NEW YORK (TheStreet) — With the Federal Reserve’s decision not to taper its asset purchases, gold is getting a nice boost.
Telling TheStreet’s Gregg Greenberg his take on the yellow metal is Christopher Blasi, president of Neptune Global Holdings.
Gold prices are near $1,370 an ounce, and Blasi said the Fed is helping the metal’s long-term move higher, after suffering a nasty correction earlier this year. Investors can gain exposure to gold by purchasing the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD).
Blasi also said the metal should be substantially higher in two to three years but may have some downward pressure in the next three to four months. Ultimately, when central banks print money, they weaken a nation’s currency strength, subsequently weakening the purchasing power for assets such as gold. That means more money is required to buy the same amount of something — for instance, an ounce of gold. However, Blasi said he expects that the U.S. dollar will get a bounce soon, which will put downward pressure on the precious metal. Overall, though, he expects gold to be just fine over the long haul. — Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich. Follow @BretKenwell
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Fresh Start Private Management Inc (CEYY)
Fresh Start Private Management, Inc. (FSPM), incorporated on January 28, 2008, is an alcohol treatment and rehabilitation company. The Company has developed a patented treatment that delivers target therapeutic levels of Naltrexone that significantly reduce patients’ cravings for alcohol.
The program is administered on an outpatient basis with patients need not missing more than a day of work and can receive treatment without co-workers or even family members being aware. The Company operates in the Unites States.
- [By Peter Graham]
Small cap stocks Fresh Start Private Management Inc (OTCMKTS: CEYY), 7 Star Entertainment Inc (OTCMKTS: SAEE) and Refill Energy, Inc (OTCMKTS: REFG) have been getting some attention lately in various investment newsletters thanks to paid promotions. Of course, there is nothing wrong with a properly disclosed promotional or investor relations campaign, but unwary investors or traders could find themselves in trouble if they are not careful. So do these three small caps have what it takes to remain hot? Here is a quick reality check before you invest or trade:
Fresh Start Private Management Inc (OTCMKTS: CEYY)is Expecting “Exponential Revenue Growth”
Small cap Fresh Start Private Management is an alcohol treatment and rehabilitation company on the leading edge of alcohol addiction treatment. On Friday, Start Private Management rose 13.99% to $0.044 for a market cap of $5.19 million plus CEYY is down 92.7% since last March according to Google Finance.
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Primco Management Inc (PMCM)
Primco Management Inc., incorporated on October 14, 2010, is a development-stage company. The Company focuses on offering estate management services for its clients and retention on a range of properties including class A office space, industrial, manufacturing, and warehousing facilities as well as data centers and retail outlets for real estate users. In addition, it also focuses on offering consulting services, including site selection, feasibility studies, exit strategies, market forecasts, strategic planning, and research services. In February 2013, the Company announced that ESMG, Inc. took controlling interest in the Company through the acquisition of more than 80% interest of the Company. In February 2013, it purchased the music catalog of D&B Music. In May 2013, the Company acquired Top Sail Productions.
As of December 31, 2010, the Company did not have any operations. During the year ended December 31, 2010, it did not generate any revenues.
- [By Peter Graham]
The marijuana field keeps sprouting small cap marijuana stocks like Primco Management Inc (OTCBB: PMCM), Medifirst Solutions Inc (OTCMKTS: MFST) and Modern Mobility Aids, Inc (OTCMKTS: MDRM) which are all trying to seek a high by playing up their connections (no matter how tenuous…) to what many consider to be the next high flying sector. But are these small cap marijuana stocks just blowing smoke at investors? Here is a quick reality check:
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Intergrative Stem Cell Holdings Inc (YFRM)
Intergrative Stem Cell Holdings Inc., formerly YaFarm Technologies, Inc., incorporated on June 16, 2006, is a Web development and Web hosting company. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary, YaFarm Group, LLC, offers a range of business-class Website development and Web hosting products and services for small and medium-sized businesses. The Company offers Web solutions for small- and medium- sized companies, including Web development, Web hosting, Web maintenance and business image consulting services.
