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Penny Stock Guide ch. 10-14

CHAPTER 10

INVESTING

PICKING Penny STOCKS AND PLANNING TRADES

Stock picking in many ways is as good as choosing a spouse for you. There are lots of options available to you if you have money. Once you have decided that you want to invest in shares, the biggest question which comes to the mind is how to I buy stocks? How do I plan my trades?

It is up to you to decide in which category of investors you want to be and which strategy you would follow

GROWTH INVESTING STRATEGY

IF you are kind of optimistic investor, then this strategy is good for you. Here the investor foresees the growth of the company’s earnings and invests in it. This type of strategy is considered to the best for beginners in the stock market.

VALUE INVESTING STRATEGY

Benjamin Graham and David Dodd both professors at Columbia Business School, and professors too many big investors, are known as FATHER of this strategy.

In this strategy, the investors tend to buy stocks whose price has recently fallen and are available at cheap prices. But you have to be careful, value investing does not mean “JUNK “.Investors has to do their homework on the companies, and distinguish between the value company and the companies with declining prices. The company should have its fundamentals healthy to prove its worth.

DIVIDEND INVESTING STRATEGY

In this strategy the investors, buys stocks which pay dividends regularly to them on quarterly or yearly basis… The choice of companies in this strategy should be sound and healthy. This strategy may not be the sexist strategy, but in the long run, this time tested investment strategy would definitely yield returns.

CREATING A STOCK TRADING PLAN

If you want to build your wealth, keep your wealth and grow your wealth you should have a solid Stock Trading Plan .A stock trading plan is a fixed set of rules and actions which formulate your trading strategy. Every trade you do should be governed by your trading plan.

Your trade plan is your road map to tell yourself and affirm yourself and reach your goals.

You will have to consider certain criteria for your plan like,

the timing Price of the stock Current news about the stock Liquidity of the stocks How long to keep the stock i.e. to hold them When to sell the stock What to do when the prices of the stock does not move. Etc

You can think of other aspects as well, but the above is the major point s you have to consider.

Once you have made a plan, mock run of the plan in the stock market which will help you to know if your plan is effective or it needs amendments.

CHAPTER 11

THE MECHANICS — PLACING THE ORDER

STEP 1

OPENING A SHARE DEALING ACCOUNT

Once you have decided that you want to deal in shares, you have to open a standard share dealing account, which usually is free. The basic share dealing account offers certain services for free , that means ” No ADVICE ” they would simply buy or sell as per instructions given. They allow you to trade over the phone or thru internet

If you have opened an account with your broker then you have to send them money stating which and how many shares you want to buy. They would charge you certain brokerage fees for their services. Also few of them charge trading fee, if there is no activity for a certain period of time as inactivity fee.

If you are trading through a web site, then it would ask for a username in which you want to open an account and then a password, that’s it and you are on. Once you put the  username and the password , it would ask you which companies shares you want to buy, how much you want to buy it would then give you a share quote , if acceptable to you .they get their research on the trading charts and

You can always think and come back again. If the quote is acceptable to you u confirms it and in return you will get an email confirmation by the broker and the deal is done.

Yes, it sounds a little tensed but you will get use to it over a period of time.

CHAPTER 12

RESEARCH STOCKS

STEP2

RESEARCH STOCKS

It is very important that you do proper research on the stock because the stock markets behave in weird ways and you should have proper knowledge to it. Never buy the stocks at random, as the market is not random and it works on lots of principles and attributes. If you want to succeed in the stock market you have to do proper research. Either you do the research on your own or you can hire someone to do it for you.

5 VITAL ISSUES

Fundamentals about the company. How is the company doing, is it a profit making company and a sound company. What is the price history of the stocks of that company, i.e. how much are the investors paying for the stocks. Price target is also a vital factor; you have to see how much the investors would pay for the stocks in future. What catalysts would change the investor’s perception of the stock? The most important of all compare the stocks with others in the same industry.

So, to sum up we can say that it’s important that as an investor you should have understanding of wider markets trends, knowledge of individual sectors. Also you should be able to analyze the financial records. You should not be able to have access to rumors and upcoming deals. Last but the most important is No emotional bias, generally this last point is overlooked.

Research before buying the shares; this can be done in many ways,

Go through the TV SHOWS and the newspapers, they have all the details of the shares which are doing well. Take valuable tips from friends and family members who have the knowledge of the subject, Never take any decision in HASTE and do not ignore any ADVICE. Full service brokers also help to do the research, they hire the stock analysts and they in turn find out which would be the ideal stocks purchase for the client. They charge a specific fee for their services. Interviews of the owners, CEO’S, directors etc also are helpful as they normally give the correct synopsis of their company. In today’s world the internet technology has made the things easier for the investors to the research on their fingertips, they can research on trading charts and platforms. Some of these charts are available for free and some have costs attached to it.

It is of very important that you get all relevant and correct information on time so as to grow in the market and make maximum profits. You should be aware of that in the stock trading wrong and unreliable information is very dangerous.

CHAPTER 13

HOW TO READ QUOTES

HOW TO READ SHARE QUOTES IN NEWSPAPERS / INTERNET

Most of the people track their stock trades in the business sections of the newspaper or on the internet. The information provided on the stock table is the most current data available.

