Harry Newton's In Search of The Perfect Investment
Newton's In Search Of The Perfect Investment. Technology Investor.
8:30 AM Tuesday, November 8, 2005:
Not an easy market. Best played short-term. Recent picks Qualcomm and
now TiVo have done well. Whole Foods and InSite Vision
bounced up, then eased off. How short-term to play? A day or two for some. Months
for others. Keep tight stop losses -- no more than 10%. Key tools:
+ Google alerts
can tell tell how "hot" a stock is. Receive many alerts each day
you know the stock is "hot." The service is free and easy to turn
on and off. Click here.
+ Short-term stock movements are useful. The Wall Street Journal
has list of daily gainers and losers. For the gainers, Click
here. For the losers, click
+ Stock screeners
can highlight large earnings gains, etc. Yahoo! Finance has one.
SmartMoney has one. Click
Sorry tech state from Fred Hickey: Fred
writes the best newsletter on tech stocks. It's called The High-Tech Strategist.
He knows the industry intimately. Sadly, he's mostly bearish. His November
newsletter shows him long AMD, Borland, Novell, 3Com and Adaptec.
But he's mostly in cash and treasuries. His summary of the industry:
the quarterly reports from many of the major tech companies last month, it
became clear that the industry is still in a sorry state. There are too many
vendors with too much capacity and that has led to widespread pricing and
margin pressures. It's profitless prosperity ... 2006 is shaping up to be
a year to forget. Once again, I hope to capture some of the downside through
Ad-Tech. If you're in New York, come over to the New
York Hilton and visit the Ad-Tech trade show. "Learn the disciplines, tools
and techniques that today's executives need to succeed in the new "Age
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Are you nuts?
During a visit to the mental asylum, a visitor asked the Director what the criterion
was which defined whether or not a patient should be
said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup
and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to
empty the bathtub."
"Oh, I understand,"
said the visitor. "A normal person would use the bucket because it's bigger
than the spoon or the teacup."
said the Director, "A normal person would pull the plug. Do you want a
room with or without a view?
+ Dumb reasons we hold losing stocks. Click
+ How my private equity fund is doing. Click
+ Blackstone private equity funds. Click
+ Manhattan Pharmaceuticals: Click
+ NovaDel Biosciences appeals. Click
+ Hana Biosciences appeals. Click
+ All turned on by biotech. Click
+ Steve Jobs Commencement Address. The text is available:
Click here. The full audio is available. Click
+ The March of the Penguins, an exquisite movie. Click
+ When to sell stocks. Click
This column is about my personal search for the perfect
investment. I don't give investment advice. For that you have to be registered
with regulatory authorities, which I am not. I am a reporter and an investor.
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is research for a book I'm writing called "In Search of the Perfect
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