Saturday, November 29, 2014

Black Friday Sales $TGT $EBAY

Black Friday sales came in robust for many companies.  Winners here include TGT and Ebay, both stocks of which I have long positions in.

With sales coming in strong, we are looking for a strong holiday season for these companies.  As the season progresses, we will find out if the market prices in some upside.

Friday, November 28, 2014


I am long PHOT, ERBB, AGTK, MCIG, and NTRR along with MCIG.

I focus on these pot stocks in this blog and there has been a lot of analysis and comments posted.  Please search the blog to find these and you can comment as well.

If there are other pot stocks you want to focus on here, please let me know and we can do that as well.

My Favorite Pot Stocks - $NTRR $AGTK $MCIG $ANAS

My favorite pot stocks are as follows: NTRR, AGTK, MCIG, and ANAS.  I am long all of these stocks.  Recent news has come out that is favorable for MCIG,  as the company is going to spin off Vitacig shares to existing shareholders.  NTRR is another great pick, and ANAS we have to be patient on.

I believe in the next pot stock bubble, which will happen, that these stocks will soar.

Hottest Penny Stock - VIICQ $VIICQ

Ticker symbol VIICQ $VIICQ is taking flight today.  The stock is currently up over 50%.  While this move has caught investors by surprise, it is unclear why whatever positive news is out has not been issued as a press release syndicated through Yahoo! Finance.  I would be extremely careful of the move in share price today and recommend investors take a cautious stance here after this run up.

I have no position in VIICQ.

Thursday, November 27, 2014


The IPO of shares of CNLMU is coming soon, scheduled for the first week of December.  With the IPO market heating up this year, now is a great time to evaluate the next winner.  I have no position in CNLMU.   Please comment and share this post and search this blog for your other favorite stocks.  Go CB Pharma Acquisition!

Diamond Offshore Drilling #DO $DO

Shares of Diamond Offshore Drilling were off 10% in trade on the stock market on Wednesday.  This was a dramatic move down and likely is partially due to falling oil prices.

This is one of those names that can make a comeback for sure.  I have no position in DO.

Please comment and search the blog for updates on your favorite stocks.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Investors Rushing to Exit REDG $REDG

Today, it looks like investors found a reason to stampede out of shares of REDG $REDG.  At this time, I believe this stock has potential and is in a good market with comic books.  I believe the selling is overdone.

Red Giant Entertainment is a stock I am neutral on, but do feel that it will bounce back from the drop today. I have no position in REDG.  Tweet and retweet this post please.

Stocks I Like that are Undervalued Picks for December 2014

Here are some undervalued stocks for December 2014.  Please note,  I have long positions in all of them and that would make sense as to why I like them.  This is a good thing, however, as I put my money where my mouth is.

Please conduct your own due diligence and research before buying any stock.  If you want to find out more about these stocks, please search and comment on this blog to find the other posts and opinions.  I want to hear your opinions as well.


Positive Momentum Penny Stocks $AEMD $NTEK

Today, shares of AEMD and NTEK are surging higher.  Earlier, I had issued caution for AEMD some time ago.  Please search this blog for a detailed opinion on AEMD.

Today, I wanted to upgrade my stance on AEMD, as I feel the shares could move much higher here in the short term.

I have no position in AEMD or NTEK.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

mCig to Spin Off Vitacig to Shareholders

The announcement came in today and it is official.  FINRA approved the spin off of Vitacig to shareholders of mCig with today being the ex-dividend date.

It is important because this was originally expected to be announced in April, though it appears that approval took way longer than anticipated.

I am long mCIG and recommend it.  Please search this blog for other undervalued stocks.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Undervalued Stocks for November 24, 2014 Week - CTIX, FNMA, PBR, AAPL, BABA, MCIG, NTEK

For the week of November 24, 2014, here are some undervalued stocks based on my research and opinion.

The ticker symbols that look great going into this week are CTIX, FNMA, PBR, AAPL, BABA, and MCIG.  Please note that I am long shares of these.

In the articles that have been posted on here, you will find detailed analyses of each of these stocks.  Please check those posts out to see why they are such great cheap stocks.  If you are looking to invest, I believe you cannot go wrong in these names.  You can find the posts by either searching for the ticker symbols, or by going through the list of posts on the right task bar of this page.

CTIX is out with news today that it will be a big December for the company, and FNMA perked up last week.  MCIG is an undervalued gem with growing sales.

NTEK is also good, I am not long NTEK.

I am not long LVGI and SWRF, but have issued opinions here on them as well which can also be found by searching the blog.  LVGI is up nicely today I might add.

Please comment on the posts and also comment if you would like more discussion to be added to any particular stock that is written about or not, so that I know which stocks you are interested in finding out more about.  Also, please let me know the stocks you own so that we can highlight those to readers.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Upcoming IPO - CB Pharma Acquisition

CB Pharma Acquisition, ticker symbol CNLMU, is set for its IPO on Tuesday November 25, 2014.  The shares are expected to be priced at $10 per share, with 4 million shares set to go.  This makes for a $40 million IPO.

This is a modest IPO, and it will test investor's appetite in this pharmaceutical company.

Undervalued Stock Picks for 11/21/2014

For today, there are many mining company shares that are rising.  Also, emerging stocks are roaring back today as well.  In Brazil, a more pro-business finance minister may be appointed.

For today's undervalued stock pick, I would like to highlight VALE.  The Brazilian miner pays a healthy dividend, and although it has struggled this year, I believe it is poised to deliver strong long-term returns.

This downturn in VALE presents an excellent opportunity to buy shares cheaply, and if it does perform well over time, this could potentially add more to gains we would see.

Disclosure, I am long VALE.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Undervalued Stock Pick for November 19, 2014 - Petrobras

Today, I wanted to highlight a daily undervalued stock pick.  Investors should look into shares of Petrobras, ticker symbol PBR.