The stock table looks something like below

STEP1

Column 1 and 2 are the 52 WEEK High and Low — This is the highest and the lowest price paid for the single stock over the last 52 weeks i.e. one year.

STEP 2

Column 3 is the Companies name and the Type of stock — This column lists the name of the company. If there are no special letters or numbers following the name it is considered to be a common stock, but For example “pf” is return then it means the preferred stock, different symbols imply different types of stocks.

Step 3

Column 4 is the Ticker Symbol (SYM) — This is the unique alphabetic name which identifies the stock issued by the firm. If you are looking for the stocks quotes online you should search for the company by the Ticker Symbol.

STEP 4

Column 5 is the Dividend per Share — This indicated the annual dividend paid for each share, but if the space is blank then the company is not paying any dividends.

STEP5

Column 6 is the Dividend Yield –This is the percentage return on the dividend. Some companies do not pay dividends regularly; the Board of Directors decides how much to pay on quarterly basis calculated on annual dividend of the share divided by the price per share.

STEP 6

Column 7 is the Price/ Earnings Ratio –Mostly commonly known as P/E, this is calculated the current stocks prices by earnings per share from the last 4 quarters. The higher the P/E, the more investors are paying for the company’s potential.

STEP 7

Column 8 is the Trading Volume –The figures shows the total number of shares traded for the day, listed in hundreds. To get the actual number traded add”00″ to the end of the numbers listed or multiply the number in the column by 100

STEP 8

Column 9 and 10 are the Days High and Low — This indicates the maximum and the minimum people have paid for the stock in a day

STEP 9

Column 11 is the Close — The close is the last trading price recorded at the end of the day, i.e. at market close.

STEP 10

Column is 12 is the Net Change — This is the dollar value change in the stock price then the last day’s closing price. If the + (positive) sign indicates rise and a – (negative) sign indicates a drop in the price.

CHAPTER 14

HOW TO BUY SHARES?

We have already discussed this before, but just to refresh it further, in ancient days dealing in trade market was only the privilege of the rich people, but now it is not so a common man is also a part of the trade market.

You can buy shares through any of the following ways

Stock broking through bank, custom stock brokers over the telephone or on line trading through internet.

If you have no idea how to go about investing and really need a lots of help then in that circumstances , you can go for ADVISORY SERVICE , where in the stock broker looks in to you individual account and advises you on buying and selling

But , if you wish to hand over the entire thing to someone else, then in that case you can go for DISCRETIONARY SERVICE, in this there is certain strategy between you and the broker which is agreed upon and the stock broker takes all the decisions of buying and selling on your behalf with your money. This type of service risk factor is more.

You can categorize the brokers in two major types,

Discount brokers – these brokers will collect a certain amount of annual fee form you and will only carry out what has been told to them, over the phone, in person or on the internet.  They would give ZERO advice to you.

Full Service brokers- these brokers give you recommendations and advices on which stocks are good to buy, which will yield profits and which stocks are overvalued. They provided these services with a little higher fees and sometimes even commissions

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CHAPTER 5

STOCKMARKETS

A stock market is a public for trading of the company stock at an agreed price. It is considered the fast way to get the money from an individual and give it to the company that needs it.

The concept of stock trading comes from way back in 1600 , when the East India Company was launched, it needed money from the people for their voyages, without any guarantee of return  .hence they approached the investors to whom they gave shares in return of the cash.

The idea was that the risk would be shared and divided among the investors, no fixed returns would be paid to them but if company progressed and did well then the investors will be benefited. The idea worked and the investors made profits and by the end of 17th century many more were entering the ball game of trade.

In 1801 the LSE (LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE) was formulated, the systems were formulated and there was no looking back after that. LSE also runs AIM (Alternative investment Market) for the young companies as “starter market “

Today, along with Britain, LSE runs the biggest exchange with 1800 + companies, which is called the “main market “.

CHAPTER 6

STOCK EXCHANGES

WHY DO COMPANIES LIST ON THEM?

Stock Exchange is an organization or a corporation which helps in trading of stocks to investors and stock brokers. The main aim of listing the companies on stock exchange could be

Raising Capital for the businesses

Mobilizing Savings for further Investment and

Facilitating Companies Growth

NYSE

The biggest and the most prestigious stock exchange is the NYSE ( NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE) .NYSE came in existence way back in 1972 , when 24 New York stockbrokers and merchants  got together

Sign the Buttonwood Agreement.

NYSE is first exchange of its kind and trades in the open outcry system.  Each stock is traded by a specialist (who is the employee of NYSE) on a specific location on the trading floor. This specialist actually works as auctioneer between buyer and the seller in particular stock. This type of trading makes NYSE different from other exchanges which are totally dependent on electronic devices.

Today with changing times half of NYSE is also trading on electronic devices, and is come out of the Stone Age.

NASDAQ

The NASDAQ (NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of SECURITIES DEALERS AUTOMATED QUOTATION) is the second type of exchange and the largest electronic screen based trading market of United States of America. The exchange does not have central locations of specialist, neither do they floor trading. The entire trading is done through computers and telecommunications.

