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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

New Featured company for Investorideas.com portals - DigitalMediastocks.com and Techsectorstocks.com - USA Video Interactive Corp. (OTCBB: USVO; TSX: US.V)

Anti-Piracy Protection becomes a High Priority as Video Content Increases and Costs to Entertainment Industry Escalate


www.DigitalMediaStocks.com, an investor and industry news portal for the digital media sector, introduces USA Video Interactive Corp. (OTCBB: USVO; TSX: US.V) as a new featured company. USA Video Interactive Corp. is a technology developer for the delivery of digital media, providing anti-piracy solutions to existing distribution channels and enabling media distribution to expand into interactive channels with Video-on-Demand. With the increasing amount of video content available on the Internet, the level of piracy is expected to surge making the need for anti-piracy policies and products a growing priority.

Revealing the damage caused by piracy, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) estimates that the worldwide motion picture industry, which includes foreign and domestic producers, distributors, theaters, video stores and pay-per-view operators, lost $18.2 billion in 2005. More specifically, the MPAA puts the cost to American movie studios in 2005 at roughly $6.1 billion. According to the Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association, the costs in Canada have reached $118 million in losses due to piracy issues.

full release -http://www.investorideas.com/Companies/ViewDocument.asp?ID=4863

Monday, January 29, 2007

For investors following oil sands stocks

As the oil and gas sector goes thru its ups and downs with the price of oil and new energy sources such as renewable and green tech are looked at - some oil industry analysts love the prospects of the oil sands stocks.

With environmental concerns being an issue see how the players are adjusting and track what is happening in some of the stocks drilling and buying properties in the sector.

According to a recent article in the Globe:

"Oil sands woes will be resolved, energy board says
DAVID EBNER
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Calgary — Alberta will overcome the difficult challenges facing oil sands development, the head of the provincial energy regulator says.
“I firmly believe this will be very well organized and deliberately planned on the part of everybody to ensure this resource is extracted properly. We will make sure of that, because as an organization we can't stand by and see it done otherwise,” Neil McCrank, chairman of the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board, said in an interview.
In November and December, the board approved two new oil sands projects but both times warned that rapid expansion of the oil sands was reaching a critical point.
With roughly $100-billion of work planned for the region over the next decade, problems are everywhere in Fort McMurray, from a severe housing shortage that has made the remote city one of Canada's most expensive to extremely stressed health care facilities"
full article- http://www.globeinvestor.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070128.weub0128/GIStory/

Oil Sands Stocks Directory- Canadian Oil Sands, Tar Sands Stocks

http://www.oilandgasstocknews.com/OGSN/StockList.asp

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Michael Brush recent Insiders Corner featured in Weekend Blog Watch

Weekend Blog Watch By James AltucherRealMoney.com Contributor1/27/2007 10:45 AM EST

http://www.thestreet.com/_tsclsii/newsanalysis/investing/10335234.html

Investor Ideas has three tiny mo-mo stocks for a big mo-mo market

Thursday, January 25, 2007
Three Tiny Mo-Mo Stocks for a Big Mo-Mo Market
By Michael BrushExclusively for InvestorIdeas.comJanuary 25, 2007
There’s so much bullishness in the market now as indices and many stocks hit all-time highs, you need to be careful. Often when bullishness gets to these extremes, a pullback providing better prices lies around the corner.
But if you insist on jumping on the bandwagon and buying stocks trading at or near all-time highs, why not go along with insiders who are doing the same?
full column

http://investorideas.com/Companies/ViewDocument.asp?ID=4851

Friday, January 26, 2007

New Feature on Investorideas.com home page :
Sector Poll - What sector is hot? We see inbound searches from investors as far as what sectors they are tracking so we thought it would be good to see directly from a polling/voting standpoint to see what sector is hot each week.
It’s a great way to track trends and see what othe investors are tracking. With the recent media coverage of renewable energy stocks with President Bush's speech this week – it’s no surprise that renewable energy stocks are the leader.Please participate in our sector investing poll and help other investors track what is hot each week!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Investorideas.com will be expanding our investor tools and services shortly as we develop relationships with online trading firms. It makes sense the next add on of services and tools is the online trading aspect. Investors come to our site and use our articles, news and especially our stock directories for each sector to start their research and investing process. Once investors have done their homework, read the company SEC filings and asked the right questions they want to trade. We hope to enable the process soon.

