I don't know how many forum members play the market, but, since I have received so much terrific advice here in the past, I wanted to impart something of my own.
There's a terrific company called Force Protection http://www.forceprotection.net/ that builds vehicles that are effective against IEDs, the leading killer of our boys in Iraq and Afghanistan. These trucks are right now saving American and British (and Iraqi) lives.
A true made-in-USA success story with excellent management and a product that answers a seriously needed demand. With thousands of vehicles in the field, these vehicles have received no more than one fatality, and little more injury than a single broken wrist. Have a look at their website above.
Right now the morons in congress and senate are still dragging their feet, holding up funding for the troops, who are dying daily, so they can get their pork attached to the funding bill. It is a true travesty.
Anyway my point is twofold. One, I wanted to introduce everybody to a great company. Two, if anybody trades, this stock is the one to pick right now. I know I sound like a commercial, but I am that passionate about it.
I got in at $5 and they are at almost $25 now, with huge, huge government contracts (up to $8 billion in the short term) looming as soon as the USGOV frees up the funding, which should be in the next few days or so.
I just wanted to let you guys know.