AMEX

The third largest exchange of America is the AMEX (AMERICAN STOCK EXCHANGE), which has been taken over by NASD (parent company of NASDAQ) in 1998.

OTHER EXCHANGES

There are many other stock exchanges around the world. Almost all countries have stock exchanges, with Americas stock exchange being undoubtedly be the largest.

List of other exchanges,

LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE

HONG KON GSTOCK EXCHANCE

MUMBAI STOCK EXCHANGE

JOHENSBURG SECURITIES EXCHANGE

And the list can go on…………

CHAPTER 7

WHAT ARE STOCK INDEXES

A stock market index is a method of measuring a section of stock market. Statistical indicator used in measurement and reporting changes in the market value of group of stocks. By measuring the performance of a one company based on the performance of other companies in the same type of business, which will help the investors to make best investment.

Major types of stock indices:-

There stock indices may classified in many ways.

GLOBAL market index includes all types of companies irrespective of where they are domiciled or traded. The 2 best examples of such index are MSCI WORLD and S&P GLOBAL 100.

NATION market index indicates the performance of a stock exchange of a nation and reflects the economy of the country. The examples of such index are the INDIAN SUNSEX and the JAPANESE NIKKEI 225

More specialized indices comprise of tracking the performance of the certain sector of the market, the example is MORGAN STANLEY BOITECH INDEX, it comprises of 36 American companies under biotechnology industry

Other indexes may track the companies from its size, or a certain type of management etc.

Weighting

The index can be also classified under the criteria as to how is it priced

PRICE WEIGHTED INDEX also known as equal dollar weighted index, each component stock contributes only to its price when determine the overall value. The size of the company or the volume in which its trading is not taken into considerations, hence evens a slight up or down in a single company highly influences the index

CAPITALIZED WEIGHTED INDEX also known as market value weighted index, whose components are weighted according to the total market value of their outstanding shares. The impact of the component’s price change is proportional to the issues overall market value.

CHAPTER 8

HOW DO I BUY AND SELL SHARES?

In ancient days buying and selling stocks/shares was the privilege of the rich , who with the help of certain share brokers use to buy and sell shares and among those few , the ones who had the inside information of the companies use to mint most money.

But the today’s internet age, the entire information is available to the common man, making him pretty much the part of this never ending market. As now most of the information is available on the internet, the stock brokers give their services with no frills attached , meaning you tell them which shares you want to buy or sell and they would do exactly the same , no advice given .

There are big stocks brokers like Barclays, Brennan etc who charge for the service their certain amount of commission for each deal, and also few brokers charge you yearly and quarterly fee just to keep your account open and do the dealing on your behalf.

Investors buy shares only for the purpose of income in forms of dividend, and then they should scrutinize properly and buy such shares that yield the most dividends.

Some investors are not interested in income but are more inclined towards capital growth, hence when the share price increases in anticipation that the company will yield more profits in future and which will affect the increase in the dividend payments… hence investors who are interested in capital growth, should invest in share that are expected to yield huge dividends in future.

CHAPTER 9

WHAT TYPE OF TRADER ARE YOU?

Each individual who is the stock market and is intending to make money has to identify himself from the various trader types he falls into and has to utilize that strategy.

The following are the types of traders,

POSITION TRADERS

Most investors fall in this category, as they buy stocks and hold them for months and years expecting to get more profits out of it. Institutional investors, mutual funds and investment banks are interested in such stocks which yield profits in long term. They concentrate more on the financial strength of the company and not in technicalities.

SWING TRADERS.

These are the traders who look for the fast movement in the market. Fast buying and selling , and in this short term of holding shares these types of traders make lots of wins and losses .They have the fast profit making mentality , they have high risk to reward ratio.

DAY TRADERS.

The stock market moves up and down every day and these types of traders make the most and capture the big portion of the move. He does not believe in keeping the stocks for more period of time like position and swing traders. He uses the stock market as source of income and not investment.

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Penny Stock Introduction Chapters 1-4

Penny Stocks introduction CHAPTER 1

 

Are you bored with the 9 to 5 job? Want something in your life to change instantly? Want your dreams come true. Your dream of relaxing in a big house and there is a flow of money in the form of dividend cheque. Imagine yourself an owner of a business and watch your company grow.

All of this and much more is now possible by owning penny stocks.

In today’s fast moving world , stocks which was always the ball game of the rich and wealthy people , with the trading technologies expanding itself , the market has opened its doors to each and all who wish to own stock.

If you wish to multiply your money and want build wealth then owning stock is the thing for you .But before you take the plunge in this deep sea of stock market ,its vital and important for you understand about the stocks and how they trade. Most people have heard about stocks from friends or often have overheard a conversation, like “oh Mr. Shah, did wonders on the stock market and now is starting a new firm “or “Mr. Patel lost  …XYZ amount in the stock market. Though being a very popular topic of discussion in most of the places, there is a lot of misconception about it. Everything in life is not free so even this money building financial tool also has risk factors in it.

The only way is to educate our self and protect our self by investing the money at the right place.

CHAPTER 2

WHAT ARE STOCKS AND SHARES?

