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Initial Public Offerings INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERINGS Initial Public Offerings

seem to be a moot point right now, but that can change quickly. Especially if the market all of of a sudden capitulates. Ask yourself this question. Why are companies like Groupon and Yelp still looking to go public in the near future despite these market conditions ? Maybe they think we are near a bottom.

 Well it’s pretty simple, Initial public offerings are a fickle beast. The only constant, is how to buy them if you are a long term holder. Plus, it’s common knowledge that some of these enormous Initial Public Offerings valuations have been reset to the downside in this current market. So maybe some potential bargains will be coming to market in the near future. Here are some tips below on the subject:

LOOK AT THE PROSPECTUS- A lot of quality behind the scenes info is available in this type of legal document. Insider selling and compensation are always topics that can create negative interest. However, a prospectus is a great source for a general vibe on the company’s future prospects.

COMPARE TO INDUSTRY- Like most initial public offerings, stocks have peers. zecco penny stocks This type of due diligence only requires simple math that involves comparing revenues, earnings and market caps to see if the Initial Public Offerings in question is expensive or inexpensive relative to the group. For instance, if you buy an Initial Public Offerings that all of a sudden becomes worth 3x the market leader in the first two days of trading, it might be wise to take a profit.

INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERINGS Are For Short Term Investors

DO YOU FLIP ?- The flipping of an initial public offerings is usually a sensitive topic. Most brokerage firms discourage it, but the strategy of selling quickly for a profit is often the safest way to play the spec names. However, massive gains can potentially be achieved if an investor does his homework and truly buys into the quality of the business. Do you think flippers of Google wish they still owned their positions instead of taking a small gain. Holding IPO‘s for the long term isn’t for everyone, but it’s something to consider on an individual basis.

DON’T WASTE TIME- This is something that many chasers of initial public offerings don’t seem to grasp. Let’s say Jane Doe has $100k at ABC Brokerage and a super hot deal is about to come to market. Now what I mean by super hot is 20x to 40x oversubscribed. Which basically means there are far more buyers than stock available. In this scenario, odds are that Jane isn’t going to receive an IPO allocation because institutions and super high net worth clients are going to take the overwhelming majority of the firms’ economics. Mainly because these super clients generate a large amount of commissions and if a bone is going to be thrown, it will be thrown to them. So in this case, if you are a regular investor and like the company, don’t make 25 phone calls trying to get offering shares. Save your energy and focus on your aftermarket strategy.

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Jobless Claims Not That Bad

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jobless claims penny stocks 300x201 Jobless Claims Not That BadStock Futures are up this AM, due to jobless claims falling to 473000. This number wasn’t great, but it was much better than the week before, when claims were over 500000.

To put this number in perspective, claims rose to the 650000 range last year and a claim number in the 350000-400000 range is generally viewed as a positive for the economy. My sense is that the downfall this week was in anticipation of a disastrous number. Well, it looks like short sellers may be disappointed and a bounce potentially could be near.

Keep in mind that we have some other factors that could be used a rationale for a bounce. First, we have poor investor sentiment, which has led to anemic volume, all the way from the NYSE down to the penny stock market. We also, have see takeover fever. Large cap companies are going on a buying spree and using cash a the vehicle. Companies like Dell , BHP Billiton and Intel obviously see value at these levels. penny stocks 2017 to watch Lastly, this morning’s number could be pointing to the fact that the economy may not be good, but at the same time isn’t as bad as people think.

Hopefully, this leads to some bottom fishing in the near term. Many of us own blue chip stocks that are down. Some of us also own once hot penny stocks that have lost the interest of investors. My advice is to re-evaluate your portfolio and add to some fallen positions if it makes sense. After you compile your blue chip and penny stock lists. Review each position and see if anything has changed fundamentally. Now if your current losses in the position are not that big, it may may sense to average down.

Adding new positions also might make sense if you have the liquidity. Especially since we may have seen the bottom already in oil prices. A bounce in oil has recently seemed to be a catalyst to the market and could rally the larger exchanges and make quality commodity based penny stocks look attractive.

Whatever you decide to do, make sure it is done relatively small. While we may turn higher from here looking for bounces and bottoms doesn’t always work.

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CRWV RUMORS | Penny Stocks

*****CRWV UPDATE*****

 
Wednesday August 31st 2011
 
At the time of this entry CRWV rumors are abundant, but shares are getting smashed. Shares of this active penny stock are down over 30%. It seems like the promo is still on, but my sense tells me that naked shorts are getting even more aggressive and weak handed longs are bailing.
 
