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October 2014 Database publication details

Yesterday was publication day for the October 2014 Bowser Database. Since January of this year, we have published the Database on a quarterly basis, allowing investors to stay up-to-date with the hundreds of companies listed in the publication’s pages. Here are some details on the October 2014 issue: It features just shy of 300 companies; Each company features…

IPOs – Trading or Gambling?

IPOs offer significant rewards, but not without significant risks Some investors love trading initial public offerings (IPOs) because of their potential reward. Most investors, however, don’t realize the risks. Trading an IPO is a perfect example of blind trading. No matter how much research an investor has done, it isn’t enough. This is simply because there is no…

Don’t Try to Sell at the Top

There’s more to making money than picking winning stocks In his book, Penny Stock Winners, R. Max Bowser, in a chapter with the same title as this post, makes a great analogy. He writes: You need hits to win a [baseball] game, just as you need stocks that appreciate for successful investing. But, there’s more to the picture.…

A Positive Perception of Small Stocks

The upside of investing in small stocks When I first sat down to write this post, I thought about discussing the investment public’s overwhelmingly negative view on penny stocks. However, rather than ranting about why the investment community is missing the point, I have decided to share the positive aspects of investing in penny stocks,…

Takeovers of minipriced stocks

Shareholders of small companies rewarded through takeovers When we talked to Peter Leeds back in December (see the article here), he mentioned a few ways that companies would use their cash in 2014. One way: focus on mergers and acquisitions of smaller companies. Larger companies buying out smaller companies is something happening more and more…