The Company offers Web solution packages to small and medium-sized businesses, which includes Bronze Small Business Package, Silver Medium-Sized Business Package and Gold E-Commerce Package. The Company did not generate any revenues.
- [By Peter Graham]
What’s the Catch With Caribbean International Holdings? According to various disclosures, transactions of $1.5k, $2k, $3k, $3.5k, $4k, $7k, $15k and $16k have or will occur to mention Caribbean International Holdings in various investment newsletters. At the beginning of last week, Caribbean International Holdings announced that it was in the final stages of construction of a new Winghouse and Entertainment Center facility on the strip in Sosua, Dominican Republic, that feature its signature wings complemented by a variety of sauce and spice choices plus a mechanical bull. Caribbean International Holdings also recently announced it will offer Winghouse restaurant franchises (for 25,000 dollars plus a percentage of gross revenues) throughout the Caribbean as well as Central and South America. Winghouse restaurants offer 18 flavor choices with four varieties of spicy heat in a country setting with mechanical bulls as the centerpiece. Finally and last May, Caribb ean International Holdings announced that “after three months of silence,” the merger documents between YaFarm Technologies, Inc (OTCMKTS: YFRM) and the Integrated Stem Cell Institute in Cancun, Mexico, have been signed and that CIHN now has a 12.5% stake in a company that’s been a favorite of stock promoters. However, the most updated financials that I see for Caribbean International Holdings date from June of last year on Yahoo! Finance – and A LOT can happen within a year…
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Nevsun Resources Ltd (NSU)
Nevsun Resources Ltd. is a Canadian mineral resource company. The Company, through its subsidiaries is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of mineral properties. Its primary operating asset is the Bisha Mine located on the Bisha Property with gold, silver and base metal (copper and zinc) mineral resources and mineral reserves. In addition, the Company owns the Mogoraib exploration license containing 97.4 square kilometers of area located 16 kilometers southwest of the Bisha Mine, and a mining licence for the Harena deposit, located approximately 9 kilometers south of the Bisha Mine. The Bisha Mine is owned by BMSC, the voting securities of which are held 60% by the Company and 40% by ENAMCO. During the year ended December 31, 2012, diamond drilling programs were undertaken across Bisha Main, Bisha Hangingwall (HW) Copper, Harena and the Northwest (NW) Zone, for a total of approximately 115 holes and 19,432 meters. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Rich Smith]
In a terse, 101-word announcement, Vancouver-based and Eritrea-operating gold-mining company Nevsun Resources (NYSEMKT: NSU ) announced the departure of its CFO on Wednesday.
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Full House Resorts Inc.(FLL)
Full House Resorts, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, manages, invests in, and owns gaming-related enterprises. The company holds interest in Gaming Entertainment (Delaware), LLC, a joint venture with Harrington Raceway, Inc., which has a management contract with Harrington Raceway and Casino that has approximately 1,800 slot machines and 40 table games, a 450-seat buffet, a dining restaurant, a 50-seat diner, and an entertainment lounge area located in Harrington, Delaware. It also owns and operates Stockman?s Casino, which has approximately 264 slot machines, 4 table games, and keno, as well as a bar, a dining restaurant, and a coffee shop situated in Fallon, Nevada. In addition, the company holds interests in Gaming Entertainment Michigan, LLC that has a joint venture with RAM Entertainment, LLC, which has a management agreement with the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians for the development and management of the FireKeepers Casino in Battle Cre ek, Michigan. Full House Resorts, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Full House Resorts (NASDAQ: FLL) is estimated to post a Q4 loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $33.24 million.
Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ: URBN) is expected to post its Q4 earnings at $0.55 per share on revenue of $927.86 million.
