1. capper96's Avatar
    Please just read this link

    Investors Alley Special Report

    About a quarter through the report, we get this...

    Avoid "Water Cooler" Stocks

    When you hear mention of a particular stock in a water-cooler conservation, it could be a sign the stock's in trouble.

    Think of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (Nasdaq: GMCR), Groupon Inc. (Nasdaq: GRPN) and Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA).

    Retail investors flocked to all these stocks, only to get burned: All three collapsed.

    Now, with the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average up significantly in 2013 to near all-time highs, other stocks have attracted quite a bit of buzz among retail investors.

    But investors eager to jump in to the markets during the strong start to this year need to be careful: Many stocks that seem attractive to retail investors are actually seductive traps.

    The five stocks below have made amazing gains in relatively short time spans, leaving investors who missed out wanting to cash in on the companies' success. Plus, investors often like to shop at these companies or use their products, making the stocks appear even more appealing.

    But you'd do well to stay away from these overvalued stocks with poor long-term prospects.

    5 Overvalued Stocks to Steer Clear Of

    2.BlackBerry (Nasdaq: BBRY) - After nearly falling below $6 this fall, BlackBerry almost tripled from its lows in less than four months. Now trading at $15-$16 the stock is still overbought. Not even the release of the Blackberry 10 will save the company, which has seen its global market share in smartphones decline from 20% to fewer than 5% in just three years. BlackBerry does not earn a profit but if it did, its P/E would be sky high.



    oh no we should be running to sell our stocks!

    But wait keep on reading further down....

    The Safest Stocks to Own Today

    Find Undervalued Stocks Based on Price

    Some of the richest rewards come from stocks whose prices have been battered and now may be overlooked stocks. Don't let a low share price deter you.

    While it is not recommended that you fill up an entire, or even a major, portion of your portfolio with stocks under $15, the addition of a few carefully selected "cheap stocks" could be worthwhile.

    Admittedly the odds of picking the next Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) are long, but the right low-priced stocks can be worthy as a trade with the prospect of a huge upside - if timing is right.

    The following are five stocks under $15 that have taken a beating and offer the kind of potential that make them worthy of a closer look:

    4.Research in Motion (NASDAQ: RIMM) has been hurt by competition from Apple's iPhone and smartphones running Google's Android operating system, causing many investors and analysts to hang up on the stock. But Blackberry users, a loyal and steadfast bunch, are still calling for more devices from RIMM. Bloomberg News reported last week that the struggling mobile communication device maker is in talks with bankers about "strategic options." Shares rose on the news and could ring higher on confirmation that RIMM is in talks with financial advisors about the path of the company.
    Talks of a takeover have hovered above RIMM for sometime. It is not always prudent to buy a stock on takeover rumors, but there are other reasons to consider RIMM. The company is launching new gadgets and expanding overseas. Shares are well off their 52-week high of $57.32 and currently trading at $13.19-- right at the median price target. However, the high target is currently a robust $40/share.




    So I ask fellow shareholders? How can one write these reports and have BBRY as a Sell but the non-existant RIMM as a Buy?
    04-10-13 01:48 PM
  2. Shanerredflag's Avatar
    Lol...it's not journalism anymore...Just fill, kinda like a landfill.

    Posted via CB10
    04-10-13 01:55 PM
  3. peter9477's Avatar
    The first article uses the currently correct stock symbol BBRY, while the latter uses the old RIMM. Clearly the first one must be more credible. ;-)
    04-10-13 05:25 PM
  4. capper96's Avatar
    The first article uses the currently correct stock symbol BBRY, while the latter uses the old RIMM. Clearly the first one must be more credible. ;-)
    The problem is both of those quotes are IN THE SAME ARTICLE!
    04-10-13 05:40 PM
  5. peter9477's Avatar
    The problem is both of those quotes are IN THE SAME ARTICLE!
    Actually I suspect that's not really an "article" so much as it is a big ad.

    Aren't all the inset ads and the offer at the end basically leading to the same place?

    The overall feel of that page (I skimmed) reminds me of numerous worthless investment newsletters I've seen.

    Posted via CB10
    04-10-13 06:39 PM
  6. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    Most investment advisors know squat.... or have hidden agendas and motives! Don't trust their judgment at all.

    If they were so clever or insightful, they would be retired on a yacht in the Caribbean...not in an office chasing customers..




    Posted via CB10
    04-11-13 03:51 AM
  7. tonyrenier's Avatar
    As a BBRY invester, I watch the financial blogs every day. This sort of uninformed garbage is normal, much of it just to swing stock prices in favor of "shorts" who "borrow" the stock and bet that it will drop in a certain amount of time. These "journalists" can not be proven to be in colusion with fund managers so they write this stuff to peddle influence.
    Shanerredflag likes this.
    04-11-13 10:31 AM
  8. jrlong's Avatar
    Wow, that's the best one yet.
    I guess that name change really is working for BB, except, apparently, exactly opposite the intent.
    04-11-13 03:37 PM
  9. jrlong's Avatar
    Now trading at $15-$16 the stock is still overbought. Not even the release of the Blackberry 10 will save the company, which has seen its global market share in smartphones decline from 20% to fewer than 5% in just three years. BlackBerry does not earn a profit but if it did, its P/E would be sky high.
    Of all the uber-bears bashing BB, this has to be the worst few sentences that I've read. The epitome of speculation and lies stated as fact. WTF?!? What a frustrating day. Salt in the wound: Groupon is up more than 6% -- yes, because THEY have a future and a justified $4B market cap.
    04-11-13 03:44 PM
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