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Which one of these 2 chart lines looks better to Rich Smith (TMFDitty)?



January 02, 2014 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: NLY , SPY

Back in May of 2010, Rich Smith wrote Wall Street's Buy List article in which he mentioned one of my picks: SFI (now STAR).

Here is what he said:

"Meanwhile, CAPS All-Star dragonLZ cites a mysterious "three-ten method" as indicating that "SFI is a winner." I don't have a clue what a "three-ten" method might be. What I do know is that iStar lost more than $700 million last year, while rival Annaly Capital (NYSE: NLY  ) earned nearly $1.9 billion. (Which of those numbers sounds better to you?)


So how have these 2 stocks performed since the Rich's article? Let's take a look at the chart below:



Ouch. NLY is down 37% while SFI / STAR more than doubled (for comparison purposes, S&P500 returned 64% during the same time frame).


To be fair to my three-ten method, let's just mention that at the time when I first picked SFI and wrote my "SFI is a winner based on my three-ten" pitch (on 4/2/10 - a month before Rich's article), SFI was at $4.82 (much lower than $7 a month later when Rich wrote his article) and NLY was at $17.33.

Today, SFI (STAR) is at $14.23 (that's +195% return) and NLY is at $10.03 (-42% return). 

I guess Rich was right when he said in the opening of his Wall Street's Buy List article:  

"Actions speek louder than words, as the old saying goes." 


Happy New Year, everyone! 


7 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On January 02, 2014 at 1:04 PM, dragonLZ (47.05) wrote:

Forgot to mention my comment to Rich's article:


On May 15, 2010, at 1:47 PM, dragonLZ wrote:

TMFDitty, Thank you for mentioning my name in your article.

And yes, I do think (or should I say my three-ten method thinks) SFI is going to ouperform NLY at least 2:1.

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#2) On January 02, 2014 at 2:03 PM, portefeuille (98.39) wrote:

I really missed these articles. Welcome back!

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#3) On January 02, 2014 at 2:43 PM, portefeuille (98.39) wrote:

It might also be time to continue the media is hot series :)


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#4) On January 02, 2014 at 3:46 PM, dragonLZ (47.05) wrote:

Porte, Media Is Hot is coming (most likely tomorrow). :)


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#5) On January 02, 2014 at 7:12 PM, anchak (99.91) wrote:

LOL! You make this place lively once more!

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#6) On January 03, 2014 at 1:57 PM, Stockllama10 (83.45) wrote:

Just wondering, what is the three-ten method?

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#7) On January 06, 2014 at 9:52 AM, dragonLZ (47.05) wrote:

anchak, thanks for stopping by. :)


Stockllama10, three-ten is the method I discovered at the very beginning of this bull market, which I think is very reliable in "discovering" future multi-baggers.

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