Here at PSE, we like to bring active trading vehicles to the attention of our readers and subscribers, and CRWV potentially fits the bill. Yesterday, we saw Crowne Ventures (CRWV.PK) CEO Dane Peterson deny any substance to the message board/chat room type buyout CRWV rumors. Peterson was savvy and quick enough to deny the rumors $4 takeover price by Yumana Gold (AUY:NYSE). However, the frequent PR’s released by CRWV do seem fluffy, and the value of the potential gold finds seems a little bit high, especially for a pink sheets penny stock.
 
But, does the lack of fundamentals and current negativity surrounding CRWV stop the name from being a quality trading vehicle ? Absolutely not. There have been internet based CRWV rumors and comparisons to Lithium Exploration Group (LEXG.OB) and Portage Resources (POTG.PK) for a few days now. Please keep in mind that despite the fact both of these names have consequently smashed aggressive penny stock longs, there was money to be made in both as they began to move higher.
 
But here’s the key, if you intend to buy rising, hot penny stocks, you need to look at the technicals and have a short term time frame. Otherwise, the potential to be eventually whipsawed in a quick decline becomes more and more likely.
 
At this point the line in the sand for CRWV longs seems to be near the 4 cent level for longs, an a break of this number could lead to a retest of the 2 cent range.
 
In closing, be cautious on any CRWV rumors or PR’s, because the charts and tape might be telling you a different story.
 
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CRWV Volume Rising

 
do penny stocks ever reach a dollar com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/CRWV.bmp” alt=”CRWV CRWV RUMORS”Here at PSE, we try to issue pieces that give some guidance to aggressive traders, and CROWN VENTURES INC. NEW (PINK: CRWV) has popped up on our radar screen. By no means are we recommending a purchase of CRWV, because at this point the shares should just be viewed as a trading vehicle.
 
At the time of this entry on Monday, CRWV is up about 18% on fairly heavy volume, which has eclipsed 43 million. At this point some could say the gains in CRWV are simply the product of penny stock gold players jumping in (Even though gold is off sharply today), others may credit the upward move to a strong stock promotion, but more importantly, there is a strong vibe in the penny stock commumity that a potential short squeeze might be underway with CRWV.
 
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that naked shorts are involved in many rising penny stocks, and these same prop traders and market makers are often right when they catch an overbought penny stock at the tail end of it’s move.
 
Now last week CRWV announced that it’s properties have potentially $3 Billion of gold on them. Is that a stretch ? Probably. But does that mean that market makers might be caught short ? Well that remains to be seen.
 

CRWV Showing Strong Signs

 
Some of you may remember Cascadia Investments (CDIV.PK), which was a gaming play that basically had no revenues and was under major scrutiny from the press. However, …

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Lows of 2008 and 2009


lows of 2008 and 2009 Lows of 2008 and 2009Today, we are coming to you with an entry that focuses on the lows of 2008 and 2009. Those miserable days seem to be eerily familiar right now, but money was made by value orientated longs who looked at the value of the company and not the charts or current market conditions.

Now many of our PSE followers know that we try to provide color on technical analysis, but if the market capitulates, you have the throw technicals out the window. Lows of 2008 and 2009 still remain.

In a nutshell, capitulation basically happens when investors panic and sell equities and rotate to cash, CD’s or bonds. In other words, the retail investor has thrown in the towel, and institutions are liquidating to meet redemption’s. Smart money types like Warren Buffet often profit when this happens, not only because of his infinite wisdom, but Buffet has an extended time horizon on his long positions as well.

Some technicians are looking for a break of 1100 on the S&P 500 on heavy volume for the capitulation signal. It almost happened today, but the market seemed to stabilize. Don’t think for one minute that the talking heads won’t be throwing around the “Black Monday” term tomorrow if the market remains weak. While we are not in the business of picking bottoms in the broader indexes, we think it’s wise to build a list of quality names just in case a drop happens. It is wise to remember the lows of 2008 and 2009.

Lows of 2008 and 2009 Still Linger


All to often investors lose all rationale when the market is killed and don’t focus on taking advantage of somebody else’s weakness. penny stocks charles schwab There were several bargains back during the lows of 2008 and 2009 and a select few retail investors made massive percentage gains buying the dip. The only requirements then were knowledge, staying power, liquidity and patience.

