March 31st 2014 14:27PM
The market is still up but all 3 indexes have stalled out. This could mean we will consolidate for a while before the next move up. We could also see a top coming in, but no evidence to support it quite yet. We will hold GS for now, but make sure to adjust your stop to lock in any profits you have now. The market could sell off at any time so we don’t want a winning trade to become a losing trade.
March 31st 2014 10:02AM
The markets are up sharply this morning after tensions settled over Ukraine and Russia, and Yellens promise to add more liquidity if it is needed. Our GS trade is also up today, and we will hold it until I see a reason to sell. I am also going to look for other plays, maybe a covered call.
Supporting Israel with your investment dollars
“I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” –Genesis 12:3
At Wall St Renegade, we have portfolio strategies for investors of all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life – from conservative options for the investor who recently retired to aggressive for the investor seeking to maximize growth. We believe in prudent planning in attempt to get the highest possible returns with the lowest amount of risk. We believe in diversification, asset allocation, tax efficiency, and using low cost investment vehicles.
Many of our clients come to us so we can help them incorporate their faith and values into their financial plans. Many people have never had the opportunity to support Israel& profit at same time. That is why we created the Genesis 12 Portfolio. As Christian investors, seeking out pro-Israeli companies is one way we can put our money into companies that support our biblical values and potentially get strong financial returns in the process.
The Genesis 12 Portfolio is based on Genesis 12:3 and consists of twelve companies based in Israel that have met our moral and financial criteria.
These 12 Israeli companies offer an exciting way for an investor to support Israel with their investment dollars. It is a way to put your money where your values are.
One of the greatest reasons to support Israel is found in God’s Word as God has blessed Israel: “The Lord spoke to Moses: ‘Tell Aaron and his sons, “This is the way you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: ‘The Lord bless you and protect you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.’”’ So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them” –Numbers 6:22-27.
Israel has been a “miracle” economy with steady economic growth. Since Israel was created in 1948, it has been in a constant state of war. There have been numerous wars where its enemies whose threats promised to “wipe Israel off the map” outnumbered Israel. Despite its small size & population and its vulnerability from all sides, Israel has triumphed in all of these wars like David slaying the Giant. It has also survived several “intifadas” imposed on it by the Palestinians. It has taken in millions of refugees from all over the world and has over one million Muslim Arab citizens, who are openly hostile toward their country. Despite these challenges, Israel has developed into an economic and industrial powerhouse admired by most of the world.
Take a look at some of these amazing statistics:
- Israel ranks #3 in entrepreneurship in the entire world
- # 2 in venture capital availability
- And #1 in research & development investments
That is pretty miraculous for a country of its size. I mean think about it. How can a country with just 7.7 million people, with only 60 years of history that is surrounded by its enemies, in a constant state of war, be thriving? It produces more start up companies than larger more peaceful nations like China, Japan, India, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
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Swing Trading for Fast Profits
Most of the time, I am a long-term investor, but I admit when I find the right opportunity; I love making fast money on a swing trade.
Back On February 13th I sent out a trade alert on a stock that came onto my radar…
Here is the trade alert:
2/13/14 Trade Alert… This morning I added 10% to Endocyte, Inc. (ECYT). This is a stock in the Faith-Based Heath Care Portfolio (+19% YTD as of 2-13-14). Endocyte is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of therapies for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases. The Company creates novel small molecule drug conjugates (SMDCs) and companion-imaging diagnostics for personalized targeted therapies. Endocyte, Inc. is based in West Lafayette, Indiana. It reports earnings on February 24th and it is a good buy up to $14.50. I am looking for a 20-25% gain. This is a higher risk trade because it is biotech and a smaller company. My stop loss will be at 20%.
I bought in at $13.88 and bought 1,236 shares for a total investment of $17,155.68.
Today the company had some exciting news:
“Biotech Endocyte (ECYT) and its big-pharma partner Merck (MRK) got a double dose of good news on their cancer drug vintafolide Friday, more than doubling Endocyte’s stock on the stock market today.
First, the European Medicines Agency’s advisory committee recommended conditional approval of vintafolide, branded Vynfinit, along with two companion imaging agents for treatment of ovarian cancer. The imaging agents are used to identify cancers that are folate-receptor positive and receptive to vintafolide treatment. This approach, called companion diagnostics, is increasingly common in medicine.” Source: Investors Business Daily
I was able to sell this morning at $32.18 for nearly $40,000, making nearly $23,000 in the process which works out to a 132% gain in a little over a month.
Take a look at the stock chart:
The Swing Trading Account that was started on 4/15/11 with $100,000 is now worth $202,491.43 as of today – doubling in less than 3 years!
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Finding Proud to Own Companies™
At Wall St. Renegade we use a simple three step process when it comes to investing:
1. Avoid companies that violate your faith and values. Some of the types of companies we can avoid include those involved in the abortion industry, those producing explicit entertainment and pornography, those conducting embryonic stem cell and fetal tissue research, companies funding and lobbying for homosexuality, those involved in vices like alcohol, tobacco and gambling and companies that are abusing the environment.
2. Seek out those companies that complement your faith and values. This involves finding companies: Helping the poor and defenseless; Protecting the sanctity of human life; Producing morally sound entertainment; Finding cures for life threatening diseases; and Improving the society we live in…
3. Seek companies with strong profit potential. This involves finding companies in solid financial condition that have strong profit potential and/or provide strong cash flows via dividends. Our goal is to find quality companies that stay true to your values AND are profitable! This is not an either /or scenario but rather a winning combination.
