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If you had $20k to play with...
« on: November 28, 2016, 10:38:19 pm »

And one stock to buy...

What would you do?  Amazon, hertz, what you got for a December 2016 buy with your play stash?
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Re: If you had $20k to play with...
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2016, 08:23:43 am »

My two most recent stock purchases, RF & NUE, have done very well returning 22% & 27%, respectively, in the last month. I think they'll continue to climb but I would be reluctant to add after this quick of a run-up.
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Re: If you had $20k to play with...
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2016, 10:38:46 pm »

20k. I think I would go with CEFL at 16.15

I would be able to buy 1238 shares.  It does a dividend of 24 to 32cents a share every month.

Would be 297.12 extra a month at 24 cents.  So low end 3,565.44 in a year

Or go with BDCL which is 18.54 a share. So it would be 1078 which it has a dividend of 70 cents every quarter.  So 754.60 every 3 months which would be 3018.4 in a year.
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2016, 10:44:42 pm »

Or OXLC. It is 11.51 a share. I would be able to buy 1737 shares at 60 cent dividend every quarter. So 1042.2 every quarter for 4168.8 in a year.
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Re: If you had $20k to play with...
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2016, 08:17:58 am »

Those are some great dividend yields, I assume they've been paying them regularly? I'm a dividend guy, I hadn't ventured into something that exotic, might be worth throwing a bone or two, I do a little research.
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2016, 10:18:52 am »

Those are some great dividend yields, I assume they've been paying them regularly? I'm a dividend guy, I hadn't ventured into something that exotic, might be worth throwing a bone or two, I do a little research.

Im not much of a person that knows about stocks. What I have been doing is finding dividend stocks that are cheap because I only put 30 a week into the market on robinhood. This is the site I go to find dividend stocks.

http://www.nasdaq.com/dividend-stocks/


This is what OXLC has done since 2011 as far as dividends go. The others you can look up by typing in there symbol.  I am at work now so don't have much time.

http://m.nasdaq.com/symbol/oxlc/dividend-history
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Re: If you had $20k to play with...
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2016, 11:40:53 am »

Im not much of a person that knows about stocks. What I have been doing is finding dividend stocks that are cheap because I only put 30 a week into the market on robinhood. This is the site I go to find dividend stocks.

http://www.nasdaq.com/dividend-stocks/


This is what OXLC has done since 2011 as far as dividends go. The others you can look up by typing in there symbol.  I am at work now so don't have much time.

http://m.nasdaq.com/symbol/oxlc/dividend-history


Well, I'm a dividend player, I've made my hay, and want the best return on my money. I've been in several REIT's and others that pay a decent return. I don't put much in to speculation, or just a small % of my portfolio.
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2016, 12:23:45 pm »

Well, I'm a dividend player, I've made my hay, and want the best return on my money. I've been in several REIT's and others that pay a decent return. I don't put much in to speculation, or just a small % of my portfolio.

Well the site I gave you has a lot of stocks that have dividend.

I really should take the time to learn more about them, but I feel pretty good with what I have done so far.  I started January of this year. Had a stock fall all the way to 38 cents so bought 1500 shares of it and ended up selling at 1.20.  SXE.  Went all the way up to 3.20 before falling back to what it is now 1.40.  Sucked I sold at 1.20 because it dropped from 1.60 and then a couple of weeks after I sold it went up over 3.
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Re: If you had $20k to play with...
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2016, 12:36:38 pm »

Well the site I gave you has a lot of stocks that have dividend.

I really should take the time to learn more about them, but I feel pretty good with what I have done so far.  I started January of this year. Had a stock fall all the way to 38 cents so bought 1500 shares of it and ended up selling at 1.20.  SXE.  Went all the way up to 3.20 before falling back to what it is now 1.40.  Sucked I sold at 1.20 because it dropped from 1.60 and then a couple of weeks after I sold it went up over 3.

