Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Top Debt Free Stocks Below $10 a Share

Many investors look for the lower price shares because many believe that the percentage gains can be bigger. If the companies are debt free and the shares trade below book value, it helps to reduce the risk. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has come out with a list of over 20 stocks meeting that selling below book and and have no debt, all selling for less than $10 a share, and market caps over $150 million. Here are some examples:

Gran Tierra Energy, Inc. (GTE) is an oil and gas company with operations in South America. This debt free company sells for 72% of book value and has a forward PE of 5.

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDTI) makes and sells various mixed-signal semiconductor solutions. This company has no debt and trades for 65% of book value. The stock has a forward PE of 59.

MSC Software Corporation (MSCS) creates and sells simulation software, such as MSC.Nastran, Patran, Adams, and Marc software. They sell for 88% of book value and are debt free. The forward PE is 125.

AnnTaylor Stores Corp. (ANN) the retailer of women's clothing, sells for 94% of book value and has no debt, with $112 million in cash.

For a list of over 20 stocks selling for less than $10 a share, debt free, and selling below book value, go to wsnn.com.

Author does not own any of the above at the time this was written.

By Stockerblog.com

Monday, April 27, 2009

Swine Flu Stocks


By now, anyone who has a TV, radio, gets the newspaper, or has Internet access has heard of the swine flu outbreak. Many investors think that the flu scare has had a significant effect on various stocks, some positively and some negatively. Here are a few that may benefit on the long side due to this outbreak.

GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) makes the Relenza inhaled flu drug. The stock has a PE of 12 and a yield of 5.6%.

Gilead Sciences (GILD) developed Tamiflu. The stock has a PE of 21.

Roche (RHHBF.PK) makes Tamiflu.

Novartis AG (NVS) is working on a flu virus vaccine. The stock has a PE of 10 and a yield of 4.7%.

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) markets Purell hand sanitizer and surgical masks. The stock has a PE of 11 and a yield of 3.8%.

If you are interested in a downloadable Excel database of High Yield Big Pharma stocks, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Author does not own any of the above.

By Stockerblog.com

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bernie Madoff's Autograph is Dropping as Fast as his Hedge Fund

Back in January, I wrote an article about an antique stock certificate handsigned by Bernard Madoff being sold on eBay (EBAY) for $100,000. Now another Bernie Madoff stock certificate listing has appeared on eBay, but this time the price has dropped significantly to a starting price of only $1,000. This is a decline of $99,000 in only three months.

High Yield Stocks with No Debt

Although many investors think that the stock market has finally bottomed out, they are being very cautious. In order to play it safe, they are looking for stocks that are debt free. In addition, high dividends are desirable since income will be coming in while waiting for the stock to appreciate. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com recently came out with a list of the top yielding debt free stocks. Some of the yields are extremely high and may not be sustainable.

Here are a few of the stocks that meet the high yield and no debt criteria.

Terra Nitrogen Co (TNH) has a yield of 6.6%, with a PE of 8.6

Methode Electronics (MEI) has a yield of 5.0%

Maxim Integrated (MXIM) has a yield of 5.7%, with a PE of 28.9

Lorillard (LO) has a yield of 5.9%, with a PE of 12.2

Paychex (PAYX) has a yield of 4.5%, with a PE of 17.9

To see the entire list of debt free high yield stocks, check out wsnn.com.

By Stockerblog.com

Friday, April 24, 2009

Odd Lots for the Week Ending 04-24-09: What Others are Saying

The official definition of odd lot is a group of shares amounting to less than 100 shares. For purposes of Stockerblog.com, it is a group of short articles about what other bloggers and web sites have come up with. It has nothing to do with being 'odd'.

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Have you Twitted yet? If not, maybe you should jump on the bandwagon. Twitter grew over 130% in March! That’s just one month.

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Speaking of Twitter, the first Twitterer (Tweeter?) arrest was made. An Oklahoma man was arrested for making violent threats against the government on Twitter.

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So you thought spam wastes a lot of your time? Spam wastes over 33 billion kilowatt-hours of energy every year, which is enough to power over 2.4 million homes.

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Check out this video of the San Francisco Mint in downtown San Francisco being painted with HD projectors. Pretty neat.

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The Museum of American Finance in Manhattan has several interesting upcoming events: The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt on April 30, and Women of Wall Street exhibit on June 9.