If you want to get in on the ground floor of the next major investment trend, look for industries that involve technologies that are rising in tandem. In the 19th century, that combination would’ve been steam power and railroads. More recently, computers and the Internet. But we have just such a trend developing right now, with the combination of renewable energy and electric cars in an energy starved world.
Ten years ago, neither industry was given much credibility. But improving technology for both renewable energy and electric cars – in combination with rising oil prices – is setting the stage for what might be the next tidal wave on Wall Street. If you haven’t considered the possibility of investing in the electric car market, now is an excellent time to get in.
The current state of the electric car industry
On the automobile evolutionary scale, electric cars are roughly where cars powered by internal combustion engines were in the days before the First World War – only a few thousand vehicles are on the road, but the number is growing exponentially.
According to the Electric Drive Transportation Association, or EDTA, sales of electric cars have been rising sharply in the US for the past five years:
- 2009 – NO vehicles sold
- 2010 – 19 vehicles sold
- 2011 – 10,064 vehicles sold
- 2012 – 52,835 vehicles sold
- 2013 – 96,702 vehicles sold
The 96,702 electric cars sold in 2013 represents less than one percent of the total of more than 15.5 million cars and trucks sold in the US that year. But it also demonstrates the tremendous growth potential of the electric car industry as it increases its market share in the coming years. Capturing just 10% of the overall market would increase electric car sales to over 1.5 million vehicles, which is the size of the entire auto industry in the United Kingdom. Analysts are predicting just such an outcome in the not too distant future.
Why the future of electric cars is so bright
It’s not hard to see why electric car sales are suddenly taking off. Part of it is improvements in the technology, but most of it has to do with big picture shifts that are not likely to reverse anytime soon – if ever.
The easy oil is all gone. Have you noticed that virtually all of the new oil coming online is coming from difficult sources? Tar sands, “fracking”, heavy oil, offshore, and in places like Siberia and the polar caps. The easy oil from convenient locations is gone, which virtually guarantees that gasoline prices will go higher, no matter what’s happening with the economy.
Renewable energy is growing, and it’s mostly for electricity. The best energy hope right now is in solar and wind power – both of which focus primarily on generation of electric power. Renewables are finally coming into their own, and guarantee a growing supply of electric power.
Environmental concerns. Increasing awareness of environmental damage being done by gas-fired cars is at least partially responsible for the increase in all-electric vehicles. An electric car is a clean running vehicle, and now that renewable energy sources are growing, the electricity that’s used to power them is also becoming increasingly clean.
Battery lives are improving. The biggest drawback to electric vehicles until recently has been short battery lives. This has put a severe limit on the distance that you can drive an electric car. But battery technology has been steadily improving. The Nissan Leaf, the most popular electric car model, typically gets 75 miles on a charge. That’s plenty for most people for commuting and local driving. The Tesla Model S (85kWh Version) has been rated at up to 300 miles at 55 miles per hour. As ranges for electric cars continue to increase, they become more competitive with gas powered cars.
How to play the electric car boom
Obviously the best way to play the electric car boom is to jump on the bandwagon and buy one of your own. But if you’re also hoping to make money on the trend, you can look into buying the stocks of companies that are designing and manufacturing electric cars. At this point however, that’s not as clear a play as it seems.
For example, the Nissan Leaf is the biggest selling electric car in the world. However it represents only a tiny percentage of Nissan’s overall business. It’ll be virtually impossible to specifically play the electric car market by buying stock in Nissan. The same is true of General Motors, with its top-selling electric vehicle, the Chevy Volt.
The most specific way to profit from the rising trend in electric car sales is by investing in the stock of companies that are engaged specifically or primarily in the electric car industry.
A Look at Tesla Motors Innovation
Tesla Motors is probably the single best play on the electric car market trend. The name Tesla itself has become It is the car company that is most closely associated with the electric car industry. Consider the following:
Tesla is a pure plan on the electric car market. Other companies participate in the electric car market. Tesla is an electric car company. It designs, manufactures and sells not only electric cars, but also electric vehicle power train components.
A supplier to the rest of the electric car industry. Tesla supplies electric power train components (including lithium-ion battery packs) to other manufacturers of electric cars, including global giants Diamler (owner of Mercedes-Benz and Smart) and Toyota. That means that Tesla controls the most significant electric car technology.
Tesla is a stand-alone company. Tesla isn’t someone’s subsidiary. It’s virtually a novelty in the automobile industry in that it’s both small and independent. That gives it the kind of managerial independence and flexibility that’s virtually unknown in the auto industry.
Tesla is on the cutting edge of electric car innovation. Earlier I noted that the Nissan Leaf – the world’s most popular electric car – gets 75 miles on a single charge. I also noted that the Tesla Model S (85kWh Version) can go up to 300 on a single charge, and do it at 55 miles per hour. That’s where Tesla is at technologically compared to the competition. Tesla is setting the industry standard.
Marketing Pay Dirt: The Tesla name is synonymous with electric cars . Companies spend millions – sometimes billions – of dollars trying to create that kind of market recognition through global advertising campaigns. Look at all the money Coca-Cola and McDonalds have spent to dominate the soft drink and fast food industries. Tesla has already done that in the electric car market.
Bottom Line: Tesla Motors (TSLA) is a long-term holding in our Contrarian Strategies Portfolio. You can also gain access to stocks like Tesla via our VIP Program. Tesla was first recommended at $37 per share back on 3/6/13. We have since upped our price target to $300 per share. This is one of our “proud to own” companies. Tesla Motors, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and electric vehicle powertrain components.