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Posted by MartZee January 06, 2013

My inspiration in last week #4

I often browse the internet to find ideas about investing, trading stocks, options, investing opportunities and strategies. I like to read about investors and what their investing/trading approach to create income you can live on is. This week I found the following interesting posts: New Purchase – KO, LINE / Sale – BWP – Compounding Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee December 30, 2012

My DMD covered call and fiscal cliff?

Recently I opened a covered call position in DMD using a total return approach, which means that I am expecting and want the stock being called away. I used a low priced stock, since that would provide a higher return than higher priced stock when using small account (or small amount of money available). I Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee March 02, 2011

Keep income flowing no matter what

The primary goal isn’t to make as much money as possible or “beat the market.” Instead, it’s to create a portfolio of investments that will allow you to meet specific obligations — no matter what happens in the markets. This may seem like a distinction without a difference. But it requires a fundamentally different mindset Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee January 10, 2011

ATU Lifts Its Outlook

Actuant Corp. has strung together seven earnings surprises as both the top and bottom lines continue to improve. In addition, a recent acquisition led to a buying frenzy. Those factors have lead to nice upward estimate revisions, pushing shares to a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy). Actuant is an industrial company that operates in more Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee December 16, 2010

Visa, MasterCard Plunge as Fed Issues Rules to Cut Debit Fees

Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. plunged more than 12 percent in New York trading after the Federal Reserve Board proposed rules that may slash debit-card interchange fees by 90 percent. The new rules, posted today by the Fed on its website, may aid retailers and cut profit for lenders who reaped about $15 billion from Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee December 16, 2010

What’s happening with ATU?

The entire morning today I was reading about Actuant Corporation which has improved earnings and sales, beat expectations but I was baffled why the stock slumped today by almost 6%. I couldn’t find why; what is behind such behavior. Well, here is why: Actuant Sees Second Quarter Earnings Below Estimates; but Raises 2011 Guidance Actuant Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee December 16, 2010

10 Things You Need To Know Before The Opening Bell

Provided by Business Insider, Thursday, December 16, 2010: Good morning. Here’s what you need to know: Asian markets were mostly lower in overnight trading, with the Hang Seng down 1.33%. Major European indices are flat, and U.S. futures suggest a slightly positive open. Housing starts data is released at 8:30 AM ET. It is expected Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee December 15, 2010

Actuant Corporation (ATU) reports Q1 2011 earnings

Actuant Corporation will release its earnings tomorrow morning (12/16/2010). A conference call will be held at 10:00 AM CST. Watch/listen it here.

Posted by MartZee December 15, 2010

Endologix Inc. (ELGX) added to portfolio

Another stock with a strong momentum has been spotted. Endologix Inc. shot on huge volume, four times the average volume. For four days this stock is making new 52-day highs. I decided to buy some shares and add this stock into my portfolio: 12/15/2010 Bought 150 ELGX @ 6.55

Posted by MartZee December 14, 2010

FBR Capital Reiterates an ‘Outperform/Top Pick’ on Actuant (ATU); F1Q11 Preview: Expect Upside Results and Upbeat Outlook

FBR Capital reiterates an ‘Outperform/Top Pick’ rating on Actuant raises PT to $29. FBR analyst says, “We have a positive bias on Actuant shares heading into F1Q11 earnings on Dec 16 based on our expectation for upside earnings and positive outlook commentary. We see upside to FBR/consensus EPS estimate of $0.35/$0.34 primarily from better trends Continue reading →