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Monday, March 30, 2009

GamingIndustryStocks.com Gaming Stocks Directory Update with Casino and Casino Gaming Technology Stocks

Ameristar Casinos, Inc.(NasdaqGS:ASCA), Canterbury Park Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:CPHC), Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS )

POINT ROBERTS, WA, March 30, 2009 – www.GamingIndustryStocks.com an investor and industry news portal for the gaming sector, within Investorideas.com updates the current gaming stocks directory.

Recent additions:
Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ASCA) is a leading Las Vegas-based gaming and entertainment company known for its premier properties characterized by innovative architecture, state-of-the-art casino floors and superior dining, lodging and entertainment offerings. Ameristar's focus on the total entertainment experience and the highest quality guest service has earned it leading market share positions in the markets in which it operates. Founded in 1954 in Jackpot, Nev., Ameristar has been a public company since November 1993. The Company has a portfolio of eight casinos in seven markets: Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in St. Charles (greater St. Louis); Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City; Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs (Omaha, Neb. and southwestern Iowa); Ameristar Casino Hotel Vicksburg (Jackson, Miss. and Monroe, La.); Ameristar Casino Hotel East Chicago (Chicagoland area); Ameristar Casino Black Hawk (Denver metropolitan area); and Cactus Petes and The Horseshu in Jackpot, Nev. (Idaho and the Pacific Northwest).

Canterbury Park Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:CPHC) owns and operates Canterbury Park Racetrack, Minnesota’s only thoroughbred and quarter horse racing facility. The Company’s 62-day 2009 live race meet begins on May 15th and ends August 30. In addition, Canterbury Park’s Card Club hosts “unbanked” card games 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering 34 poker tables and 16 tables of other card games. The Company also conducts year-round wagering on simulcast horse racing and hosts a variety of other entertainment and special events at its facility in Shakopee, Minnesota.

Scientific Games Corporation (Nasdaq: SGMS ) is the leading integrated supplier of instant tickets, systems and services to lotteries worldwide, a leading supplier of server based gaming machines and systems, Amusement and Skill with Prize betting terminals, interactive sports betting terminals and systems, and wagering systems and services to pari-mutuel operators. It is also a licensed pari-mutuel gaming operator in Connecticut, Maine and the Netherlands and is a leading supplier of prepaid phone cards to telephone companies. Scientific Games' customers are in the United States and more than 60 other countries.


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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Investing in Renewable Energy, Environment and Water Stocks

Investors Tools to Become Educated in Cleantech Stocks


POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC –March 28, 2009 - Investorideas.com and its leading green investor portal, www.RenewableEnergyStocks.com, provide investors with tools and resources to participate and invest in renewable energy, water and environment stocks.

Investor Ideas has created a global directory of publicly traded green and renewable energy stocks in wind, solar, biofuel and other green sectors. Investor Ideas stock directories are one of several tools for independent investors to complete due diligence and research.

Additionally Investorideas.com water stocks portal, water-stocks.com features a water stocks directory, investing in water podcast and multiple investor resources.

Investorideas.com and Renewableenergysstocks.com were one of the first online investor resources providing in-depth information on renewable energy and the public companies in the sector.
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The RenewableEnergyStocks.com portal currently features a directory with info and links on Alternative Energy Funds, Biogas and Ethanol Stocks, Energy Efficiency Stocks, Flywheel Stocks, Fuel Cell Stocks, Geothermal Stocks, Hydrogen Production, Micro Turbine Stocks, Solar Stocks, Green Transportation, Wind Stocks and Green Infrastructure Stocks.

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Water Stocks Sector Close – Up and Commentary; Neil Berlant of the PFW Water Fund (PFWAX) Discusses Investing in Water

World Water Day Reminds Investors of the Needs and Opportunities

POINT ROBERTS, WA and DELTA, BC –March 22, 2009 www.Water-Stocks.com, an investor and industry portal for the water sector within Investorideas.com, presents investing in water, the first in a series of commentary and insight with Neil Berlant, Fund Manager of the PFW Water Fund (PFWAX).

With World Water Day held March 22, 2009 http://www.worldwaterday.org/ , drawing global attention to water issues, Water-stocks.com reminds investors of the needs and opportunities within the sector.

As recently noted in a report from Ceres.Org, “Water Scarcity & Climate Change: Growing Risks for Businesses & Investors”, water is an area that needs more attention. http://www.ceres.org/Document.Doc?id=406
Investorideas.com and Water-stocks.com has turned to well- known industry expert, Neil Berlant of the PFW Water Fund, who has dedicated his life-long career to the sector, to provide insight and ideas on the global theme of investing water.

