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JaysRage (90.51)

November 2009

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Stock Picking for Growth investors

November 30, 2009 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: APWR , CNIT , HOGS.DL

From my perspective, there are two types of investors.....growth investors and dividend investors.   For those of you who are dividend investors, you can probably stop reading.   This blog does not cover how to find and choose stocks who are going to pay consistent and increasing dividends to provide consistent slow DRIP profitable growth.    [more]

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This is somehow holding up the market?

November 06, 2009 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: GE

GE raised to outperform at Oppenheimer8:30a ET November 6, 2009 (MarketWatch) NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Brokerage firm Oppenheimer on Friday upgraded its rating for General Electric Co. to outperform from perform as the conglomerate's financial portfolio stabilizes. "We note that consumer finance's delinquencies and non-earnings have recently shown meaningful signs of stabilization and flattening out," the firm said in a note to investors. "Commercial finance 3Q09 metrics indicated potential easing of the rate of portfolio quality deterioration, with non-earners up 35 [basis points] in 3Q09 to 3.32%, vs. increases of about 100 bps and 60 bps in the preceding two quarters." GE's financial arm still remains a burden, but with the company's core industrial business is holding up relatively well and a 14% pull back in its stock value, the current share price looks attractive, Oppenheimer said. The firm raised its 12-month price target to $18 from $17. Shares of GE rose about 3% premarket to $14.89. This is a lukewarm analysis at best, and I'm not even sure how they got an outperform out of this, except for the last part, where they stated that after a 14% drop it looked somewhat attractive.    The price target change is a complete fabrication.    What a senseless piece of garbage!    And this on a bellweather!   It's single-handedly propping up the market.   Outperform for a company that is looking less bad than it did before.   Yee hah!   Sounds like an economic recovery in the making!        [more]

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Pharmaceuticals

November 04, 2009 – Comments (8)

As an investor, I tend to take a Buffet approach to investing in most situations.   If I can't fully understand the industry that a stock is involved in, why pricing and valuation make sense and where that stock will be in the next year or so, I usually stay hands off.   I have never invested in a pharmaceutical company and I might never do it, but I admit, it is an interesting industry, mostly because it is SO different from everything else.    [more]

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A bit of conspiracy theory thinking....

November 02, 2009 – Comments (1)

OK, so the government gave a bunch of money to the big banks to try and stimulate credit.   The banks kept the money, invested it in the stock market, made a bunch of money that offset their loan losses and buoyed the stock market in the process.    [more]

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