Its shares are currently trading at less than $10 per share, which is the lowest it has been in a long time.  With allegations of corruption and bribery, along with the slowdown of the Brazilian economy, this stock has been getting hammered day in and day out.

Long-term, this is a superb stock in my opinion.  I view these events as short term and as a low point for PBR, as things cannot get much worse.  While I believe that this underperformance may continue for awhile, I believe that for long term investors you cannot go wrong here and that shares of PBR are very undervalued.

Disclosure, I am long PBR.

Analysts are Bullish on Alibaba Shares - Updated

Shares of Alibaba, BABA, have stalled recently in its rally.  Shares touched $120 briefly, and have had a slight correction since.  However, this is not to fear because for one, shares are strongly ahead of its IPO price.

Furthermore, recent analyst actions show that there are many bulls out there.  Cantor Fitzgerald, HSBC, and Bank of America all have issued either buy or overweight ratings on BABA during the month of November.

It will be interesting to see how the year ends for the share price of Alibaba, but I would expect its share price to reflect positively if we see strong holiday sales.

Disclosure, I am long BABA.

November 19, 2014 - Target Beats Earnings Estimates by 7 Cents

In pre-market news, Target announced that same store sales rose in the most recent quarter.  Also, TGT beat earnings expectations by 7 cents per share.  Earnings came in at 54 cents per share after adjusting net income.

As a result, shares of Target are trading up over 3% in pre-market trading.  If it ends up opening at this, it would substantially beat its previous 52 week high.

Lately, shares of Target have been on a roll and investors who were in at lower prices are being rewarded.  Disclosure, I am long TGT.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

What is Better - Growth or Dividends?

For investors, it is important to establish an objective for investing.  Many investors are looking for either income or growth, or a combination of both.

Income investors may look to high yielding stocks that pay a large dividend to receive a steady flow of income annually.  In this case, it is important to find companies that are not in danger of having their dividends reduced or eliminated.  This blog, Undervalued Stock Picks, through its posts can help you find those companies.

Also, growth stocks are the rage because they can produce high annual returns when they do well, such as gains we have seen in stocks in the neighborhood of 20+% annually.  In this case, the returns come from share price appreciation, rather than from the dividend.  Many growth stocks also pay a dividend, with a yield lower than one that would be a slower growing company.

Holy Moly - HSBC Bank Issues $148 Target on Alibaba Shares

On November 11th, it was reported that HSBC Bank announced that they have a $148 per share price target on Alibaba shares.  I think this is a very reasonable target because Alibaba is experiencing fast and unprecedented growth for a company of its size.

If Alibaba follows in the footsteps of Twitter and Facebook, the coming earnings reports in future quarters will be better and better.  Alibaba also did one better than Twitter and Facebook - it met high expectations for its initial earnings report.

I own shares of BABA and recommend it to investors as I feel it is still undervalued.

Neff Corp NEFF Upcoming IPO 11/21/14

On November 21, 2014, the IPO of Neff Corp, ticker symbol NEFF, is expected to hit the market.  The offering is expected to consist of over 10,000,000 shares priced at around $20-$22 per share.  This makes for a sizeable offering of over $200 million, and investors will be looking to see if this is one of those special undervalued IPOs that they can capitalize on.

Neff is an equipment rental company, so I foresee that investors will be looking for growth and operating margins.

Nokia Releases Android Tablet - Shares Looking Undervalued Here

Nokia continued its climb back toward becoming a power stock once again with its launch today of an iPad lookalike.  It is an Android tablet that will be low cost.  This news has sent the stock soaring today, as NOK is up currently 4.11% to $7.99 per share.

Nokia is projected, per Yahoo! Finance, to earn .34 per share this year, which is well above the .03 per share it earned in the previous fiscal year.  It also is currently paying a nice dividend.

I find this stock to be undervalued and recommend it.  Disclosure, I am long NOK.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Carl Icahn's Increased Investment in Ebay Bodes Well for Investors

Carl Icahn has recently increased his stock position in Ebay shares.  This adds further credibility to the case for an Ebay investment right now.

In looking at this, we must remember the background from one of his recent Internet investments - Netflix.  He made a ton of money with Netflix stock (NFLX) and with this impressive track record, this bodes well for Ebay right now if he strikes again with a winner.

Adding further credence to a long position in Ebay, in my opinion, is the upcoming spin off of Paypal.  It is difficult for me to come up with a value for Paypal, as I do not feel that companies such as Mastercard and Visa provide a relevant benchmark.  Paypal is primarily (currently) an online payment based system.  An exciting addition to this is that online sales are growing much more rapidly than brick and mortar store sales.

To this extent, I believe companies like Mastercard and Visa are more mature in their markets, and feel that the Paypal stock will rise tremendously over time.

Disclosure, I am long EBAY.

Lorillard and Reynolds Merger Offers Investors Extreme Value

The merger, if it goes through, between Lorillard (LO) and Reynolds American (RAI) offers investors great value.

For shareholders of Lorillard, they are set to receive $68.88 in the buyout.  $50.50 of it is in cash and the rest is made up of approximately .29 shares of RAI for every share of LO.  In this scenario, you are essentially getting .29 shares of RAI for $18.38.  That equates to a price per share of $63.37 for Reynolds, and that is still under its current share price of $64.66 as of 11/17/2014.

Also, while that is not an extreme value anymore, you are getting $68.88 in value for LO shares, which trade today at $61.98 per share.  That still is about $7 upside from here, and that is about a 10% return which could happen in short order.  That is in addition to the dividend that LO pays.

All in all, I recommend LO here.

Disclosure, I am long LO and RAI.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

DirecTV and AT&T Merger Offers Investor Stellar Opportunity for Capital Gains

With the upcoming AT&T merger with DirecTV, shareholders of DirecTV are set to receive a nice package of compensation.  The proposed buyout price which will go into effect if the deal is approved by regulators is $95 per share.  DTV is currently trading at $87.55 per share, which offers investors a potential 8.51% short term upside in DTV immediately.

