Ah yes, the new year is only a few days upon us. How time flies! Since I am keeping trades very light, I decided to share some notes with you about trader plays I will get aggressive on in 2010. Let’s get a good start shall we…
1. China Agritech Inc (CAGC) 83% earnings in prior quarter. Dropped to 40% in latest quarter, but still, those are rare and outstanding numbers.
A Better You: Drink more water! Every time you see a fountain, take a 10 second drink. Most fast-foods offer bottled water, so skip the soda and grab that instead. During and especially after a workout, drink lots of water. You’ll be amazed how much energy you will have throughout the day.
2. Short now, buy later: Dril-Quip Inc
Blah blah from their 10-q: Dril-Quip, Inc.,designs, manufactures, sells and services highly engineered offshore drilling and production equipment that iswell suited for use in deepwater, harsh environment and severe service applications.
A Better You: Spot a fake friend, and be a real one. It’s easy to spot a fake friend… they only stick around because they want something from you. Don’t be like that. I hate people like that. Instead, be a real friend… that means being happy when a friend accomplishes something, and being sad when they are having a tough time. I’ll admit, I grew up with traits like jealousy and anger, and you think you’re winning when everyone is losing, but by the end of the day you’re not only different, you’re alone.
I’m a little excited about this stock. It has proper fundamental technicals, and it’s in a good sector for the infected 2010.
Blah blah from 10-q: Hi-Tech is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing, manufacturing andmarketing generic and branded prescription and OTC products. The Company specializes in the manufacture of liquid and semi-solid dosage forms and produces a range of sterile ophthalmic, otic and inhalation products. The Company’s Health CareProducts Division is a developer and marketer of branded prescription and OTC products for the diabetes marketplace
A Better You: Smile. Yeah, I know you’re shy, but just smile. When you’re walking down the hall, say “hi” to a stranger. Make it your goal to say it to at least 3 strangers a day. And for those that you see in your daily routines, conscientiously compliment them- that means, it should be natural but at the same time there should be effort. Don’t just say “you did a good job”, say why they did a good job. Say it to your wife, kids, co-workers, boss, classmates. Here’s a little tip for you single guys… girls love it when you smile and are sociable (think Will Farrel. lol.) . And for some odd reason, girls love it when you give them eye-contact as you smile (well, not in some creepy way). Best place to practice is at Star Bucks. After you get your order, thank them by name, smile, and look them in the eye. Your goal is not to flirt, but to be naturally amicable.
4. Jinpan International Limited [[jst]]
Jinpan (JST) was one of our proud long term swing-holds we picked over on The PPT. We liked it in 09, and it looks like it has some strength for the first few months of 2010.
A Better You: 30 minutes of workout, that’s all! You don’t need to set lavish goals to weight training and dieting. Most of my friends around me who do so set goals so high, it only leads to disappointment. If you want to feel better about yourself, lose weight, improve your health, then you need to focus more on making exercise a way of life, and eating right a habit.
5. Spock would approve. [[kirk]] has a proper pullback pattern, and it is in buying range. Get aggressive on the breakouts. It has been rewarding buy-on-the-dip bulls…
A Better You: Don’t trade just to trade, don’t trade money for time. Sometimes we get into the habit of trading just to trade. I’ll admit, I was stuck in that wheel, and I sometimes do jump back on. The best way to counteract this problem is to accept simple truths: 1) the market and stocks, will always open different doors at different times. So, if one of them shuts on you, then wait for the next one to open. Also, remember, if you’re trading to the point where you neglect the more important things in life, then whether you are making money or not, you are making the worst trade possible… you are shorting “time.” Look at yourself right now- just how rare is that “commodity” now? Much more rare than it was ten years ago!
As I’ve stated before, the “wellness” sectors will do outstanding in 2010. It’s about change, and mental toughness, and feeling good about yourself even though everything around you is falling apart. We picked [[med]] as another great buy over on The PPT. Congrats to the players!
A Better You: Reward yourself. It’s rough out there. It’s also tough to manage your own business, or raise a family if you have one. So, sometimes you need to just reward yourself. Don’t look at price, look at value! That means, create a budget and call it the “reward budget”, and whenever you reach a goal, finish a big project, nail a new client or whatever, then go out and treat yourself. Live in luxury for that day, without guilt because you earned it. The most successful people in America do this. Oh yeah, and just as important, don’t reward yourself if you don’t deserve it, and that goes for the same for buying stuff for your kids too.
7. Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. [[siro]]
Here’s what I like about SIRO… no one really knows them. I mean, we are confident in a confirmed market rally, stocks like SIRO will provide the highest rewards. Unlike KIRK, however, SIRO dip-buyers need to be careful. With volume and market-cap relatively low, the stock can move down quite fast. Rather than “buy the dip,” we suggest you “buy the panic”… there’s a big difference.
A Better You: Put yourself last. I’ve had the blessing to travel around the world and visit many different cultures, and from my observations, those cultures that stress respect and humility are the happiest ones. Sadly, the “American Dream” has lost its glamor. It’s a dream that now weighs too heavily on material tangible things. Instead of getting paranoid and insisting on our rights, I say we should bite the bullet more often, let others stand in the light, and stand up on the bus. I’m not saying we should be overly permissive or naive, but a true gentlemen knows when to stay calm and collected and knows when to be zealous and courageous.
Finally, who hasn’t improved themselves reading iBankCoin.com? Mahalo to all our readers in 2009! You all make us want to be our best.