One Liberty Properties (OLP) – 12-10-2013

December 11, 2013 at 1:30 am · Filed Under Bullish, Value · 1 Comment 

REITs are always nice because they can diversify your portfolio with real estate, but still maintain the liquidity of normal stocks.  Of course it is preferable to actually purchase real estate on your own for all of the side benefits that real estate investments offer, but gaining some exposure to different markets without requiring large sums of initial capital or doing any real work is sometimes good too.

OLP got a nice boost today after announcing a dividend increase, but outside of that I don’t necessarily like it a lot more than things like O, NNN, COLE, etc. (although I don’t love any mortgage REITs now).  All of these triple nets could get interesting in the near future if they boost their yields even more by dropping in price or increasing their dividends.  Something to watch for through the beginning of 2014…

Taser (TASR) – 11-19-2013

November 20, 2013 at 12:09 am · Filed Under Bullish, Growth · Comments Off on Taser (TASR) – 11-19-2013 

When I first started with the IBD stocks a decade ago, TASR was one of the first stocks I bought under O’Neil’s teachings.  It was a wild ride that took me through ups and downs, but in the end it was quite profitable and I can credit its success with prodding me to implement the general growth and momentum principles that I still use as a base system to this day.  Fast forward 10 years and instead of stun guns, Taser is the hot thing again with police forces all getting sued and adding lapel cameras.   An interesting chart and growth make this a definite watch list item.


OpenTable (OPEN) – 11-15-2013

November 15, 2013 at 12:49 am · Filed Under Bullish, Growth, Swing Trades · Comments Off on OpenTable (OPEN) – 11-15-2013 

It’s been a while since I’ve actively looked for stocks since the market has been pretty much straight up for the past year, allowing me to ride the same stocks for an extended period.  There are a lot of interesting things popping up that I haven’t posted about before, so I’ll try refreshing the watch list over the next few weeks since I want to be ready when the current bull run finally ends.  There have been a few signs of weakness and it’s only matter of time before one of the corrections turns into a slightly bigger correction since it’s been about 2 years from the last real down period.

One interesting stock is OPEN, which has been running with the bulls for the entire stretch, but is on a fresh breakout with good volume and earnings to back it.  A pullback to the mid-70s should have some support that will be very playable on a minor correction.  If the market keeps going up, I like the long term prospects of this one too.

Multimedia Games Holding Company (MGAM) – 02-14-2013

February 15, 2013 at 6:33 am · Filed Under Bullish, Growth · Comments Off on Multimedia Games Holding Company (MGAM) – 02-14-2013 

MGAM Daily Chart

MGAM and SHFL were super hot at the end of 2011 with MGAM seeing a bigger rise.  Any time a stock goes up 4x in a short period it’s going to need a breather.  With the breakout point being a little under $17 it’s still a bit overextended, but if the correction continues with low volume there may be a decent entry point. 

SolarWinds Inc (SWI) – 01-18-2013

January 20, 2013 at 7:34 pm · Filed Under Bullish, Growth · Comments Off on SolarWinds Inc (SWI) – 01-18-2013 

SWI Weekly Chart

Remember back in the days when everything solar was shooting up 200%?  SolarWinds hasn’t done too poorly since then.  Maybe it’s because they don’t actually have anything to do with the solar industry aside from the name — they’re actually an IT company.  An IBD stock, SWI obviously has the growth numbers and a nice consolidation over the past year that would make a really nice play if they broke out over $60. 

Air Lease Corp (AL) – 01-18-2013

January 20, 2013 at 7:17 pm · Filed Under Bullish, Growth · Comments Off on Air Lease Corp (AL) – 01-18-2013 

AL Daily Chart

With an interesting chart and decent numbers for growth, AL is an interesting stock for short term moves.  A weak volume breakout should be interesting in the coming week.  With earnings at the end of February, I’ll be keeping an eye on this one.

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