In the interim visit the online trading sites below once you have completed your due diligence Online Trading Sites TD Ameritrade.com BuyandHold.com Charles Schwab CSFBDirect.com Datek.com DLJ Direct EdwardJones.com Empire Now E*Trade Financial Network - ETrade Fidelity.com Janus.com JB Oxford & Company Merrill Lynch Direct ML.com National Discount Brokers PutnamInvestments.com Prudential.com PruFN.com Scottrade.com Schwab.com ShareBuilder.com TDWaterhouse.com TRowePrice.com Vanguard.com

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Renewable Energy stocks get a boost
As the market prepares for the President's speech tonight - renewable and alternative energy and Ethanol stocks are in the spotlight.
The long term prospects are very positive as big corporations step up to make a difference in global warming and dependance on oil . The proposed Biofuels Security Act , the Alternative Energy Refueling Systems Act of 2007 will all push the momentum for the sector.

To research our list of renewable energy stocks -
http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/Companies/RenewableEnergy/stock_list.asp

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Follow up on China Solar IPO's
from one of our columnists on Investorideas.com-

Solar IPO’s Boom in 2006
By Peter Lynch
for InvestorIdeas.com
January 19, 2007

In the past, a solar IPO (Initial Public Offering) was a rare event, with never more than 2 or 3 coming public in any given year. This past year, 2006, marks the beginning of a significant ramp up in solar IPO’s and more importantly, it is the beginning of serious financial resources coming into the solar industry which will allow the industry to continue its current robust growth. In fact, the 2006 solar IPO boom, really started in the last 6 weeks of 2005, when Sunpower (SPWR) and Suntech (STP) came public and are up 130% and 75% respectively since their IPO’s.

The days of the solar industry being an under funded “cottage industry” are over and with the onset of serious funding, a bright new future awaits us all.
advertisement Although once again, the photovoltaics (PV) sector has dominated the public financing arena, there have been a number of ethanol related IPO’s that have also started to trade their shares on the public markets in the U.S. Below is a break down of the PV IPO’s in terms of offerings that have been completed in 2006 and offerings that have filed (with the SEC) or rumored to go public in the very near future.


