Friday, October 24, 2008

Bad News

Prepare yourselves for a historical market crash, starting today we are going to experience a continuation of the downtrend of previously unseen proportions. Sadly, on July 11, 2007 I wrote in this blog about some rough times ahead; I did not follow my own advise thinking that it would be a short term correction and remained invested. Here we are fifteen months later and facing a worst case scenario.

If you are long in the market, there's nowhere to go, run or hide, we are going to be punished like never before.

A suggestion, take a deep breath, don't panic and ride the storm. At this time, and for the next two to three weeks (after the election), I would not put any more money in the market. There will be buying opportunities later on.

Best of luck to all of you.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Funny... However, Sad and True

The following link is worth watching. Hopefully, we'll be able to laugh about it three to five years from now.

Thanks OZ for forwarding it to me.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

KBR Looks Like a Good Prospect

Bottom fishing for value stocks has yielded an interesting prospect, KBR Inc. (KBR).

KBR, Inc. operates as an engineering, construction, and services company supporting energy, petrochemicals, government services, and civil infrastructure sectors worldwide.

Positive factors include:
  • Volume at approximately 3.6 million average shares/day
  • P/E is at 9.29
  • Current price at 66.2% below the 52 week high
  • Steady earnings increase since '06
  • Trading today at 15.28

We could be seeing a bottom in the price of this stock

Do Not Panic !

The markets have taken a toll on those of us who are invested. This is not a good time to sell in order to keep the little that is left from our capital. If anything, this deterioration in prices create a buying oportunity in selective issues for those who have the intestinal fortitude to risk more funds.

The cycle we are experiencing will weed-out the weak short-term investors and will continue until most of the willing and unwilling sellers are swept away.

A market bottom may be forming and, in twelve to eighteen months from now, we may be looking at a healthy rebound.