If the deal goes through, and AT&T shares trade at least at $34.90 per share, investors of DTV will receive stock worth $66.50 of value, and $28.50 in cash.

For example, if you buy 100 shares of DTV, which would cost you $8,755 right now (not including commissions), you will receive $28.50 back in cash if the deal is approved.  That means your cost basis of DTV will go down to $59.05 in AT&T shares, but you will be receiving $66.50 of value.

Essentially, by taking on the risk of the merger not going through, you get more than a 10% discount on AT&T stock now.  It is similar to buying AT&T stock at around $32-$33 per share based on its current price.  That makes its dividend yield even more enticing.

Disclosure, I am long T and DTV.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Latteno Food Corp. - LATF

Latteno Food Corp., ticker symbol LATF, has struggled this year.  During the recent boom in MMJ stocks, it had reached a peak of close to a penny per share.  Since then, it has come down in price despite the fact that the company announced record revenue of almost $4 million in the second quarter.  I am long LATF and have been for awhile, and am hopeful that the share price will bounce back.

Bill Cosby's Favorite Stocks

Does anyone have any idea on which stocks would be favorites of Bill Cosby?  If you do, please post in the comments and let's open a discussion on it.  With his success, I would imagine that Bill Cosby would be heavily invested in the stock market.

Tiger Management and George Soros Have Stakes in Alibaba

Alibaba is drawing some great investors to its stock.  Tiger Management and George Soros both have hefty stakes in shares, and it is starting to attract ETFs as investors as well.  This bodes well as a vote of confidence with shares, and Jim Cramer has also said many positive things about BABA.  Now all we need is Warren Buffett and Carl Ichan to invest in Alibaba.  What more could Jack Ma have envisioned for this company?

Jim Cramer Likes Alibaba

Jim Cramer has had many positive comments about shares of Alibaba.  Recently, he said good things could be on the horizon for BABA.  George Soros has taken stakes in Yahoo! and Alibaba, and Starboard also has a stake in Yahoo!  The price target was raised for YHOO on Friday by an analyst to $60 per share, which represents close to a 20% premium from its current price.  These are exciting times again for Internet investors, and I believe this market is poised for superb returns short and long term.

Petrobras Earnings Delay - Whacks Investors

Investors in PBR, Petrobras, were shell shocked on Friday as the stock tumbled more to a 52 week low.  Because of the financial woes (allegations of wrong-doing, etc.) along with its warning from PWC,  its earnings announcement has been delayed to December.  Hopefully this marks a turnaround for the company, Mckesson is a company that had a scandal many years back and long-term has bounced back stronger than over.

Nike Shares Near a 52 Week High

Shares of Nike are trading near its 52 week high, hovering close to $96 per share.  Nike has been a gem of the market in recent years, pushing new highs constantly.  It is considered a market leader and dominates its categories.  If the holiday season bodes well for business, it could find higher highs.

AT&T Shares at $35.90

AT&T closed out the trading week at $35.90 per share.  Going into the DirecTV merger, this is a good price for the conversion assuming it obtains the necessary regulatory approval.  Look for guidance on that to be coming out soon via corporate news.  AT&T is a well known dividend stock and has one of the highest yields, if not the highest, in the Dow.

Friday, November 14, 2014

ELRA and CTIX Week Ahead

To close the week, shares of ELRA and CTIX were weaker.  Next week, we may see earnings reported for ELRA.  Also, we may get more news about CTIX's trials for its products.  I am long ELRA and CTIX and look forward to a pivotal week for these stocks in my opinion.

Warren Buffett Increases Stake in DirecTV

Warren Buffett has increased his stake in DirecTV, which bodes well for DirecTV shareholders.  I am long DTV and recommend it as an undervalued stock pick going into December and 2015.  It is good to see that Buffett agrees, because good things tend to follow when the Oracle of Omaha invests in a company.

George Soros' Hedge Fund Takes Position in Alibaba

George Soros, through his hedge fund, has taken a position in Alibaba (BABA).  This is a big move for investors because when a prominent and legendary investor buys stock in a company, good things tend to follow.

Alibaba Shares Turn Positive on the Day

The stock of BABA has started out the day today down, but now it is above $115 per share and is up on the day.  We have about 3 hours until the market close and investors will be watching how Alibaba trades the rest of the day.

Target Shares Push to New 52 Week High Above $68 Per Share

Shares of Target hit a new 52 week high in intraday trading today, and are currently right above $68 per share.  With strong retail sales reported, hopes for a good holiday season have increased.  Target is ready to grow its revenue in the coming years in my opinion, and with more rollouts in Canada, this season is one we are ready for.

Graham Holdings to Spin Off its Cable Division

Graham Holdings, GHC, announced today that it is spinning off its cable division to existing shareholders.  This is a bold and welcomed move, and has sent its stock soaring today by over 10% currently.  I am lopng GHC.

Another 52 Week High for Apple

Apple has reached yet another 52 week high today, and this stock is a buy according to this blog.  I am long shares and see that we are hoping for strong iPhone sales going into the new year.  With a deal with China Mobile, the company is motoring ahead with growth in sales.

Amazon Shares are Up Nearly 5% Today

Shares of Amazon are rising today, and are trading higher by close to 5%.  This move is pretty great, and marks the most the stock has moved in quite some time.  Retail sales came in strong, and this bodes well going into the holiday season.  I am long AMZN and excited about the coming months.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Altria Battles Back, Ends Day Up

Altria was down during some of the day, but ended the day in the green.  Altria shares are testing $50 per share.

Ebay Going Strong

Shares of Ebay were steady today, with the share price rising yet again.  There is speculation among some that this will be a good holiday season, and shares are reacting accordingly.

Alibaba Down Today

Alibaba shares went down today, a day after bouncing back.  The high for the day though, was $120 per share.  It is rocking and going into the holidays, I expect Alibaba to find more record highs.

Verizon Shares Higher on the Day

Shares of Verizon are heading higher today, back toward its 52 week high.  It will be interesting to see if it tests the 52 week high in the next few days.  I think it might.