Q&A: Dawn Van Zant at Water-stocks.com, Neil Berlant of the PFW Water Fund

Q- Dawn Van Zant at Water-stocks.com
Neil, the recent media from Ceres.org warning investors and business they are not paying attention to water would not be news to you, as you have been a long- time believer in the sector. But in that line of thinking, for investors just getting into the water space - what are some of the key trends they should they be looking at?

A- Neil Berlant of the PFW Water Fund
The forces driving growth in the water sector can be narrowed down to three principal areas: Economics, quality, and infrastructure. On the economics side, water has historically been underpriced, that is, not reflecting its real cost. The real cost for water is what it costs to find water, treat water, and then to distribute it. We have never really factored in those costs to arrive at the price that we charge for water. That is in the process of changing, but change is coming on very slowly. As for quality, this is a major issue. Not that water quality for drinking water purposes is inadequate or not being addressed, but rather that the quality of the water we require for most applications is growing more demanding. For most applications today, and in the future, we require very highly purified water. For example, to manufacture semiconductors, we require “ultra-purified” water. The same is true for generating electricity and manufacturing. In addition, health care and food processing require highly purified water. These areas were previously not as demanding. Last, but not least, the issue of the water infrastructure throughout the US is growing in importance. It is well-documented that we are facing what may be as much as a $1 trillion deficit in capital to improve the aging US infrastructure. That means an enormous bounty of business in pipe replacement, filtration, and purification equipment over the next twenty years.

Q- Dawn Van Zant at Water-stocks.com
With your fund, The PFW Water Fund how would you define your short term and long term strategy? And how can investors participate in the fund?
A- Neil Berlant of the PFW Water Fund
The PFW Water Fund (PFWAX) expressly addresses the opportunities outlined above. The Fund broadly focuses on the water industry, and more specifically on the companies that comprise the broad definition of the water industry as all of the things that influence the quality or availability of water. The PFW Water Fund (PFWAX) is invested in companies in purification, infrastructure, desalination, and all things related to water. As the portfolio manager, I have focused exclusively on the water industry since the mid-1980s, with portfolios that have consistently beaten the broad stock market. The PFW Water Fund (PFWAX) is uniquely positioned to participate in the explosion of activity we anticipate over the next couple of decades. The growth we forecast is expected to last for some twenty years and therefore, the PFW Water Fund (PFWAX) is investing in the long-term growth of owning businesses, rather than short-term speculation. We are in front of wave of activity that is somewhat unique to the water industry and thus offers the prospect of wealth-building that is difficult to find elsewhere.

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About Neil Berlant:
Fund Manager of the PFW Water Fund - PFW Water A (PFWAX)
Since 1968, Neil has been continuously involved in the investment banking industry, either as a principal, officer, or founder of several firms. He has supervised and initiated the publication of numerous investment research reports on the water industry and conducted conferences directed towards top corporate management, the investment community, and venture capitalists. He has been a speaker at conferences on topics ranging from financing, to business and investment opportunities in the water industry. In addition, he has consulted to Fortune 500 companies and participated in negotiations concerning mergers, acquisitions, and venture capital investments. He is quoted frequently in newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Investor's Business Daily, and is a frequent water expert on CNBC.

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In 2009, the focus of World Water Day on March 22 will be on transboundary waters: sharing water, sharing opportunities
http://www.worldwaterday.org/
http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/

About InvestorIdeas.com:
Investorideas.com creates a meeting place for investing ideas to take form and come to life in an entrepreneurial environment, servicing the needs of small investors and start- up companies to large conglomerates! We cover multiple industry sectors but specialize in environmental and water.

Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. 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. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising. Disclosure: Neil Berlant and PFW do not currently compensate Investorideas.com but provides content for the Investorideas.com and Water –stocks.com portals
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For More Information Contact:
Water-stocks.com
Dawn Van Zant 800-665-0411
Email: dvanzant@investorideas.com
Web Site: www.InvestorIdeas.com www.water-stocks.com
PFW Water Fund
Neil Berlant - nberlant@pfwwaterfund.com

Source: Water-Stocks.com, Investorideas.com , PFW Water Fund

Monday, March 09, 2009

Biotechnology Investor Research Available; Directory of Biotech Stocks Including Stem Cell Stocks
Stem Cell Stocks up Following President Barack Obama announcing plans to lift a ban on related embryonic stem cell federal funding


POINT ROBERTS, Wash., Delta, B.C.–March 9, 2009 www.BiotechIndustryStocks.com, a global investor website for the biotechnology sector within Investorideas.com, updates its current content with an expanded stock directory for the sector, as investors watch gains in stem stocks, following President Obama announcing new policies on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

Geron Corporation (NGM:GERN) shares traded as high as $5.24 on the news.

