I have 26 consecutive profitable trades of 15% or better. How is this possible? Every day there are hundreds of stocks setting new highs, no matter what happens in the overall market. Many of these stocks are still at very reasonable valuations. Afraid of buying stocks at their highs? Think of it this way: a new high is really a future floor for companies with solid financial underpinnings. Quantitative momentum modeling makes it easy to identify stocks that can continue this upward momentum trend. Why does this happen? It's really very simple..ask me about what investors and cows have in common. I am $$$ MR. MARKET $$$. I AM HUGE!!! Bring me your finest meats and cheeses. You can join in on the fun. Register for free and you'll be able to post messages on this forum and also receive emails when $$$ MR. MARKET $$$ makes his own trades. ($$$MR. MARKET$$$ is a proprietary investor and does not provide individual financial advice. The stocks mentioned on this forum do not represent individual buy or sell recommendations and should not be viewed as such. Individual investors should consider speaking with a professional investment adviser before making any investment decisions.)
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  1. #1
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    Apr 2013

    Default Stocks for the Long Term

    There are plenty of threads for trading ideas. This can be the thread for anyone trying to hold stocks at least one year, and hopefully longer.

    The first stock I'll put up for discussion is INTX

    From FinViz.com:

    "Intersections Inc. provides consumer identity risk management services in the United States. Its services help consumers understand and monitor their credit profiles and other personal information, and protect themselves against identity theft or fraud. The company operates in three segments: Consumer Products and Services, Online Brand Protection, and Bail Bonds Industry Solutions. The Consumer Products and Services segment offers identity theft protection and credit information management products and services for consumers to access to their credit reports, credit monitoring, educational credit scores, credit education, reports and monitoring of additional information, identity theft recovery, identity theft cost reimbursement insurance, and software and other technology tools and services. This segment also provides data breach response; and accidental death and disability insurance, and property and casualty insurance, as well as access to healthcare, home, auto, financial, and other services and information. The Online Brand Protection segment offers corporate brand and product monitoring services comprising online channel monitoring, auction monitoring, and other services to corporate brand owners or retailers. The Bail Bonds Industry Solutions segment provides automated service solutions for the bail bonds industry. Its services include accounting, reporting, and decision making tools that allow bail bondsmen, general agents, and sureties to run their offices, to exercise operational and financial control over their businesses, and to make underwriting decisions. The company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia."

    There are a few things I like about INTX. It's reasonably priced according to any value metric. The earnings are pretty stable around $1.00 per share for the last three years, with revenues around $360 million. If they continue earning this same amount, the current P/E ratio is a lowly 9 to 10. On top of that, they have a killer dividend of $0.20 a quarter. That's $.80 a year, or roughly 8.5% at current price levels!

    After listening to their 2012 Q4/Year End conference call, I like them even more. The management sounds honest and ethical. They clearly want to give back to the shareholders, as evidenced by their spectacular dividend, including the one time special dividend of $.70 last November.

    As for their chart, it doesn't look great at first glance. Oddly enough, the stock has kept pace with the S&P 500 for the past 6 months. On a longer time frame, the stock has had buyers step in around $8, and sellers step up around $14.

    Today I bought INTX at an average price of $9.59. If you are looking for small gains, look elsewhere. This is a great company behind a great stock, which will net you at least 33% in the next one(1) to three(3) years. That's at the low end. More probably, after that sweet 8% dividend reinvested, and growth in users, I will open my account next year and be faced with a 50% to 100% gain in my INTX shares. Maybe not everyone wants that, I don't know.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Central Interior BC


    I have no long term trades; I have trades that I hold for years but every one of them has a point where I will sell if the criteria I used to buy the stock is not met.

    Making the decision to hold a stock is the same as making the decision to buy it.
    It is hard to find the Truth when you start your search with a preconceived notion of what the Truth will be.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2013


    INTX is moving slowly but that's fine. My next long term ideas include gold, silver, gold stocks, and silver stocks. I'm sure everyone knows the gold thesis/story by now. With sentiment starting to lean towards "blood in the streets", the time is close for buying shares in this area. I won't go into complete detail about why this is. Here are my list of candidates I want to be buying when that time comes:

    PVG (best junior gold miner)
    SLW (solid streaming company with consistent earnings and brand name)
    RGLD(gold streaming company, for a leveraged type bet on gold)
    GDX (basket of larger gold miners)
    GDXJ (basket of small, junior miners)
    CEF (physical gold and silver fund based in Canada)
    IAG (a more speculative gold miner with problems currently. lot's of pain for shareholders, will rebound in a huge way when gold goes back up)
    SSRI (smaller silver company with nice potential upside. Silver is going to outperform gold on the next rally)

    I've done some respectable research to find this list of names. I expect to buy them in October and make at least 100% on my money.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Hamilton MA


    Just to make it a horse race I'll say that the unwinding of QE in the US, a multi-year operation, will cause US interest rates to rise. People will buy the US dollar in response to rising rates which will depress the prices of assets priced in US dollars (e.g. gold and silver), Rising rates also make it more expensive to hold hard assets. Thus it is not the time to invest in hard assets.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2013


    Woah! Look at those moves today.

    PVG +10.00%
    SLW +8.29%
    RGLD +9.01%
    GDX +8.60%
    GDXJ +9.25%
    CEF +4.05%
    IAG +16.55%
    SSRI +14.63%

    Something might be afoot in the gold and silver markets. I know my picks are the right ones for the sector, but is now the time to buy? According to my technical analysis hocus pocus voodoo, this stuff has just rallied in a huge way directly into a major Resistance. I would be fine holding if I bought when I first posted, but now it's time to be a little more patient. In the meantime, I went short today via DSLV and DUST with a tight stop just above the 50 day simple moving average for Silver. The long term sentiment is about right, indicating we are time wise near THE bottom (give or take a few months). Now it's a matter of trying to catch a short term move higher so we can analyze without worrying about another 20-25% move lower.

    Some prices on my charts that will let me know when this sector has likely bottomed. The more confirmation I get, the more comfortable I'll be buying, even at higher prices.
    IAG above 5.50
    GG above 30.00
    SLW above 24.00
    SSRI above 8.00
    AUY above 11.00
    GDXJ above 45.00
    GLD above 130.00
    SLV above the 50 day simple moving average

    This last rally looked weird and confusing. I feel myself hoping for it to fail, so maybe this time is the real thing. I'd love to buy after another quick mini crash of 20-25%. My hunch tells me if this was the real bottom, tomorrow should be another big rally 4-5% with higher volume than today and a strong close.

  6. #6
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    Apr 2013


    I was stopped out on my shorts while gold/silver continued rallying. I realized that instead of betting/waiting on a crash, or trying to time the breakout, I should just start averaging into my list over the next few months. Channeling my inner Mr. Market, I'll buy pieces every week until I have all my positions by the end of October or middle of November.

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