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OMEga 3 is good for you...tilapia not so much...

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March 22, 2011 – Comments (11) | RELATED TICKERS: OME , GA.DL , HQSM.DL

I don't know how many of you actually look at the labels and try to buy stuff that has some Omega 3 in it - I know I don't.

Still, just the other day I noticed that both the mayonnaise and the margarine in my fridge are rich in Omega-3 fatty oils (that's what it says on the containers).

So, I'm thinking, I most likely paid a few cents more for stuff in my food I wasn't actually looking for. Some of you, on the other hand, are probably happy to pay a few more cents to get your Omega-3 daily fix.

What's my point?

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Back in August of 2010, there was a post about HQS (HQ Sustainable Maritime Industries), a company involved in tilapia farming, discussing whether it is smart to invest in this, at that time 5-star stock. 

I didn't think so.

Then, in September of 2010, after HQS plunged some 30%, there was another post about that same stock wondering how many fools got fooled by that 5-star fish.

Here is what I said in comment# 6 of that post:

" #6) On September 13, 2010 at 12:05 PM, dragonLZ (99.66) wrote:

I know of at least one Fool who didn't get fooled by this fish... (see comment# 3 in your original post).

If any Fools are looking to catch a real nice fish-y stock, they need to take a look at OME (rated by only 24 All Star Fools):

http://caps.fool.com/Pitch/OME/4814286/ome-fits-my-three-ten-criteria.aspx "

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Today, OME, the world's largest producer of Omega 3 fish oil, was up 8%, and is now a $13.70 stock.

Back on September 13, when I mentioned OME in my comment, OME was at $6.05.

That's 126% return in 6 months.

HQS?

On Sept. 13, HQS was at $2.80, it is at $3.12 today.

Btw., HQS is still highly rated with 4 stars while OME is only a 2-star stock. 

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Back to the point I was trying to make. Be smart, Fools. Not every fish is rich in Omega-3 oil. :)

 

Good Luck All, and as always, don't forget to have fun when investing.

 

Disclaimer: I'm not suggesting that OME is a better investing choice than HQS at this time. I'm just trying to post something that will make me feel a little better about my stock picking skills after I got into Sprint the other day, just to see it plunge 15% yesterday. I'm also just trying to remind you to eat food rich in Omega-3. 

11 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On March 22, 2011 at 5:16 PM, dragonLZ (99.45) wrote:

One year chart OME vs. HQS

 

 

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#2) On March 22, 2011 at 5:32 PM, Valyooo (99.47) wrote:

Omega-3 is the best thing you can have.  BTW, lay off the margarine and buy some butter...contrary to popular belief, fat = very good for you, especially saturated.  "Real food" by nina planck explains it all

Good call on OME, but come on, HQS is just another china scam...you could have picked any china rto

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#3) On March 22, 2011 at 8:03 PM, ChrisGraley (29.76) wrote:

Farmed fish is actually lower in Omega 3 than wild fish.

That being said, HQS just delayed their earnings release on  3/16 and the stock got hammered by people thinking that no news is bad news.

I'll take a flyer out (just in CAPS) that a company trading a little more than 3 times earnings would have to post some really horrible news not to have a small rebound here.

I'm not saying that this is an investment. It's just a trade.

Don't hate me for being a momentum investor Dragon. ;) 

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#4) On March 22, 2011 at 11:14 PM, dragonLZ (99.45) wrote:

Chris, I'm more of a Long Term buy-and-hold guy, but if momentum investing in farm raised tilapia is what tickles your fancy, go for it.

I would just advise you to take some Omega-3 right before you do it, to help you with digestion in case there are some hard-to-swallow losses.  :)

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#5) On March 22, 2011 at 11:17 PM, dragonLZ (99.45) wrote:

Valyoo, thanks for the valuable info on Omega-3 and fat. I promise I'll take tame to read some more about it.

Btw., What's China rto? Is that some kind of a Chinese fish or their version of sushi? :)

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#6) On March 22, 2011 at 11:19 PM, dragonLZ (99.45) wrote:

I'll take time, not tame...duh...

ps.

I'm not kidding, I have no idea what RTO stands for, but I guess I can google it.

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#7) On March 24, 2011 at 1:25 AM, Valyooo (99.47) wrote:

I wish it was a type of sushi, I love sushi.

RTO = reverse take over.  Instead of going through an IPO, you can buy a company, fire all of their management, and instill your own team of people/remake the company.  This way, you don't have to do all of the legalwork for an IPO (hence why you they are mostly frauds).  They make less money this way but they dont have to deal with the SEC.  Most of these small chinese companies are RTO's

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#8) On March 24, 2011 at 1:26 AM, Valyooo (99.47) wrote:

I wish it was a type of sushi, I love sushi.

RTO = reverse take over.  Instead of going through an IPO, you can buy a company, fire all of their management, and instill your own team of people/remake the company.  This way, you don't have to do all of the legalwork for an IPO (hence why you they are mostly frauds).  They make less money this way but they dont have to deal with the SEC.  Most of these small chinese companies are RTO's

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#9) On March 24, 2011 at 5:18 AM, checklist34 (99.71) wrote:

i new a guy who bought OME in 2009, i bet he is happy...

 

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#10) On March 24, 2011 at 12:27 PM, dragonLZ (99.45) wrote:

Thanks for the explanation, Valyooo.

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#11) On March 24, 2011 at 12:30 PM, dragonLZ (99.45) wrote:

i new a guy who bought OME in 2009, i bet he is happy...

checklist34, I think I read once that people who eat foods rich in OMEga-3 are much happier than people who don't... :)

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