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Fidelity Expert Picks ‘Manager of the Year and the Decade’

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Filed under: Newsletters , Mutual Funds , Stocks to Buy “Using my proprietary rankings system, I ran both a decade rankings and a 2010 rankings to derive in a purely quantitative manner my ‘Manager Of The Decade’ and ‘Manager Of The Year’,” says Jim Lowell . The editor of Fidelity Investor explains, “There’s nothing personal, nor subjective about my ranking system; it’s strictly quantitative (i.e., objective), by the numbers. “They simply reveal who can and can’t pick stocks, how consistently, and with what degree of risk vs. correlated benchmark and relevant peer group. Continue reading Fidelity Expert Picks ‘Manager of the Year and the Decade’ Fidelity Expert Picks ‘Manager of the Year and the Decade’ originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Fri, 04 Feb 2011 16:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Ceragon (Nasdaq:CRNT), DragonWave (Nasdaq:DRWI), Anaren (Nasdaq:ANEN) to Benefit from Wireless Infrastructure Spending

Saying they believe the spend for wireless infrastructure should continue to grow in 2011, Canaccord sees Ceragon (Nasdaq:CRNT), DragonWave (Nasdaq:DRWI) and Anaren (Nasdaq:ANEN) continuing to benefit from it.Canaccord says, “Based on our proprietary telecom survey, we believe vendors exposed to wireless infrastructure spending and mobile backhaul spending should benefit as carriers increase

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Access Pharmaceuticals (ACCP.OB) Continues Advancements with Cobalamin-Mediated Targeted Drug Delivery Platform for siRNA

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Proof-of-Principle Data for Proprietary CobaCyteTM Platform in siRNA ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTCBB: ACCP), a biopharmaceutical company leveraging its proprietary

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Stocks Blithely Ignore Traditional Warning Signs

Filed in Gold, goldman sachs, shares, silver, silver futures by on September 29, 2010 0 Comments
Stocks Blithely Ignore Traditional Warning Signs

(I wrote here recently that the stock market is almost completely driven these days by algorithmic trading and prop-desk automotons who couldn’t care less about whether the ups and all-too-infrequent downs of the broad averages accurately reflect “reality.” Following is a post from the Rick’s Picks forum by “3 Lions” that nicely frames the insanity of it all. The theme is especially timely given the mini-flash crash perpetrated in bullion Tuesday night. This brazen, quasi-criminal shakedown not only allowed DaScumballs –aka the Night Shift – to steal gold and silver futures for far less than they were to fetch later that morning in more liquid markets, but to pick off widows and pensioners in some key stocks that trade round-the-clock, such as Apple, IBM and Google. RA) Unequivocally, we have reached a watershed in the history of the U.S. stock market and therefore global stock markets. Never mind whether traders or investors are making money or not; the stock market has now become nothing more than a casino where the “table” almost always wins. Business-news channels in the USA are nothing more than offshoots of Hollywood sitcom studios which 20 years ago would have been rejected for children’s TV as being too dumbed down. The U.S. stock market has become so far detached from reality that justifiably it cannot be called a stock ”market.” Those of us who believe that one of the best ways to keep proper tabs on the financial charade is by perusing the consistently accurate touts in Rick’s Picks should spare a thought for those still bogged down in ancient trading methodology, such as Elliott Wave

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JPMorgan Trader Loses $130 Million Trading Coal

JPMorgan Trader Loses $130 Million Trading Coal

Filed under: JPMorgan Chase (JPM) , Goldman Sachs Group (GS) , Commodities , Federal Reserve , Financial Crisis Yup. You’ve read it right. A JPMorgan trader lost $130 million trading coal . You are probably wondering why a bank like JPMorgan Chase ( JPM ) is trading coal. That’s a good question. But the answer is that banks love to gamble with your money. They gamble every day in the commodity markets. The new Volcker rule is designed to prevent banks from gambling in the commodity markets, or any other markets for that matter. Most banks have spun off their proprietary trading units. Goldman Sachs ( GS ) plans to do so. We have not read about JPMorgan yet. This should get the attention of board members, who should tell CEO Jamie Dimon to get cracking and spin off their proprietary trading unit. Continue reading JPMorgan Trader Loses $130 Million Trading Coal JPMorgan Trader Loses $130 Million Trading Coal originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Sun, 08 Aug 2010 14:10:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Goldman Sachs to Spin Off Proprietary Trading Business

