"My three rules of investment writing:
Clarity. Brevity. Profit."
What I do is analyze and recommend stocks - stocks that are headed up for at
least a few months and sometimes longer. Every month I recommend buying about
eight or 10 of them in the 21st Century Investor newsletter. When I think
they've maximized their profit potential I recommend selling them. My profit
record is good; in fact it's quite good. I'll get to that in a moment.
Mainly, I'm a "fundamentalist." I look at the company itself. I find
companies in growing sectors of the economy, or sectors that look like they're
about to grow, with the chance of dominating that sector for a while. The
companies I like are usually making a profit on increasing revenue - or what's
sometimes even better as far as the stock market is concerned, they're just
beginning to make a profit after several quarters of losses. I prefer earnings
that are solid operating profit, not tax benefits or proceeds from asset
Here are the profits subscribers have taken on some of my recommendations just since October 2003:
- 68% on IDX Systems
- 101% on Central European Distribution
- 53% on Vimpel Communications
- 34% on Arthrocare Corp.
- 77% on China Yuchai
- 20% on Closure Medical
- 69% on Cyberonics
- 31% on Diodes, Inc.
- 28% on PetroKazakhstan
- 58% on F5 Networks