MY DUMBEST INVESTMENT (The Charlotte Observer)
At the urging of my broker, I bought stock in a company dealing in bull sperm. My co-workers laughed. I bought at $4 per share and watched it rise to $64 per share on a Friday. I sold half at $32 and hoped for more growth on Monday. But someone sold late on Friday, and the stock fell.
Stocks Set to Open Mixed (BusinessWeek)
Market sentiment for the last few trading days of 2004 looks cautiously optimistic
International Power Group Featured in NJ Business Magazine (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
International Power wants to clean up the world's hazardous waste.
International Power Group Featured in NJ Business Magazine; Daring to Venture Where Giants Fear to Tread (Business Wire)
LODI, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 23, 2004--International Power (Pink Sheets: IPWG-News) wants to clean up the world's hazardous waste. International Power Group plans to go where other companies have little wish to venture.
Pre-Open stocks action (Investors.com)
U.S. stock futures were posting modest gains, with results from Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns helping to set the early tone, while shares of IAC/InterActiveCorp surged on news of Expedia's spinoff.
Zacks Sell List Highlights: ESS Technologies, Mylan Labs, 3Com Corporation, and Weight Watchers (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
Zacks.com releases details on a group of stocks that are part of their exclusive list of Stocks to Sell Now. These stocks are currently rated as a Zacks Rank #5 : ESS Technologies, Inc. and Mylan Laboratories, Inc. .
Zacks Sell List Highlights: ESS Technologies, Mylan Labs, 3Com Corporation, and Weight Watchers (Business Wire)
Since inception in 1988, the S&P 500 has outperformed the Zacks #5 Ranked Strong Sells by 168.2% annually (11.8% vs. 4.4% respectively). While the rest of Wall Street continued to tout stocks during the market declines of the last few years, Zacks told investors which stocks to sell or avoid.
London shares hold firm, near highs midafternoon; Wall Street a touch easier (AFP via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)
LONDON (AFX) - UK blue chips held firm in quiet midafternoon trade, hovering near session highs although Wall Street moveda touch lower in opening deals as worries ahead of key oil inventories data offset a surprise upward revision to US third-quarter GDP, ...