Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ply Gem Holdings (NYSE: PGEM) :Could Rocket 50% From Current Levels

By many measures, 2013 is shaping up to be the best year for initial public offerings (IPOs) since 2007. The volume of new offerings has surged, and hot new issues such as FireEye (NASDAQ: FEYE), Rally Software Development (NYSE: RALY) and Epizyme (NASDAQ: EPZM) have already bagged triple-digit gains. A hotly anticipated IPO from Twitter is merely icing on the cake.
Yet amid the good news, some IPOs have been duds. Companies with short track records or an open-ended path to operating losses have been tossed in the IPO dust bin. But in the rubble, you will find some deep value plays. And building products firm Ply Gem Holdings (NYSE: PGEM) is one of them.
The recent IPO has traded down, but now appears to hold considerable upside.
PGEM Chart
When it comes to recent IPOs, it's often wise to steer clear until 180 days have passed. That's when insiders are free to sell shares as the "lock-up expiration" periods ends. Yet, in the case of PGEM, insiders are unlikely to head for the exits. (more)

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A Double-Digit Rally in U.S. Treasurys Starts Now

Bond prices have soared for more than three decades.
As bond prices soar, yields fall: The yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys peaked at 15.8% in 1981. Last year, it bottomed below 1.5%.
Now, some of the smartest minds in finance are calling for the death of the three-decade bull market in bonds. Yields have nearly doubled since just last summer.
Over the long term, these folks are probably right. Bond prices could fall for years (maybe even decades).
But right now, the smart bet is on higher bond prices. In fact, we have an opportunity to make money going against the pack and buying bonds...
As I explained, today's conventional wisdom is that U.S. Treasury bonds are a losing proposition. And that's the bet most investors continue to make...(more)
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McAlvany Weekly Commentary

Your Antidote to BIG DATA/BIG BROTHER is Gold

About this week’s show:
-4th U.S. default is threatened
-Half the globe turns negative on U.S. Treasuries
-800k non-essential workers? No wonder we’re broke
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Clean Harbors Inc (NYSE: CLH)

Clean Harbors, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides environmental, energy, and industrial services in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, and internationally. It operates in four segments. The Technical Services segment offers hazardous material management services, including the packaging, collection, transportation, treatment, and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste at company-owned incineration, landfill, wastewater, and other treatment facilities. The Field Services segment provides various environmental cleanup services on customer sites or other locations on a scheduled or emergency response basis, including tank cleaning, decontamination, remediation, and spill cleanup; used oil and oil products recycling. The Industrial Services segment offers industrial and specialty services, such as high-pressure and chemical cleaning, catalyst handling, decoking, material processing, and industrial lodging services to refineries, chemical plants, oil sands facilities, pulp and paper mills, and other industrial facilities. The Oil and Gas Field Services segment provides fluid handling, fluid hauling, production servicing, surface rentals, seismic services, and directional boring services to the energy sector serving oil and gas exploration, production, and power generation.
To review Clean's stock, please take a look at the 1-year chart of CLH (Clean Harbors, Inc.) below with my added notations:
1-year chart of CLH (Clean Harbors, Inc.) For almost the entire last year, CLH has been stuck within a common pattern known as a rectangle. Rectangle patterns form when a stock bounces between a horizontal support and resistance. A minimum of (2) successful tests of the support and (2) successful tests of the resistance will give you the pattern. CLH's rectangle pattern has formed a $60 resistance (red) and a $50 support (green). The stock has just hit resistance again and appears to be headed back down to support.

The Tale of the Tape: CLH has formed a rectangle pattern. The possible long positions on the stock would be either on a pullback to $50, or on a breakout above $60. The ideal short opportunity would be on a break below $50.
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DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS): A Rare Opportunity to Earn 134% a Year From This $3 Stock

With Wall Street currently fixated on the budget debate in Washington, it's easy to forget that there are actually other forces at work, with many sectors trading independently of the U.S. government drama.

Shipping stocks in particular are on the move and appear to have legs for further appreciation. The action is directly related to positive economic data out of China, which has led to expectations for continued investment in infrastructure projects.

Last month, China announced exports and manufacturing data that exceeded analyst expectations. Demand for autos also came in higher than projections, while inflation measures were relatively tame. This sets a perfect environment for Chinese policymakers to continue to invest in stimulus projects without fear of unwanted inflation.

As an aside, it doesn't really matter whether these reports are legitimate or not -- not in the short run at least. The fact that China's economic data points to modest growth and low inflation leads investors to believe that Chinese policymakers will continue to plow stimulus into the economy, driving demand for materials used in infrastructure projects. (more)

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