Spammed Stock: NSLT

This is a stock spam email I received:

We would like to introduce you to a company involved in
the nanotechnology field. It is widely believed among
experts that this could be the next sector to lead an
economic boom. Big news expected from this next

Company: Nano Superlattice Technology, Inc.

Symbol: NSLT
Current Price: around $2.75
Short Term Target Price: $7.60
Recommendation: (BUY)

Get in early on this one! Come Monday this one is going
to explode! AND rise ALL WEEK!


More about the company:

Nano Superlattice Technology Inc. is a nanotechnology
company engaged in the coating of tools and
components with nano structured coatings for high-tech

With the rapid move towards miniaturization, the tools
being used to create high-tech goods are being pushed
to their limits. Nano is a company which has come in to
provide the solution needed to meet the demands of our
economy and take us into the future.

The company uses nanotechnology to apply multi-layers
of super-hard elemental coatings on an array of
precision products in order to improve their physical
properties. This coating improves a product’s durability
and performance. It is tools such as these which will
allow us to meet our current needs as well as pioneer
further into the 21st century.

Big news expected from NSLT this week! Once these
gems start moving they appreciate rapidly. Buy low, sell

Watch this one go higher and higher all week!

Here’s the 1 month chart on NSLT.OB on the OTCBB exchange:
NSLT.OB 1 month chart

Greed is Good

Greed is Good. Here’s a quote from the movie Wall Street about greed:

Gordon Gekko: The point is ladies and gentlemen that greed, for lack of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies, cuts through and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit. Greed, in all of it’s forms – greed for life, for money, knowledge – has marked the upward surge of mankind and greed – you mark my words – will not only save Teldar Paper but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA. Thank you.

Online Search Engine Popularity

A good measure of online search engine popularity is measuring traffic of online users going to internet destinations, such as Yahoo!, MSN, or Google. A few websites display traffic rankings for nearly every website on the internet, such as Alexa.

I like Alexa Traffic Rankings for my research because they provide charts of traffic over a period of time, similar to stock charts. They also display other data, such as the average number of pages a person will view.

How Alexa measures traffic
Alexa has a browser plugin available for download that uploads your usage history to their servers. They then extrapolate the data and generate traffic graphs and stats.

Top 3 internet destinations
1. Yahoo!
2. MSN
3. Google

Google, as popular as it is, is still ranked third.

Here’s the traffic graphs for Yahoo, MSN, and Google:

Yahoo Traffic Graph 1-22-2006

MSN Traffic Graph 1-22-2006

Google Traffic Graph 1-22-2006

As you can see, MSN and Yahoo! are flat or declining. Google, on the other hand, has been increasing. It looks like Google may take the #2 spot or even overtake Yahoo! to claim the most visited website on the internet.

Market Correction – Taking Profits

The past few days have been rough for not only the US stock markets, but also international markets – especially Japan’s Nikkei 225. The Nikkei lost 5% in two sessions, but regained 2% in Wednesday trading. It looks like investors everywhere are locking in profits, based on the past few trading sessions.

Shares of Yahoo! (YHOO) fell 12% to 35.09 on lower than expected earnings and future outlook. Coupled with analyst downgrades, Yahoo! shares were hit hard by investors deciding to lock in profits. I think outlook on Yahoo! is great. Yahoo! is still the #1 destination on the internet, even surpassing the mightly Google, in web hits, according to Alexa traffic rankings. My target entry price is 33.00 to 34.00, the lower the better. I’m expecting Yahoo! earnings to build this year as they have new search technology rolling out, and they are generating increasing revenues from their branded advertising business.

Google (GOOG) shares also dipped -5% on analyst expectations that the search revenue market may be stalling, and that shares of Google are overvalued at their current price. I would like to pick up some shares of GOOG at a lower price, maybe under 400 if investors decide to take more profits. I wouldn’t count on many Google employees selling their shares – I think they’re expecting many more years of profits. Google, in my opinion, is still in their infancy as a giant corporation and I’m expecting many groundbreaking new products and services from the company. Going to watch Google for a while and look for a good entry, as close as possible to 400.

How to make successful trades

I wish I knew.

What I do know: There are many strategies, formulas, indicators, and many other factors that can help you make more successful trades.

The #1 rule for any stock trader or investor is: Do your Due Diligence (DD).

The Ultimate Success Formula, as described by Anthony Robbins, is:

1. Know your outcome.
2. Take massive action.
3. Notice what is working and what is not.
4. Change your actions as required to achieve your outcome.

I had never heard of this formula or Tony Robbins until I had been
browsing some business blogs.

Tony Robbins’ formula is the same formula I have been using to make
trades, but for me it never had a name.

My thoughts on applying the Ultimate Success Formula to stock trading:

1. Know your outcome: Before you buy a stock, decide when you are going to sell the stock. Set a minimum amount you will lose if the stock declines and set a stop-loss at that price. Set a minimum amount you are looking to gain. When I hit my minimum, I raise my stop-loss to that price. Use trailing stops to keep raising and locking in your profits.

2. Take massive action: For me, this is doing your Due Diligence. Before you decide to buy you need to do massive research on the company, the stock history, news, and any other information you can find. The more you know about the company, the better judgements you can make when you trade it. “Knowledge is power.”

3. Notice what is working and what is not: Analyze your past trades and your portfolio’s growth. Which stocks worked for your portfolio and which did not? Are there any similarities or characteristics that set your winning trades apart from your losing trades? I keep a notepad around and mark different ideas, goals, or what I’m thinking when I make trades. Not only does it help me determine what trading strategies are working and what is not, it also helps with the fourth part of the fomula, changing my actions as required to achieve my outcome.

4. Change your actions as required to achieve your outcome: The chaotic nature of the stock market dictates when and how you need to change your trading strategies. It seems like some traders only use a single formula, technical analysis indicator, or chart pattern to make trades. Their unwillingness to adapt means they may miss out on more profits, or they may be making more losing trades. When the market changes, I change my strategy.