Oh, I know the usual sites for dividends, some of those yields had me thinking twice though on continuing them. I've had a couple oil related stocks cut their's, so I try to be careful.
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2016, 02:24:34 pm »

Oh, I know the usual sites for dividends, some of those yields had me thinking twice though on continuing them. I've had a couple oil related stocks cut their's, so I try to be careful.

Yeah I have some that have dropped in dividend.  The 3 I mentioned above have done well though and are all under 20 dollars a share. 
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Re: If you had $20k to play with...
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2016, 02:26:54 pm »

CL or GE
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Re: If you had $20k to play with...
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2016, 02:34:06 pm »

CL or GE

Well, I wouldn't play with those, I've got both and have had them for 15 years, they are buy, and never look at them again stocks.
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Re: If you had $20k to play with...
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2016, 03:35:07 pm »

Well, I wouldn't play with those, I've got both and have had them for 15 years, they are buy, and never look at them again stocks.

GE up 2.05% today! whoo whoo!
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Re: If you had $20k to play with...
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2017, 08:59:25 am »

Even thought most of the defense stocks are at all time highs, I'd put half of that $20K into a couple of them. Defense spending is about to rise. And looks very possible we are about to have a major conflict in one of two spots around the world. Defense companies, like the gov't, are always going to do well over the long haul.

I'd put the other half into energy related stocks, whether it be a few individual equities or a couple of energy ETFs. The oil and nat gas field service companies will look very cheap when oil begins to go up in price: NOV, SLB, BHI, HAL. Of course, anyone can argue that currently they are at premium valuations. But I would be buying for the future valuations, not for current obviously.
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Re: If you had $20k to play with...
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2017, 10:01:27 am »

And one stock to buy...

What would you do?  Amazon, hertz, what you got for a December 2016 buy with your play stash?
Sorry, but being a former financial advisor I have one very YUGH pet peeve: more than once I would have a client say something like "Hey, I have $xxx to "play with" what do you recommend"? My response: "Well I can assure you that I don't 'play' with your money; if you want to 'play' then go to the track or the casino. Otherwise, if you actually want to INVEST your money then let's talk". While I understand your intent, I obviously have a real issue with the wording. While any investment involves risk, you don't 'play' with money unless you really want to look at it as something 'fun' and you're merely looking to very possibly 'piss it away'. Now if you want to actually INVEST then that's a whole different issue.

Besides what is appropriate for someone else may be totally inappropriate for you. Much depends on your time horizon, overall financial situation, liquidity needs, risk tolerance, etc. Anyone can throw out a name or two and have no idea or appreciation what your personal situation may be. I think investing should be far more diligent/responsible than that, and that doesn't matter how much or little money one has.

One other bit of long time investment wisdom that everyone would IMO be very well advised to remember: "When the tide (market) comes in (advances) virtually all swimmers (stocks) rise with it. However, it's only when the tide eventually goes out (market declines) that we find out which of those bodies are actually naked"(bad investments). While it's been great to ride the wave(s) of recent market advances, and that may continue for a while, there will be a day of reckoning when things inevitably correct, at least for a time. It's only then will our approach to investments be truly tested and proven to be appropriate or not. Besides, do any of us really know your situation better than yourself ??? I seriously doubt it.
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Re: If you had $20k to play with...
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2017, 11:40:50 pm »

If I'm gambling with play money and don't care if I lose it all then I'm going over to the OTC market. I'd put half into BVTK and the other half into BTGI and role the dice.
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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2017, 11:46:19 am »

If I'm gambling with play money and don't care if I lose it all then I'm going over to the OTC market. I'd put half into BVTK and the other half into BTGI and role the dice.
Now THERE'S some really quality stuff.  :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:

BTW if you're REALLY interested in possibly making some money then check out a couple of biotech companies with the symbols TGTX and COOL. While they might actually cost you some real money, not fractions of cents, they also might just also give you a legitimate shot at making some as well.
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Re: If you had $20k to play with...
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2017, 03:06:09 pm »