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: II-VI Inc (IIVI)
II-VI Incorporated (II-VI), incorporated in 1971, develops, refines, manufactures and markets high-technology materials and derivative precision components and products for precision use in industrial, military, telecommunications, photovoltaic, medical and aerospace applications. The Company’s products are supplied to manufacturers and users in a range of markets, including industrial, military, telecommunications, photovoltaic and medical. II-VI focuses on providing components to its customers’ assembly lines for products, such as high-power laser material processing systems, military fire control and missile guidance devices, fiber optics and wireless communication systems, photovoltaic systems, medical diagnostic systems and industrial, commercial and consumer thermal management systems. In November 2013, the Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of the fiber amplifier and micro-optics business (the Business) of Oclaro, Inc.
II-VI supplies a range of precision infrared optical components, such as lenses, output couplers, windows and mirrors for use in carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers. The Company’s precision optical components are used to attenuate the amount of laser energy, improve the properties of the laser beam and focus and direct laser beams to a target work surface. The optical components include both reflective and transmissive optics and are made from materials such as zinc selenide (ZnSe), zinc sulfide (ZnS), copper, silicon, gallium arsenide and germanium. Transmissive optics used with CO2 lasers are made from ZnSe.
One-Micron Laser Components
The supplies an array of tools for laser materials processing, including modular laser processing heads for fiber lasers, YAG lasers and other one-micron laser systems. It also manufactures beam delivery systems, including fiber optic cables and modular beam systems.
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II-VI manufactures products across a range, inc! luding Ultra Violet (UV), Visible and Near-Infrared. The Company offers a range of standard and custom laser gain materials, optics and assemblies for telecommunications, military, medical, industrial, scientific and research and development laser systems. Laser gain materials are produced to stringent industry specifications and precisely fabricated to customer demands. It manufactures waveplates, polarizers, lenses, prisms and mirrors for visible and near-infrared applications, which are used to control or alter visible or near-infrared energy and its polarization. In addition, it manufactures coated windows used as debris shields in the industrial and medical laser aftermarkets.
The Company offers fiber optics and micro optics and photonic crystal parts for optical communications, optical and photonic crystal parts for instrumentation and laser applications, optical components and functional modules for optical communication networks, and diode pumped solid- state laser devices for optical instruments, display and biotechnology. Its Near-Infrared Optics segment also produces components for UV Filters used in early warning missile detection.
Military Infrared Optics
II-VI offers optics and optical subassemblies for infrared systems, including thermal imaging, night vision, targeting and navigation systems. The Company’s product offering is consists of missile domes, electro-optical windows and subassemblies, imaging lenses and other components. Its precision optical products utilize infrared optical materials, such as Sapphire, Germanium, Zinc Sulfide, Zinc Selenide, Silicon, and Spinel. In addition, its products also include visible and crystalline materials, such as Calcium Fluoride, Barium Fluoride and Fused Silica. Its products are utilized on the F-35 fighter jet, Apache Attack Helicopter, Joint Strike Fighter and ground vehicles, such as the Abrams M-1 Tank and Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
Material Processing and Refinement
The Comp! any’s p! roduct offering includes selenium and tellurium metals and chemicals in a variety of purity levels and forms. The Company’s product offerings are 6H-SiC (semi-insulating) and 4H-SiC (conducting) poly-types and are available in sizes up to 100 millimeter diameter. SiC substrates are used in wireless infrastructure, radio frequency (RF) electronics, power conversion and power switching industries.
Thermoelectric Modules and Assemblies
II-VI supplies an array of thermoelectric modules and related assemblies to various market segments. In the defense market, Thermoelectric modules (TEMs) are used in guidance systems, smart weapons and night vision systems, as well as soldier cooling. TEMs are also used in products providing temperature stabilization for telecommunication lasers that generate and amplify optical signals for fiber optic communication systems.
