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Subject:  Re: Whutever... Date:  8/3/2020  5:03 PM
Author:  Raybert Number:  116444 of 116747

For me THMO is a lot of chart reading and hoping to capitalize on a 'fad' in a cheap stock. I know, there's that word, and I'm not sure it's quite the right word, maybe inexpensive would be better, but maybe we should start at the beginning...

THMO had a steady little business in gene sequencing and something to do with stem cell therapies. They were trading along in the $6 to $8 range for quite a while and then along comes the COVID-19 and they were able to figure out and patent 4 different COVID-19 antibodies for the disease. Then they developed a testing system for the antibodies that they have turned into a fast and simple test for CV-19 immunity, as implied by the presence of the 4 antibodies. That testing product started shipping in this past quarter, and THMO will be reporting on the quarter on 8/11/20.

My thinking is that if they had a long term steady high tech pharma business, and they add a new business related to the CV-19, well they should be trading with a value at or above the old trend line prior to the new product. That's purely a revenue play, we don't know yet how much they spent to get that revenue, so the earnings may actually be negatively affected, I don't know, but the whole new product line seems promising and I expect that in the current environment it will be a net positive in the forseeable future.

So, I have been accumulating the stock. Thing is, it has been going nowhere and even down for the last month or two. It was constantly cheaper than what I had already bought. In most other environments I would take a position and then step back and wait, but like I said in my end of June post, we are in a bubble, and things can get crazy crazy in a bubble. I like the SaaS stocks we all have been following and have done well in them, but the valuations were to stretched for me to just add more ( but I did get some FSLY at $79.10 on the 17th!). Not saying it's a bad move, I was just looking for the next undiscovered high flyer and I'm relatively confident in this one.

So yeah, I kept adding as it got cheaper. Between 5/13 and 7/31 I made 22 separate buys, all about the same size. I only added twice in July, on 7/6 and 7/31 at $5.19 and $5.20 respectively. The outsized position is due to a price jump on the 31st as applied to what was pretty much the same old position at a higher price. Check out the chart...

Back there in early June you can see a high volume day, and I assume it was on some new player buying in because the price rose on the day. Then it languished, don't know why, sometimes all you can do is wait. And then on July 30 there was another huge volume up day. It lost a good bit of that the next day, but not all of it, and it had a good day today.

Chartwise, this looks like it will be an interesting run into the ER on the 11th. I don't have any particular plan for what I'm going to do, but at this point my position is up kinda big on very recent price improvement, and I'm hoping it gets a lot more outsized over the next week.

Right now, it's a fairly interesting trading opportunity, may turn into a great intermediate term swing play, and I may even end up in a good longer term investment. Let's see what the market brings us.

In other news, if you read one of my posts from end of June, I mentioned that one of my stupid trader tricks is to buy FNMA when it goes below $2 a share. I took a first dip into FNMA today at $1.92. Just another inexpensive toy. As they say, it has strong support at $0, so it's not much to risk and if the government wants to print trillions and save the markets, the housing market is certainly a candidate for big new stimulus.

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