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The German sexindustry has been hit hard by the recession, so senior citizen discounts, rebates and special promotions are popping up in order to stimulate business.

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By Stockerblog.com

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Stocks Going Ex Dividend Late April

If you want to try the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends,' which is the technique of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend, there are many stocks to choose from. This technique generally works only in bull markets.

When you buy dividends, there are many stocks in many different sectors to choose from. In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks.

Unum Group ( UNM ) Ex-dividend date: 4/23/09 PE ratio: 9 Yield: 2.0%

Magyar Telekom Plc. ( MTA ) Ex-dividend date: 4/27/09 PE ratio: 7 Yield: 11.8%

A. O. Smith Corporation ( AOS ) Ex-dividend date: 4/28/09 PE ratio: 11 Yield: 2.6%

Fomento Economico Mexicano SAB ( FMX ) Ex-dividend date: 4/28/09 PE ratio: 15 Yield: 0.6%

Texas Instruments Incorporated ( TXN ) Ex-dividend date: 4/28/09 PE ratio: 12 Yield: 2.4%

Tyco International Ltd. ( TYC ) Ex-dividend date: 4/28/09 PE ratio: 10 Yield: 3.6%

Babcock & Brown Air Limited ( FLY ) Ex-dividend date: 4/28/09 PE ratio: 3 Yield: 15.2%

CARBO Ceramics Inc. ( CRR ) Ex-dividend date: 4/29/09 PE ratio: 13 Yield: 2.1%

If you like dividend stocks, you should check out the high yield utility stocks and the Monthly Dividend Stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com. For more details on dividend definitions, check out definitions of dividend dates. Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Author owns TYC.

By Stockerblog.com

Book Review: Toy Monster: The Big, Bad World of Mattel

When I started reading the first couple chapters of the book Toy Monster: The Big, Bad World of Mattel by Jerry Oppenheimer, my first mental thought was 'Wow! This was like the National Enquirer meets the Wall Street Journal'.

The book starts out talking about Jack Ryan, the "father" of Mattel's Barbie Doll. Ryan pursued real life Barbies, to the point of having his wives have plastic surgery to look like the Barbie doll. (By the way, do you know what Barbie's measurement would be if she would a real live woman? See the answer at the end of this article.) Ryan had wild parties, numerous bedroom escapades, and a series of wives including Zsa Zsa Gabor.

There was Ruth Handler, the ruthless founder of Mattel. She was eventually involved in a financial scandal, that caused her to lose her position with the company. Then there was Jill Barad who moved up the Mattel ranks very quickly, and was referred to as a young Ruth Handler.

What I like about this expose is that it is very thoroughly researched with numerous interviews, and everything was documented by Oppenheimer. What most surprised me was that I have been a small shareholder of Mattel for many years and I never knew about the scandalous background of this famous toy company. What a great movie Toy Monster: The Big, Bad World of Mattel would make. A fascinating and fast-paced business book.

By Stockerblog.com

Answer to the above question: 39-18-34

Friday, April 17, 2009

Bad Investing Caused by Drugs?


A physician in Florida has come out with a thesis that the stock market crash caused by over-speculation may have been caused by drugs, but not illegal drugs. He is suggesting that exuberant speculation is caused by cholesterol-lowering drugs!!!

This in-depth article by Tom Jacobs describes that many users of some of these drugs such as Zocor marketed by Merck & Co. (MRK), Lipitor marketed by Pfizer (PFE), and Crestor marketed by AstraZeneca (AZN), are middle-aged men, who make up a major percentage of investors in the United States.

2009 California Gold Rush


With the price of gold trading at a high level, and with the high jobless rate, Californians are turning to gold prospecting to enhance their income. Interest in both recreational and professional panning are way up, and the gold prospecting supply business is booming.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Are There Really Stocks that Pay Dividends Monthly?

Yes, there are plenty of stocks, including REITS, oil income trusts, and closed end funds, which pay dividends every month. As a matter of fact, WallStreetNewsNetwork.com found over three hundred monthly dividend payers. There are plenty of advantages to having monthly dividends versus quarterly or annual dividend stocks, everything else being equal. Your invested capital is returned faster, compounding happens quicker, and there is generally less stability. Here are a few examples.

Enerplus Resources Fund (ERF) is a Canadian oil income trust which has a PE of 4 and pays a yield of 9.1%.

