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(hypothetically) what stock would you invest in??

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by bandy rooster, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. bandy rooster

    bandy rooster

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    I'm in an economy class and we have a project due in a couple weeks and i'm supposed to choose a stock and go from there...what would you choose? i was thinking a seasonal stock (winter) maybe something in heating? because since its such a short term and people might be using heat in other parts of the country maybe the stock would go up alot... i don't know just throughing around some ideas.. guys got any good ones up your sleeve? I know catipillar went up like 300% since last year but i can't use that one as it was already done in a presentation...?

    i know theres smart people in here just thought i'd ask...
     
  2. whodat

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    if MUD was a ticker, it would be a smoker. May have been downgraded when TUT was sliced into 4 though.
     
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    :flipoff2: :crybaby:
     
  4. LoveTractor

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    3m or GE
    Both own the world.:flipoff2:
     
  5. paulj

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    A play on heating would probably be a natural gas producer. The trouble with natural gas stocks is that there is a lot of gas in storage at the moment. The price of a lot of those stocks has stayed up because of the possibility of a repeat of a hurricane season like last year's. If we have a mild hurricane season they could go down. At that point, and not before, I'd consider buying one.
    A good choice might be Devon Energy (DVN). Trading around $62, it goes for less than some other natural gas producers, and most of its production is in the counties around Ft. Worth instead of the Gulf Coast. An added kicker is that it could be a takeover candidate from a larger energy company.
    A slightly different play would by Dynegy (DYN). It's had a lot of problems in the past but seems to be working them out. Instead of being a producer, they have midstream operations (gas processing and pipelines), and I believe they are also electical power producers. The stock is cheap at $5 and change, and could also be a takeover candidate. It's also had a lot of insider buying lately, which is usually a good sign. Good luck!
     
  6. Jman

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    What are your goals? Short term earnings? Long term gain? Do you want to ride a companies' natural cycle through the short term, or are you investing to pay for you'r kids' college in fifteen years?
     
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    can we make this an official educational thread

    i dont know s*** about stocks and would love insight etc

    sorry about punctuation my keyboard is throwing a fit right now
     
  8. LandCruiserPhil

    LandCruiserPhil Peter Pan Syndrome Supporting Vendor

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    X2

    :bounce: :bounce2:
     
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    ENRON has done wonders for my portfolio!
     
  10. swank60

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    GE is cutting edge in just about everything they do, too, and dabble (successfully) in just about everything.
     
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    assuming this is a one semester thing that ends in december look to retailers and toy makers. JAKK EA that store in the mall that sells video games, toys are us. Money ususally comes into those this time of year.
     
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    I'd say you should either invest in the company that makes keyboard condoms or the internet porn sites you go to that keep clogging up your keyboard - or even a keyboard manufacturer, if you plan on just buying a new one after a few months of going period and comma-less.



    :D
     
  13. Zimm

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    large equipment co's. (cat, cummins, etc)

    infrastructure co's (bechtell, etc.)
     
  14. swank60

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    I'd also put money into oil futures.

    All that unrest in the middle east could make Jack a rich boy.
     
  15. green73

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    Look into companies with government contracts, especially in the tech area. Lots of new stuff being built. I know in the U.S.A.F. the F-22 and F-23's will be around a while and will require spare parts. Not all are made by the aircraft manufacturer. I am sure the the Army Navy and Marines are in similar modes of upgrade.

    FWIW after the 1st Gulf War, Raytheon's stock went up alot based on the televised performance/success of the Patriot Missile System.
     
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    pumpkin futures. get in now!!!
     
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    This question is very open ended...what would be your objective for choosing the stock? Do you want high risk/high reward or low risk/low reward? What is your horizon? How much money is available for investment? I could recommend many technology stocks, but then gain, it goes back to what your professor wants you to do for your picks.
     
  18. UltraFJ40

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    My thoughts on your project are similar to many others but I would stay away from GE. The reason is the stock is a deadbeat. It's been pegged to the mid 30's price for about three years now. In 2002 it was around 40, 2003 dropped to the high 20's and since then has been around 35 give or take a few bucks. No growth there and I'm assuming you're looking for a growth stock, huh?

    :idea:
    Since you said energy, I would look at Peabody Energy Co (BTU). They are the worlds largest coal player and their stock price has been insane for the last few years. It's trading at a discount now ($46ish with a 52 week high of about $76), thanks to the summer doldrums and the slide thats been going on since May. Many electric companies use coal fired plants.

    Another energy play is Zoltec $21.50 (ZOLT) they make carbon fiber blades for windmills. They're also down from their 52 week high of $39ish.

    It should turn out to be pretty exciting aspect of your class. It'll be like the horse races, pick your pony and watch it run. Hopefully it doesn't break a leg :doh:

    If you want to do some research, you could check these sites: You can check by sector or companies.

    http://finance.yahoo.com
    http://www.thestreet.com
    http://www.hotstockmarket.com

    Let us know what you decide to go with but also ask your teacher if you can swap horses during the semester.

    Good Luck!
     
  19. roscoFJ73

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    Arms and ammunition. There is a plenty of shootin on the horizon;)
     
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    DSRTRDR I can mangle anything ... SILVER Star

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    I'll sound the other way:

    products for elderly, aging related services, health care-related (areas that are not government reimbursement-dependent), innovative companies with products/services for baby boomers

    my stock in an eye care product company has gone up nicely ;) wish I had bought more of it
     
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