Here are some names that are not only quality trading stocks, but solid companies as well. These stocks could potentially retest their lows of 2008 and 2009. Below are some names and their absolute lows during the 2008-2009 periods:

Ingersoll Rand (IR:NYSE) 11.46
Goldman Sachs (GS:NYSE) 47.41
Bank of America (BAC:NYSE) 2.83
Apple Computer (AAPL:NASDAQ) 78.19
JP Morgan (JPM:NYSE) 14.96
Exxon Mobil (XOM:NYSE) 56.51
Sprint Nextel (S:NYSE) 1.35
Microsoft (MSFT:NASDAQ) 14.87
Potash (POT:NYSE) 15.84
Newmont Mining (NEM:NYSE) 21.17

For now, keep these prices from the lows of 2008 and 2009 handy on a just in case basis.

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MOST ACTIVE PENNY STOCKS – PTEL, QOIL


Pegasus Tel (PTEL:OB) PTEL has shown us monster volume in the last few days and is currently the second most active penny stock in the entire market, but shares are basically flat on volume that has exceeded 170 million shares so far today. Here is some food for thought that hasn’t been realized by some, many sub penny stocks fluctuate within the spread. PTEL is a great example of that today, with sells indicating a negative 50% move and buys bringing the shares back to the flat line. Remember, there are astute traders that make decent livings playing this game. But the strategy isn’t for novices.

Quest Oil (QOIL:OB) QOIL has frequently been on most active lists. This penny name is also trading even for the day with current volume near 43 million shares.

Universal Detection (UNDT:OB) UNDT has been known as penny stock security play for some time, and has also been a promo stock with less than stellar results. However, UNDT has crept into the top 10 most active bulletin board stocks today, and is flat on a little more than 16 million shares. Just keep in mind that there were only a few large trades that made up the volume today.

Eline Entertainment (EEGI:PK) EEGI is flying today and is currently up 350% on volume of more than 51 million shares. top 5 penny stocks to buy 2015 EEGI could be very active on message boards tonight, so watch for potential follow through on the open from newbie longs.

Left Behind Games (LFBG:PK) LFBG finishes out our list as the most heavily penny stock in the market. Shares are currently trading the spread and are even for the day on volume of more than 176 million shares. Watch the level 2 on this one if you are looking to scalp, because there is serious size on the offer.

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Natural Nano – NNAN | Penny Stocks

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*****NNAN Natural Nano UPDATE*****


Monday August 29th 2011

Apparently there has been no follow through so far in NNAN. Natural Nano (NNAN.OB) is a nanomaterials stock that has a cancer twist to it. NNAN‘s sexy story has also brought many penny stock scalpers off of the sidelines and into the stock.

However, Dr Michael King, who is a researcher for Cornell University apparently made a presentation at a Cancer Summit in Washington last week, but no PR has been released with the text from the conference.

At the time of this entry Natural Nano is trading exactly flat, but penny stock investors should ask themselves one question. Why didn’t Natural Nano release Dr. Kings recent findings ?

The management team of Natural Nano seems to usually be efficient when releasing PR’s. For instance, they recently announced that the company had a 54% increase in sales and reduced their operating losses by 75%.

To the naked eye of a penny stock trader, these results seem impressive, but others have poked holes in these numbers as well. For instance, NNAN currently only has 7k in cash and the company’s liabilities dwarf their meager cash position ?

Does this mean some sort of private placement or cash infusion is on the way ? Is a big promo coming ? Only time will tell, but for now, as we said before, just monitor the PR’s. Especially the text of Dr. King’s presentation. Either way, regardless of your bias, keep Natural Nano on your penny stock list.

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Natural Nano (NNAN) Stock Soars


NNAN Natural Nano   NNANOn Wednesday, those who were lucky enough, saw massive percentage gains in shares of Natural Nano (OTC:NNAN). penny stocks to buy today Shares were up 240% at one point in the day and traded over 132 million shares. Now that is impressive volume, despite the fact thatNatural Nano is a sub penny stock.

Shares of Natural Nano rallied on the news of a presentation by Dr. Michael King who engages in research at Cornell University. Dr. King was slated to speak yesterday on the subject of Natural Nano‘s Halloysite Nanotubes, and how they target cancer cells. The conference was Dr. King spoke at was held in Washington.

Now at the time of this entry, no text of Dr. King’s presentation have been released, and shares have pulled back 25%. So was this recent PR just fluff ? Well that remains to be seen. As we have mentioned before, penny stocks are generally event or news driven investments. That is simply why they are so speculative, and Natural Nanois no different from the rest. Especially since it’s a cancer related penny stock.

