the stock.
I agree wholely with this policy.  Always wait until a stock has been public for at least 6 months.  If you invest before that date realize that your position is a gamble and not a rational investment.
As the Old Sarge said on Hill Street Blues:  "Be careful out there."  [more]

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3 Mid Caps on the move

May 22, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BOBE , PSS , LKQ

In choppy markets the best way to find stocks that still have consistent momentum is to use a reliable screener like Barchart.  This morning I screened the Mid Cap S&P 400 stocks to find 3 with charts that I still like and found Bob Evans Farms (BOBE), Collective Brands (PSS) and LKQ Corp (LKQX)

Bob Evans Farms (BOBE)


Barchart technical indicators:
1 - 96% Barchart technical buy signal  [more]

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A Good Stock is Hard to Find

May 21, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MKC , VZ , T

In this very choppy market were even FaceBook (FB) can't get a break the only way to find stocks that still have momentum left is to use a good screener like Barchart.com.  This morning I used Barchart to screen the Large Cap S and P 500 stocks to find 3 that were still moving upward.  My search found McCormick (MKC),Verizon Communications (VZ) and AT&T (T).  I've included their hourly trading charts over the last 28 days

McCormick (MKC)


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3 Stocks Bucking the Trend

May 18, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: XNPT , WSBF , PRGX

With the market as measured by the Value Line Index hitting new lows every day I thought you'd like to see 3 stocks continuing to buck the trend.  I used Barchart to find 3 that I think have very interesting charts that might be good additions to your watch lists.  The stocks are Xenoport (XNPT),  Waterstone Financial (WSBF) andPRGX Global (PRGX).

For reference I've included an hourly trading chart of the Value Line Index over the past month:


Xenoport (XNPT)

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3 NASDAQ 100 on the move

May 17, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BMC , BIIB , BBBY

This morning I used Barchart to screen the NASDAQ 100 stocks to find some that still had some juice left and found BMC Software(BMC), Biogen Idec (BIIB) and Bed, Bath and Beyond (BBBY)

BMC Software (BMC)


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3 Great Small Caps

May 16, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WDFC , VAC , TUES

This morning I used Barchart to screen the Small Cap S and P 600 index stocks to find 3 still having upward momentum in this shaky market and found WD-40 (WDFC), Marriot Vacations WorldWide(VAC) and Tuesday Morning (TUES)

WD-40 (WDFC)


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3 Great Mid Caps

May 15, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CHD , WRB , TOL

If there is just one tip I can give to any investor it would be that you can save a tremendous amount of time by learning to use a good stock screener. I'd be lost without Barchart.com.  This morning I screened the S and P 400 Mid Cap Index to find 3 with really good technicals and found Church and Dwight (CHD), W R Berkley (WRB) and Toll Brothers (TOL):

Church and Dwight (CHD)


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5 Great Large Caps

May 14, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: HSY , SHW , WEC

This morning I used Barchart to screen the Large Cap S and P 500 stocks to find 5 with great upward momentum and found Hersey (HSY), Sherwin Williams (SHW), Scana (SCG), Wisconsin Energy (WEC) and First Energy (FE).  [more]

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Why I Didn't Sell This Week

May 12, 2012 – Comments (0)

Just a short blog to let you know that I've reviewed both the Barchart Van Meerten New High and the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolios this morning and decided not to make any changes.  I use a different criteria when we are in a choppy market like we were this past week.  Here are the signals I look for to spot trouble in any of my present holdings:  [more]

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3 NASDAQ Stocks with Juice

May 11, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: STX , EBAY , BIIB

Even in a weak market there are still good opportunities.  This morning I used Barchart to screen the NASDAQ 100 stocks to find 3 that still have some juice left and found Seagate Technology (STX), Ebay (EBAY) and Biogen Idec (BIIB)  [more]

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3 Small Caps with momentum up

May 09, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WDFC , VSI , SMA

This morning we still have an ugly market.  The market as measured by the Value Line Index has a Barchart 72% technical sell signal, a Trend Spotter sell signal and is trending below its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages.  70% off all the stocks are trading below their 20 day moving averages.  The hourly trending graph of the Value Line Index for the past month provided by Barchart is also ugly:  [more]

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3 Great Mid Cap Stocks

May 08, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WRI , WRB , TWTC

This morning I used Barchart to screen the Mid Cap S & P 400 stocks to find 3 with steady upward price momentum and found Weingarten Realty Investors (WRI), W R Berkley (WRB) and T W Telecom (TWTC)  [more]

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5 Great Large Cap S&P 500 stocks

May 07, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: HSY , DLTR , TDC

This morning I used Barchart to screen the Large Cap S & P 500 stocks for those with the best upward momentum and found Hershey Foods (HSY), Dollar Tree (DLTR) and Teradata (TDC).  [more]

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Orbcomm - ORBC - sell signals

May 07, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: ORBC

This morning I deleted Orbcomm (ORBC) from the Barchart Van Meerten Speculative portfolio for negative price momentum:  [more]

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Gigamedia - GIGM - sell signals

May 07, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: GIGM

This morning I sold Gigamedia (GIGM) from the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio for negative price momentum  [more]

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Williams Companies - WMB - Bought

May 01, 2012 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WMB

This morning I added the Williams Companies (WMB) to the Barchart Van Meerten New High portfolio for steady upward price momentum.  [more]

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