American Income Fund Inc. (MRF) is a closed-ended fixed-income mutual fund which yields 10.4%.

DWS Municipal Income Trust (KTF) is a tax free income closed end fund which pays a tax exempt yield of 7.8%.

Remember, the yields are subject to fluctuation and elimination, and the monthly payout schedule is also subject to change. In addition, the principal fluctuates. To see the list of the monthly yielders, go to wsnn.com.

Author does not own any of the above.

By Stockerblog.com

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

High Yield US Income Master Limited Partnerships

Have you made profits during the recent rally? Maybe you want to put some of that money in high income producing investments, such as Master Limited Partnerships. These investments provide high yields which may be partly or completely tax sheltered. Most of these partnerships are invested in oil and gas. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com just came out with an updated list. Here are a few examples.

ONEOK Partners, L.P. (OKS) PE: 5.84 Yield: 10.2%
Enterprise Products Partners LP (EPD) PE: 9.8 Yield: 9.8%
Inergy Holdings, L.P. (NRGP) PE: 13.62 Yield: 9.7%

Talk to your accountant before investing in these with your retirement plan funds, due to UBTI consequences.

For a list of 18 of these high yield partnerships, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

By Stockerblog.com

Monday, April 13, 2009

How to Invest in Cuba


Now that the United States is easing restrictions on Cuban Americans traveling to Cuba and allowing them to send money to their Cuban relatives, investors are looking for any possible Cuban investment plays. Other good news for Cuba includes that fact that U.S. telecom companies are now allowed to do business in Cuba. Also, many believe that Obama may improve relations with Cuba, which may lead to more loosening of restrictions of all Americans traveling to Havana. Here are a few companies that have Cuban connections.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX) is the large mining company involved in the exploration and production of copper, gold, and silver, along with other minerals. The Moa Mine located at Moa Bay in Cuba is owned by Freeport-McMoRan but was confiscated by Fidel Castro in the late 1950's revolution. The stock has a forward P/E of 17, and a PEG of 8.75.

Sherritt International (SHERF.PK) is a Toronto, Ontario based mining, and oil, and gas company that is one of the largest foreign investors in Cuba, having more business in Cuba than any other Canadian company. A major portion of their revenues are generated by the Moa Mine in Cuba, as a joint venture with a Cuban government company. They also operate Varadero, Canasí, Yumuri, Puetro Escondido oil and gas fields which they have leased in Cuba. In addition, Sherritt owns, Energas, the Cuban electric utility. The stock trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada and on the Pink Sheets in the United States, and recently generated negative earnings of 91 cents per share.

Since more cruise travel should be opening up in the near future with Cuba, Carnival Corp. (CCL), which is one of the largest cruise and vacation companies in the world, should participate in that business. Their cruise lines which operate out of North America, the United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, include Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line and Windstar Cruises in North America; AIDA in Germany; Costa Cruises in southern Europe; P&O Cruises, Cunard Line, Ocean Village and Swan Hellenic in the United Kingdom; and P&O Cruises in Australia. They operate a fleet of 81 ships, and will be receiving another 20 ships between now and 2011. They are headquartered in Miami, Florida and London, England. They have a P/E of 9, PEG of 0.8, and a yield of 6.3%.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) , which should also participate with trips to Cuba, owns Royal Caribbean International [19 cruise ships with over 44,000 berths] and Celebrity Cruises [9 cruise ships with over 15,000 berths]. They also own Pullmantur S.A., which has five ships in Europe and Latin America. The company plans on having six more ships by the end of 2010. They also offers land tour vacations in Alaska, Canada and Europe. They are headquartered in Miami, Florida. Their P/E is 4, P/S 0.58, yield 6%.

Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund Inc. (CUBA) is a closed end fund which is a diversified way of playing the Cuba economy. It invests in stocks of the of the Caribbean Basin Countries and the United States. The stock has recently generated negative earnings and yields 2.9%.

Cuban Electric Co. (CGAR.PK) owns property in Cuba that was confiscated by Castro. The company trades occasionally on the Pink Sheets.

Sol Melia (SMIZF.PK) which is based in Spain, operates about 25% of the hotels in Cuba. Net profit margin is 12% and operating margin of 19%.