Natural Nano Making A Splash


Now at this point, it’s probably best to wait for the text of Dr.. King’s presentation to be released by the company before acting. If Dr. King was well received, Natural Nano could obviously spin this in a positive manner, and bring even more sub penny players in from the sidelines.

Natural Nano has already broken last May’s weekly volume record and is now on the radar of many penny stock traders and IHUB message board followers. So add Natural Nano NNAN to your penny stock list and keep a close eye on the company’s next PR.

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Trading Currency Futures | Penny Stocks

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trading currency futures Trading Currency FuturesTrading currency futures can be an exciting and lucrative investment activity. However, one should understand the subtle differences between trading currency futures and the forex spot market before trying to engage in this financial exchange. The essential difference lies in the timing involved in trading futures.

In a typical spot market investment, stocks, commodities and other goods are traded at an agreed upon price immediately after bargaining is finished. This is what most people imagine when they think of Wall Street, fast-paced negotiations over stock prices followed by quick sales. In futures’ markets, these situations are altered by the use of futures’ contracts. These contracts bind the two traders involved and force them to buy or sell the stocks or other goods in question at a future date for a certain price. penny stocks live Obviously, everyone involved is betting on a particular change to occur in the value of that stock or other good between the time of the contract’s initiation and its end.

Trading Currency Futures and the Foreign Exchange Spot Markets


Trading currency futures involves a similar contract, but in regards to the value of a particular pair of currencies. Each member of the pair has a specific currency that he or she would like to exchange. People engage in the foreign exchange spot market whenever they go to a bank or some other financial institution and exchange their money for some foreign currency. Trading currency futures brings together two currency holders who agree on an exchange price but do not immediately enact the exchange.

These futures are used to defend one’s self against fluctuations in the value of a currency. If someone is going to receive a lot of a particular currency in the future but is concerned about the currency’s value at that point in the future, he or she may try to sell a futures contract on that amount of currency to lock in a certain exchange rate in some other more stable currency. This prevents a trader from suffering loss just because the currency in which he or she is going to be paid loses value.

Trading currency futures is also a form of speculation in which a trader can profit from the rise and fall of currency exchange rates. As with other investments, if someone sells futures at a higher price than they bought them, they keep the profit. Outside the timing requirement, trading currency futures is not that much different from trading any other investment found on the market.


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MILV – MISTRAL VENTURES | Penny Stocks

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milv mistral ventures MILV   MISTRAL VENTURESIn the recent past sub penny stocks have dominated the most active names group, but Mistral Ventures (MILV:PK)is looking to buck that trend. MILV is a penny stock that has been dead for some time since the shares traded at .69 cents back in 2010.

However, volume has recently picked up, and a decent short term chart seems to building. Can you take a two or three week spike in MILV activity as gospel ? No way, penny stock charts are very different from established large cap charts, but you have to respect the increased activity in MILV.

Shares of MILV traded up on 10/27/11 on volume of over 257 million shares on a PR that said that the company had reached an agreement with an inventor of a common cold and flu medicine. Now you have to ask yourself this question. Did MILV secure a remedy that pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer (PFE:NYSE) and Merck (MRK:NYSE) couldn’t ? Well that remains to be seen, but cold and flu remedies surely put MILV on the map as a quality trading vehicle, and event driven news on the matter could attract the eyeballs of super speculative penny stock traders to the name.

MILV For Agressive Investors


On the fundamental side, according to the most recent filing, MILV only does a little bit more than 10k in revenues. Plus, they only have 4.59k in cash. If you add in the fact that they have about 394k in debt, these numbers make MILV a true spec play, basically only suited for the most aggressive investors.

On the technical side, MILV has a bullish pattern, and is trading above its 50 and 200 DMA’s og 0.003 and 0.002 respectively. There is some support at 0.07 , but resistance looms at the psyche level of .10 cents.

Regardless of your bias, MILV remains a company that needs to be added permanently to penny stock lists.

Remember, penny stocks are news and event driven, and despite a lack of revenues of profits, Mistral Ventures could become a go to trading play if a flu epidemic breaks out. So forget the hype of FDA approvals for now, but still watch MILV.

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Carl Ichan | Penny Stocks

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carl lchan Carl IchanAs evidenced by Monday night’s CNBC interview, Carl Ichan is bullish. While he took time to mention that he thought Obama and the Democrats in general were not pro business enough, Mr. Ichan exuded some confidence in the broader markets, feeling they were oversold.

Is the fact that Carl Ichan is bullish enough to bring value buyers back into to the market ? Well, Tuesday’s monster rally might of signaled that there were other like minded PM’s with the same agenda.