Completed 2006 IPO’s

Canadian Solar Inc
Stock Symbol: CSIQ. Canadian Solar came public in late November of 2006 at $15.00 per share, rising approximately $82MM dollars net. The company produces standard silicon panels and has a silicon recycling facility in China.
Current stock price: $9.45, market capitalization* (market cap): $250 million
Website: www.csisolar.com
First Solar, Inc.
Stock Symbol: FSLR. First Solar came public in late November of 2006 at $20.00 per share, rising approximately $420 million. The company produces a “thin film”* Cadmium Telluride product on a glass substrate and is the first of the next generation PV companies to come public.
Current stock price: $27.72, market cap: $1.93 Billion.
Website: www.firstsolar.com
PowerFilm, Inc.
Stock Symbol: PFLM.L. PowerFilm went public on the AIM (Alternative Investment Market) exchange in London in May of 2006 at a price of 120 pence, raising approximately $16 million. The company produces a thin film, amorphous silicon product on a flexible plastic substrate.
Current stock price: $204 pence, market cap: $128 million
Website: www.powerfilmsolar.com
Akeena Solar, Inc.
Stock Symbol: AKNS.OB. Akeena went public via a reverse merger, in August of 2006 at an initial price of $1.00 and is listed on the over the counter bulletin board. The company is one of the largest installers of PV systems in the U.S.
Current stock price: $2.05, market cap: $30 million
Website: www.akeena.net
Renesola Ltd.
Stock Symbol: SOLA.L. Renesola went public on the AIM exchange in London in August at a price of 80 pence raising approximately $50 million. Renesola is a Chinese company that produces silicon wafers for the PV industry in China and around the world.
Current stock price: $470 pence, market cap: 528 million+
Website: www.renesola.com
Trina Solar Limited
Stock symbol: TSL. Trina Solar is another China based PV company that produces conventional silicon PV modules. The IPO started trading on December 19 th 2006 at $18.50. Raising the company approximately $ 90 million.
Current stock price: $20.85, market cap: $420 million +
Website: www.Trinasolar.com
Solarfun Power Holdings
Stock symbol: SOLF. Solarfun is a China based PV manufacturer that produces conventional silicon PV modules from ingots. Their current capacity is approximately 50 megawatts (MW). The IPO started trading on December 20 th 2006 at $12.50. Raising the company approximately $150 million.
Current stock price: $12.06, market cap: Approx. $550 million
Website: www.solarfun.com.cn/einfo.htm
Pending IPO’s These are PV companies that have either filed (Photowatt Technologies, Inc. and J A Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.) or others that are rumored to be moving forward toward doing a public financing in the U.S.
Photowatt Technologies, Inc.
Proposed stock symbol: PWAT. Photowatt produces conventional PV panels from polysilicon and from recycled metallurgical grade silicon. It is partially owned by a Canadian public company, ATS Automation Tooling Systems (symbol:ATS.TO), which trades on the Toronto stock exchange. I would expect the IPO in the first or second quarter of 2007.
Proposed initial stock price: Unknown, market cap: unknown
Website: www.photowatt.com
J A Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.
Proposed stock symbol: JASO. J A Solar Holdings produces high quality mono-crystalline solar cells for other solar companies to put in their solar modules. They have a current capacity of 75 MW and hope to expand to 175MW by the end of 2007. They filed for an IPO on 1-16-2007 for 15,000,000 American Depository Shares (ADS) at $12.5 to $14.5 per ADS (these ADS’s are equal to 3 normal common shares). The company will raise a maximum of $250MM.
Proposed initial stock price: $12.50 to $14.50, Market Cap: $585MM (at mid point of range)
Website: www.jasolar.com
Yingli Solar
Proposed stock symbol: unknown. Yingli Solar is a China based PV Company that is vertically integrated (silicon ingots, to wafers, to panels, to systems) solar manufacturer with approximately a 100MW annual capacity. A number of articles have stated that Yingli plans to raise over $400 million in a NASDAQ IPO in 2007.
Proposed initial stock price: Unknown, market cap: unknown
Website: www.yinglisolar.com
LDK Solar Hi-Tech Co., Ltd.
Proposed stock Symbol: unknown. LDK is now the biggest multicrystalline wafer manufacturer in Asia, the manufacturing plant located in Economic Development Zone, Xinyu, Jiangxi, P, R, China. It has a current capacity of 200MW and projected capacity of 1,000MW by 2010.
Proposed initial stock price: unknown. Market Cap: unknown
Website: www.ldksolar.com/english/index.html
CEEG (Nanjing) PV-Tech Co., Ltd (NPV)
Proposed stock symbol: unknown. NPV was founded under the collaboration of China Electric Equipment Group (CEEG) and a team of Australian PV technology scientists in June of 2004. It is a large manufacturer of PV panels and equipment. Current capacity is stated at 192MW.
Proposed initial stock price: unknown. Market cap: unknown
Website: www.n-pv.com/english/index.asp



Notes:
The term “market capitalization” (market cap) is the total number of shares outstanding times the current stock price – this is an important number investors should be aware of since it is the value that the market is currently placing on the entire company. Thin Film technology is what I would describe as the “next generation” of PV technology. It will NOT be subject to silicon shortages and will allow much lower cost of manufacturing.

