Some notable stocks I’ve been journaling over the past few weeks are:
Apple (AAPL @ $100) – up 10% and stock price has held above $80 since the economy got worse.
Wells Fargo (WFC @ $14.50) – Since Warren Buffett made some positive comments on it saying investors will be surprised by better earnings (plus I should mention the positive news on Citigroup) the stock is up 40%.
Citigroup Bank (C @ 2.50) – Positive news on profit in 2009 and on since biggest plunge 3/6 stock is up 100% and will likely continue to climb.
Spicy Pickle (SPKL @ .20) – Not really super big news buzz worthy but for a really really little guy this companies “image” and confidence might make it the next Panera Bread/Star Bucks/Quiznos. They aren’t waiting on the economy to get better they are being innovative and open thinking taking action now to still grow and build their business.
I’ve noticed from my statistics that the majority of people that find my blog come to read about old information about stocks I’ve blogged about almost a year ago. These posts continually get clicked on and the readers don’t click on anything else or explore, this is a problem. For one thing if you are going to read some of my posts then at least see what else I have to offer! I find it funny because blog readers are commeting on old posts about stock picks and trades, but they don’t actually search for new posts on the same subject!
For example it was great to trade WTVI.PK last January 2007, but believe me you would not want to touch the stock now. I think this goes for almost every penny stocks I’ve encounted. You basically want to buy when people are buying then selling before people start selling if this makes any sense to a real trader. We aren’t trying to hurt anyone, but these are penny stocks. They will eventually fall. Hence, check out SPKL.OB, spicy pickle franchising, it did fall. I lost some money, but I don’t feel the run is over yet. For one thing it is a real operating franchise even though it probably won’t make a profit for a while. It’s a pretty awesome hip trendy fresh-healthy food place and that is what is going for it. Another stock which I can’t even sell out of is CCNG.OB, sports collectables inc. I can’t even sell at $.0001!!! I’ve had a GTC order in for almost 2 months unable because no one will buy my 11 million shares. I’d actually like to hold on to the stock because the sports company is working and doing small stuff like creating kiosks in malls to sell their products to sports fanatics. They are finally starting to think like business professionals. If you want to sell and create a customer base you need to get your product out there.
So I’m going to do some more research on Hansen, Jamba Juice, Jones Soda, Spicy Pickle, and Apple Inc since it is searched so much. I guess investors are really into buying food stocks. As for Apple (AAPL) it just has buzz now and beating many computer makers in the race to take its share in selling personal computers and personal devices.
It has been hard posting about “makin it” because clearly I haven’t yet. Yes, I have increased my wealth and networth so to say, but I haven’t “made it” so I can retire young. I have 2 more years before I’m done with the military. I know I can do it. I just need to strap on a harder thinking helmet and start bowling the right balls to score some perfect strikes.
One of my blog readers named Jim asked me about Spicy Pickle Franchises (SPKL.OB). I am more then impressed with what looks to be a truly promising small company. Personally I would of never even knew it existed unless I heard my mother talking about it off Jim Crammer and by then it would already be over $10. I did some small research on the resturant off Yahoo! Business and there were many customer comments and cheers of how addicting the food was being delicious, tastey, and undescribeably yummy. For under $2 a share and going public in August 2008 at $.40 it has all ready risen almost 200%. It is following a strong trend and looks like it has a small pull back so right now might be actually a great time to buy it. From checking out the website http://www.spicypickle.com/index.html
Spicy Pickle did a great job showing off their product line and idea of their store simular to Jamba Juice (JMBA). There sandwhiches look beautiful and so yummy. The store seems very simple but upscale food at reasonable prices competitive with Subway, Blimpie, and Panera Bread. I’d say it seems not as glamorous as Panera Bread but with all of its great nutricious foods, but having a simple fast selling style like Subway. Spicy Pickle might consume a lot of my portfolio soon once I go check it out. They are in development of many stores and the current ones really have seemed to taken off to customers really enjoying the food, coming back, and most importantly word of mouth marketing for the store which is free advertising and the best to make a store a hit. The stores are currently located all over the USA except here on the islands of Hawaii. Maybe I can be the first? Too bad I’m off on my ship too much to run a store. I really like Spicy Pickle’s concept of a fast healthy food with resturant style appeal.
I’d highly recommend buying it because their business plan is fantastic. They have everything covered helping new franchises into their business with an outstanding product to become successful off of. So check out Spicy Pickle @ only $1.74 currently and go get something to eat to fill that stomache!