Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO): This Fallen Tech Star is Poised for a 45% Rally

For the past 20 years, you've been working on computers that store information on hard disk drives. These turntable-like devices, made by companies such as Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) and Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX), have benefited from tremendous improvements, enabling these drives to hold ever-larger amounts of data.

But the disk drive era may soon be coming to an end. Flash drives, which have no moving parts, consume less power and can be made in small form factors, are a much better choice for today's electronic devices. They are in your smartphones, tablet computers, and increasingly, traditional desktop and laptop computers.

The disk drive makers see the writing on the wall -- and they're breaking out their checkbooks. Western Digital, for example, has acquired three companies over the past four months that possess flash drive expertise: Virident, sTec and VeloBit. Indeed, it was the $685 million purchase of Virident in September that caused investors to take notice of the fact that few standalone flash memory firms remain available, now that this niche is rapidly consolidating.  (more)

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MIKE MALONEY ~ The Biggest Scam In The History Of Mankind (Debt Ceiling Truth)

More: You are about to learn one of the biggest secrets in the history of the's a secret that has huge effects for everyone who lives on this planet. Most people can feel deep down that something isn't quite right with the world economy, but few know what it is. Gone are the days where a family can survive on just one paycheck...every day it seems that things are more and more out of control, yet only one in a million understand why. You are about to discover the system that is ultimately responsible for most of the inequality in our world today. The powers that be DO NOT want you to know about this, as this system is what has kept them at the top of the financial food-chain for the last 100 years...

Learning this will change your life, because it will change the choices that you make. If enough people learn it, it will change the world...because it will change the system . For this is the biggest Hidden Secret Of Money. Never in human history have so many been plundered by so few, and it's all accomplished through this...The Biggest Scam In The History Of Mankind.
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Chart of the Day - Education Management Corp (EDMC)

The Chart of the Day is Education Management Corp (EDMC).  Since the Trend Spotter signaled a buy on 7/15 the sock is up 52.68%.  I found the stock by sorting the New High List for frequency and then used the flipchart feature to review the charts.

It provides post-secondary education in North America and offers campus-based and online instructions to enable students earn undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral degrees and certain specialized non-degree diplomas in various disciplines. The company offers education through the Art Institutes, Argosy University, the Brown Mackie Colleges, and South University, as well as Western State University College of Law, which offers Juris Doctor Degrees; and the Ventura Group, which provides education courses for K-12 educators, as well as courses and materials for postgraduate licensure examinations in the human services fields.

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GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE: GNC)

GNC Holdings, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of health and wellness products. It operates through three segments: Retail, Franchise, and Manufacturing/Wholesale. The company's products include vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplement products, as well as sports nutrition products, diet products, and other wellness products. It also manufactures its branded products for various third parties. The company sells its products under GNC proprietary brands, including Mega Men, Ultra Mega, Total Lean, Pro Performance, and Pro Performance AMP, as well as under third-party brands. The company sells its products through company-owned domestic retail stores, domestic and international franchise activities, third-party contract manufacturing, e-commerce, and corporate partnerships. It also offers its products at,, and GNC Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1935 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Please take a look at the 1 yr. chart of GNC (GNC Holdings, Inc) that I have shown below with my added notations:
1 yr. chart of GNC (GNC Holdings, Inc) GNC has formed a very nicely defined upchannel over the last (9) months. A channel is simply formed through the combination of a trend line support that runs parallel to a trend line resistance. When it comes to a channel any (3) points can start the channel, but it's the 4th test and beyond that confirm it. You can see that GNC has multiple test points between the channel resistance (red) and the channel support (blue). Following the GNC channel can provide you with both long and short trading opportunities.

The Tale of the Tape: GNC has formed a common chart pattern know as a channel, in this case, an up-channel. A long opportunity could be entered on a pullback to the channel support, which is approaching $52. Short trades could be entered at channel resistance OR if GNC were to break below the channel support.
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Gold Most Oversold Since 1985

Chart 1: Gold is now down almost 28% over the last 12 months

Source: Short Side of Long
According to at least one technical indicator, Gold is now most oversold since 1985. The indicator I am tracking here is the simple yearly rolling performance, also known as 52 week rate of change. Essentially we are looking at the performance of an asset over the last 12 months – and Gold is having one of the worst ones ever.  (more)
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Stocks to Buy: Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) Bets on Macau

Las Vegas is not the world's biggest gambling mecca - and that's just fine with Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS), which happens to hold four properties in the Chinese territory of Macau.

Macau, you see, wrested that title away from Las Vegas back in 2006 - with hotels and casinos that are mind-blowing in size and scope - even by extravagant Las Vegas standards.

In 2012, Macau's gross gaming revenue eclipsed that of the Las Vegas Strip by five and a half times. And there seems to be no end in sight for these rising revenue figures. In August, revenue for Macau rose 17.6% year over year, which equates to more than $3.8 billion in revenue.

Macau's success is a direct result of the rising prosperity of the Chinese people. After all, more than 60% of the visitors to Macau are Chinese, and that percentage is still growing.

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