DisclaimerPeter Lynch is an independent columnist for this web site and may hold long or short positions in any of the stocks mentioned in this article and those positions can change at any moment. InvestorIdeas.com Disclaimer: www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp,

Friday, January 19, 2007

Going Green - Investing in Renewable Energy- Fashionable or Necessary?
We started RenewableEnergyStocks.com® years ago based on a long term philosophy in the energy sector and also influenced by issues like Homeland Security that it was only a matter of time that the transition in energy technology would take place as oil prices became higher and the countdown to a diminishing oil supply got closer . We knew it could be years – up to ten maybe- but it was inevitable that the transition would come as the technology improved and the costs for producing renewable and clean energy came down. Throw in the global growth engine fuelled by China and India and the resulting environmental damage and accelerated climate changes and we have the perfect climate so to speak or companies to go green and so investors must follow.
In fairness, there has been a global following for the sector for some time, but it has now reached the minds and trading accounts of mainstream investors that aren’t all investing with their hearts.
It is an exciting time as the momentum is coming from government and industry to make this revolutionary change .
We like to pat ourselves on the back that we were here and around before the copy cat sites for Renewableenergystocks.com jumped on the bandwagon. We are still the leader on Google, Yahoo , MSN and AOL if you are searching for info on “renewable energy stocks”
We think our upcoming Greentech Investor Conference "Investing in the Environment: Global Warming, Global Warning – Investing Today for Tomorrow’s Future" will be another milestone for our site in terms of providing research resources and information for investors and industry looking at the sector
Register early- its free – not like some of the conferences where visitors have to pay- this is free to investors – like most of our info
http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/Forums/Register.aspx
But as always , remember even if you are doing what you think is the right thing by investing in Green companies, there is risk and you may loose a little green if you don’t do your homework .

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

InvestorIdeas.com Greentech Portals Provide Research Tools for Investors Concerned About Environment

InvestorIdeas.com Greentech Portals update Stock Directories for Renewable Energy Stocks, Environment Stocks and Greentech Stocks

ww.RenewableEnergyStocks.com™ (RES), www.fuelcellcarnews.com (FCCN) and www.EnvironmentStocks.com (ES) global investor and industry portals for the green investor have updated the directories of publicly traded stocks in the sector to include foreign listed stocks participating in the global green movement. The portals provide a valuable resource for investors, with original articles and interviews covering global warming, alternative energy, environmental technology, green cars as well as current stock and industry news from third party sources.


The RenewableEnergyStocks.com portal currently features a directory with info on links on Alternative Energy Funds, Biogas and Ethanol Stocks, Energy Efficiency Stocks, Flywheel Stocks, Fuel Cell Stocks, Geothermal Stocks, Hydrogen Production, Micro Turbines Stocks, Solar Stocks, Green Transportation, Wind Power and Wind Energy Stocks.For the full list of Renewable Energy and Green Stocks : http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/Companies/RenewableEnergy/Stock_List.asp

For the full list of Environment and Cleantech Stocks: http://www.environmentstocks.com/Enviro_Stocks/Stock_List.asp

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Upcoming Greentech online investor conference "Investing in the Environment: Global Warming, Global Warning – Investing Today for Tomorrow’s Future"
http://www.investorideas.com/forums/Portals/green.aspx
We have added several well known and respected industry experts to our panel of speakers for investors and industry to gain insight to the opportunities and obstacles in the sector
The conference is free to investors- so take advantage of this event and learn from some of the experts about what is being done and can be done to address the global changes in our environment and climate
check out the latest speakers signed up :

William BrennanAquaTerra Asset Management LLCWilliam Brennan is the President & Managing Partner of AquaTerra Asset Management LLC, and Senior Portfolio Manager of the Praetor Global Water Fund. AquaTerra primarily focuses on public equity investments in global water infrastructure (primarily through structured equity products and separately managed accounts for individuals and institutions) and private equity opportunities in natural resources and specialty industrials such as water, timber, specialty chemicals and alternative and renewable energy. The Praetor Global Water Fund is a value fund that holds concentrated positions in 30-45 companies from a pool of approximately 400 companies that participate in the global water business.