Kimberly Clark Bumps Up Dividend

Shares of Kimberly Clark, KMB, saw a jump today after it was announced that the company will increase its quarterly dividend to .84 per share.  This was about a 5% increase from its prior dividend.

Target Reaches New 52 Week High Today

Shares of Target have reached a new 52 week high today, and are currently up by about .4%.  This is welcome news to shareholders, who have seen shares plateau since the data compromising breach.  I am long TGT and believe its shares are very undervalued.

Amazon Up by 1% Today

Amazon shares are trading higher today, bucking the slightly current downward market trend.  Its stock is up by about 1% currently and has performed well over the past few days.  As the holiday season approaches, it will be interesting to see if Amazon can beat estimates for revenue growth.  In my opinion, it is an undervalued stock.  I am long AMZN.

Russell Wilson Rookie Autograph

This article will bring you a wide variety of rookie autographs of Russell Wilson from 2012 football card sets..

A Russell Wilson rookie autograph from 2012 is a great purchase because he is red hot right now. His Playoff Contenders 2012 rookie autograph is selling for a high amount, especially if it is graded a BGS 9.5 gem mint or better. Some of his rookie autographs are selling for upwards of $1,000. You can find one here at a low price now.

Rookie Sports Card Collection

A rookie sports card collection should consist of great rookie cards from baseball, basketball, football, and hockey.  Many of the rookie cards that are remembered most by collectors come from the early vintage years, starting with names such as the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle rookie card.
This page will explain a bit about the rookie cards offered by the different sports, as well as showing you pictures of my baseball cards including rookies from some of the major sports, with many superstars included such as Shawn Marion, Ken Griffey Jr., Chauncey Billups, and Randy Moss. 
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A rookie card is typically the first card produced by the card companies of a particular player in a licensed set for that particular sport.  For example, with Ken Griffey Jr., 1989 was the first year he had cards in any major set.  In 1988, he did not have any cards in Topps, Donruss, or Fleer, so 1989 was his rookie year.  Pictured below is Ken Griffey Jr.'s rookie card from 1989 Donruss (far right), #33 in the set.  His 1989 Upper Deck rookie card is highly sought after and all of his rookie cards should provide future value since he is a likely first ballot hall of famer when he does choose to retire, which he has still yet to do yet after signing on to play at least for another year with the Seattle Mariners, the team he was a rookie with

The rookie card pictured on the far left is a rookie card of Shawn Marion from my personal rookie sports card collection, 1999-00 Topps Chrome #120.  This is an example of a nice basketball rookie card of a superstar, and Topps Chrome is a premium brand, which makes this rookie of his more valuable than ones say from a regular issued and non-serial numbered Fleer set.

Next, is a picture of a 1997-98 Topps Finest Chauncey Billups rookie card, #103 in the set.  I have had this card since before he won championships and rose in value, which explains why I have quite a few in my collection.  His cards saw increases in value as he has become a great player in the league.

The third card pictured from my rookie sports card collection is a Randy Moss rookie card, 1998 Flair Showcase Randy Moss Row 3 #5 in the set.  He is a great player and a likely hall of famer.  This is a great investment when collecting solid rookie cards of superstars.
Here is a picture of a 2006-07 Topps Finest basketball Brandon Roy rookie card
To find other Brandon Roy rookie cards, click here.
Hockey also has many rookies, though on this page there is  not enough time to list them too.  There are some listed on the home page in the pictures most likely.  I hope you enjoyed this article about my rookie sports card collection and on the subject in general.  There are more links below to find more rookie baseball cards.
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    1989 Score Football               1989 Topps Baseball            1982 Topps Baseball          1983 Topps Baseball        
   1983 Star Company             Star Company Bagged Set           1986-87 Fleer                     1993 Bowman                 
   1992 Bowman                     1985 Donruss                1981 Topps Baseball              1988 Topps Baseball          
      1980 Topps                    1987 Topps                1985 Topps Baseball                vintage card                           
   1951 Bowman                      1953 Topps             1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle                 1980-81 Topps
  Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball                 1987-88 Fleer Basketball                                 1981-82 Topps

Mark Sanchez Autograph

Mark Sanchez autograph - you can find great football cards here including his 2009 rookies that are autographed and they will be listed in real-time with the Ebay listings below. Some of the autographs that are his best ones include his 2009 Topps Rookie Premiere Autograph and his 2009 Playoff Contenders rookie autograph. Some of the listings that I see up right now are as follows. MARK SANCHEZ TOPPS ROOKIE PREMIERE SP 2009 AUTOGRAPH - this is a great card and I believe it has a book value of right around $120 or so. There is also a red ink parallel of this card. Mark Sanchez 2009 Chrome Rookie RED REFRACTOR AUTOGRAPH BGS 9.5 serial numbered out of only 5 cards - wow!. Please enjoy the listings below.

Cal Ripken Topps Autograph

This article presents Cal Ripken Topps autographs and game worn jersey cards including ones from Topps Tribute and Topps Triple Threads.
Recently, there was a Topps Triple Threads gold bat/jersey (triple relic) autograph serial numbered to 9 cards that sold for about $170 on Ebay. This is an example of a great autographed card to obtain of Cal Ripken. Also, there was a dual relic 2011 Topps Tribute card that sold for about $30 on Ebay. Topps makes some of the best autographs of Cal Ripken. This article was written by the site owner and administrator of  My Baseball Card Space

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Analyst Focus - CTIX and ELRA

Today, I wanted to focus on shares of CTIX and ELRA.  I am long both shares, having initiated a position in CTIX early yesterday, before it rose even more.  So far, CTIX is performing well, and I am bullish on the stock.  Today, ELRA has finally rallied.  I am long both shares and recommend them, and feel that when ELRA reports earnings soon, we may see a rise in share price if the company can show revenue and revenue potential. These are the two penny stocks that have been recent buys by me, and I recommend them.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

CenturyLink Shares Testing $40 Per Share

Shares of CenturyLink today, ticker symbol CTL, are right around $40 per share.  It will be interesting to see if upon the market close, CTL can hold above $40 per share.  This could be a psychological indicator in terms of investor sentiment that could hold influence as to how the stock will trade in the short term.

