The Trading Almanac

A diary of investments in my IRA, a daily look at my stock watch list, and additional commentary/discussions on individual stocks, the overall market, economics, technology, etc.

Location: United States

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

2 for 1--Hindsight Reports for January 23 and 24, 2006

Stocks I would have liked to own on Tuesday, January 24th:

America Movil -- Largest cell phone provider in Mexico. Everyone has a cell down there.
BBD Banco Bradesco SA -- Brazilian bank goes up everyday. Hmmm.
BOT CBOT Holdings Inc--Another exchange. Enjoying heavy volume in commodities.
CME Chicago Merc Exch Holdings--Stock been trashed lately. BIG day today, almost back to $400.
DVA Davita Inc--Kidney dialysis company. Baby-boomer play.
EWW iShares MSCI Mexico Index-- Mexican market catches a bid.
GILD Gilead Sciences -- Cramer said that people are taking one of their AIDS drugs, Viread, is being used as a preventative drug by some to drastically reduce the chances of HIV infection.
HANS Hansen Natural--Hit $100, came back down. Should hit a new all-time-high soon.
ISE International Securities Exchange Inc--Exchanges and brokers coming back
NTRI NutriSystem Inc--Perrenial high flyer. Are that many people buying diet pills?
SIRF SiRF Technology Holdings Inc--Traded down in sympathy with Garmin last week. Coming back?
SOLD HouseValues Inc-- Real Estate buyers and sellers increasingly using the internet.
WBMD WebMD Health Corp -- I don't understand how this company makes money.
WMS WMS Industries--Making the list again. (gaming machine company)

Stocks I would have liked to own on Monday, January 23rd:

Ameritrade Holding--Online Brokers still on fire
CBEY Cbeyond Communications Inc--VOIP, you never know in this sector
CME Chicago Merc Exch Holdings--Last couple of weeks have been disastrous, starting to come around though
GRZ Gold Reserve'A'--A Spokane WA gold mining company (mines mostly in Venezuela). My trading rules would not allow me to own this. (I do not usually buy mining stocks for personal reasons).
HBX Hana Biosciences Inc--I've traded this before. Disclosure: My firm owns this stock.
HXM Desarrolladora Homex SA de CV--Mexican homebuilder, real estate market is on fire, interest rates are favorable in Mexico.
IPS IPSCO Inc -- Steel is on a comeback
JWN Nordstrom, Inc--They keep posting good numbers. Went to school with one of the Nordstrom boys. BIG parties. Now he is the CEO...
MOH Molina Healthcare--My health insurance provider...Horrible 2005. Rebounding?
SOLD HouseValues Inc--big mover recently. Short-timer?
WMS WMS Industries--Manufacture of gambling devices/software. The stock zigs and zags periodically.

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