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Bruce's Blog

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Stockgroup's VP of Marketing comments on business trends and news that drive the financial markets.

  • Bill Gates and I Picked Pacific Ethanol

    137 Reads | 0 Comments | December 5, 2007

    Stock price of Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (Nasdaq: PEIX), the largest West Coast-based marketer and producer of ethanol, hit a high of just under $40 in May 2006. This was just after Bill Gates was among its reported high profile investors. The stock's price has dropped over the last year to its current price of $5.75, with a troublesome Q3 net loss. The good news is that its sales have more than...

  • Correction = Buy Opportunity?

    129 Reads | 0 Comments | November 30, 2007

    Four of what I considered the safest large cap stocks in my portfolio are all down, despite my public recommendation. (Conspiracy?)  Apple, Coach, Cisco and Starbucks. I thought that my personal consumption was adding pennies to SBUX's stock price every quarter. Coach has been a very solid stock in my portfolio, although it is a tortoise and not a roman candle. All make...

  • When Good Companies Go Bad

    128 Reads | 0 Comments | June 10, 2006

    CA continues to see its share price decline as it struggles with a number of problems, not the least of which is the Sept 2004 indictment of its CEO for securities fraud and its restatement of $2.2 billion in revenue. As it works to repair its reputation and rebuild its sales organization, it's stock is down about 23% from the beginning of 2006.How did such a large, international software...

  • Are your customers dragging down your stock price?

    156 Reads | 3 Comments | May 28, 2006

    On May 16th, 724 Solutions Inc. (TSX:SVN, NASDAQ:SVNX) announced it would delist from NASDAQ by May 18th. That announcement took me back in time to January of 2000, when 724 Solutions' IPO was a real Canadian high-flyer. It listed at US$26 per share; within days it sky-rocketed to over $100 per share. Within a number of months it eclipsed the $200 mark. 724 had leading edge, arguably "bleeding...