''Twas a nice day to sell BTGI shares. FUN I tell ya...
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Re: If you had $20k to play with...
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2017, 10:58:45 am »

Now THERE'S some really quality stuff.  :puke: :puke: :puke: :puke:

BTW if you're REALLY interested in possibly making some money then check out a couple of biotech companies with the symbols TGTX and COOL. While they might actually cost you some real money, not fractions of cents, they also might just also give you a legitimate shot at making some as well.
I looked up COOL and it appears to be a video game company. TGTX is up over 10% since your post. You really move the market. :)
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« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2017, 11:58:12 am »

I looked up COOL and it appears to be a video game company. TGTX is up over 10% since your post. You really move the market. :)
You might want to check your source(s) again. I can promise you that COOL is the symbol for the biotech company PolarityTE. And as far as TGTX is concerned, the simple to its move is very simple. As I am the personal financial advisor to Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and others my recommendations do carry some "juice". ;) ;) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :) :D ;D
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« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2017, 01:08:37 pm »

You might want to check your source(s) again. I can promise you that COOL is the symbol for the biotech company PolarityTE. And as far as TGTX is concerned, the simple to its move is very simple. As I am the personal financial advisor to Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and others my recommendations do carry some "juice". ;) ;) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :) :D ;D
This is what Yahoo Finance says:

PolarityTE, Inc. develops, publishes, markets, and distributes video game products for casual-game consumers and independent game developer fans worldwide. The company publishes video games for various interactive entertainment hardware platforms through its Midnight City label, including Nintendo’s DS, DSi, 3DS, Wii and WiiU, Sony’s PlayStation 3 and 4, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and the personal computers. It also engages in the digital software distribution and licensing business. The company was formerly known as Majesco Entertainment Company and changed its name to PolarityTE, Inc. in January 2017. PolarityTE, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in South Plainfield, New Jersey.
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Re: If you had $20k to play with...
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2017, 01:21:17 pm »

That doesn't sound too bio techy to me.
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« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2017, 03:56:04 pm »

This is what Yahoo Finance says:

PolarityTE, Inc. develops, publishes, markets, and distributes video game products for casual-game consumers and independent game developer fans worldwide. The company publishes video games for various interactive entertainment hardware platforms through its Midnight City label, including Nintendo’s DS, DSi, 3DS, Wii and WiiU, Sony’s PlayStation 3 and 4, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and the personal computers. It also engages in the digital software distribution and licensing business. The company was formerly known as Majesco Entertainment Company and changed its name to PolarityTE, Inc. in January 2017. PolarityTE, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in South Plainfield, New Jersey.
Well as good as Yahoo might be most times, this is NOT one for them. If you consult an investment site such as one offered by Bank of America you would find the following: "PolarityTE, formerly known as Majesco Entertainment Company, is the owner of patient applications and know-how related to regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, as well as software used in the diagnosis and treatment related to regenerative medicine". So......there you go, as you can see I am NOT making this whole thing up. In fact, I have had the opportunity to meet several of the company's "big dogs" and have come away extremely impressed with what they're doing. Many of their scientists and other medical folks have backgrounds out of Stanford and Harvard Business School. However, far more importantly, it appears they've actually been able to develop a unique stem cell technology to treat and regenerate damage caused by skin burns, even those of the most life treating form:third degree. Using the body's own stem cell production these guys/gals have been able to not only grow back skin lost due to burns, but have done so in many cases WITHOUT scarring; they've even perfected it to a degree that depending on the area of the body hair follicles are restored which allows for the regrowth of hair. If you've ever seen (or experienced) a bad burn I can promise you that this could be a truly revolutionary break through. If their initial successes can not only be built upon but expanded, think of the demand and additional applications (burn recovery is only the tip of the iceberg) such use of stem cell technology could command. Also think of the possibility that some much bigger pharma/biotech company might want to "scoop up" such a company for its own portfolio. Believe me or not, this is an exceptionally interesting concept and idea and as futuristic high tech as many in its own right.

