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Need a high risk/high reward stock

Discussion in 'New Roundtable' started by mobius481, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. mobius481

    mobius481 Registered Member

    Okay, so maybe I'll post a topic that gets no replies whatsoever but I have been cleaning up online accounts etc and I have a small amount of money in an online trading account. It's not enough to move and I could cash it out but what fun would that be. Does anyone have a hot stock tip that your brother's uncles college roommate who is on wall street tipped you off to? If so, send it this way and I'll "invest" my pittance in it and let you know how it goes.
     
  2. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    Apple is still way cheap and has a lot of upside. Look at the curves and the numbers.
     
  3. mobius481

    mobius481 Registered Member

    That's one of two I was considering. The other was Tesla but the current runup is scaring me.

    I gotta admit, I'm surprised I didn't get a lecture out of you.
     
  4. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    If you are think about long-term possibilities . . . consider that in 2015 the third set of Panama Canal locks will be complete. Bigger locks. Big container ships from Asia that now have to port in Los Angeles and Long Beach and transfer to trains will be able to take containers to ports in the Gulf and on the East Coast directly. Big money will be made by marine shipping concerns taking advantage of this. New eastern port facilities, new container ships, lots of things. Bulk shippers will benefit too. And they may make a sea-level canal in Nicaragua in the next 20 years.

    I've made good money on UP and BNSF railroad stocks in the last 20 years shipping those containers east. Time to start looking at maritime shipping companies and eastern port facilities soon. But right now Kansas City Southern railway (KSU) is doing great because it bought the biggest Mexican railroad and now has access to the Pacific Mexican Port of Lázaro Cárdenas which is taking large numbers of containers from the jammed and backlogged California ports. KCS has the shortest rail line from the Pacific to Texas.
     
  5. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    For what? Trying to make money? It's one of my favorite things.

    Hot tips fall into two categories. The first is the secret tip that seems to make no sense and you really know nothing about. It's a sure loser, like a lottery. The second is the one that is based on open knowledge and it checks out when you investigate. Those have upside if you are patient. Buffet buys these.
     
  6. mobius481

    mobius481 Registered Member

    High risk high reward doesn't usually fall into your investment portfolio from what I can tell.
     
  7. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

    Half of the High-risk investments fail spectacularly, you know. I know that half of mine have. I don't have to keep swinging for the fence anymore. I can just keep slapping out base hits and surpass my goals.

    Too high a risk and its simply a gamble. If I want to gamble $10 bucks, I play the powerball. If I want to gamble $1,000 bucks, I go to Vegas and at least heavily-hootered cocktail waitresses bring me strong drinks while I lose it. If I want to gamble $10,000 bucks . . . well, I never want to gamble $10,000 bucks. Investing it wisely pays better. You are a young guy. The miracle of compound interest is what will make you rich. Not big payoffs that are bought with many big losers.
     
  8. mobius481

    mobius481 Registered Member

    I missed all of it after "heavily-hootered cocktail waitresses"
     
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  9. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

    The Twitter IPO is very intriguing to me. Supposed to be the hottest IPO since Tesla.
    You want a high risk/high reward stock? There you go.
     
  10. LSUsupaFan

    LSUsupaFan Founding Member


    That one is only high risk. The valuation will place it price where the initial offering price will make any gain only modest.

    To the OP are yo talking like a potential penny stock that might run up to a dollar or two, or re you talking about a legit investment?

    If you really want to speculate silver is approaching cheap right now. If it gets below 20 an ounce get ready for a pump and dump. I might be a buyer of a few hundred ounces if it falls under $20. I would never invest in a commodity, as I think they are much to valatile for a portfolio, but I would speculate on em in the short term If I thought I could make a few bucks.
     

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