Second Sight Medical Products IPO

The IPO for Second Sight Medical Products, ticker symbol EYES, is coming the week of November 17th.  3.5 million shares are expected to be priced at $9 per share.  This is a small offering and could fly under the radar.  Investors are encouraged to do some due diligence and examine these financials to see if we could have a big winner here.

Paramount Group PGRE IPO $PGRE

The IPO for Paramount Group is expected to come next week, the week of November 17, 2014.  131 million shares are expected to be priced at $16 to $19 per share and this should be one of the most watched IPOs of the week.  It is by far the largest offering of the week in terms of number of shares issued.

Shares of AMZN $AMZN Showing Strength

I was happy to see that shares of Amazon, ticker symbol AMZN, are holding up nicely after reaching the 52 week low a little while back.  With the holidays upon us, Amazon is looking to grow revenue.  With a large following, I expect Amazon to once again become a coveted stock pushing new 52 week highs soon.  I am long AMZN.

Shares of Ebay $EBAY Performing Well

Shares of Ebay have held up strong over the past week.  This is a good indicator going into what I believe will be a strong holiday season.  Discounts on gift cards and consumer incentives should push growth to the company for its sales.  I am long Ebay and think that going into the new year, we could see a good share price spike especially considering the tax free spin-off of Paypal to shareholders is coming soon.  I do not feel that the value of that is fully priced in yet.

Shares of AERO $AERO Higher Today

Shares of Aerogarden, ticker symbol AERO $AERO are up nicely today after the company reported extreme growth in revenue.  I am long AERO and believe this was a nice step forward.  With the upcoming quarter, we will see how well the biggest quarter of the year for the company goes.  This might be a nice entry level for those looking to invest, and the company got in with major retailers to increase the Aerogarden retail sales.

Alibaba Sets Singles' Day Record, Stock Cools Off

Alibaba, ticker symbol BABA $BABA cooled off in share price today.  Not to worry, as it set a Single's Day record for sales in excess of $9 billion which handily beat estimates.  A correction was reasonable given that the stock has risen for more than a week.  These events are healthy for the stock long-term, as every day cannot be a rise in share price.

Vodafone in Focus Today

Shares of Vodafone are moving sharply higher today on the heels of great earnings.  This is a top dividend stock and also there are rumors that it could be a takeover target.  I am long VOD.

New Position - Long CTIX

As of today, I am now long CTIX and feel this stock is undervalued at this point based on current developments.  The stock is starting to move this morning, likely due to the news of a successful move to phase 2 trials in Brilacidin-OM.


I have no position in LVGI and today wanted to chime in with my opinion on the stock.  With the chill being placed on it today, and it being so close to trips, I recommend selling it here.  I see no value in the potential that it will generate revenue, and view that as doubtful.  I see this stock heading to trips and possibly no bid soon.  I have nailed recent picks on here, as can be seen through the posts.  Update 11/12/2014 - Please note, the chill was removed on 11/11/2014.  I was under the impression the chill was placed on 11/11, not removed.  This was my error.  Not much information is available on this stock and I apologize for the oversight.  I have no position in LVGI.

Analyst Nails Calls on SLTD

Recently, I have come out saying that I recommended purchasing shares of SLTD for short term gains.  Yesterday, I urged investors to take profits and felt that SLTD was overextended in price.  Today, the stock is down 21.22% to start the day.  I have been able to call everything on this stock recently, and it has been another great stock pick of this site.  Tune in for more, and soon I will also have another recommendation in relation to SLTD.  I have no position in SLTD.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Solar3D - Overextended Here

In my opinion, without extremely positive results coming through soon, the rally in SLTD has become overextended.  I see a correction coming very soon and on my correct call that we might see short term trading profits, I recommend taking profits here.  Disclosure, I have no position in SLTD.

Analyst Has Missed so far on ELRA - Elray Resources, Inc.

So far, I have missed the mark on ELRA as far as predicting a quick surge in price.  However, I only personally bought 50,000 shares at .0017, making my investing into it $85 before considering commissions.

In that same roundabout time frame, I bought a stock that has been recommended on here as well way before I recommended ELRA, as well as other stocks that have performed much better.  In fact, ELRA is about the only loser with it currently being down about $40.  One stock is up a staggering 20% in less than a month and luckily, the initial investment I made was greater than $85.

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Big Money Could be Coming to ELRA Soon

ELRA is unexplainably down today as we await news from the company to go with its 10-Q filing.  This is expected this week.

With the report of $10 million wagered in the month of October with one of its joint ventures, forward looking statements of what revenue streams are here and on the way will be highly watched if offered.

Look for big players to start pouring money into ELRA possibly.  This is due to the fact that the stock was at least 10 times higher than what it is trading at now and that was very recent as well.  This has the tendency to attract big money at a low entry price in hopes of ELRA regaining its recent highs.  Disclosure, I am long ELRA.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Rio Tinto Shares Remain Undervalued

As we head into the trading week of November 10, 2014, shares of Rio Tinto remain undervalued.  In a Reuters interview with its CEO, it is noted that the production cost of iron ore for Rio Tinto is about $20 per ton.  The low price in iron ore is not affecting Rio Tinto too much as a result, and it is able to increase production to gain market share.  This is going to pay dividends over the long-term in my opinion, and I am looking forward to a likely share dividend increase in 2015.  Long RIO.

Week of November 10 - Alibaba Stock

As we begin the trading week of Monday November 10, 2014, shares of Alibaba will be in focus.  It is coming off of the best week so far in its history on the NYSE, with shares trading sharply higher.  Will this continue?  There have been big names, including Jim Cramer, who have said that the shares could trade much higher than they are.  I see that coming as well, and am long shares.  Jack Ma has done an excellent job with this company and I feel that it has tremendous days yet to come.

