I got the investing bug big time. I'm absorbing everything of relevance like a sponge just like I did when I first got into weightlifting - and I did that very well.
If you're in stocks throw out there. This is not an advice forum, it's just a spot to show off what you got and why it flies:
UNH - United Health Services: Medicare reform legislation passed in 2003 is starting to kick in and provides drug coverage to the baby boom generation, a very large customer base. Companies like UNH and Aetna will provide that coverage and receive per-member government subsidies as well as monthly premiums paid by the member. UNH is the only publicly traded player present in all 50 states offering that coverage, it is the biggest player and it just got bigger after acquiring one of the big competitors in the medicare arena - Pacificare - for 10 Billion dollars. It's P/E isn't as low as you'd like but you pay up for top quality and growth - and UNH has the best growth prospects in its sector. It has more current liabilities than current assets, but strong cash flow... and the best growth prospects in its sector. I think it goes up!
BA - Boeing: The aerospace sector is in a big upward trend, and Boeing has already received big order from China for 70 planes and the United Arab Emirates among others. Its does have more current liabilities than assets, but with good positive cash flow, and did I mention a big upward trend in the Aerospace sector? Even with a slashed defense sector I think Boeing goes up.
AMTD - Ameritrade: Online brokerages are seeing increased demand as more individual investors flock into the market. It is less vulnerable to the fed interest rates, but even the Feds seem almost done with the rate hikes. ALl the financials are up big over the past month and taking a breather. Over the next year I think Ameritrade goes higher, just like all other financials, as the Feds signal they're nearly done with the rate hikes.
NBR - Nabors Industries: Energy crunch need I say more? With the Oil and Gas shock we've seen this past year, along with HUGE profits in the industry, new drilling and exploration efforts will be ramped up - and that's what Nabors does. They've locked in contracts through 2007 - according to thestreet.com, so don't quote me on that - at today's high prices. As temperatures finally cool down in the Northeast - which uses 80% of heating oil in the US - Oil and Driller stocks are bound to jump up, just as they have this week.
TM - Toyota Motors: They will be chomping down on GM's market share this coming years. It is a big play on energy sky-high prices, as they're one of the more successful hybrid vehicle manufaturers. No stock here, just 3 Jan. Calls. Laugh all you want, I'll be taking the last laugh when my Toyota calls are up a couple bucks by Jan 21! This is my first play in Options, and I think I could've done better doing my research, but ultimately I think I will be right.
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