Carl Icahn has indicated that he is returning funds to his investors, but will continue to trade his personal funds. When Carl Ichan is bullish it’s generally on an activist level, where he takes large positions and tries to influence of companies that often are out of favor. Here are some of his current positions listed below:

Carl Ichan Watch List


Motorola Mobility Holdings (MMI:NYSE)The chart on MMI looks horrible, but shares are off from the 52 week high of $36.54. The Motorola name doesn’t have the swagger that it once did, but shares could be considered cheap by some, simply because MMI has $10.27 in cash.

Hain Celestial Group (HAIN:NASDAQ) HAIN had an exceptionally strong close on Tuesday, despite the fact that organic food an personal care products might not sell well in an economy that most feel is shaky at best. However, HAIN is a small cap stock with a market cap of $1.23 billion as of the close. So there is certainly room for upside. HAIN is volatile and has a decent sized short position, but is only trading at a little more than 1x sales.

Clorox (CLX:NYSE) Clorox is currently Ichan’s most high profile purchase. Carl Ichan recently made an offer to take the company private at $73 per share. As of Tuesday’s close, shares of CLX were at $67.20 and are paying a dividend in excess of 3.5%, which is nothing to sneeze at considering current interest rates. CLX is exactly the type of name that skitish, defensive type buyers will flock to in an uncertain market. Especially if Carl Ichan is bullish on the name.

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List of Stocks | Penny Stocks


list of stocks List of StocksAs I have mentioned many times in prior entries, forming a list of stocks before you buy or short them is vital in being prepared to trade or invest. Today, I will highlight six stocks that could be volatile during Monday’s trading session. The names range from companies on the NYSE to some of the most volatile hot penny stocks.

All of us know the feeling of hearing or reading about relevant news on a stock, and then pulling up the symbol only to find that the blue chip, mid cap or penny stock had already moved 5 or 10 percent in either direction. Then you wonder why you missed the trade and become upset. This list of stocks will basically give you a blurb and a catalyst to prepare  for Monday’s trading. Please remember, information is the key to being prepared, and if you know the story in advance, it doesn’t matter whether the stock is a large cap Chinese internet company or a silver penny stock. Having an opinion in advance makes investing easier, especially when dealing with fast rising stocks.

Here are some names to watch for Monday. They are listed below :

NYSE Euronext (NYX.NYSE) The stock has been all over CNBC and Bloomberg. On Friday, the NASDAQ OMX Group (NDAQ:NASDAQ) and Intercontinental Exchange (ICE:NYSE) threw in versus Deutsche Boerse and offered $11.3 Billion. The stock rallied sharply Friday and could follow through next week. However, New York Senator Charles Schumer voiced his concern about potential job cuts. With politics in the mix, we could see even more volatility in shares of the most prestigious exchange in the world.

Avalon Rare Metals (AVL:AMEX) Avalon was the top gainer on the AMEX Friday. Shares of this rare earth name, and even rare earth penny stocks, often piggyback the performance of Molycorp (MCP:NYSE). Many say that window dressing rallied the rare earth sector last week. Look for Monday to be a tell tale sign for a continuation of this rally. If not these rising stocks could turn into dogs quickly.

Urbana Corporation (UBAA.PK) Now this is a funky story. Urbana is technically a closed end mutual fund, but some investors confuse it with a penny stock. The catalyst is that they own a stake in CBOE Holdings (CBOE:NASDAQ) which has also been caught up and become volatile in the exchange takeover mania. Shares of Urbana are low priced and under $2, but may rise or fall in the short term, on the success or failure of the newsy volatile exchanges. Although, Urbana does trade at a discount to NAV.

Jammin Java Corp (JAMN:OB) Shares of this penny stock set a 52 week high on Friday. Possibly based on the heels of a Thursday PR that highlighted the selling of JAMN.OB – Jammin Java coffee on Amazon. This seems to be one of those penny stocks that could go either way on Monday. Although, sometimes rising penny stocks follow through after investors research them over the weekend. Especially after they have hit new highs. But, be careful, the plug could also get pulled.

Encounter Tecnologies (ENTI.PK) You always have to save room on a list of stocks for the current most popular IHUB message board. Regardless if it is a sub penny pink sheet stock or not. And at the time of this entry, ENTI is the king of the IHUB board. Shares of this online video and distribution broke the 20 million share mark on Friday. While the dollar amount is not impressive, the share amount is. This type of volume …