One additional aside: while the company's main work up to this point has been in the area of skin regeneration, they are also working on the possible replacement of bones, muscles, cartilage, blood vessels and nerves. Just imagine the potential of such possible future success in any/all of these areas. If you still remain unconvinced then I obviously can't help ya'.
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« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2017, 04:02:34 pm »

Well as good as Yahoo might be most times, this is NOT one for them. If you consult and investment site such as one offered by Bank of America you would find the following: PolarityTE, formerly known as Majesco Entertainment Company, is the owner of patient applications and know-how related to regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, as well as software used in the diagnosis and treatment related to regenerative medicine". So......there you go, as you can see I am NOT making this whole thing up. In fact, I have had the opportunity to meet several of the company's "big dogs" and have come away extremely impressed with what they're doing. Many of their scientists and other medical folks have backgrounds out of Stanford and Harvard Business School. However, far more importantly, it appears they've actually been able to develop a unique stem cell technology to treat and regenerate damage caused by skin burns, even those of the most life treating form:third degree. Using the body's own stem cell production these guys/gals have been able to not only grow back skin lost due to burns, but have done so in many cases WITHOUT scarring; they've even perfected it to a degree that depending on the area of the body hair follicles are restored with allows for the regrow of hair. If you ever seen (or experienced) a bad burn I can promise you that this could be a truly revolutionary break through. If their initial successes can not only be built upon but expanded, think of the demand and additional applications (burn recovery is only the tip of the iceberg) such use of stem cell technology could command. Also think of the possibility that some much bigger pharma/biotech company might want to "scoop up" such a company for its own portfolio. Believe me or not, this is an exceptionally interesting concept and idea and as futuristic high tech as many in its own right.
I didn't mean to imply you were making it up or anything to that effect. Just found it odd Yahoo's description.

I recently bought MZOR and ISRG. Both deal with robotic surgery and have had big run ups, I'm hoping there's more left.
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« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2017, 04:06:08 pm »

In looking further, PolarityTE bought Majesco Entertainment (video game maker) in a reverse merger last year.
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« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2017, 04:10:52 pm »

I didn't mean to imply you were making it up or anything to that effect. Just found it odd Yahoo's description.

I recently bought MZOR and ISRG. Both deal with robotic surgery and have had big run ups, I'm hoping there's more left.
Very well could be. I can PROMISE you one thing though: these two are fairly widely covered by research and Wall Street. COOL certainly isn't. And while that means absolutely NOTHING when it comes to future potential profits or stock performance, how many folks would have given their total fortune to find another Apple, Facebook, Amazon or others before the big investment monies found them? Again, I'm NOT saying this is by any mean any of those in the making; however, it does get one's mental gears rolling and tumbling and certainly tickles the imagination.

I CAN promise you one thing, however. IF these folks continue their progress in this area of research (and others) they WON'T be unknown or "under the radar" for long. The old saying that "the world will beat down your door for a better mouse trap" has a lot going for it in reality.
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« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2017, 04:18:01 pm »

Very well could be. I can PROMISE you one thing though: these two are fairly widely covered by research and Wall Street. COOL certainly isn't. And while that means absolutely NOTHING when it comes to future potential profits or stock performance, how many folks would have given their total fortune to find another Apple, Facebook, Amazon or others before the big investment monies found them? Again, I'm NOT saying this is by any mean any of those in the making; however, it does get one's mental gears rolling and tumbling and certainly tickles the imagination.