Trailer Bridge Inc. (TRBR) is a marine freight carrier between the U.S. and Puerto Rico which is expected to benefit from expansion to Cuba at some point in the future. The stock has a forward P/E of 9.

Petroleo Brasileiro (PBR) is in partnership with Cuba's government-owned oil company. The stock has a P/E of 10.

Repsol YPF SA (REP) is a Spanish oil and gas company with significant operations in Argentina.. They are drilling offshore Cuba for oil. The stock has a P/E of 7.5, and a PEG of 1.7.

Stocks in other countries may participate in the growth of Cuba, including Mexico, Colombia, Brazil and Argentina.

Author owns CGAR.PK and PBR.

By Stockerblog.com

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Odd Lots: What Others are Saying

The official definition of odd lot is a group of shares amounting to less than 100 shares. For purposes of Stockerblog.com, it is a group of short articles about what other bloggers and web sites have come up with. It has nothing to do with being 'odd', at least not usually.

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The recession causes teeth grinding.

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Dr. Duru reported 89.3% of stocks are now trading over their 40-day moving average.

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Bargaineering found a “pay it forward” Heineken video commercial. Heineken (HINKY.PK) trades on the Pink Sheets in the United States.

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Stock Rake said that it looks like gold is breaking down.


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'The Formula that Killed Wall Street' was an article that HighChartPatterns turned up. It is about David X. Li 's formula, the Gaussian copula function, which could determine how complex risks to be calculated more accurately and simply, but the formula fell apart with the market collapse.

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How about a humorous and refreshing Chairman's letter from footnoted.org.

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What billionaire threatened to punch a reporter in the mouth?

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By Stockerblog.com

Friday, April 10, 2009

Zimbabwe Inflation So Bad, Currency Used to Paper Billboards

I have written numerous articles in the past about Zimbabwe back when they had a 100,000% Inflation Rate, then inflation breaking 11,200,000%, and finally about the 100,000,000,000,000 Dollar Bill (that's $100 trillion).

Now it appears that the Zimbabwe currency is so worthless that it is being used to paper billboards.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Easter Candy and Chocolate Stocks


With Easter approaching, investors are looking at candy and chocolate companies for investment opportunities. Of course, chocolate will always be popular since it can reduce free radicals, lower blood pressure, increase serotonin levels, and it tastes good. Here are some stocks in the confectionery business that may be worth taking a bite out of.

Hershey (HSY), founded in 1894, is the largest manufacturer of chocolate in North America and one of the largest chocolate and candy companies in the world. Hershey's Kisses were invented in 1901 and their chocolate chips were introduced in 1928. The stock has a P/E of 27, with a favorable yield of 3.3%.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Inc. (RMCF) is a very low cap stock [and should therefore be considered very speculative], based in Durango, Colorado, which makes and markets caramels, creams, mints, and truffles. The company, which was founded in 1981, has over 300 franchise locations in 40 states, along with Canada and the United Arab Emirates. The P/E is 10, and their yield is 6.4%. This is a very low cap stock and should be considered very speculative.

Cadbury plc (CBY) is a London based confectionery and beverage company, which was founded in 1783. Some of their products include cocoa powder and milk chocolate bars. Their brands include Cadbury Creme Egg, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Clorets, and Dentyne. The stock has a P/E of 95, a PEG of 1.32, and a yield of 3.4%.

The Swiss based company Nestle (NSRGY.PK) is involved in a lot of businesses including pharmaceuticals and nutrition products, but most consumers know it for its chocolate and candy business. Their net profit margin for the latest quarter is 23%. The stock has a PEG ratio of 0.74.

Lindt & Sprungli AG (LDSVF.PK) is another Swiss based company. They produce premium chocolate, which includes the brands Lindt, Ghirardelli, and Caffarel. Their net profit margin for the latest quarter is 13.5%.

Barry Callebaut (BYCBF.PK) is yet another Switzerland based company, which produces cocoa, chocolate and candy products. Their net profit margin for the latest quarter is 5.6%.

Even Tootsie Roll Industries Inc. (TR) produces candy for Easter such as Easter Tootsie Roll Midgees, Easter Miniatures, and the Easter Edition Tootsie Roll Candy Wreath. The stock has a P/E of 34 and a yield of 1.4%.

Make sure you check out Valentines Day Stocks, and Getting Married Stocks. Also, don't forget that Mothers Day is coming up next month.

Full Disclosure: Author owns HSY.