BiotechIndustryStocks.com Portal is a global meeting place for investors and industry following the sector, within Investorideas.com. Global visitors use the site daily to research the latest news, articles, audio, research reports and our stock directories.


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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Follow the Money in Defense Stocks- Defense Spending on the Rise in United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Featured private Homelanddefensestocks.com defense company, Wave Dispersion Technologies, announces
$100 million USD Partnership Agreement with Abu Dhabi’s International Golden Group


POINT ROBERTS, Wash., DELTA, B.C. – March 5, 2009 – www.HomelandDefenseStocks.com, a leading global investor and industry portal for the defense and security sector, within Investorideas.com, reports on increased spending projected in the defense sector in the US, in addition to recent contracts announced at IDEX, United Arab Emirates (UAE), in excess of $5 billion US.

For investors following the defense stocks sector, follow the global security trends in defense spending.

The Gulf Defence Conference, International Defence Exhibition & Conference 2009 (IDEX), held February 22 – 26th, is one of the world’s largest defense shows. Organized by Jane’s on behalf of Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), under the patronage of HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the conference featured local and international industry experts and analysts.

According to Janes, " Resisting any inference that the global economic slowdown was having an impact on its oil-funded balance sheet, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced some AED18.4 billion (USD5 billion) worth of contracts at the ninth IDEX defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi." Full article - http://www.janes.com/news/defence/business/jdw/jdw090302_1_n.shtml

Featured private Homelanddefensestocks.com defense company, Wave Dispersion Technologies, announced a
$100 million USD Partnership Agreement with Abu Dhabi’s International Golden Group for its security water barriers.

Full news: http://www.investorideas.com/news/030209d.asp

Defense Budget 2010
Department of Defense Budget
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Funding Highlights:
• Provides $533.7 billion for the Department of Defense base budget in 2010, a four-percent
increase over 2009.
• Includes $75.5 billion in supplemental appropriations for 2009 and $130.0 billion for 2010 to
support ongoing overseas contingency operations, while increasing efforts in Afghanistan and
drawing down troops from Iraq responsibly.
• Supports a transparent budget process, which simultaneously and separately requests
estimated base budget and overseas contingency operations costs.
• Expands concurrent receipt of military retired pay and Veterans Disability Compensation for
those disabled upon retirement from active duty.
• Improves efforts to care for wounded service members and to treat mental health needs.

Homeland Security and Defense Stocks Directory:

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Wave Dispersion Technologies Corporate Profile:
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(NHSK) is a leading Non-Government Website for search phrase "Homeland Security" featuring a comprehensive collection of links and resources and news in Homeland Security, Defense and global security issues.

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Insiders Buy the Pullback With a Penchant for Energy; 14 Companies the Smart Insiders Favor the Most
The Insiders Corner
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By Michael Brush
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March 5, 2009 Edition
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Insiders Buy the Pullback With a Penchant for Energy; 14 Companies the Smart Insiders Favor the Most, posted March 5, 2009

They’re back! In a repeat of what happened the last time stocks took a trip down to these levels in November, insiders have decisively ramped up their buying.

This insider buying redux suggests three things.

The market is at least a trading buy here for decent gains over the next days or weeks.
The current range for stocks could mark the low for the bear market. Insiders stepped up big time the last time the market reached these levels – and they are doing so now again on the retest.
The stocks insiders favor in this pullback could be good for a 15%-20% rebound in short order. I say that because that’s what happened to many of the stocks we highlighted here the last time insiders stepped up to the plate big time, in November and December.

One positive aspect to the buying on this pullback is that it is nearly across the board -- in everything from financials like Citigroup (C), to retailers like Deckers Outdoor (DECK) and Coach (COH) as well as the biotech company ViroPharma (VPHM), the recruiting company On Assignment (ASGN) and beaten down big cap classics like General Electric (GE).

But one of the strongest sectors for insider buying now is energy.

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