Harry Newton's In Search of The Perfect Investment
Newton's In Search Of The Perfect Investment. Technology Investor.
8:30 AM Friday, January 27 2006: I'm
pumped, again. I met an entrepreneur who has the neatest idea to revolutionize
an industry, this time the magazine industry. I come home fired up. Michael,
my son, asks some probing questions and my enthusiasm ebbs. Next time, I won't
talk with him until the following day. I deserve at least one "up"
My friends are psyched about Imclone (IMCL). They like the prospects
for Erbitux, the powerful cancer drug. And they like the drugs in Imclone's
pipeline. But they also like the idea that the board has finally recognized
that Imclone doesn't have the resources to realize its full potential. On Tuesday
the board announced it "has engaged Lazard to conduct, in conjunction
with management, a full review of the Company's strategic alternatives to maximize
shareholder value. These alternatives could include a merger, sale or strategic
alliance." Remember too, Carl Icahn probably still owns a good swag
of Imclone. My friends figure Imclone reaches $45 within a couple of
months. It closed last night at $35.76.
I'm always embarrassed
to admit that I've bought a stock based on a recommendation, but I share your
enthusiasm for small biotechs and after a little due diligence of my own I
have picked up a couple of your picks in my Vegas money pot:
HANA: up 129.34%
ISV: up 94.45%
Even lowly TPTH
which I had finally put a tight stop loss on and assumed would stop out on
me anytime has turned around and is up almost 9% for me.
Now if only
VQPH would make the bounce.
Keep the ideas
have no capital": I've heard this lame excuse
for not becoming an entrepreneur several times this week. It's rubbish. There
is more money chasing too few deals than there ever has been. Find a deal, an
opportunity, a new business, whatever... and your friends will beg you to take
their money. "No capital" is another way of saying "I'm
lazy!" End of lecture.
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Half of all Americans over the age of 55 have no teeth.
what was that poem?
(Reuters) - A middle-aged Tokyo man found to be living with 10 younger women
said he attracted them by reciting an incantation that came to him in a dream.
The 57-year-old man's unusual living arrangements came to light when another
woman complained to police that he had threatened her after she refused to join
his harem, Kyodo news agency said Wednesday.
"I had a
dream that told me I would become attractive to women if I recited a particular
incantation," it quoted the man as saying. A rapid series of weddings and
divorces left the man with a large group of ex-wives, mostly in their 20s and
30s, who shared his surname and continued to live with him.
Two Silly "Did You Hear About" Jokes....
+ Did you hear about the psychic amnesiac? He knew in advance what
he was going to forget.
+ Did you hear
about the new restaurant that just opened up on the moon? Great food, no atmosphere.
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The tennis from Australia ends this weekend. You got to watch the
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investment. I don't give investment advice. For that you have to be registered
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