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Last Post: 11/14/2014 10:38:50 AM - Followers: 24 - Board type: Free - Posts Today: 0

We seek to buy from the scared, sell to the greedy. Our goal is to find investment situations that present better than average return potential coupled with lower risk.

We are looking for investments that investors have oversold on the long side, or that have overbought on the short side.

We essentially follow the AIM philosophy (see AIM users board, http://www.investorshub.com/boards/board.asp?board_id=949) of buying on lower prices and selling on higher prices. However, we are somewhat more aggressive than the pure AIM model.  We are investors, seeking long term gains from successful businesses, but trading more frequently than traditonal investors.  We seek an edge on the market by hedging our positions with short options.  If premiums are low, we may purchase options as well, as a substitute for stock ownership, or to insure our portfolio against loss.

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Being contrarian is not just buying stocks that are priced low. This is a common amateurish mistake. Cheap stocks frequently deserve to be cheap and are destined to become even cheaper. This board is for informational purposes only, and nothing should be construed as investment advice, do your own due diligence!

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#758   People laugh at me when I say that viseu 11/14/14 10:38:49 AM
#757   Several ways to buy stocks at a discount. aim hier 11/11/13 10:23:21 AM
#756   No one can currently project what the revenues aim hier 10/26/13 11:51:32 AM
#755   ls, Not all countries are still expanding their government aim hier 10/26/13 11:28:44 AM
#754   but basically I'm investing on the theme that ls7550 09/20/13 03:21:23 PM
#753   Haven't posted in a while, but am so aim hier 09/19/13 05:45:16 PM
#752   Nice to have cash, but will wait. aim hier 11/07/12 11:58:03 AM
#751   Took advantage of some strong market days to aim hier 10/06/12 09:29:47 AM
#750   A health care stock, I do like, is aim hier 09/29/12 12:40:02 PM
#749   Praveen, I agree that the demographics favor health care aim hier 09/25/12 09:49:25 PM
#748   You also might want to look into healthcare. PraveenP 09/25/12 05:32:52 PM
#747   The travails of trading illiquid stocks. I aim hier 09/21/12 09:38:58 PM
#746   Praveen, I would respectfully disagree with you that the aim hier 09/21/12 09:32:18 PM
#745   The odds are very likely that Obama will PraveenP 09/21/12 11:15:44 AM
#744   Never Mind weiweiwei 09/20/12 10:53:54 PM
#743   >>>> it's hard to see a catalyst that Toofuzzy 09/20/12 08:34:45 PM
#742   Read an analysis today of sectors, that concluded aim hier 09/20/12 03:21:19 AM
#741   Hi all, aim hier 09/16/12 07:46:01 AM
#740   Praveen, I am heavily invested in natural resources. They're aim hier 09/14/11 12:17:06 AM
#739   Hi Praveen Toofuzzy 09/07/11 01:29:23 PM
#738   Hi Praveen Toofuzzy 09/07/11 01:29:21 PM
#737   If interest rates go up, all the people PraveenP 09/06/11 10:52:09 AM
#736   Hi Aim Hier Toofuzzy 08/29/11 03:50:30 PM
#735   For a contrarian, lots of good signs. aim hier 08/29/11 12:03:50 AM
#734   Praveen, I'm upset at myself for not being more aim hier 08/28/11 11:59:22 PM
#733   Hi Aim Hier, PraveenP 08/26/11 11:48:57 PM
#732   It is disturbing to note the growing aim hier 08/22/11 09:59:12 PM
#731   The last few weeks have been humbling. aim hier 08/15/11 09:45:18 PM
#730   There are probably not as many contrarians as aim hier 07/23/11 02:13:30 PM
#729   TF, I take what the market gives me. aim hier 07/04/11 11:10:20 AM
#728   Hi Aim HJier Toofuzzy 07/02/11 11:05:50 PM
#727   Hey TF, aim hier 07/02/11 11:47:02 AM
#726   Hi aim hier Toofuzzy 06/30/11 12:19:40 AM
#725   Toofuzzy 06/30/11 12:18:56 AM
#724   Nothing like losses to focus the mind. aim hier 06/29/11 07:55:37 PM
#723   Hi Aimhier Toofuzzy 03/31/11 09:44:50 AM
#722   Hi Aimhier Toofuzzy 03/31/11 09:44:50 AM
#721   We've had a nice run of almost daily aim hier 03/31/11 07:50:24 AM
#720   Toofuzzy 03/09/11 12:33:15 AM
#719   Hi Aim Hier Toofuzzy 03/09/11 12:33:15 AM
#718   TF, Yes, both producers and users of natural resources, aim hier 03/08/11 11:25:29 PM
#717   Hi Aim Hier Toofuzzy 03/08/11 11:09:38 AM
#716   Hi Aim Hier Toofuzzy 03/08/11 11:09:38 AM
#715   Natural Gas continues to be unloved. Oil aim hier 03/07/11 09:41:46 PM
#714   Ugh, Gotta stop watching Television. Saw some liberal aim hier 02/24/11 09:32:44 PM
#713   TF, Firstly, most of my positions involve being short aim hier 02/08/11 12:08:08 PM
#712   Hi Aim hier Toofuzzy 02/08/11 02:22:34 AM
#711   TF, Are you busy with tax season starting? aim hier 02/07/11 09:28:38 AM
#710   Hi aim hier Toofuzzy 02/06/11 11:31:39 PM
#709   Why is anyone holding bonds? My feeling aim hier 02/06/11 04:49:43 PM
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