I CAN promise you one thing, however. IF these folks continue their progress in this area of research (and others) they WON'T be unknown or "under the radar" for long. The old saying that "the world will beat down your door for a better mouse trap" has a lot going for it in reality.
I appreciate the insight. I'm going to invest a few dollars in it.
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« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2017, 04:19:09 pm »

I looked up COOL and it appears to be a video game company. TGTX is up over 10% since your post. You really move the market. :)
Did you happen to notice what happened to TGTX today? Up $2.02 a share (17.37%) and still not at a year high. This could really get interesting........and not trying to "nickel and dime" ourselves with a penny stock that's barely alive.
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« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2017, 09:29:13 pm »

Did you happen to notice what happened to TGTX today? Up $2.02 a share (17.37%) and still not at a year high. This could really get interesting........and not trying to "nickel and dime" ourselves with a penny stock that's barely alive.
I did see that. What do you mean about the "nickel and dime" stock?
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« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2017, 11:56:08 pm »

I did see that. What do you mean about the "nickel and dime" stock?
Well read into it what you will. And while I realize under the right circumstances it's possible to make money with virtually any stock, this idea sure beats the heck out of one that was mentioned earlier this week that has traded around a penny (or less) per share. I mean what kind of money can one really really realize when a stock closes around .0045 cents or another that closed today at .0013C ??? ??? Come on........I see it all the time: folks who want to buy stocks at a couple bucks a share (or less) and dream of really making a pot load of money. Can it happen-yep, about as often as winning the national lottery; however, I prefer to stack the odds in my favor. I try to find companies that actually have a product or service that really has some exciting current and/or future uses; hopefully it represents a break through and/or upgrade to something already in existence. In order to do this one normally has to actually put some legitimate money to work and hang on, and try NOT to trade at every nickel or dime a stock moves up or down. Back to my oft used example of Apple. No doubt I could have traded in and out of that stock a hundred or more times over the years. And while I took my initial investment out years ago, and am essentially using the markets money, I plan to stay with this position as long as the company continues rolling out new products and remains on the cutting edge of technology. There are scores of other companies-both in and out of the technology and healthcare sector- that fit these exact perimeters. The key is doing your research, looking out and trying to identify trends that will continue to grow down the road in need and popularity, and then having the courage to persist AS LONG AS THE REASON(S) FOR THE INITIAL INVESTMENT HOLDS TRUE. BTW this doesn't necessarily entail having a pot full of money to do so. Look at it this way: a 10%, 20%, 30% or whatever return on any priced equity one chooses to invest means the same no matter what the initial purchase price...all rest is in the head. Sorry, end of lecture.....  ::) :-X
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« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2017, 08:17:26 am »

Well read into it what you will. And while I realize under the right circumstances it's possible to make money with virtually any stock, this idea sure beats the heck out of one that was mentioned earlier this week that has traded around a penny (or less) per share. I mean what kind of money can one really really realize when a stock closes around .0045 cents or another that closed today at .0013C ??? ??? Come on........I see it all the time: folks who want to buy stocks at a couple bucks a share (or less) and dream of really making a pot load of money. Can it happen-yep, about as often as winning the national lottery; however, I prefer to stack the odds in my favor. I try to find companies that actually have a product or service that really has some exciting current and/or future uses; hopefully it represents a break through and/or upgrade to something already in existence. In order to do this one normally has to actually put some legitimate money to work and hang on, and try NOT to trade at every nickel or dime a stock moves up or down. Back to my oft used example of Apple. No doubt I could have traded in and out of that stock a hundred or more times over the years. And while I took my initial investment out years ago, and am essentially using the markets money, I plan to stay with this position as long as the company continues rolling out new products and remains on the cutting edge of technology. There are scores of other companies-both in and out of the technology and healthcare sector- that fit these exact perimeters. The key is doing your research, looking out and trying to identify trends that will continue to grow down the road in need and popularity, and then having the courage to persist AS LONG AS THE REASON(S) FOR THE INITIAL INVESTMENT HOLDS TRUE. BTW this doesn't necessarily entail having a pot full of money to do so. Look at it this way: a 10%, 20%, 30% or whatever return on any priced equity one chooses to invest means the same no matter what the initial purchase price...all rest is in the head. Sorry, end of lecture.....  ::) :-X
Oh, I agree with all of that. I don't mess with OTC or Pink Sheets. Too many shenanigans. Only NYSE or NASDAQ, and even then I only buy individual stocks with a small percentage of my portfolio. I make a living doing other things, so I don't expect I can routinely beat the folks who are in the market for a living.
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« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2017, 10:27:20 am »