Peter C. FusaroChairman & Founder of Global Change AssociatesPeter C. Fusaro is Chairman & Founder of Global Change Associates in New York and a leading expert in energy and environmental financial markets and clean energy technology. He is also co-founder of the Energy Hedge Fund Center and best selling author of What Went Wrong at Enron. He holds the annual Wall Street Green Trading Summit in New York each spring. http://www.global-change.com/

J. Peter LynchSolar ExpertJ. Peter Lynch has worked, for 30 years as a Wall Street analyst, an independent equity analyst and a private investor in small emerging technology companies. He has been actively involved in following developments in the renewable energy sector since 1977 and is considered to be an expert in the solar area. The Presentation will cover the solar industry and stocks.

Samuel F. JonesPresident, All Season Financial Advisors, Inc., Registered Investment AdvisorAs president of All Season Financial Advisors, he is responsible for the management of over $120 Million in client assets and for overseeing operations, marketing, and portfolio design. Sam is also the senior portfolio manager for the Integrity All Season mutual fund. In 2005, the firm opened it's first renewable energy investment portfolio for private clients called "New Power". The New Power strategy has posted an average return of 14.5% net of all fees since inception with a fraction of the risk inherent to this speculative sector.


Robert Wilder, J.D., Ph.D.WilderHill Clean Energy IndexRobert Wilder, J.D., Ph.D. is the CEO & Founder of Wildershares, LLC; he is the Manager of the WilderHill Clean Energy Index. He holds a Ph.D. from University of California at Santa Barbara and a Law Degree from University of San Diego School of Law. In addition Dr. Wilder is a Visiting Faculty at University of California, San Diego. www.wildershares.com

Jamie WimberlyDistributed Energy Financial Group (DEFG) LLCJamie Wimberly founded and currently serves as the CEO of the Distributed Energy Financial Group (DEFG) LLC, a specialized consulting and financial services firm focused on distributed energy and energy technologies and creators of the Distributed Energy Sector Index. http://www.defgllc.com/

Friday, January 12, 2007

InvestorIdeas.com® Announces Upcoming Online Greentech Investor Conference "Investing in the Environment: Global Warming, Global Warning – Investing Today for Tomorrow’s Future"



As the Fight Against Climate Change Becomes a Global Priority, the Online Conference will Explore Investing Opportunities



POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC – January 12, 2007, www.InvestorIdeas.com, and its greentech portals, global investor and industry resources for the renewable and clean tech sector, announce its upcoming online investor conference on ‘Investing in the Environment’ available March 21st, 2007, starting at 9:00 am EST and archived thereafter. With issues of energy independence, global warming and environmental concerns including pollution, water contamination and shortages escalating, cleantech investments continue to rise as global political support strengthens.



The online conference will include presentations (audio with power point slides) from renewable, environmental, water, clean energy and technology experts as well as public company CEOs providing in-depth perspectives on what is happening in the Greentech sector. Current participating public companies include ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP), Rotoblock Corporation (OTCBB: ROTB), WaterBank of America (USA) Inc. (OTCBB: WBKA) and International Barrier Technology Inc. (OTCBB: IBTGF).



As Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi calls for “a new America that declares our energy independence, promotes domestic sources of renewable energy, and confronts climate change,” and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proposes a Low Carbon Fuel Standard to reduce green house gas emissions by at least 10% in California by 2020, support for ‘green’ technology shows continued signs of growth.



