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JimVanMeerten (62.67)

November 2011

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Baidu is a buy

November 30, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BIDU

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How to play Wal-Mart

November 29, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: WMT

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One of the most popular stores on the planet Wal-Mart (WMT) is also one of the most popular stocks with both the professional and individual investors.  17 Wall Street brokerage firms have assigned 27 analysts to follow the company's every move.  According to this graph provided by Barchart the stock is trading very close to its recent high:

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How to play Starbucks

November 28, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SBUX

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Stock picking is an important part of making money in the market but stock picking without good portfolio management will lose you a bundle.  Starbucks (SBUX) is a company that is on almost everyones' watch list but let's look on why it's a good stock and how we should play it.  Right now the stock is in a little bit of recovery along with the rest of the market.  As this graph provided byBarchart shows the stock currently is below its 20 day moving average but above its 50 and 100 day moving averages:



Barchart technical indicators:
1  - Barchart uses various technical price momentum indicators from 7 day to 6 months to analyze the current direction of a stock's price momentum  [more]

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Cisco is a buy

November 08, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: CSCO , HPQ , JNPR

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Cisco Systems (CSCO) seems to be doing all the correct measures in it's bid to reorganize and stay profitable.  Recently they identified over $1 billion in possible cost savings and have cut their work force by over 13,000.  Recent price momentum over the past month has been positive as this hourly trading chart provided by Barchartshows:




Barchart technical indicators:

1 - 96% Barchart overall technical buy signal  [more]

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Citi still not a buy

November 08, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: C

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There are many, many investors that are looking for the banking sector to give them back back the beating they have been taking for sticking with then through thick and thin.  Gone are the days when the money center banks were solid investments with a nice fat dividend you could count on.  Citigroup (C) has been no exception.  Citi still has about $22 billion in loans to the PIIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain) but is trying to sell those off as the few speculative buyers put in bids.

Let's look at the numbers without emotion and see what we find.   The price momentum is up recentlly as this graph from Barchart of last months hourly price movement shows:



Barchart technical indictors:Barchart uses various technical indicators to analyze price movements for periods of 7 days to 6 monthsAt the present time although the overall weighted average of all the indicators is a positive 48% buy the buy signals are weakeningThe Barchart Trend Spotter technical indicators is a weakening buy alsoThe stock is currently trading above its 20 and 50 day moving averages but is still below its 100 day moving averageThe stock has had 11 up days and has gained 26.35% in the last month but is still 5.90% off its recently high and is down 37.15% from its 1 year highsRelative Strength Index is 31.23% and climbingBarchart computes a technical support level at 31.23Recently traded at 32.24 with a 50 day moving average of 28.18  [more]

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Ford is still a buy

November 07, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: F

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Ford (F) keeps on beating estimates and this quarter it again beat estimates of earnings by about 2 cents a share.  I like stocks that under promise and over deliver.  Consumers seem to be attracted to the new product line of smaller but well equipped offerings and investors seem to like the new meaner, more agile Ford company.  As usual there are no secrets on Wall Street and the stock moved upward well ahead of its earnings release on 10/26 as this hourly price graph provided by Barchart illustrates.  The stock has been moving up daily since October 4th:




Barchart technical indicators:

Barchart's technical indicators use various technical signals ranging from 7 day to 6 months to determine a stock's price trend.60% Barchart short term technical buy signal -- the sell signals still in place are beginning to weaken.Trend Spotter technical buy signal.Traded recently above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving average.Although the stock made 10 advances and is trading up 19.57% in the last month it is still trading around 36.22% below its 1 year high.The Relative Strength Index is 31.50% and rising.Barchart computes a technical support level at 11.45.Recently traded at 12.10 with a 50 day moving average of 10.71.
Summary:  Don't expect Ford (F) to turn around over night; it takes time for a battleship the size of Ford to reverse itself.  Short term traders may make some quick money but long term investors who are willing to wait may see annual returns in the 20% - 24% annual total return range over the next 5 years.  The 2 best factors in my book at a 36.22% discount form its 1 year high and a 5.8 P/E ratio.  Quite a bargain.
Jim Van Meerten is a Marketocracy Master  [more]

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Taiwan Semiconductor - TSM

November 07, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: TSM , SMI , UMC

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We live is a world that is driven by technology and the little devices we all now carry.  A company that seems to be at the center of this electronic evolution is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM) and I think this is the best of the breed.  In this market rally TSM is holding its own and its price momentum is beginning to gain traction as this Barchart provided graph shows in the last 28 trading sessions:



Barchart technical indicators:

72% Barchart technical buy signal based on indicators from 7 days to 6 months.Trend Spotter buy signal.Trading above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving average.6 new highs and up 6.66% in the last month.Relative Strength Index is 62.25% and rising.Barchart computes a technical support level at 12.47.Recently traded at 12.73 with a 50 day moving average of 11.89.
Summary:  Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) has out stripped its major competition in the return to its stockholders.  The P/E ratio is below the market's and its dividend rate is higher than the market's.  Cutting edge technology product plus even more sophisticated products in the pipeline means the future is bright.  If sales and earnings projections are met and the P/E ratio falls in line with the market, investors today could see an annual return in the 21% - 25% range over the next 5 years.
Jim Van Meerten is a Marketocracy Master
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