Oh, I agree with all of that. I don't mess with OTC or Pink Sheets. Too many shenanigans. Only NYSE or NASDAQ, and even then I only buy individual stocks with a small percentage of my portfolio. I make a living doing other things, so I don't expect I can routinely beat the folks who are in the market for a living.
Wise my man, wise....And as to those folks who "are in the market for a living"......you might be shocked how some of them aren't exactly doing well enough to live like kings.
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« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2017, 12:43:43 pm »

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« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2017, 03:03:28 pm »

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« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2017, 06:31:57 pm »

Ther exist KINGZ today that would kiss your ass and let you choose their daughters over aluminum lawn chairs and ice cream...
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« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2017, 10:49:10 am »

I appreciate the insight. I'm going to invest a few dollars in it.
Quick update on the stock just in case you may have missed it. Earlier today the company announced that they will begin human trials starting in the 3rd quarter this year on its process to regrow human hair around/on burn sites. This obviously gave some real life to the stock as it is currently up around 3% (54cents) this morning (currently trading around $18.54). Earlier today it reached a new 52 week high of $20.98! 8) 8) 8) :) ;) :D ;D
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« Reply #36 on: June 09, 2017, 10:22:59 am »

Quick update on the stock just in case you may have missed it. Earlier today the company announced that they will begin human trials starting in the 3rd quarter this year on its process to regrow human hair around/on burn sites. This obviously gave some real life to the stock as it is currently up around 3% (54cents) this morning (currently trading around $18.54). Earlier today it reached a new 52 week high of $20.98! 8) 8) 8) :) ;) :D ;D
I may have waited too long for the short term pop. Back down into the $17s.
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« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2017, 01:27:45 pm »

I may have waited too long for the short term pop. Back down into the $17s.
Well this stock is obviously going to be very volatile. IF you're going to buy the stock would you prefer to buy it on the periodic pullbacks or what until it likely has another one of its runs when other folks are piling in? All I know is that the old adage of "buy low, sell high" most definitely works and not even just some of the time.   
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« Reply #38 on: June 09, 2017, 11:22:01 pm »

Well this stock is obviously going to be very volatile. IF you're going to buy the stock would you prefer to buy it on the periodic pullbacks or what until it likely has another one of its runs when other folks are piling in? All I know is that the old adage of "buy low, sell high" most definitely works and not even just some of the time.   

I bought a stock for 38 cents. Went up to 3.50. Didn't sell. Dropped back to 60 cents. Then went back to 1.23 so I sold.  It is now trading at about 4 dollars a share. SXE. I made about 1100 profit off of it.
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« Reply #39 on: June 09, 2017, 11:31:38 pm »

I bought a stock for 38 cents. Went up to 3.50. Didn't sell. Dropped back to 60 cents. Then went back to 1.23 so I sold.  It is now trading at about 4 dollars a share. SXE. I made about 1100 profit off of it.
Old Confucius observation: ANY profit no matter how large or small is a good one.
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« Reply #40 on: June 09, 2017, 11:35:27 pm »

Old Confucius observation: ANY profit no matter how large or small is a good one.