To run a company or a business, you need funds. This capital can either be generated from within or one has to be borrowed from outside. Borrowing the money can always be a very expensive option , what companies do is give a unit of ownership interest in a corporation or a financial asset, which is called a  SHARE  and the person possessing the share is called  SHARE HOLDER.

It does not mean that if a person is SHAREHOLDER he/she gets to make decisions in the day to day operations of the business. They get the equal share in the profits of the business in the form of dividends.

STOCK signifies the ownership on the company’s assets and earnings. So in totality SHARES and STOCKS in today’s financial market mean the same thing.

Normally a layman would buy certain shares and keep it just to earn dividends, where as few investors who want to deal in the stock trading would buy and sell them. The prices of the shares keep on rising and falling, so you should d be prepared to lose your investment anytime.

There are investors in the stock market who have lost their fortune in it and few have billions.

So what is most important before entering into the big well of stock market is to educate yourself properly and learn in which shares to invest which can give you big returns.

CHAPTER 3

TYPES OF STOCKS

There are generally 2 types of Stocks.

COMMON STOCK: A common stock also known as Voting share or an Ordinary share gives the right to the shareholder to vote on the corporate matters .policy and to elect the Board Members. Mostly the companies issue Common stocks. The dividend paid on these stocks is not fixed and would vary. The return on the Common stocks is much higher than in any other investment, but this return are with cost as common stock involves maximum risks. If the company goes bankrupt or chooses to close down Common stock holders are only paid after the preferred shareholders, bondholders and the creditors are paid. The biggest benefit of a common stock is its can be converted in cash, that is can be liquidities very fast.

PREFERED STOCK : A Preferred stock is also known as known as Preference share or Preferred share, is a  higher ranking stock then the Common stock, and its terms are negotiated between the company and the investor. Preferred stock generally does not carry a voting rights but it does carry priority over the Common stock in payment of dividend and upon liquidation. A Preferred stockholder has option to convert his stock to common stock after predetermined dates, which are called CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED SHARES.

CHAPTER 4

WHAT MOVES STOCK PRICES.

Stock prices are directly related to the company’s earnings, but what exactly makes this prices move? There are no hard and fast rules to this. The news report of a specific company would make the investors have more stocks of it or the negative news can make the investors move out of those companies’ holdings by selling them.

The other reason for the market to sway is countries attempt to correct the inflation.  Generally changes the stock prices are affected if the If the country usually higher or lowers the interest rates

According to analyst, amateur investors also can be a reason to move the stock market up and down. Amateur investors out of inexperience normally make decisions on press releases or rumors

The day traders are also considered the major contributor for the ups and downs of the stocks, as they generally deal in huge numbers of stock which affect the stock.

If the companies are able to show that they have met or exceeded their profit margin , the stocks of the company will automatically go up, but if vice a versa .. If company falls short in meeting the profit margin the immediate reaction of the investors would be to sell the stock holdings of that company.

So to conclude, there is no exact reason for the stock prices to move up or down

Success in investing comes not with how and a dash of luck, but with analytical and cool mind.

MARKET TREND: BEAR OR BULL!!!!

Where these names do came from?  Remember bears are sluggish and bulls are forceful. The bull flairs its thorns up when tries to attack its prey and the bear swipes downs, this is metaphorically depicted in the stock market. When the market has trend is upwards it’s said to be a Bull market and Bear market when the trend hits the downward graph.

BULL MARKET

A bull market trend is associated with increasing confidence of the investors, and anticipation of the future rise in the prices which would motivate the investors to buy the stocks. India’s Mumbai Stock Exchange Index, SUNSEX, was in the Bull Run for almost five years from 2003 to 2008.

BEAR MARKET

A Bear market is a steady drop in the stock market over a period of time. It is accompanied by pessimistic approach taken by the investors anticipating future downfall in the prices and hence starts selling the shares. No specific definition is available for the Bear market. But one generally accepted measure is a price decline of 15 % over a two month period of time.

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American Lithium Minerals Inc. OTC BB:AMLM

AMLM is being used increasingly more often by manufacturers due to its longer battery life and lighter weight.

Click on the picture below to see AMLM ‘s Project maps

Demand for lithium-powered vehicles is expected to increase fivefold by 2012. The domestic automotive industry must secure a lithium source to supply the next generation of hybrid-electric and electric vehicles.

. GM has announced plans to build a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery plant to supply the power for its

American Lithium Minerals Inc. (OTC BB: AMLM.OB) developing projects for lithium, the mineral used to manufacture the rechargeable battery of choice for computers, cell phones, and electric and hybrid-electric cars. With lithium being such an important component of the U.S. government’s green energy plan, demand for lithium-powered vehicles is expected to increase fivefold by 2010.

Moving Borate Hills to Feasibility PhaseI

-Intent is to advance to feasibility by spring 2011
-Investing US$4.5 million dollars over the next year to complete an economic pre-feasibility study
-Phase I will include surface sampling, reconnaissance drilling and metallurgical testing.