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Goldman Sachs to Spin Off Proprietary Trading Business

Filed under: Major Movement , Management , Competitive Strategy , Market Matters The new so called Volcker rule is forcing banks to spin off their proprietary trading businesses. Goldman Sachs is following the lead of the other major banks and will spin off its proprietary trading unit. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. ( GS ) stock rose 1.89% to $156.09. Goldman has been at the center of of a firestorm for critics of financial sector violations leading up to the 2008 crisis. On July 16, Goldman paid $550 million to settle civil fraud charges brought against them by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC.) The new Volcker rule, named after former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker, restricts banks from proprietary trading and has new limits on the size of private equity funds. Continue reading Goldman Sachs to Spin Off Proprietary Trading Business Goldman Sachs to Spin Off Proprietary Trading Business originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 04 Aug 2010 18:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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Bears Acting More Like Scared Rabbits

Filed in Gold, Gold Bullion prices, silver, ubs by on June 18, 2010 0 Comments

Like frightened little rabbits, shorts panicked once again late in the session, goosing the Dow 100 points in the final 30 minutes (see chart below). In the end, predictably, they wound up doing exactly what they had sought to avoid. Don’t these guys understand that if they all hung together and chilled for a rare change, the broad averages would come cascading down like a tropical downpour, ending a selling drought that has persisted for more than a year. You’d think that the May 6 “clerical accident” might have emboldened at least some of the “Don’t Pass” bettors. Evidently not. The way things stood Thursday afternoon, the rabbits had only set themselves up for more punishment later in the day, since nothing short of Armageddon could cause DaBoyz to relinquish the choke-hold they had around the rabbits’ necks at the closing bell. A silly image, we know – a mustachioed, Simon Legree character with a bunny locked in his armpit, its little pink eyes bulging from their sockets. But in truth, those who have been betting against the market lately don’t deserve to be called bears. They don’t roar, they don’t rear up ferociously on their hinds when challenged — they just nibble on lettuce and extrude little pellets when nervous. Fresh Pellets Friday morning could produce a fresh pile of pellets if there’s any good news on the tape to help DaBoyz maintain their short-squeeze choke-hold. The Dow closed at 10434, but according to our proprietary Hidden Pivot forecasting system, there’s 138 points of open space just above if bulls are in command at the bell. That implies a run-up to at

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War of Nerves at S&P 1176.25

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War of Nerves at S&P 1176.25

Hunting for relative bargains yesterday morning, we waited in vain for the index futures to come down below Friday’s levels. Alas, prices held relatively firm in the opening hour, eventually inducing yet another flight of fancy by the broad averages. By day’s end, the Dow was up 143 points, recouping most of Friday’s losses while adding further to the one-way tedium of this Mother of All Bear Rallies. To put Mama Bear in perspective, the weekly chart now reflects the possibility, if not yet the likelihood, of a 125-point upthrust in the S&P 500 mini-futures. That’s 10 percent above yesterday’s settlement price, and although the move would qualify as parabolic if it happens soon enough, it would actually lag the rally to 12471 that we predicted here a while back for the Dow Industrials. The weekly chart of the E-Mini S&Ps shows why the odds of a strong blast higher have increased lately. Using our proprietary method of analysis, the key price on the chart is 1176.75. That number is a Hidden Pivot “midpoint”, and it is directly correlated to an important Hidden Pivot well above these levels at 1317.25. Although the lower number was technically a resistance until recently, it became support when the June futures contract blew past it, topping last week at 1216.75. Very Cautiously Bullish Ordinarily, we would assume the higher number (i.e., 1317.25) will be reached if its lower “sibling” is exceeded as decisively as has occurred here. But we are being extra cautious in our bullishness because the market looks especially vulnerable to a sudden, even spectacular, selloff. There are a few reasons for this. For one, until last week stocks had risen for eight consecutive weeks on declining volume, implying, as our friend Chuck Cohen has noted, that investors are “supremely confident.” We agree. We also think that a full-blown panic could be triggered at any time by Greece’s financial problems. Under the circumstances, we’ll go with the flow, which is higher, but we will also take care not to stray more than a step or two from a fire exit. With respect to the 1176.75 pivot, it will continue to hold the key to our outlook for the summer and beyond. A breach of the support this week would be warning of possible trouble, and a Friday close below 1171.00 would make us even more nervous. Alternatively, the bullish case would become irresistible if the futures rally above 1216.75, pull back, and then complete another rally leg equal to the first. We’ll be closely tracking these potential scenarios, as well as myriad other possibilities, in the days ahead. If you’d like to stay closely on top of this situation as it develops, you can sign up for my newsletter and receive one of my forecasts free each day; or consider taking a risk-free trial of the full service, which includes all of my forecasts and access to my chat 24/7 room.