By Stockerblog.com

Sunday, April 05, 2009

The 7 Worst Stocks

There are several stocks in the S&P 500 that may be worth avoiding due to the fact that they are generating negative earnings, have negative operating cash flow, and a high debt to capital ratio.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. ( AMD) Negative earnings of $5.10 per share. Negative operating cash flow. Debt to Capital Ratio: 98%

SLM Corporation ( SLM) Negative earnings of $0.69 per share. Operating cash flow of negative $5.7 billion. Debt to Capital Ratio: 97%

MBIA Inc. ( MBI) Negative earnings of $12.29 per share. Negative operating cash flow. Debt to Capital Ratio: 94%

Verisign, Inc. ( VRSN) Negative earnings of $1.87 per share. Negative profit margin. Debt to Capital Ratio: 93%

Frontier Communications Corp ( FTR) $4.7 billion in debt, only $173 million in cash. Quarterly earnings drop of 41.9%.
Debt to Capital Ratio: 90%

CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. ( CBG) Negative earnings of $4.81 per share. Negative operating cash flow. Debt to Capital Ratio: 89%

CIT Group Inc. ( CIT) Negative earnings of $11.06 per share. Negative profit margin of 169%. Debt to Capital Ratio: 89%

If you want to see some stocks at the other end of the spectrum, check out the downloadable Excel databases of Below Book High Yield Stocks, Debt Free Stocks Selling At Or Near Cash, and No Debt Low Price To Cash Flow Stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

By Stockerblog.com

iPhone Video Editing Tools

There is a rumor going around that video editing tools will be available in the Apple (AAPL) iPhone 3.0 firmware, according to Gizmodo.

Free (for now) Retirement Analyzer

On of my readers recently discovered a flaw on the Retirement Analyzer that I created, which is available through WallStreetNewsNetwork.com. Apparently, I had locked part of the worksheet, which prevented users from changing the amount of assets. In addition, the protection had a password. (And to make things worse, I had forgotten the password.) Anyway, the analyzer is now unprotected. I think that some of the previous users discovered a way around the password, by copying the whole worksheet and pasting it into a new blank worksheet.

The reason why I am writing about this is that I am planning on enhancing it, making it more comprehensive and easier to use, and eventually coming up with a RetAnalyzer Pro. So if you have any feedback about any suggestions or changes to the program, please post it to this write-up. Suggestions can include such things as separating the pension income from the Social Security income, have a worksheet to add up all taxable assets and tax free assets, etc.

The basic premise of the program is to determine if you can outlast your money, based on various assumptions. In addition, you can do various worst-case what-ifs, such as high inflation, low investment return, higher retirement expenses, etc.

As I make each change and update, I will post it to the wsnn.com site. For now, the RetAnalyzer Pro program will still cost nothing, nada, zero, zilch, and zip. No login, no request for you email address.

Thanks for you feedback.

By Stockerblog.com

Book Review: World Wide Rave

All I can do is rave about the book World Wide Rave: Creating Triggers that Get Millions of People to Spread Your Ideas and Share Your Stories, by David Meerman Scott. If you want to drive thousands or millions of people to your business, web site, or blog, Scott shows the way to do it in a clear, very-easy-to-understand way, using numerous real life examples.

The best thing about his techniques is that they are free, and involves no advertising or public relations assistance, which he says are totally unnecessary. The most important section is the Rules of the Rave, where he describes the six most important things to remember when creating a rave, and are later described in detail throughout the book.

He touches on why it is important to give away something from free, and that means totally free, no registration, no login, no request for email address, no nothing. The freebie can be anything from a web app to an e-book to music.

The word-of-mouth (or word-of-email or word-of-blog) connections can be geometric, at no cost and very little work.

Anyone who has a website or business or book or anything to promote needs to read World Wide Rave: Creating Triggers that Get Millions of People to Spread Your Ideas and Share Your Stories.

By Stockerblog.com

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Odd Lots: What Others are Saying

The official definition of odd lot is a group of shares amounting to less than 100 shares. For purposes of Stockerblog.com, it is a group of short articles about what other bloggers and web sites have come up with. It has nothing to do with being 'odd', at least not usually.

The U. S. Government plans to regulate online social media sites. Posters on the sites and the sites themselves, along with bloggers, could be sued for what they say about products.

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Adam Hewison at INO talks about What now for the S&P?