The Borate Hills Project is a large co-product lithium and boron deposit located 20 miles west of the only producing lithium mine in North America. Recently reported Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) investment will fund completion of an economic pre-feasibility study for the Borate Hills Project. The project features a very large deposit of relatively high grades of 2750 ppm lithium (0.275%) and 10,000 ppm boron (1%).

JOGMEC’s decision to join forces with AMLM will enable American Lithium to advance the pre-feasibility stage of the Project and is ultimately expected to be instrumental in increasing the United States’ market share of production of goods using lithium power, particularly in the area of electronics and automobiles where this technology
Chevy Volt, scheduled to debut in 2011.
. BMW plans to launch its remodeled Li-ion battery-powered 750i luxury sedan to the Japanese in
2010. This year, the company is producing 500 all-electric MINI Es, also with Li-ion batteries, for
leasing in select cities.
. Toyota plans to launch plug-in hybrid Priuses with Li-ion batteries later this year.
. Mercedes-Benz plans to launch its S400 Blue HYBRID with a Li-ion battery next year.
. The Ford Escape plug-in hybrid with the same power technology is slated for 2012.
. The Tesla Roadster, Chyrsler EcoVoyager, Dodge ZEO, Jeep Renegade and the Saturn Flextreme are all
slated for li-ion batteries.
. Nissan will use Li-ion batteries for the 65,000 hybrids they hope to manufacture by 2010.
. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. anticipates that demand will increase fivefold to meet the needs of electric
vehicles.

The president has signed a $790 billion economic stimulus plan that includes $5 billion for the development of a domestic battery industry including:

(1) $2 billion in loans, grants and tax credits to help stimulate the development and large-scale domestic
production of advanced, lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric cars.
(2) Up to $2.4 billion in tax credits for building battery plants.
(3) Another bonus included is a $7,500 tax credit for people who purchase plug-in hybrid cars, which will
indirectly boost lithium-ion battery production.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) ,demand for lithium destined for battery usage is predicted to grow by 20% per year!

Currently the worldwide market for lithium batteries is estimated at over $4 billion a year.

Keep AMLM on your watch list from now!

For more information about this company (AMLM) please visit http://www.americanlithium.com

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Asian Penny Stocks UTEK, ULU, UMBF

 

Ultratech, Inc. (NASDAQ:UTEK) recently reported that it has received a follow-on, multiple-system order for its laser spike annealing (LSA) tools from a major logic foundry in Asia. Ultratech’s LSA100A systems will be used to support the production ramp of 40-nm logic devices in 2010. The LSA100A is the second generation of Ultratech’s laser annealing production tools. The LSA100A laser spike annealing system enables junction activation and other front-end advanced annealing processes for the 65-nm node and beyond.

Ultratech, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets photolithography and laser processing equipment.

ULURU Inc. (AMEX:ULU) recently reported that it has signed a worldwide distribution agreement appointing Novartis the exclusive distributor of a veterinary version of Altrazeal® for marketing to the animal health sector. Under the terms of the agreement ULURU will supply Novartis with finished product for marketing in the global markets.

ULURU Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development of a portfolio of wound management and oral care products to provide patients and consumers improved clinical outcomes utilizing its innovative Nanoflex™ Aggregate technology and OraDisc™ transmucosal delivery system.

UMB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:UMBF) recently announced the expansion of its national sales team with the addition of four regional sales representatives and a national sales director. Kevin Robertson has joined UMB as vice president and national sales director to oversee regional and national sales. He will lead UMB’s expansion into new markets with its health spending accounts, including health savings accounts (HSAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs).

UMB Financial Corporation is a financial services holding company headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., offering complete banking, asset management, health spending solutions and related financial services to commercial, institutional and personal customers nationwide.

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Companies in the Biotech industry to watch: PWRM, ABCO, and ENCO

Power3 Medical Products, Inc. – (OTC.BB: PWRM) strives to become the premier biotechnology company specializing in the commercialization of proteomics IP for the diagnosis and treatment of disease by using cutting edge technologies, world class quality procedures and superior research methodologies. The Company will be guided in all of its dealings with its customers, partners, shareholders, associates and investors by the philosophy of best practices.

PWRM is a leading edge biotechnology company engaged in the early detection, monitoring, and targeting of diseases through the analysis of proteins. This dynamic team utilizes proteomics in the discovery of protein biomarkers, drug pathways, and mechanisms of disease.

Skymark Research, a leading provider of small- and micro-cap independent investment research, recently initiated coverage on PWRM. Also on July 12 in Honolulu, Hawaii Power 3 will be presenting four abstracts to this annual meeting of the International Congress of Alzheimer’s Disease. The presentations will cover results from protein biomarker discovery, drug response, test development, and ongoing clinical validation trials of the NuroPro® AD biomarkers and blood test for Alzheimer’s disease. The four studies to be presented involve a total of 154 Alzheimer’s disease patients and 91 Parkinson’s disease patients, as well as 210 age-matched normal control individuals and 173 disease control individuals.

For more information visit www.power3medical.com.

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The Advisory Board Company – (NasdaqGS: ABCO) provides best practices research, analysis, executive education and leadership development, business intelligence software tools, and installation support services primarily to the health care industry. Its programs focus on business strategy, operations, and general management issues.

