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    Are there any stock traders on this forum? I just started with it, on a really small scale though. Anyway would be nice to discuss trading strategy :wink:


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    I just have 50 shares of Hydrogenics... fuel cells company if you didn't know.


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    Sounds good. I was thinking about investing in hydrogen energy as well, although I wonder how long it will take before it pays off. My horizon is like 1 or 2 years, and that may be just too short for this market. But if you have the time then hydrogen seems a very reliable investment.
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    It's been a bumpy ride, but I'm sure that it will get better after some people realize what's going on.
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    if you play in stocks, i hope you are on line to do so. if you have 25k, to play with, there are several sites with very good software and cost from zero to 9.95 per trade. below the 25k, Scottrade has a fare 7.00 trade and a good on-line program. you can research stocks on various TV or www sites or go to a financial search engine. CNBC, Bloomberg on TV.

    this is a rough week, with election next week but after that, the advise will come at you in any direction you allow. many people like real penny stocks sub-penny to 1.00, but this best be from your gambling cash and some sleep will be lost. remember today you can buy one share of any stock, but it is best to try investing in 100 per trade.

    sectors, stocks with the similar objectives, tend to rise and fall together.
    many try to pick sectors and trade from that. if you think in long term and not wanting to devote hours per day for research, pick a sector, then find a Mutual Fund and go that route. any Sunday paper will list them and they too can be bought or sold on line, generally at no broker cost.

    we are currently half way thru earning season and this adds to volatility, but also gives an occasional good buy, as a bad report will usually get an oversold result. after hour trades, can produce a purchase of these below
    anything ever seen in the paper. this is my strategy, but i do stay with high dividend stocks as well, since over time these tend to pay off, overall with larger percentages. check out OGE, Oklahoma Gas Electric, over 10 years.

    some stocks i own today are APOL, FDG, MSFT, HAL, KRY, YHOO, TTM and
    SIRI, but this may change by morning.
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    tnx Jackson, interesting post

    Do you know whether the online broker you recommend also works in Europe? At the moment I'm at a Dutch broker, which gives great service but at a price which is high for me (I do really small investments, typically just 1000 euro at a time). I think it's 10 euro for my average transactions, so buying and selling again allready consumes 2% of the profit..

    At the moment I only invest in sectors and regions (general funds), like Dutch smallcap. It's going great so far, but it's easy to ride the wave of economic growth :wink: And I've been looking at a Japan fund, but maybe I'm too late to buy now (they seem to have climbed off the bottom allready).

    Question: there's a lot of talk about an overheating US economy, which could soon start sinking in. Do you buy that? Cos it does sound worrying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon
    tnx Jackson, interesting post

    Do you know whether the online broker you recommend also works in Europe? At the moment I'm at a Dutch broker, which gives great service but at a price which is high for me (I do really small investments, typically just 1000 euro at a time). I think it's 10 euro for my average transactions, so buying and selling again allready consumes 2% of the profit..

    SCOTTRADE, IS MINE; THEY ARE LICESNSED IN THE US AND REQUIRE FUNDS TO BE TRANSMITTED THROUGH US BANKS. TO MY KNOWLEDGE, THAT WOULD BE THE ONLY PROBLEM. IF YOU HAVE A US BANK ACCOUNT, WHERE YOU LIVE IS OF NO IMPORTANCE. TEN EURO IS NOT ALL THAT BAD HOWEVER AND THEY MAY BE MORE ATTENTIVE TO YOUR PROGRAM, THAN A PRIVATE FIRM, WITH 6 MILLION ACCOUNTS.

    At the moment I only invest in sectors and regions (general funds), like Dutch smallcap. It's going great so far, but it's easy to ride the wave of economic growth :wink: And I've been looking at a Japan fund, but maybe I'm too late to buy now (they seem to have climbed off the bottom allready).

    DUTCH SMALLCAPS, IS A FINE INVESTMENT. CURRENTLY I HAVE SOME
    "FAX", AN ASIAN FINANCIAL TRUST FUND, PAYS 7% DIV. AND PRETTY A VERY STEADY RECORD. YES JAPAN, MAY BE OVER THE HARD PART, BUT THEIR PRIMARY BUSINESS IS INTERNATION AND SEEM TO TEND UP AND DOWN, WITH US STOCKS. EVEN THE ETF's.

    THE US ECONOMY IS VERY HOT, EARNINGS NOW IN THE 10TH STRAIGHT QUARTER OF DOUBLE DIGET GROWTH. THIS QUARTER IS EXPECTED TO BE 15% GROWTH Y OVER Y, FOR THE SP. HOUSING, ENERGY AND INDUSTRY ARE ALREADY DRAGGING ON PROGRESS, BUT THE GENERAL FEELING IS A CORRECTION IS IN LINE, RATHER THAN A CALAPSE. THE FIGURES RANGE FROM 3 TO 10% AND TIMEING WOULD SEEM TO BE NEAR TO EARLY 07. MY FEELING TO MUCH IS LINKED TO THE ELECTIONS, BUT IF, FORINSTANCE, THE REPUBLICANS HOLD BOTH HOUSES, YOU WILL SEE A RATHER LARGE JUMP IN DOW, NASD AND SP. THE SECTORS, ENERGY, DEFENSE AND PHARMA WILL LEAD THIS JUMP AND AFTER THAT A SMALL TRENDING UP. DEMS TAKE BOTH THE OPPOSIT, BUT WOULD MAKE GOOD BUYING OPPORTUNITY AND A RECOVERY WILL OCCUR EARLY 07.
    THAT IS MY VISION OF A CORRECTION, IN CURRENT CLIMATE.

    Question: there's a lot of talk about an overheating US economy, which could soon start sinking in. Do you buy that? Cos it does sound worrying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The P-manator
    I just have 50 shares of Hydrogenics... fuel cells company if you didn't know.
    Also if you are just buying these stocks for the money, I must tell you that it won't be comparable with renewable energy.
    They presume that the wind-farms similar to Germany will explode in America, (round 160 mrd. US Dollars will be spent in renewable energy) crushing stuff like oil and fuel cells.
    I haven't come to fight my word, but to find the truth.
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    I've also heard that it's a good time to invest in Asian water company's, as both China and India are looking to make muti-billion dollar investments in the the industry.
    Eat Dolphin, save the Tuna!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat1981(England)
    I've also heard that it's a good time to invest in Asian water company's, as both China and India are looking to make muti-billion dollar investments in the the industry.
    think you will find these investment are in pipeline or transfer of water from more plentiful to less. very active already in most the world and big business in the US and Canada...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat1981(England)
    I've also heard that it's a good time to invest in Asian water company's, as both China and India are looking to make muti-billion dollar investments in the the industry.
    Good idea broadcasting it.

    Now share prices have gone up. lol
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    I'm not in for the money. I mean I only have CAD $250 in shares but I'm hoping in 5-10 years it'll pay back. Bu mostly I'm doing it so I can feel good about supporting fuel cells.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leohopkins

    Good idea broadcasting it.

    Now share prices have gone up. lol
    Really . If thats the case your going to see a lot more posts from me.
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