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Hi KPers:

Another week has gone by, and INVN keeps on rolling, posting
impressive gains for sano and comptche. Let's see if those gains
hold until the end of the year, the momentum seems to there.

I've been busy with my residency responsibilities, but this
weekend I'll try to catch up with the board.

Here is the week 2 update:

Symbol Last Paid Shrs Value Gain % Gain Contestant 52-week Range Earn/Shr Mkt Cap P/E Annual
STSI 2.63 2.68 37.31 $98.13 ($1.87) -1.87% duddy1 0.8750 - 4.8000 0.12 157.1M 22.41 -38.80%
LOOK 1.6899 1.01 -99.01 ($167.32) ($67.32) -67.32% duddy1 0.3100 - 5.4063 -0.78 156.8M N/A >-100000.00%
AGY 33.75 32.8 3.05 $102.94 $2.90 2.90% SheDevil1 16.2500 - 34.000 2.01 971.9M 16.64 110.52%
GPI 31.75 31.18 -3.21 ($101.92) ($1.83) -1.83% SheDevil1 8.0625 - 34.9900 2.31 722.2M 13.54 -60.37%
PVN 2.52 2.67 37.45 $94.37 ($5.62) -5.62% admiraltroll 2.0000 - 64.0625 2.42 716.2M 1.1 -77.85%
SEBL 24.51 22.35 -4.47 ($109.56) ($9.66) -9.66% admiraltroll 12.2400 - 104.25 0.51 11.333B 50.22 -1008.08%
GIS 49.55 49.35 2.03 $100.59 $0.41 0.41% PoorMelissa 37.2600 - 51.160 2.38 14.136B 20.68 11.12%
XOM 36.86 37.4 -2.67 ($98.42) $1.44 1.44% PoorMelissa 35.0100 - 45.835 2.32 252.1B 15.69 31.56%
FTHL 1.7 1.44 69.44 $118.05 $18.05 18.06% abRandomLogic 1.0100 - 13.7500 -1.38 228.0M N/A 7475.23%
EBAY 66.59 68.07 -1.47 ($97.89) $2.18 2.17% abRandomLogic 26.7500 - 72.740 0.31 18.320B 213.42 43.62%
CPRT 35 34.28 2.92 $102.20 $2.10 2.10% ChevalierBlanc 16.2500 - 37.370 0.82 2.089B 41.12 71.93%
ELON 12.7 14.2 -7.04 ($89.41) $10.56 10.56% ChevalierBlanc 8.0000 - 32.0000 0.05 489.5M 240.77 94.56%
WMB 24.31 26.72 3.74 $90.92 ($9.01) -9.02% fatherfool5 22.4500 - 46.440 2.5 12.528B 9.61 -91.49%
AMZN 11 11.32 -8.83 ($97.13) $2.83 2.83% fatherfool5 5.5100 - 27.5000 -3.09 4.089B N/A 52.65%
MEDI 44.33 44.1 2.27 $100.63 $0.52 0.52% ezFluke 27.6250 - 56.125 0.59 9.489B 73.89 14.52%
SPNT 0.88 0.9 -111.11 ($97.78) $2.22 2.22% ezFluke 0.1250 - 2.2800 -0.13 6.6M N/A 44.34%
GSF 26.66 24.2 4.13 $110.11 $10.16 10.17% erkaye 18.9900 - 42.400 1.57 6.756B 16.16 1147.86%
QQQ 40.11 39.65 -2.52 ($101.08) ($1.16) -1.16% erkaye 27.2000 - 74.781 N/A N/A N/A -35.08%
GYMB 10.69 11.75 8.51 $90.97 ($9.02) -9.02% adiabatic 4.0000 - 17.1250 -0.23 302.1M N/A -91.50%
UTHR 9.2 9 -11.11 ($102.21) ($2.22) -2.22% adiabatic 8.5500 - 18.1250 -3.08 186.1M N/A -77.36%
INVN 45.5 25.15 3.98 $181.09 $80.99 80.91% comptche 1.3125 - 40.9500 0.08 603.8M 517.76 >+100000.00%
BRCM 43.29 43.99 -2.27 ($98.27) $1.59 1.59% comptche 18.4000 - 148.50 -13 11.356B N/A 34.18%
IGT 64.85 61.99 1.61 $104.41 $4.60 4.61% rita207 35.7000 - 66.200 2.8 4.858B 23.27 224.11%
CIMA 32.94 34.6 -2.89 ($95.20) $4.80 4.80% rita207 28.6500 - 85.750 0.94 485.2M 35.26 72.25%
INVN 45.5 25.15 3.98 $181.09 $80.99 80.91% sano 1.3125 - 40.9500 0.08 603.8M 517.76 >+100000.00%
EBAY 66.59 68.07 -1.47 ($97.89) $2.18 2.17% sano 26.7500 - 72.740 0.31 18.320B 213.42 43.62%
ELN 41.35 44.22 2.26 $93.45 ($6.49) -6.49% bierlaw 39.3500 - 65.000 2.21 13.336B 18.58 -82.61%
RYL 68.69 60.05 -1.67 ($114.71) ($14.43) -14.39% bierlaw 35.3300 - 69.180 8.64 910.8M 7.87 -3227.09%
PMSI 4.81 4.3 23.25 $111.83 $11.86 11.86% exilion 3.1000 - 7.2500 0.47 74.9M 10.06 1758.10%
AAII 23.02 20.25 -4.94 ($113.72) ($13.68) -13.68% exilion 7.2500 - 23.2200 0.06 411.8M 365 -2729.21%
ENMC 3.13 3.1707 31.54 $98.72 ($1.28) -1.28% nukejohn 0.9500 - 3.5000 -0.44 33.6M N/A -28.60%
VRSN 40.99 37.36 -2.68 ($109.85) ($9.73) -9.72% nukejohn 26.2500 - 119.00 -71.58 9.581B N/A -1021.82%
ACTI 9.04 8.82 11.34 $102.51 $2.49 2.49% jurbillover 6.0000 - 19.8125 -0.6 360.7M N/A 90.09%
HDI 52.74 52.58 -1.9 ($100.21) ($0.30) -0.30% jurbillover 32.0000 - 54.350 0.82 15.966B 63.04 -8.24%

