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If Your Stock can’t Beat Their Stock

May 14 2008

If Your Stock can’t Beat Their Stock

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) is on a tear this month hitting a new 52 week high today as Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) purchases Electronic Data Systems (EDS) in hopes of making up some ground on Big Blue.

New Florida & Country Music Stations on HD Radio

May 14 2008

New Florida & Country Music Stations on HD Radio

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FMC Technologies, Inc. (FTI), If You need More Oil

May 09 2008

This deepwater equipment manufacturer has moved very aggressively in the past couple of trading days hitting new 52 week highs each of the last two days. You should wait for a pull back of up to 5% before considering this growth company but if you need some additional oil equipment exposure in your portfolio, this is a great stock and company to consider.

Sun Microsystems (JAVA) Hit

May 02 2008

Sun Microsystems last night after the close reported a third quarter loss that stunned Wall Street analyst who had been looking for an 18 cent profit. The company reported losing 4 cents a share compared to making 8 cents a share a year earlier. A very good example of the need to be cautious with your positions at a companies earnings announcement.

Options Long and Short for Today

Apr 28 2008
On the long side today there is Sohu (SOHU). This stock shot up 14.51% today and there was a lot of Call option action in the May and June months.

Top 5 Industries and their 52 Week High Stocks

Apr 23 2008
Top 5 Industries and their 52 Week High Stocks: Taking a look at the Top 5 Industries in the past 10 days and stocks within those industries that are at or near their 52 week highs.

Mosaic and Potash of Saskatechewan Calls

Apr 22 2008
One of the best trades I have made in the past three weeks has been long-term Calls in two fertilizer producers and distributors, Mosaic (MOS) and Potash (POT).

Mortgage Insurers making a Bottom

Apr 17 2008

On a mixed day in the market stocks like MGIC (MTG), Radian Group (RDN), MBIA (MBI), Ambac Financial (ABK) and PMI Group (PMI) rallied. These stocks were beaten down during the housing and financial crisis the past 8 months but could possibly be heading for a rebound.

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