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Posted by MartZee November 11, 2008

Market under pressure, will the rally attempt survive?

Market under pressure, will the rally attempt survive?

This is a post from Hello Suckers Today the [tag]market[/tag] dropped significantly down. It seems like it had lost steam of last week power to override all bad news and we will head down again. The market is under pressure. It is still hard to say, which direction it will go. Dow -176.58 -1.99% 8,693.96 Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 07, 2008

Investor’s checklist I.

This is a post from Hello Suckers Are you [tag]new to investing[/tag]? Were you thinking you would [tag]start investing[/tag] some [tag]money[/tag] in the [tag]stock market[/tag] to make some [tag]additional income[/tag], but you have no idea how to start? Don’t worry, we all were beginners once, so do I. This article shall give you an “implementation Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 07, 2008

Picks 11/03 – 11/07

No new picks. There is nothing to buy out there. Existing holdings: Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%) AFAM 10 51.47 100.24 24.19 Contribution this week: $0 Starting account value = $1,920.05 Account value = $1,953.16 (without margin) Buying power = $1,438.46 Portfolio Gain/loss this week = 1.72% Portfolio Gain/Loss for NOVEMBER 2008 = 1.72% Portfolio Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 05, 2008

AFAM filed positive 3Q results today, 63% better than expected

AFAM filed positive 3Q results today, 63% better than expected

AFAM, the provider of home nursing care services filled its Q3 earnings today 63% up over the expectations and it rallied back to $49.51 a share from its yesteday sell off. Sales rised up 84% which is quite a good result in todays economy. Volume is raising as well and even though the stock’s rally Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 05, 2008

Is Dow heading to 4000 points?

Is Dow heading to 4000 points?

Today I have read Jon Markman’s commentary on a crisis. In his paragraph “A Credit crater too big to fill?” he writes that Dow Jones can easily sink down to 4000 points level, because of the weak economy which can not be fixed by election itself. Wow. Is he serious? He provides calculations why he Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 04, 2008

King is dead! God save the King!

Pre-election rally which has started last Tuesday brought impressive gains today: Dow +305.45 +3.28% 9,625.28 Nasdaq +53.79 +3.12% 1,780.12 S&P +39.45 +4.08% 1,005.75 However some leading stocks declined today (AFAM is among those stocks) and this makes this rally a bit weak. Will it survive or is it just another attempt to fail? Tomorrow we Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 02, 2008

Are we at the bottom?

It seems like the market is bottoming. Even an unexperienced investor can feel that there is a resistance line and the market is not willing to go down any more. It can be misleading however. Take a look at the chart showing  recent moves in the stock market. The first red resistance line was what Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 31, 2008

Picks 10/27 – 10/31

No new picks. Existing holdings: Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%) AFAM 10 48.16 67.14 16.20 Contribution this week: $0 Starting account value = $1,852.81 Account value = $1,920.05 (without margin) Buying power = $1,438.45 Portfolio Gain/loss this week = 3.63% Portfolio Gain/Loss for OCTOBER 2008 = -7.91% Portfolio Gain/loss since inception = -14.27% Annual Return Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 31, 2008

AFAM added

AFAM hit my decision point for pyramiding today (10/31/2008). Per the investing plan I added more shares to the existing holdings: 10/31/2008  15:41:33 Bought 3 AFAM @ 47.69 Total shares owned: 10 I have also moved my stop loss higher @38.15

Posted by Martin October 30, 2008

Timing the market – a fool’s play?

Some advisers and investors say timing the market is a fool’s game and every investor should avoid it, because it is impossible to do it successfully and whoever tries it he would lose his investments. These investors and advisers either misinterpret timing or do not understand it at all. Obviously, timing the market doesn’t mean Continue reading →