Elray Resources, Inc. ELRA - What Stands Out

I own shares and recommend buying ELRA stock, and here is a summary of why it stands out from other penny stock plays.

Real revenue - a rarity among penny stocks.  For Elray Resources, it has real revenue per its most recent 10-Q statement for the quarter ending June 30, 2014.  It generated $45,000 of revenue in this quarter due to a 12 month consulting contract to manage a casino's back-office operations.  This is a 12 month contract for $250,000 per the 10-Q and not only does it bring revenue, but it puts ELRA out there and adds to its expertise.

In addition to that, a promising announcement was made for Elray Resources for the month of October.  A joint venture it is involved in, a gaming casino in Manila, generated $10,000,000 of wagers during October.  The expected yield per Elray's press release is 2.5%, which equates to $250,000 of revenue.  With that, the revenue for Elray Resources is based on its JV ownership percentage.

Furthermore, the company acquired for preferred shares, and that will generate immediate revenue for Elray as well per the company.  Also, was acquired with the same type of deal, and should have further revenue to add to ELRA.

This information shows that Elray Resources has real revenue and with earnings due out this coming week, we should learn more about what has come in so far and to what it expected.  Also, we will learn more about how to annualize these growing revenue streams.

As stated, I rate this stock as a buy and in full disclosure, am long ELRA.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Mining Companies Roar Back on Friday

Friday in the stock market, several mining companies had big days.  MUX, BTG, SVBL, and VALE all had superb days.  Rio Tinto did as well as investors started to get more excited about a commodity outlook that is pending revival in my opinion.  Now is an excellent time to add to or initiate long positions in these stocks. I am long SVBL, VALE, and RIO.

Collecting Baseball Cards

Collecting baseball cards is a great hobby and here are some great ideas for you to start or add to your baseball and sports card collection.  On this page, many things pertinent to collecting cards will be listed as far as organizing your cards, storage, and some of the best sports cards to collect.  Baseball cards have great cards starting with the most valuable baseball card in the world - the 1909 t206 Honus Wagner card followed by the 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle card.  Goudey baseball cards also contain such greats as Babe Ruth and Joe DiMaggio.  I believe that a sports card collection is not complete without football cards, basketball cards, hockey cards and other sports cards as necessary.  The Topps football cards contain famous ones such as a Jim Brown rookie card, Joe Namath, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Montana and Jerry Rice rookie cards along with rookies of Marcus Allen and Dan Marino.  If you follow any link on the sports cards here, it will lead you to more specific articles and product listings for those cards, which can provide helpful resources for you.  Bookmarking this page is a great idea.
There are different ways to store your cards.  You have to consider how much space you need, how much protection you need for your cards (your more expensive cards should be stored in better holders) and many other things.  For individual cards, there is binder storage available, individual card sleeves and holders and storage boxes.  Protecting your cards from damage is a great way to preserve their quality and is a key ingredient in preserving their value and is necessary in order to have cards in great condition.  Cards need to be in as good of condition as possible because as most of us know, the better the condition of your cards, the more they can be worth.
Considering how much space you need for storing your card collection is an idea to think about.  If you are just a personal collector like most of us are, you will not need to go to great lengths on this.  For a business or large collector, even a warehouse or storage area is an option because the cards simply cannot be housed easily.  For a physcal store owner, considering how to organize and store the cards at the physical store can provide a good place for them to have their cards right at their fingertips.  Also available for any type of collector is insurance for the storage of your cards, a relatively new option that is available as a way to preserve their value in case of damages beyond the control of the collector.  I do not know much about this option and would recommend that if someone wants to learn about it, to type it into a Google search to find out more.

Dan Marino rookie cards from 1984 topps are valuable investments to have in your football card collection.  He is one of the greatest rookie cards to have along with John Elway from this era.
Listed on this page you will find many of several rookies currently listed on Ebay.  Make a great choice and with the large selection of similar items, you are assured to have a great opportunity to find one at a great price that is exactly what you are searching for.  the 1984 Topps football card set has many hall of fame cards and the rookies galore make it one that is highly sought after by collectors.  Unopened boxes and packs are great for the serious collector.
When starting a card collection, I believe it is best to just dive in somewhere and start accumulating cards, preferably according to who your favorite players and/or years are at the start, within the boundaries of your budget. 
When 1980 Topps cards are being considered, there are baseball, basketball, footballa and hockey cards.  There are some awesome cards in these sets.  For baseball, to start, there is a Rickey Henderson rookie card.  That is the best card in the set and then there are many hall of famers including Nolan Ryan.  In Football, there is a Phil Simms rookie card along with former running back great Otis Anderson.  In basketball, there is one of my favorite cards ever produced which is the Larry Bird and Magic Johnson dual rookie panel card.  Hockey cards have Wayne Gretzky second year cards along with Ray Bourque rookie cards.  A complete set of each would make your collection quite valuable, there is a lot of potential within these sets.  Unopened packs are even more fun.  Listed on this page are 1980 topps items including baseball and basketball cards on ebay.
1986 Topps football cards are highly sought after and valuable.  The set and wax boxes and packs contain Jerry Rice rookie cards, a Steve Young rookie, Reggie White and Bruce Smith rookies, Boomer Esiason, Andre Reed and Bernie Kosar first year cards as well.

Topps Factory Set of complete baseball cards and sports cards is a great investment and has been around for many years.  It is great to have in your collection because it contains all of the cards in the set for that particular year.  Topps is the most famous baseball card company and has been making baseball cards since the 1952 series with Mickey Mantle.
A complete set of Topps factory sealed cards ensures that the cards will be in the best shape and you possibly could even have gem mint cards in there which would bring a premium to their book value.  Some of my favorites include football card sets from the 1980's as well, and baseball ones from that era in factory sealed condition are worth more than hand collated sets.
Do not forget about vintage cards as they are great for any collector.