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Russia, China and Brazil want an alternative to the U. S. Dollar as an international currency. It is interesting to note that three of the four BRIC countries are in favor of this.

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Who would have thought that Malaysia and the Philippines are considered tax havens by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development [OECD].


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Voice recognition search on Google (GOOG) becoming more popular.

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Zentrader says the devaluation of the dollar is unavoidable.

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Here's a new ETF. A China A-Shares ETF will be released by Van Eck Global Advisors.

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Short selling is good, and is not the cause of the drop in the stock market, according to RebelTraders.

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By Stockerblog.com

Friday, April 03, 2009

Cloudware Stocks: What the Heck is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is the delivery of scalable IT services over the Internet, with applications and files stored on a large external network. What does that mean?

It means that instead of running software applications on your computer, you run the apps in the "clouds" in cyberspace, in other words through the Internet. All your programs and files are stored on an outsourced computer network. Sometimes, certain aspects of cloud computing are referred to as platform as a service [PaaS] and software as a service [SaaS]. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has released a downloadable Excel database of 16 different publicly traded companies with some connection to cloud computing.

If you have ever used Google (GOOG) Docs or Google Calendar, you have experienced a small example of cloud computing. Many companies, organizations, and universities have turned their email system over to gmail, another form of cloudware. Google will be one of the major players in this field. The stock has a PE of 28, is debt free, and has over $15.8 billion in cash.

Here are a dozen of the advantages of clouds:
1. Server equipment cost reduction due to elimination of the necessity of on site servers.
2. Staffing cost savings, since there is little or no need for on-site network administration.
3. Potential for lower software licensing costs.
4. Elimination of server maintenance costs.
5. Small initial upfront investment.
6. Built-in computer disaster recovery services & back-up sites.
7. Reduction in client station costs. In other words, no need to buy new computers for staff as long as existing computers can connect to the Internet.
8. If additional staff computers need to be purchased, they can be cheap 'dumb' terminals.
9. Clouds provide scalability; can easily grow as the company grows.
10. The ease of the sharing of resources.
11. Services can be automated.
12. Speed of access of data.

Another major company in this currently narrow industry is Salesforce.com (CRM), a provider of customer-relationship management services. They have lately been promoting 'the end of software'. Salesforce doesn't just market to the small and medium size-companies, they have major users of their services, including Corporate Express division of Staples (SPLS), Daiwa Securities (DSECY.PK), Expedia (EXPE), Dow Jones Newswires subsidiary of News Corp. (NWS-A), SunTrust Banks (STI), and Kaiser Permanente. Salesforce has a very high PE ratio of 107, a nominal amount of debt amounting to a little over $2 million, with almost $700 million in cash.

To see an Excel spreadsheet database of many companies which are involved in cloud computing that can be sorted, added to, and changed, go to wsnn.com.

Author does not own any of the above.

By Stockerblog.com

Stocks Going Ex Dividend Mid April

If you want to try the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends,' which is the technique of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend, there are many stocks to choose from. This technique generally works only in bull markets.

When you buy dividends, there are many stocks in many different sectors to choose from. In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks.


Corus Entertainment Inc. ( CJR) Ex-dividend date: 4/13/09 Yield: 4.3%

Harsco Corporation ( HSC) Ex-dividend date: 4/13/09 Yield: 3.6%

Service Corporation International ( SCI) Ex-dividend date: 4/13/09 Yield: 4.6%

Trinity Industries, Inc. ( TRN) Ex-dividend date: 4/13/09 Yield: 3.5%

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. ( CBRL) Ex-dividend date: 4/15/09 Yield: 2.8%

PerkinElmer, Inc. ( PKI) Ex-dividend date: 4/15/09 Yield: 2.2%

Graco Inc. ( GGG) Ex-dividend date: 4/16/09 Yield: 4.5%

If you like dividend stocks, you should check out the high yield utility stocks and the Monthly Dividend Stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com. For more details on dividend definitions, check out definitions of dividend dates. Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Author does not own any of the above at the time this article is written.

By Stockerblog.com

Guest Article: Get Your Favorite Market Analyzed, Instantly!

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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Correlation Between the Stock Market and Sun Spots

Can you believe that there is a correlation between sun spots and the stock market? Last year, there were no sunspots during 266 days of the year and the stock market made a major low last year also.

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