Thursday, May 18, 2006

At the Bargain Price --- AMTD

AMTD (TD AmeriTrade Holding Corp.)

AMTD is a provider of securities brokerage services and technology-based financial services to retail investors, traders, financial planners, institutions, and business partners, predominantly through the Internet in the United States and Canada.

It is a good target for both short and long term investors.

Its closing price, as of 5/18/06, is $16.56.
My suggestion: Buy (8.5)

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Check the Growth --- JDSU

JDSU (JDS Uniphase Corporation)

JDSU provides communications test and measurement solutions, and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers.

The optical and telecommunication market is growing still. This sector was hot a couple of month ago, but it is over sold now. Technically the bounce is on the way. JDSU has a good potential. It is good for mid term investors.

It closing price is $2.85 as of 5/16/06.

My suggestion: Buy (7)

Monday, May 15, 2006

Growing Market --- MOT

MOT (Motorola Inc.)

MOT engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and sale of mobility products worldwide.

It has very good fundamentals. As a large-cap, it still has very good potentials and growth rate. It is good for both short and long term investors.

Its closing price as of today, 5/15/06, is $21.53

My suggestion: Buy (8.5)

Weekly Review (5/8/06 – 5/12/06)

Watch out …

In my last weekly review, I mentioned that the current relative positions of Dow and Nasdaq are not normal for a bull market. Unfortunately my worry turned to be true. The Dow was down 1.7% for the week, and Nasdaq was down 4.3% and below its 20-week moving average for the first time since late October.

In my last study, I noticed that there will be something happened on this Thursday or Friday, but I thought it should be the oil price, not the rate increasing. Because the market was up strongly when people had expected the rate increasing at the week before, so logically the rate change should not surprise the market.

The strength of the down power surprised me. I think it will shadow the next week. On other hand, because the market was down too fast, there will be some technical bounce.

The gap between the two indexes is still big. The technical analysis data shows negative signs already. The next week is a critical week. If the market keeps going down, the optimistic will hide from the market.

Personally I rather believe the down is technical adjustment, even though it is too big, because the economy is still healthy and the earnings and growths of companies are still good.

Probably the market will be flat or down little on Monday and Tuesday morning. On Wednesday (or Tuesday afternoon) and Thursday, the market will bounce back. On Friday, the market will be shaking.

For individual stock, I suggest my readers to watch closely on the tech and bio-tech stocks. A lot of stocks have adjusted a lot since last week. I think that they maybe on the track to come back.

Wish you all good luck!