It is clear that the fight against climate change has become a global priority evidenced by the recent proposal from the European Commission for the establishment of a new Energy Policy for Europe to combat climate change and increase energy security. In addition, investment into ‘green’ technology continues to grow domestically and internationally. According to the Cleantech Venture Network, cleantech investment for Q3’06 comprised 14% of all North American, and 12% of all European venture investments totaling $1.081 billion for the quarter.



The online conference is free to investors and online visitors, with login registration.



To Find Out More About the Upcoming Greentech Online Investor and Industry Conference Visit:

http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/Forums/Portals/green.aspx



Current List of Greentech Industry Speakers Include:



Jamie Wimberly founded and currently serves as the CEO of the Distributed Energy Financial Group (DEFG) LLC, a specialized consulting and financial services firm focused on distributed energy and energy technologies and creators of the Distributed Energy Sector Index. www.defgllc.com



Robert Wilder, J.D., Ph.D. is the CEO & Founder of Wildershares, LLC; he is the Manager of the WilderHill Clean Energy Index. He holds a Ph.D. from University of California at Santa Barbara and a Law Degree from University of San Diego School of Law. In addition Dr. Wilder is a Visiting Faculty at University of California, San Diego. www.wildershares.com



Current List of Participating Public Companies Include:



ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) is at the forefront of alternative energy transportation with new technologies including energy efficient gas systems, hydrogen, electric, fuel cell, alcohol, hybrid and other innovative power systems. ZAP is also offering Portable Energy technology that manages power for mobile electronic devices like cell phones, PDA, MP3/iPod, laptop computer, digital cameras and more. For More Info: http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/CO/ZAAP/Default.asp



Rotoblock Corporation (OTCBB: ROTB) is focused on the continued development and improvement of its energy efficient Oscillating Piston Engine to the state where its mechanical, ecological and economic viability leads to the profitable licensing of the manufacturer's rights to a proprietary patented design or a partnership for its manufacture. For More Info: http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/CO/ROTB/Default.asp



WaterBank of America (USA) Inc. (OTCBB: WBKA) was founded in 2002 to create and acquire a "bank" of top quality springs to address the increasing scarcity of fresh water in the world. In 2004, with the acquisition of ICEROCKS, the business model expanded to include the new consumer packaged good; hygienic, food safe ice cubes (targeting hotels, airlines), followed by the manufacturing and distribution of bottled spring water on a regional basis as a complementary business. WaterBank is backed by a well-versed Management Team, Board of Directors and an Advisory Board comprised of highly experienced and accomplished water and beverage industry experts working together to meet the global challenges of water scarcity and contamination. For More Info: http://www.water-stocks.com/CO/WBKA/Default.asp



International Barrier Technology Inc. (OTCBB: IBTGF) develops, manufactures, and markets proprietary fire resistant building materials branded as Blazeguard®. Barrier's award-winning Blazeguard® wood panels use a patented, non-toxic, non-combustible coating with an extraordinary capability: it releases water in the heat of fire. The panels exceed "model" building code requirements in every targeted fire test and application, and are unique in combining properties that increase panel strength and minimize environmental and human impact. For More Info: www.environmentstocks.com/Companies/IntlBarrier/Default.asp



About Our Green Investor Portals:

www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com®, www.FuelCellCarNews.com, www.EnvironmentStocks.com and www.GreentechInvestor.com are global investor and industry research portals that look at the renewable energy and greentech sectors. The portals do not make stock recommendations, but feature industry and stock news, exclusive articles and financial columnists, audio interviews, investor conferences, Blogs, and a directory of stocks in the sector.



‘Investing in the Environment’ Forum: http://www.renewableenergystocks.com/Forums/Portals/green.aspx



Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations, but offer information portals to research news, articles, stock lists and recent research. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. These sites are currently compensated for by its "featured companies." ZAP (OTCBB: ZAAP) and Rotoblock Corporation (OTCBB: ROTB) each pay Two thousand five hundred per month equivalent in shares for one year commencing Nov 2006, discounted as a courtesy to previous sponsorship of the InvestorIdeas Greentech contest. International Barrier Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: IBTGF) currently pays three thousand per month and 100,000 options. WaterBank of America (USA) Inc. (OTCBB: WBKA) currently pays InvestorIdeas.com $10,000 monthly, $4,000 in cash per month and $6,000 in shares per month.

