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Has anyone made any $$ in the market lately?(11 posts)

Has anyone made any $$ in the market lately?CARBON110
Sep 18, 2003 12:31 PM
What kinda stocks? At least the life boats are covered now lol. But it doesnt look exactly promising either in most cases.
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Sep 18, 2003 12:44 PM
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Thanks Roadeeforlife...........CARBON110
Sep 18, 2003 1:25 PM
It looked suspicious a little. I didnt have time to check the guys history or ask any questions like if the cords had been cut. It looks like they are short. I am going to email him and offer him like 2k for it. Its either stolen or something is wrong with it. Thanks again for the link...cant believe I didnt see it on ebay myself. I am always hitting Time trial in search. I got outbid by 25bucks LOL!
I'm up +30% this yearLive Steam
Sep 18, 2003 6:02 PM
I have been doing very well this year. The major averages are surging and there are/were lots of good buys out there. There were many companies that took a beating and they are/were priced very attractively. I day trade as well as hold core positions in many of the same stocks I day trade. I don't like to make any recommendations because 1. I wouldn't want someone to lose on my recommendation 2. I don't know what your risk tolerance is 3. I don't want to jinx myself :O)

All I can say is, I believe that tech is on the rebound. That is where I have made the most gains. However, I also did well with Krispy Kreme (KKD) this year. Right now KKD is in a downward trend. I say it's a good buy between $33 and $36. They recently made an arrangement with Wal-Mart, which I believe will increase their exposure and sales. I also did pretty well with the home builders. Old Ed will confirm that I'm in big with the corporate HBers :O)

Look at trends and products you are familiar with. Look into industries that you have some knowledge in, to find good buying ops. You have to do due diligence to find the right opportunities. Look at story stocks like EDS. That was a risky play, but the price they sold off to was too compelling. I also made some money in Charter Communications, though that was and still remains a risky play, though you have to like the cast of characters.

I will probably get hammered myself, by TJ, for responding. He is the financial genius on the board. Maybe he has a few stocks he can recommend :O)
Good for you Steam! Hope I have as much success"nm"CARBON110
Sep 19, 2003 5:46 AM
I wouldn't do that,TJeanloz
Sep 19, 2003 5:54 AM
There were no overarching statements about what effects your stock ownership will have on taxes, or whatever the previous discussion was about.

Alas, I have no stocks that I can recommend, as the NASD won't let me.
I just thought I would paint a picture for youLive Steam
Sep 19, 2003 6:08 AM
3 Year Weekly Chart of the Dow


3 Year Weekly Chart of the NAZ


As you can see both averages have moved significantly off of their lows. They have both done so on sustained and even volume. Both are also reaching critical levels that, when reached may spur more activity - hopefully buying activity :O)
re: Has anyone made any $$ in the market lately?rufus
Sep 19, 2003 6:21 AM
not too badly. i'm invested in mutual funds, and my growth fund is up about 30%. my two international funds are up in the mid 20's, my index and one other fund are tracking the market so far, up about 14%. my big one is royce opportunity fund, a small cap value fund, which is up almost 50%. of course, that only means it's gained back all it lost last year, but i'll take it.
Grasso did allright getting out.(I can't match Czar's pith.Sorry for trying) nm128
Sep 19, 2003 7:22 AM
yes, but you don't want my stocks.dr hoo
Sep 19, 2003 8:54 AM
Anyone can claim to be a big winner on the net :)

I have a traditional pension plan, and I throw 10% into mutual funds from every check. That means that my individual stock purchases are very high risk/high reward plays. Basically, I hope that I can get 2 winners out of 10 stocks. Even if the other 8 go to zero, I can still make money. This is for a VERY small percentage of my total holdings of course.

The stock I tell people about when they ask is GGG. Graco. They make fluid handling equipment (oil, paint, etc.) Very old economy. Solid. Steady rise. A small dividend too iirc. (I don't own it, wish I would have bought it 3 years ago when I first looked). Look into it if you want.

My current "watch" list of consideration includes:

WIND (embedded software)
HOTT (I am considering a short. Depends on how the new stores targeting larger teens develop)
NOVN (transdermal patch medications, but main product is hormone replacement therapy, which caused a HUGE slide in price. Might be an opportunity)
AMSC (just because it is cool, American SuperConducter. After the blackouts, it JUMPED).
CWP (telecom)

Clearly I am not recommending these, since I do not own them. I tend to follow companies for a couple of years before I commit my money to them. But I am keeping my eye on them.

I'm waiting. After this run up, I see a pullback. Or more run up! In either case, I can wait to see how things break.
Almost everything steadily up since early April.Humma Hah
Sep 19, 2003 1:04 PM
Almost everything was undervalued. One example in my small portfolio is COF ... broker got me into it in the Spring. What's in YOUR wallet?

Also bought into an outfit putting in cellular networks in Central America a couple of months back. Doing well.