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Author: Jon408 Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 15  
Subject: Re: Whoa! Date: 11/18/2001 3:49 AM
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Whoa! What was that?

You are referring (given the date of your post) to the hit DKWD took when dropped to its new (slightly lower), trading range.

Hi there gbaileytx,

DKWD showed up in my Steady Climbers portfolio about a month ago, and although I have not invested in the company, it fits the model I look for. I'm a "optical fibre /technology" refugee in the middle of a sea change!

How long have you been following DKWD?

As to my Steady Climbers - I got so sick and tired of listening to the "great story" on companies like AVNX, BRCM, PMCS, etc., and then watching as fell and fell and fell, that I finally decided to go looking for companies with charts that were going UP instead of DOWN... (smile). They tend to be small caps with charts that start an upward climb from about $10 - $12 (or under), and a number of them are pharmaceuticals or medical equipment companies.
I started this whole thing when I happened to see a chart of HRB (H&R Block), and could NOT believe my eyes! Here was a company that was just plain climbing for about a year, and it didn't even flinch in April of this year! Well, it did flinch recently, but that was only because they got lumped in with another company by mistake... Providian Financial - which isn't in the same business at all.

In any case, DKWD fits the profile. I use charts mainly, but I also look at fundamentals and news items. I have a system for marking the charts (using Photoshop - I just pull the chart off the browser to the desktop, open it, change it from GIF to RGB JPG, and then draw top and bottom lines for the "trading range", which tells me when or if I should invest - and sell). It's interesting, kinda fun, but too many stocks can make it into a great deal of work! So now I have my Steady Climber port configured to show "Annualized Gains" plus daily activity - and I only look hard at the ones that have either gone up the most or dropped the most. And that's how I found your post!

Good luck,

Jon
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