There are some of the Topps sets for baseball cards that I consider noteworthy.  I really do like them all though, as they appeal to different kinds of collectors, different budgets and, in the long run, have all proven to be worth keeping around.

    1989 Score Football               1989 Topps Baseball            1982 Topps Baseball     
    1983 Topps Baseball        
   1983 Star Company             Star Company Bagged Set           1986-87 Fleer           
         1993 Bowman                 
   1992 Bowman                     1985 Donruss                1981 Topps Baseball              1988 Topps Baseball          
      1980 Topps                    1987 Topps                1985 Topps Baseball                vintage card                           
   1951 Bowman                      1953 Topps             1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle               
1980-81 Topps
  Upper Deck Exquisite Basketball                 1987-88 Fleer Basketball                             
   1981-82 Topps

Stock Market Week Ahead - Singles Day for Alibaba

Results of Singles' Day will be important for Alibaba, as investors right now are looking for a 40% increase in sales year over year.  This will be on November 11 and look for the stock market to immediately look for results.

Invest in Magic Johnson Rookie Cards from 1980-81 Topps

You can invest in a Magic Johnson rookie card from 1980-81 Topps basketball cards.  At last check, you can get one without Larry Bird on it for around $4.95.  The one with Larry Bird is more expensive, but there are a couple of versions without him on it as well.  Find that here

Friday, November 7, 2014

Shares of Aerogarden Perking Up Before Earnings

Aerogarden, ticker symbol AERO, is set to report earnings on November 10.  Recently, the shares have had a long awaited rally.  I am long shares of AERO and recommend it, and with this share price increase recently, it looks like investors are optimistic that its earnings will be good.  The growing season is coming up soon and last year, AERO had record sales for that time frame.  If that repeats again, it could be the start of another rally to a new all time high.

Alibaba Strong Again Today - Singles' Day Forecast is Brisk

Alibaba shares rose again today to set yet another intraday record high.  The outlook for Singles' Day sales is brisk and they are expected to rise by about 40% year over year thanks to increased mobile monetization. I am long BABA and recommend the shares.

Petrobras Rallies After Fuel Price Hikes

Shares of PBR and PBR/A (Petrobras) rallied today again, a day after announcing that there will be a modest hike in fuel prices that the company charges consumers.  This hike was welcome news to investors who were clamoring for the company to find ways to increase profit.

Vale and Rio Tinto Move Sharply Higher Today

Share prices of Vale and Rio Tinto both moved higher today as shares in iron ore miners finally had a strong day.  With the high dividend yield that these companies pay, I recommend these stocks for those wanting an undervalued dividend stock in addition to ones that I believe are severely underpriced by the market currently.

Target Highlighted on CNBC Trader Blitz Today

Shares of Target, TGT, moved higher today sharply on no real news with heavy volume.  The stock was highlighted after hours on CNBC in the Trader Blitz segment, with it being noted that the company may begin to buy back shares.  I am long TGT and recommend it, and feel that the company has moved past the data compromising issue and that it has a promising holiday season ahead of it.

Mind Solutions Inc. - VOIS Strong Sell Here

In my opinion, Mind Solutions Inc. is a strong sell at these levels, particularly after today's price drop.  In the penny stock sector, I like ELRA.  With Mind Solutions, it only has $534 in revenue per its 10-Q released in October.  I would stay away from this stock.  Disclosure, I am long ELRA.

Alibaba Stock is Up Again Today - Up Over 20% from Initial Recommendation

Per this blog, Alibaba was recommended right around the time that it had its IPO.  Since then, the stock has been on an amazing run and is poised to continue in my opinion.  This is a great stock with strong earnings and unlimited potential for the future.  With revenue coming in strong, Singles Day on November 11th is around the corner and could provide for another massive increase in sales.  Disclosure, long BABA.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Elray Resources, Inc. - ELRA Stock

Today, I initiated a long position in ELRA stock.  The company has gaming revenue coming in for the first time ever in 2014 from management of casino operations.  There are several things in the works that could potentially lead to increased revenue for the company as well.  At its current share price of .0016, an investment in this gaming company could bear fruit.

Blogger Puts Money Where Mouth Is - Long ELRA

Today, I purchased shares of the first penny stock that I have recently recommended on this blog and am now long ELRA.  I believe today's share price drop represents an excellent buying opportunity.  The company will have positive news soon in my opinion and this was an excellent entry point.  With earnings on the way, the impressive wagers that the company handled has provided backbone for futher price gains in the shares.  $ELRA $ELRA.  Share this post with your friends.

Solar3D - SLTD

Today I am recommending SLTD for short term trading.  Today's positive momentum looks sustainable on a short term basis.  There is excitment in this stock and I see this being able to continue for a week or two.  I would recommend buying this stock for a quick turnaround profit.  I have no position in SLTD.

Update - 11/10/2014.  Based on the stock's rapid price appreciation to end last week, I believe that this is the rally we were waiting for.  As a result, I now find shares overvalued and if I were a shareholder, which I am not, I would recommend selling SLTD and taking profits here.

Investing in Kobe Bryant Rookie Refractor Cards

Investing in Kobe Bryant rookie refractor cards from 1996-97 Topps and Bowman basketball card sets is a great idea.  He is a proven player and these are his high end rookies.  Look for sale prices on these Bryant refractors for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and Singles Day here.

Alibaba is Up Again, Gains 1%

In stock market action today, Alibaba (ticker symbol BABA) is up another 1%.  It has been an amazing run for Alibaba since its IPO and its earnings were impressive as well.  I recommend and own shares of Alibaba.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Positive on Creative Edge Nutrition FITX

Today, I would like to issue a positive note on Creative Edge Nutrition, ticker symbol FITX.  Per the financial statements of the company, it has generated strong recent revenue.