Liberty Analytics Co., a leading provider of large, small- and micro-cap independent investment research, recently initiated coverage on ABCO.

The Advisory Board strides to proceeds in the belief that organizations in certain sectors—health care, education, and government among them—have a charter above commerce, but preserving this higher calling requires an unyielding insistence on improvement. Their mission is to surface and secure economies of intellect on behalf of member organizations—discerning “True North,” communicating these insights and best practices with clarity, and providing innovative services such that our members can set compass and elevate performance accordingly.

ABCO proceeds in the belief that organizations in certain sectors—health care, education, and government among them—have a charter above commerce, but preserving this higher calling requires an unyielding insistence on improvement. Our mission is to surface and secure economies of intellect on behalf of member organizations—discerning “True North,” communicating these insights and best practices with clarity, and providing innovative services such that our members can set compass and elevate performance accordingly.

Keep researching at http://www.advisoryboardcompany.com

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Encorium Group, Inc. – (NasdaqCM: ENCO) designs and manages clinical trials for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries primarily in Europe. The company’s clinical research and development services supporting Phase I through Phase IV clinical trials include data management, such as CRF review and tracking, data entry, clinical/statistical reports, and writing manuscripts for publication; and biostatistics for the use of professionals to develop and review protocols, design analysis plans, and report formats in various phases of drug development.

ENCO announced that the company filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for a proposed rights offering to its existing stockholders. The proposed rights offering would be made through the distribution of subscription rights to purchase up to $10 million of the company’s shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, on the terms and conditions and at a price determined by a special committee of the company’s board of directors.

Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Kai Lindevall said, “The proposed rights offering is designed to provide additional working capital and liquidity to the Company by giving each stockholder a chance to buy additional shares and the opportunity to avoid dilution of their ownership interests.”

Members of the company are just returning from the annual European Vaccine Forum in Barcelona, which took place from June 21-23

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DTSL, CCE, OESX, ORN Penny Stocks

DTSL, Delivery Technology Solutions, Inc., DTSL.PK

Delivery Technology Solutions, Inc. (Pinksheets:DTSL) which wholly owns Universal Delivery Solutions Inc. (UDS), is the leader in providing comprehensive custom-developed catering/delivery solutions to industries throughout North America, including restaurants, retail and others.

DTSL‘s solutions offer a seamless system that integrates Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Call Center IT services through a proprietary technology backbone to offer convenience, consistent quality, flexibility, accountability and value for consumers and companies.

Recently, DTSL reported an executed National Vendor Agreement with Doctor’s Associates, Inc. (DAI) the franchisor of SUBWAY® Restaurants.

The agreement authorizes the introduction of 888-SUB-TO-GO Catering & Delivery services as an optional program for the company. It also allows UDS to explore national catering opportunities amongst large corporations and organizations for consideration by DAI.

According to the company’s CFO Jeff Smith, DTSLexpects to realize a 100% revenue increase in Q3 over Q2 of this year, and another 100% increase in Q4 over Q3

More about DTSL atwww.deltechsol.com

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Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE:CCE) recently honored Orion Energy Systems Inc. (Amex:OESX) with its first ever 2009 Supplier Excellence Award for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability.

The award recognizes a CCE supplier that “has consistently demonstrated the values and commitment to excellence that we as an organization (and our customers) demand as we strive to produce and distribute the highest quality products available in the beverage industry,” according to CCE.

OESX is a leading power technology enterprise that designs, manufactures and deploys energy management systems, consisting primarily of high-intensity fluorescent and LED high-bay lighting systems, dynamic sensor and control technologies, direct renewable solar light pipes and photovoltaic generation technology.

CCE is leading the way in corporate responsibility and sustainability. By deploying OESX‘s energy-saving technology, CCE is preventing more than 125,000 tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere every year. That’s the air-scrubbing equivalent of a 25,500-acre forest, like removing nearly 21,000 cars from the road, or like saving 10.5 million gallons of gas a year.

In addition to installing OESX‘s Compact Modular(TM) high-bay lighting, several CCE facilities have deployed Orion’s InteLite control technology, Apollo solar light pipes and Solyndra photovoltaic solar panels.

OESX has deployed its energy management systems in 5,870 facilities across North America, including 123 of the Fortune 500 companies.

Since 2001, OESX has displaced more than 551 megawatts, saving customers more than $935 million and reducing indirect carbon dioxide emissions by 8 million tons.

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Orion Marine Group, Inc. (NYSE:ORN) (the “Company”), a leading heavy civil marine contractor serving the infrastructure sector, recently reported a contract award of approximately $23 million.

ORN‘s wholly owned subsidiary, Misener Marine Construction, Inc., was recently awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to design and build a replacement facility for Wharf Charlie at Naval Station Mayport in the Jacksonville, Florida area.

The project includes the design and build of approximately 800 linear feet of new steel sheet pile bulkhead in front of the existing bulkhead along with a 64 feet wide by 600 feet long second deck structure consisting of concrete slabs, beams, and columns over deep pile foundations.

The project also includes the removal and replacement of existing paving, fender system, utilities services which include high-mast lighting fixtures, new concrete utility igloos, piping, and wiring along with a new sacrificial anode cathodic protection system for the steel sheet piles and underground utility piping.