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Participating companies must adhere to all SEC disclosure requirements.



For Additional Information on Participating in this Upcoming Online Conference Please Contact:



Dawn Van Zant: 800-665-0411 - dvanzant@investorideas.com



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Source: InvestorIdeas.com, ZAP, Rotoblock Corporation, WaterBank of America (USA) Inc., International Barrier Technology

Thursday, January 11, 2007

NASDAQ closing near 6 year highs- now that’s more relevant to the average individual investor. With the Dow's performance over the last months, it really did not impact the portfolio or pocketbook of the average investor - But NASDAQ covers a more across the board investor.
With a lot of positive speculation around earnings for tech stocks- this could be interesting year for the retail investor. Microsoft Corp. and Google Inc were leaders in the NASDAQ and tech run.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Money shift from commodity stocks to tech?

All of the money coming out of oil and gold and other commodity markets has to go somewhere - there is a lot of buzz around Tech for 2007. With companies like Google and Apple shining in the sector, some analysts think there is a lot of play in small caps in the tech sector

Again, what we have seen, these "trends" seem like short term thinking and can shift in a day. I am not sure I believe its time to leave the commodity markets if you are a long term player, since the driving global demand is still there. Not much has really changed other than perception and some sell off by bigger players.

So what are the individual investors to do? Don't be a trend follower- is a trend leader and pick your spots to get in on weakness

With that said, I do have a lot of optimism for the tech sector as it has been out of favor for a while and we see first hand how tech and the internet are changing the global face of business to increased online advertising to increased online sales and ecommerce - those trends and data are real

From what we see on our site traffic, the interest in commodities from individual investors is alive and well based on how they are searching and what they are researching.

Also from our site stats- looks like this could be good year for renewable energy stocks

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

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You can easily find us on the Internet

We have focused our attention on featured public companies in the past, but in 2007 we want to expand our online ad program and revenue stream.
We have the targeted eyeballs for the financial community such as online trading firms, and industry sectors ranging from renewable energy, to oil and gas to Homeland Security.

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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Defense stocks looking back and looking ahead
There was a time at Investorideas.com hub of sector portals when our Homelanddefensestocks.com dominated the group. We had ten featured companies, hosted several very successful online investor conferences (one with 14 public companies participating) a live conference at the Press Club in Washington DC that had significant impact on the trading of all participants. The sector was hot. We were hot- featured in Business Week online twice and several other publications including CBS Market watch radio.


So looking at 2006 and the larger defense stocks - and their performance- with Lockheed Martin giving investors a 45 percent gain in share price, Raytheon a 30 percent gain , Boeing with 27 percent and Northrop Grumman showing 12 percent- why did some of the smaller players loose their luster? We saw some of the small players have major losses in share price. Was it just an example of the overall trend where investors were looking for large caps vs. small caps? Or was it the sector got overplayed by retail investors and those that did not deliver - got punished!

According to a regular contributor to our site - Scott Sacknoff-"Defense and homeland security companies continued to outperform the broader market in 2006 as the benchmark SPADE Defense Index (DXS) gained 19.33% and marked the seventh consecutive year it has outperformed the S&P500. It is a remarkable run that has seen the sector generate alpha over the broader markets not just for seven years running but in 20 of the last 26 quarters. This past year saw the sector outperform the broader markets by 571 basis point. And since 2000, the Index has gained a whopping 113.86% compared with a 3.47% LOSS by the S&P 500."

We found our HDS portal move down the ranks and loose its number one ranking. We recently saw some new life injected as the portal and Scott got coverage on CNBC on January 2nd.

Maybe it’s a sign of things to come.

InvestorIdeas.com Newswire