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The Zacks Mutual Fund Rank reveals its top 5 Precious Metals Funds …

Filed in Australian Gold, gld, Gold by on April 26, 2010 0 Comments

AIM Gold & Precious Metals (FGLDX) invests at least 80% of its assets in companies in the precious metals sector or in gold bullion . It may utilize all of its assets to purchase foreign securities from the precious metals sector. The precious metals fund has a … Then when changes are discovered, they’re applied to help assign more than 4400 stocks into five Zacks Rank categories: #1 Strong Buy, #2 Buy, #3 Hold, #4 Sell, and #5 Strong Sell. This proprietary stock picking …

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GameStop (GME): A Technical Outperformer

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GameStop (GME): A Technical Outperformer

Filed under: Newsletters , Stocks to Buy , GameStop Corp (GME) “If a correction occurs, I expect it to be of the garden-variety type, perhaps -5% to -7%; and, of course, if you’re going to stay long in this market, the better stocks to own are those that go up in a down market ,” suggests trading specialist Mike Turner . The editor of Mastering the Markets explains, ‘As such, I had my proprietary systems focus on the best scoring stocks that were moving higher in price while the market fell on Friday. My top scoring stock for this test is GameStop ( GME ). Continue reading GameStop (GME): A Technical Outperformer GameStop (GME): A Technical Outperformer originally appeared on BloggingStocks on Wed, 21 Apr 2010 10:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments

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New Dividend Stock Added to Database (IRM)

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New Dividend Stock Added to Database (IRM)

We are adding a new stock to our database of nearly 1600 dividend-paying stocks as Iron Mountain ( IRM ) has initiated a dividend payout. Iron Mountain ( IRM ) – This company provides information protection and storage, and related services for various media in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. The company’s services comprise records management, data protection and recovery, and information destruction. The records management services include records management program development and implementation to help customers comply with specific regulatory requirements; implementation of policy-based programs that feature secure storage for media consisting of paper, flexible retrieval access, and retention management; digital archiving and related services for secure long-term archiving of electronic records; and specialized services for vital records and regulated industries, such as healthcare, energy, and financial services. The data protection and recovery services comprise disaster preparedness, planning, support and secure, and off-site vaulting of data backup media for data recovery in the event of a disaster, human error, or virus; online backup and recovery solutions for desktop and laptop computers and remote servers; and technology escrow services to protect and manage source code and other proprietary information. The information destruction services include secure shredding services; and DataDefense, which provides automatic and intelligent encryption of sensitive PC data. The company also sells corrugated cardboard storage cartons; and provides consulting, facilities management, fulfillment, and other outsourcing services. It serves commercial, legal, banking, healthcare, accounting, insurance, entertainment, and government organizations. The company was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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$MRNA MDRNA, Inc. Announces Positive Efficacy And Tolerability Data In Non-Human Primates With Proprietary siRNA Compounds

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$MRNA MDRNA, Inc. Announces Positive Efficacy And Tolerability Data In Non-Human Primates With Proprietary siRNA Compounds

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