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NASDAQ stocks with falls: (NLST, NAND, IBCP, PWAV, AVNR)

NASDAQ stocks with falls: (NLST, NAND, IBCP, PWAV, AVNR)

Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ: NLST) gained by 9.97% and closed at $3.2 whereas overall traded volume stood at 1.98 million shares. Netlist, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells memory subsystems for the server, high performance computing and communications markets. The Company’s memory subsystems consist of combinations of dynamic random access memory integrated circuits, (DRAM ICs), Not And (NAND) flash memory (NAND), application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and other components assembled on printed circuit boards (PCBs). The Company’s memory products include DRAM Modules, RDIMM, FBDIMM, SODIMM, Mini-RDIMM, and NAND Flash Memory Cards and Modules.

United Community Banks, Inc. (NASDAQ: UCBI) closed at $3.4 after increasing by 3.34% with total traded volume of 1.98 million shares in the last trading day. United Community Banks, Inc. (United) is a bank holding company. United conducts its operations through 27 separate community banks, which as of December 31, 2009, operated at 107 locations in north Georgia, the Atlanta, Georgia Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), the Gainesville, Georgia MSA, coastal Georgia, western North Carolina and east Tennessee. The community banks offer a range of retail and corporate banking services, including checking, savings, and time deposit accounts, secured and unsecured loans, wire transfers, brokerage services, and other financial services. On June 19, 2009, United Community Bank (the Bank) announced the acquisition of Southern Community Bank from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Independent Bank Corporation(MI) (NASDAQ: IBCP) went up by 7.90% and closed at $0.34 whereas traded volume stood at 1.94 million shares for the day. Independent Bank Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company owns Independent Bank (the Bank). The Bank’s activities cover all phases of banking, including checking and savings accounts, commercial lending, direct and indirect consumer financing, mortgage lending and safe deposit box services. Its mortgage lending activities are primarily conducted through a separate mortgage bank subsidiary. Mepco Finance Corporation, a subsidiary of the Bank, acquires (on a full recourse basis) and services payment plans used by consumers to purchase vehicle service contracts and similar products provided and administered by third parties. In addition, the Bank offers title insurance services through a separate subsidiary and provides investment and insurance services through a third party agreement with PrimeVest Financial Services, Inc. The Bank serves its markets through its main office and a total of 105 branches, four drive-thru facilities and five loan production offices.

Powerwave Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: PWAV) reported the gain of 2.02% to close at $2.02 with overall traded volume of 1.91 million shares in the last trading session. Powerwave Technologies, Inc. (Powerwave) is a global supplier of end-to-end wireless solutions for wireless communications networks. The Company’s business consists of the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of products to improve coverage, capacity and data speed in wireless communications networks, including antennas, boosters, combiners, cabinets, shelters, filters, radio frequency power amplifiers, remote radio head transceivers, repeaters, tower-mounted amplifiers and advanced coverage solutions. The products are utilized in wireless networks globally, which support voice and data communications by use of cell phones and other wireless communication devices. Powerwave sell the products to both original equipment manufacturers, which incorporate the products into their base stations.

AVANIR Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AVNR) jumped up by 1.52% and closed at $3.35 whereas total traded volume stood at 1.79 million shares. Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Avanir) is a pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing therapeutic products for the treatment of central nervous system disorders. The Company’s lead product candidate, Zenvia (dextromethorphan hydrobromide/quinidine sulfate), has completed three Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of pseudobulbar affect (PBA) and has completed a Phase III trial for the treatment of patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain (DPN pain). In addition to its focus on products for the central nervous system, Avanir also has a number of partnered programs in other therapeutic areas. Its product, docosanol 10% cream, (sold in the United States and Canada as Abreva by its marketing partner GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare) is an over-the-counter treatment for cold sores that has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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AMLM, American Lithium Minerals Inc

American Lithium Minerals Inc. (OTC BB: AMLM.) high-grade Borate Hills property in western Nevada, is one of the world’s premier known lithium deposits and ranked by previous operator US Borax as the second-largest boron deposit in the U.S. A $4.5 million exploration and development program is aimed at completing an economic pre-feasibility study on the Borate Hills Project to advance the project to the feasibility stage.

Moving Borate Hills to Feasibility PhaseI

-Intent is to advance to feasibility by spring 2011
-Investing US$4.5 million dollars over the next year to complete an economic pre-feasibility study
-Phase I will include surface sampling, reconnaissance drilling and metallurgical testing.

The Borate Hills Project is a large co-product lithium and boron deposit located 20 miles west of the only producing lithium mine in North America. Recently reported Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) investment will fund completion of an economic pre-feasibility study for the Borate Hills Project. The project features a very large deposit of relatively high grades of 2750 ppm lithium (0.275%) and 10,000 ppm boron (1%).

Also, AMLM owns 100% of the mineral rights to four claim blocks comprising some 16,000 acres strategically located in Esmeralda County Nevada in close proximity to major support centers and a local trained workforce.