The Company also produces and sells a range of solutions from thermoelectric comp onents to complete sub-assemblies used in the medical equipment market and other industrial and commercial applications. Thermoelectric modules, used as power generators are also applied in a range of end-use applications. It offers single-stage TEMs, micro TEMs, multi-stage TEMs, planar multi-stage TEMs, extended life thermocyclers, thermoelectric thermal reference sources, power generators and thermoelectric assemblies.
The Company competes with Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Newport Corporation., Optoskand AB , Precitec, Inc, Northrop Grumman Corporation, CVI Melles Griot, O-Net Communications, OPLINK Communication, Axsun, DRS Technologies, Inc., Goodrich Corporation, Umicore, Komatsu, Ltd., Laird Technologies, Ferrotec Corporation, Cree, Inc., Dow Corning Corporation, Nippon Steel, Bridgestone and SiCrystal AG.
- [By Brian Pacampara]
What: Shares of laser optics technologist II-VI (NASDAQ: IIVI ) sank 12% today after its full-year guidance missed Wall Street expectations.
- [By riddock57]
Shares of OCLR surged on Friday’s trading session after the company said that it had signed a definitive agreement to sell its Amplifier and Micro-Optics business to II-VI Incorporated (IIVI) for $88.6 million.
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Eco Building Products Inc (ECOB)
ECO Building Products, Inc. (ECOB), incorporated on March 21, 2007, is a manufacturer of wood products treated with an eco-friendly chemistry that protects against fire, mold/mycotoxins, fungus, rot-decay, wood ingesting insects and termites with ECOB WoodSurfaceFilm and fire retardant coating). ECOB’s newest product, Eco Red Shield also serves as a fire inhibitor protecting lumber from fire, slowing ignition time and reducing the amount of smoke produced. The Eco Building Products line includes dimensional lumber, wall and floor panels, I-joists, GluLam Beams, laminated veneer lumber (LVL) beams, truss lumber and trim. These products can be coated at its production facilities and at the mill or distributor with its formula and coating machines. Its products include Eco Red Shield, Eco Clear Shield, Eco Blue Shield, Eco Shelter, Eco Cabinets, Smart Components Seismic Walls, Eco LVL Beam, Eco I Joist, Eco Corbels, Eco Trim, Eco LVL Studs, and Calvert Curved Beams.
As of June 30, 2012, the Company owned 100% of E Build & Truss, Inc. (E Build), Red Shield Lumber, Inc. (Red Shield) and Seattle Coffee Exchange (Seattle). Red Shield was formed for the purpose of opening a plant in Canada utilizing the Company’s red coating process for sale and distribution. As of December 31, 2011, the wholly owned subsidiary had little operating activity. E Build was formed for the purpose of operating the Company’s Framing Labor and Truss manufacturing activities. ECOB has developed a line of eco-friendly protective wood coatings that extend the life of framing lumber and other wood used in the construction of single-family homes, multi-story buildings, as well as The Eco Shelter. In December 2011, the Company formed Seattle in the State of California. Seattle is a coffee shop which is located in the 1st floor of the Company’s corporate headquarters in Vista, California. This wholly owned subsidiary has not started its operations, as of June 30, 2012.
The Company’s eco-friendly formula ! controls moisture and protects lumber from mold, mildew, fungus, decay, rot, termites (and other wood boring insects including Formosan termites), while simultaneously serving as a fire inhibitor. The Company’s eco-friendly formula was designed for staining – it controls moisture and protects lumber from mold, mildew, fungus, decay, rot, termites while simultaneously serving as a fire inhibitor. ECOB’s eco-friendly formula controls moisture and protects lumber from mold, mildew, fungus, decay, rot, termites (and other wood boring insects including Formosan termites). Eco Red Shield Smart ComponentsO wall systems are pre-engineered seismic wall systems. The Company’s pre-engineered and pre-packaged kit comes pre-cut and ready to assemble with hammer and nails – the simple design makes it ideal for rapid response relief housing, events, offices, meeting halls, storage sheds, medical clinics and more. It is available in a range of sizes and floor plans.