The stock has potential and I see today's price drop as a buying opportunity.  It is currently down about 22% and I recommend this stock as a buy.  With positive revenue, it is just a matter of time before margins improve and expenses decrease once the company is more established.  I have no position in FITX.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pot Legalized in Oregon and Washington DC - Stock Impact

Marijuana for recreational use was legalized by Washington D.C. and Oregon yesterday evening.  Stocks poised to benefit from it including MCIG, ANAS, AGTX, and NTRR.  I am excited that it will help stocks like these, in addition to ERBB, make money implementing their business models if possible.  I am long all of these stocks.

CWIR Up Big Today on Low Volume

Disclosure, I am long CWIR:

Central Wireless (CWIR) shares are currently up 50% today.  However, a cause for concern is that there is very low volume, with only 100,000 shares trading hands so far.  This is very low volume for this stock, and that is not a good indicator to see not only for a share price increase, but also for short-term trading in the stock.

Alibaba Earnings are Out - Good News

Alibaba, ticker symbol BABA, came out with earnings today that helped investors breathe a sigh of relief.  The stock has been a steady performer since going public, and today its results did not disappoint.  Mobile revenue grew by about 10 times the amount of the same time last year and earnings per share met the street estimates.  The stock is up decently today.   Disclosure, I am long BABA and recommend it.

Positive on NanoTech Entertainment NTEK

Today, I would like to highlight NanoTech Entertainment, ticker symbol NTEK.  I recommend purchasing this stock as I feel it is a bargain at around 5 cents per share currently.

The company streams concerts and videos on its 4K network and in recent announcements, is adding content.  While the monetization from subscribers is not outstanding yet, I feel that this can build and will build over time.  Even companies such as Amazon (AMZN) do not monetize their customer base initially, and as long as there are subscribers it will come.  Making viewers happy is key and will keep them coming back.

I believe this stock could get to 20 cents per share within 6 months if positive news comes out and if we see some revenue growth.  Over the past few months, the stock price has fallen and I believe that it is due for a rebound here.

Disclosure, I am long AMZN but have no position in NTEK.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Technology Stocks Offer Genuine Upside Potential Here

As we enter the holiday and Christmas shopping seasons, retailer stocks in the technology industry offer huge upside potential.  Online sales are expected to grow again at a pace faster than in-store sales.

As a result, the companies I expect to benefit from them including retailers such as Target and Best Buy, along with favorite gift card items such as Starbucks gift cards.  Also, I expect Alibaba, Ebay, Google, and Amazon to also have a strong end of the year.  Apple is another stellar performer and I would recommend all of these shares here.

If holiday sales outpace expectations, we will see a rally.  Ebay already warned about holiday sales about a month ago but hopefully we get a surprise to the upside.  I am long all of these shares except Best Buy.

Dow Jones and NASDAQ Weaken as Day Progresses

The stock market is turning downward as the day progresses.  The Dow is off 40 points and the NASDAQ is up less than a point.  With earnings on tap this week, including Alibaba before the market opens tomorrow, investors will be looking for direction as the week goes on.

Holiday sales for retailers will be in focus soon as well and I predict that they will be robust.

Alibaba Ahead of Earnings - Expectations and Implied Volatility

Alibaba, ticker symbol BABA, is reporting earnings before the market opens tomorrow.  The street has high expectations, but not to worry because it is estimated that online Chinese sales will grow about 45% this year.  Alibaba has approximately 80% of the online market.

The options market is still implying about a 5% volatility from these earnings, despite the 3.47% current gain in BABA shares so far today.  I bought more BABA stock today, and expect that these earnings are going to be a blockbuster.

I believe that we have yet to see a big move in the stock, so far the gains and price swings have been minimal.  I expect that it will change starting with the earnings report and believe that Alibaba is in better position than Twitter and Facebook were for their first earnings annoucements as publicly traded companies.

Elray Gaming - ELRA Blogger Opinion

Today I wanted to note that I am recommending shares of ELRA.  The company, Elray Gaming, recently reported that October gaming revenue reached $10 million in wagers.  The company's take on that is approximately 2.5%.  While this only equates to $250,000, this is positive income and the company plans to capitalize on this by growing the revenue and tapping into Chinese growth.  Additionally, offering high ticket fashion and electronic items will help.

The company is fully reporting and files 10-Q and 10-K reports, which is impressive for a company of its size.

While I had previously issued a bearish opinion on it, I recommend ELRA here and feel that it has potential.  Today's drop of 16% represents a good entry point.  I have no position in ELRA.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Alibaba to Release Earnings on November 4

Alibaba will report its first earnings as a public company on Tuesday, November 4, before the market opens.  Guidance for the holiday season in the upcoming quarter will also be in focus.  I own shares of BABA and recommend it going into this report.

Coca Cola Amatil Adds to Friday's Gains

Coca Cola Amatil has added to its gains from Friday of last week, trading up by about 1.6% so far this morning in Australia.  With earnings growth now seen as possible, it has been something investors have had to wait for.  I own shares of Coca Cola Amatil and recommend it as I see it being undervalued here.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Blogger Positive on Terra Tech Corp

For investors and potential investors in Terra Tech Corp., ticker symbol TRTC, my analysis has concluded that I believe it to be a buy at these price levels.

This company is clearly a leader among the small, otc stocks.   The company, along with MCIG, has made appearances on prominent financial news to discuss business prospects.  There was a run in the pot stocks early in the year, with many companies reaching all time highs.  As the year progressed, the momentum faded however the long-term potential of this company and others has not been reached yet.

As the election results come in, it is likely in my estimation that the growth in legalization of marijuana will grow.  As a result, I predict that early next year we will see the biggest rally ever in this stock and in others such as MCIG and ANAS.

Alternaturals, ANAS, already has Focamine and another product for sale in its Amazon store.  Mcig is selling its vaporizing product briskly.  Terra Tech is marching forward in the market for cultivation.  Each of these companies has a niche within the industry and I believe that the sky is the limit here.  I recommend buying shares of TRTC.

Disclosure, I am long MCIG and ANAS.