Nevada’s lithium-rich Montezuma Valley neighboring Clayton Valley in Esmerlda County, is estimated to be the world’s second largest lithium reserve, containing an estimated 700 million kg of lithium.

Demand for lithium-powered vehicles is expected to increase fivefold by 2012. The domestic automotive industry must secure a lithium source to supply the next generation of hybrid-electric and electric vehicles.

The mission of American Lithium Minerals Inc. is “To be the premier emerging mining company creating stakeholder value through responsible and sustainable growth.

 

The president has signed a $790 billion economic stimulus plan that includes $5 billion for the development of a domestic battery industry including:

  • $2 billion in loans, grants and tax credits to help stimulate the development and large-scale domestic
    production of advanced, lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric cars.
  • Up to $2.4 billion in tax credits for building battery plants.
  • Another bonus included is a $7,500 tax credit for people who purchase plug-in hybrid cars, which will
    indirectly boost lithium-ion battery production.

Also:

• GM has announced plans to build a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery plant to supply the power for its
Chevy Volt, scheduled to debut in 2011.
• BMW plans to launch its remodeled Li-ion battery-powered 750i luxury sedan to the Japanese in
2010. This year, the company is producing 500 all-electric MINI Es, also with Li-ion batteries, for
leasing in select cities.
• Toyota plans to launch plug-in hybrid Priuses with Li-ion batteries later this year.
• Mercedes-Benz plans to launch its S400 Blue HYBRID with a Li-ion battery next year.
• The Ford Escape plug-in hybrid with the same power technology is slated for 2012.
• The Tesla Roadster, Chyrsler EcoVoyager, Dodge ZEO, Jeep Renegade and the Saturn Flextreme are all
slated for li-ion batteries.
• Nissan will use Li-ion batteries for the 65,000 hybrids they hope to manufacture by 2010.
• Mitsubishi Motors Corp. anticipates that demand will increase fivefold to meet the needs of electric
vehicles.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) ,demand for lithium destined for battery usage is predicted to grow by 20% per year!

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BLOKA.PK, BLOKB.PK, CRWE.OB Stock Market News Update on Blockbuster, Inc & Crown Equity Holdings

Crown Equity Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:CRWE.OB) recently announced that its sales this year have already surpassed $1,000,000. This compares to $232,510 for the three quarters ending September 30, 2009 and $ 659,907 total sales for the year 2009.

Crown Equity Holdings, Inc. has increased its workforce to an amount of 35, compared to this time last year’s head count of 6, which is a 580% personnel increase. This is in addition to the 10 contractors we recently hired in Pakistan.

Crown Equity Holdings, Inc. has also expanded its Internet footprint internationally to include the following 19 countries; Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan and the UK.

Crown Equity Holdings, Inc. is a consulting organization which provides and assists small business owners with the knowledge required in taking their company public, and has re-focused its primary vision with its aligned group of independent website divisions to providing media advertising services, as a worldwide online media advertising publisher, dedicated to the distribution of quality branding information, as well as search engine optimization for its clients.

Crown Equity Holdings Inc. assists and consults with domestic and foreign companies interested in becoming publicly traded in the United States. CRWE, through its subsidiary, Crown Trading Systems, Inc., designs and manufactures multi-monitor computer systems for financial traders and audio/video professionals. It also engages in the sale of various electronic products under the CTS Products trade name; and resale and distribution of computer components through its Web site, crowntradingsystems.com. CRWE was formerly known as Visioneering Corporation and changed its name to Crown Equity Holdings Inc. in 2006. Crown Equity Holdings Inc. was founded in 1995 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Crown Equity Holdings Inc. is a subsidiary of Crown Marketing Corporation.

Blockbuster Inc. (Pink Sheets:BLOKA.PK, BLOKB.PK), today announced that it has reached agreement with a group of bondholders holding approximately 80.1 percent principal amount of the Company’s 11 3/4 percent senior secured notes (the “Senior Noteholders”) on the material terms of a plan to recapitalize its balance sheet and put Blockbuster in a stronger financial position as it continues to pursue its strategic plan and transform its business model. The recapitalization plan would substantially reduce the Company’s indebtedness — from nearly $1 billion currently to an estimated $100 million or less when implemented.

Blockbuster, a leading provider of media entertainment, is continuing to serve customers as usual as it takes action to become financially stronger to enhance its ability to provide the best, most convenient access to movies, TV and games. Through its stores, by-mail and digital businesses, Blockbuster is continuing to provide day-and-date, multi-channel access to new releases and fulfilling all orders as usual. Blockbuster Express vending kiosks, owned and operated through a relationship with NCR, also continue their operations in retail locations around the U.S. In addition to Blockbuster’s access to new releases as soon as they are available, Blockbuster offers its customers the additional benefit of rental access to nearly 50 percent of those new releases 28 days before its top competitors are able to do so.

Blockbuster Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates and franchises entertainment-related stores. Blockbuster offers movies and video games for in-store rental, and sale and trade, as well as sells other entertainment-related merchandise. Blockbuster also operates an online service that offers rental and sale of movies by mail and digital delivery, through blockbuster.com. In addition, Blockbuster offers access to media entertainment through by-mail, vending kiosks, online, and via a la carte digital download.

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