Eco h as delivered cabinet solutions for kitchen, bath, garage and office space. Smart Components is made with Eco Red Shield Protected Lumber for builders in seismic hot spots, such as California, Mexico and Japan. The I beam joist is eco-friendly solution to large structural beams. Laminated Eco Trim is protected on all six sides and available in any protective coatings providing a nearly impenetrable barrier against moisture, mold and insects. It also offers an ultra-smooth surface for painting and a clean, finished look that builders and homeowners desire.
The Company competes with Arch Chemical and Osmose, Inc.
- [By Peter Graham]
Small cap green stocks Eco Depot Inc (OTCMKTS: ECDP), Eco Building Products Inc (OTCMKTS: ECOB) and Profire Energy, Inc (OTCBB: PFIE) has been getting some extra attention lately in various investment newsletters thanks to paid promotions or investor relation campaigns. Of course, there is nothing wrong with properly disclosed promotions and investor relations campaigns, but small cap green stocks tend to be extra volatile when compared with other stocks. So how in greenbacks will these three small cap green stocks produce for investors? Here is a quick reality check:
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (EZA)
iShares MSCI South Africa Index Fund (the Fund) seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of publicly traded securities in the aggregate in the South African market, as measured by the MSCI South Africa Index (the Index). The Index seeks to measure the performance of the South African equity market. The Index is a capitalization-weighted index that aims to capture 85% of the (publicly available) total market capitalization. Component companies are adjusted for available float and must meet objective criteria for inclusion to the Index.
The Index is reviewed quarterly by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI). The Fund invests in a representative sample of securities included in the Index that collectively has an investment profile similar to the Index. The Fund’s investment advisor is Barclays Global Fund Advisors.
- [By Jim Powell]
For long-term investing, we continue to recommend Africa Funds—the iShares South Africa (EZA), the SPDR Mideast & Africa (GAF), and the TRP Africa & Mideast (LX:TRPMEAI).
- [By Charles Sizemore]
Yet an interesting thing happened. While the news stories have gone from bad to worse, most emerging markets have been quietly enjoying a rally since early February. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) is up about 7%, and the iShares MSCI South Africa ETF (EZA) is up fully 17%.
Hot Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Select Comfort Corporation(SCSS)
Select Comfort Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes adjustable-firmness beds and other sleep-related accessory products in the United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, and Australia. It offers its mattresses under the Sleep Number brand name. The company also provides a line of accessory bedding products, including specialty pillows, mattress pads, comforters, sheets, and leg options. Select Comfort Corporation distributes its products through retail, direct marketing, and e-commerce channels. As of January 2, 2010, it had 403 company-owned stores and 146 retail partner doors. The company was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- [By Tess Stynes]
Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Monday’s session are Hhgregg Inc.(HGG), Select Comfort Corp.(SCSS) and Walgreen Co.(WAG)
- [By Jake L’Ecuyer]
Equities Trading DOWN
Shares of Select Comfort (NASDAQ: SCSS) were down 18.74 percent to $17.35 on weak Q4 guidance.
Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SRPT) tumbled 11.94 percent to $18.00 after Citigroup downgraded the stock from Neutral to Sell.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Others, however, gave back six months of gains in one week. That was the case for Select Comfort (SCSS), which plunged 29% to $18.60 this week after missing earnings forecasts and cutting guidance for the second time in 2013. Stanley Black & Decker (SWK), meanwhile, fell 15% to $77.16 after it beat earnings but lowered its guidance. It blamed weak margins in its security business, emerging markets and…wait for it…the government shutdown.
- [By Wallace Witkowski]
Shares of Select Comfort Corp. (SCSS) plunged 24% to $18.39 on heavy volume after the maker of Sleep Number beds reported disappointing third-quarter results and cut its outlook for the year.