I hope everybody is doing well.

Erick

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Thanks Erick,

I can't help but laugh at my choices. My short pick is outperforming my long pick. I guess I shouldn't complain too much since both my choices are part of my portfolio. (That is, if a whopping $2,500 investment can be considered a "portfolio.") Look at some of those numbers on this chart. Wow! I hope we get some discussions going that help explain what is happening to a few of these stocks.

What is this "residency" stuff I keep reading about? Is this a medical residency? If so, I'm in awe that you know so much about the important things in life--finaces, bodily fluids, drugs, non-musical organs and investing. If you aren't already married, I'm sure you'll one day make someone a happy woman.

Melissa
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Hi Melissa:

You wrote:
"I can't help but laugh at my choices. My short pick is outperforming my long pick. I guess I shouldn't complain too much since both my choices are part of my portfolio. (That is, if a whopping $2,500 investment can be considered a "portfolio.") Look at some of those numbers on this chart. Wow! I hope we get some discussions going that help explain what is happening to a few of these stocks."

$2500 is a great start, especially if you are trying to rebuild your life after divorce. I'm hoping we'll get more discussion on the picks. For example on the fundamentals and technical analysis of INVN, a provider of security equipment for airports. It's rise reminds me of the momentum experienced by some internet and linux stocks in their hey day. I would probably be reading the charts on this one and setting a stop loss order.

You also wrote:
"What is this "residency" stuff I keep reading about? Is this a medical residency? If so, I'm in awe that you know so much about the important things in life--finaces, bodily fluids, drugs, non-musical organs and investing. If you aren't already married, I'm sure you'll one day make someone a happy woman."

All you need to do is read over my profile, and interview:
http://boards.fool.com/Profile.asp?uid=264689
you can get there by clicking on my name in any of my messages, you can also track my posts through there (I like to add people to my Favorite Fools list by clicking on the happy face next to them, and then see what they've been posting by accessing their profiles).

Also you can read of how I came to the decision to start my orthopedic surgery residency last year:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13873294
there you can find a lot about me by simply reading the message and following the links provided to earlier messages, think of it as detective work.

You can also read some of my best posts here:
Best of xerohype I:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=12985468
Best of xerohype II: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14105795

One suggestion, sort the KP board by recs and read the most recommended messages:
http://boards.fool.com/Messages.asp?bid=110654&sort=recommendations

So to answer your question, yes, I'm married, but thanks for the compliment. I take overnight call frequently (on average every fourth night) in my residency job, and I look after people who have had bad accidents. The other night I reduced 2 dislocated hips and a fracture-dislocation of an ankle. I spend my days in the operating room assisting with surgery, and when I'm lucky actually doing the surgery.

Keep on coming by, Melissa. You ask good questions.

Erick
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Another week has gone by, and INVN keeps on rolling, posting
impressive gains for sano and comptche. Let's see if those gains
hold until the end of the year, the momentum seems to there.


INVN has been a rollercoaster since the contest began. It hit a high of 47.09 intraday on dec. 14th, when it clsoed at 45.50. The nice thing about using a TA system (or any system for that matter) that locks in profits with automatic stop loss orders based on new highs, is that you would have automatically gotten out of INVN when it started dropping. For example, using my system, you would have been stopped out at $40.04 on Dec 17th.

NukeJohn
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