Oh yeah.  I was happy about it and I actually still have 100 shares of it.  I sold 1500 at 1.23
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« Reply #41 on: June 10, 2017, 06:15:07 am »

You can't go broke making a profit, or so I've been told.......
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« Reply #42 on: June 10, 2017, 10:52:28 am »

You can't go broke making a profit, or so I've been told.......
Yep, that's yet another bit of wisdom that's been around a while. Gosh, I wonder why ??? ::) ;) 8)
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« Reply #43 on: June 21, 2017, 10:07:40 am »

I may have waited too long for the short term pop. Back down into the $17s.
Well I hope the pullback a week or so back that took the stock back into the $16.50 area was seen as an opportunity to BUY, not sell. The position that I "doubled up" on on 6/13 @ $16.59 is now trading up 61 cents (3.05%) this morning with the last price at $20.60 (up a little over 20%). This is approaching the yearly high we saw about a month ago at $20.98. I mention this because it points out that often a correction on a stock shouldn't be viewed as a sell; rather, it should be used as an opportunity to "beat against the house" at the moment. Obviously this depends on whether or not anything fundamentally has changed to account for any weakness. In other words, you often have to judge and determine whether or not the market is telling you there's something wrong from an earnings, operational, managerial, etc. basis or the market just "jerking you around". While I realize it's sometimes difficult to distinguish the two, in this case the company's trials concerning their burn therapy is proceeding apace. And THAT'S what I'm banking on.
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« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2017, 11:28:44 am »

Well I hope the pullback a week or so back that took the stock back into the $16.50 area was seen as an opportunity to BUY, not sell. The position that I "doubled up" on on 6/13 @ $16.59 is now trading up 61 cents (3.05%) this morning with the last price at $20.60 (up a little over 20%). This is approaching the yearly high we saw about a month ago at $20.98. I mention this because it points out that often a correction on a stock shouldn't be viewed as a sell; rather, it should be used as an opportunity to "beat against the house" at the moment. Obviously this depends on whether or not anything fundamentally has changed to account for any weakness. In other words, you often have to judge and determine whether or not the market is telling you there's something wrong from an earnings, operational, managerial, etc. basis or the market just "jerking you around". While I realize it's sometimes difficult to distinguish the two, in this case the company's trials concerning their burn therapy is proceeding apace. And THAT'S what I'm banking on.
I held tight through the drop and am enjoying the recent price increase. Thanks for the recommendation.
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« Reply #45 on: June 21, 2017, 11:40:13 am »

I held tight through the drop and am enjoying the recent price increase. Thanks for the recommendation.
No problem. Always delighted to help folks make money. 8) :)
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« Reply #46 on: June 21, 2017, 07:25:45 pm »

No problem. Always delighted to help folks make money. 8) :)

Why can't my 35 different stocks in my portfolio all go up at the same time? I'll hang up and listen.
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« Reply #47 on: June 21, 2017, 10:36:43 pm »

Why can't my 35 different stocks in my portfolio all go up at the same time? I'll hang up and listen.
Gosh, you're way dumber than I thought. ;) And here I was thinking you are actually brilliant.
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« Reply #48 on: June 22, 2017, 06:54:53 am »

Gosh, you're way dumber than I thought. ;) And here I was thinking you are actually brilliant.

I didn't think you'd know.......
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« Reply #49 on: June 22, 2017, 04:49:01 pm »

I held tight through the drop and am enjoying the recent price increase. Thanks for the recommendation.
An interesting develop today on COOL. While there wasn't any specific company information/news, there was obviously some exciting stuff when it came to the price action. Stock finished up another $3.61 (+17.66%) at a closing price of $24.05 after reaching an intraday high of $24.8753. Obviously the huge move and new high are nice, however, what makes it even more interesting is that the volume today was around 427k shares. This compares to the normal volume of around 192K. Therefore not only was the stock obviously being accumulated, but it was being done on roughly 2.25 times the average trading volume. When new highs are combined with large accumulation you typically have the best of both worlds.

Going forward it should be interesting what might develop. Once a stock breaks its old "resistance" level and makes an all-time high then the fun could just be getting started.   
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