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    This is an interesting thread. I'll toss in two cents on OPMR.
    (Disclaimers First: I already own shares. I'm throwing this out as a discussion because I'm considering additional purchases, not trying to hype the stock.)

    OPMR seems like a buy opportunity to me. I first noticed them in one of AAII's stock screens and picked up at $4.45. (currently $4.21)

    The company got mauled this year in the law changes regarding online gambling. It published earnings Wednesday which were negative as expected, and I think that could continue to drive the price a little lower, especially if the present market-wide volatility continues.

    So I see this as a longer hold. In its favor, even with $20M restricted it still has more cash per share than current share price, which is forming a floor for the stock price, and it is using some of that cash to buy back shares. I think the US online gambling issue will blow over in the next year and OPMR will be in position to recover nicely.

    Any thoughts or maybe a danger I'm not seeing?
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    Is TOL making a bottom? Trading range between about 19.50 and 24 for the past 3 months. Going to have to see whether this thing breaks to the upside or downside. I'm sure we're going to see a few more housing companies go under, but that's good news for the stronger comanies. Something to keep an eye on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullitt View Post
    Is TOL making a bottom?
    Well, today the bottom fell out on TOL. Good short candidate at this point, though it might be a bit too obvious today. Wait for it to rally to 18.50-19 level as it's puts will drop in value; then get short this dog.

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    Best tip from my 11-year old.

    I have been trying for two months to get a Nintendo Wii gamebox. Nintendo simply cannot meet demand. I met someone today to stood in line 11 hours in order to get one. And E-bay has them at 3 times the list price for a buy it now, and double list for a private owner selling one. that tells me there continues to be a heck of a lot of pent-up demand for the Wii.

    Check it out. Best buy between now and Christmas is not a Wii, it is Nintendo Stock.

    http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=NTDOY.PK

    I'm going to buy some and put it under the tree, and hope it pays for the Wii in February, for a birthday.

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    Not a bad idea with Nintendo there James. It's crossed my mind before as well. Wait until that thing begins to trade on the Nasdaq, and then watch how much the price will appreciate as institions will rush in to buy it. A Wii? I'd be happy with a regular NES so I can play some Tecmo Super Bowl and Mike Tyson's Punchout!

    As for the short play on TOL.... Bush's plan to freeze mortgages was a surprise that ruined that idea. I still think the homebuilders have longer to go down. We haven't seen enough go completely under yet.

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    So I finally got a Wii.

    Long story- but a good one. I ended up getting it during the day, after putting out an "all points bulletin" to everybody I know, I got a tip that some appeared at a Wal-Mart (I know, I usually avoid Wal-Mart like the plague), and I managed to make it to the store in time to get the last one that day.

    So Christmas is covered.

    Also covered, I bought some shares of Nintendo for my son for Christmas as well.

    Note: Don't plan on waiting until it hits NASDAQ- it probably never will. It's on the OTC pink sheets, because it trades in Japan, and there are no plans to move it to a U.S. Market. If you want Nintendo stock, ya gotta go pink.


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    Here is a story that appears today about Nintendo, the Wii, and what some analysts think will be the demand for it in the future. Currently trading at 76 and change.

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    From: http://biz.yahoo.com/ibd/071207/tech01.html?.v=1


    Investor's Business Daily

    To Wii Or Not To Wii Mostly A Moot Point
    As Supplies Dry Up

    Friday December 7, 5:56 pm ET
    Patrick Seitz

    Nintendo's hit video game console Wii is in short supply this holiday season. But the Japanese company insists it's making and shipping as many as it can.

    Demand for the Wii (pronounced "wee") didn't slow down over the summer, so Nintendo says it wasn't able to build up an inventory for the holiday season. The device has proved popular with families because of its easy-to-use, motion-sensing controller.

    Normally we would come into the October-November-December time period with a warehouse pretty well stocked with hardware," said George Harrison, senior vice president of marketing at Nintendo of America. "But we never were able to achieve that this year because we were shipping and selling everything that we received from overseas."

    Nintendo has been steadily increasing production this year, he says. It's now at 1.8 million units a month, but that output has to be divided worldwide.

    The company originally expected to sell 14 million units for the fiscal year ending March 31. It has twice upped the forecast, to the current 17.5 million.

    The Wii debuted in November 2006 and has sold 13.2 million units worldwide as of Sept. 30.

    It's outselling more-sophisticated game consoles from Microsoft (NasdaqGS:MSFT - News) and Sony (NYSE:SNE - News).

    Plus, Nintendo makes money on every Wii unit it sells. By contrast, Microsoft loses money on the Xbox 360 as does Sony with its PlayStation 3 because of their high-end components. Microsoft and Sony aim to make their profits by selling games.

    "We expect the demand for Wii to continue into January, February and March," Harrison said. "We've got some big (game software) titles scheduled for the first part of the year. So it doesn't look like it's going to slow down anytime soon."

    Nintendo has managed the supply of Wii consoles so they wouldn't sit long on store shelves, says Van Baker, an analyst with market research firm Gartner. The tight supply helps keep the buzz going for Wii, he says.

    "There's enough inventory out there that people don't quit shopping for them. They may have to go to three or four different locations before they find one, but ultimately they do," Baker said.

    But Brian O'Rourke, an analyst with research firm In-Stat, says Nintendo isn't intentionally holding back.
    Nintendo's tight supply of Wii consoles comes from the fact that it isn't a manufacturing company, O'Rourke says. "They outsource their manufacturing. And qualifying contract manufacturers is a fairly time-consuming process," he said.

    It takes Nintendo five months to increase production from the time it makes the decision to do so, Harrison says.

    Demand for the Wii is likely to remain strong for at least the next two years, says O'Rourke. It is the cheapest of the current-generation consoles on the market and it appeals to a larger audience of casual gamers.

    Gartner's Baker thinks Wii sales will be strong this Christmas but will cool by next holiday season.

    "In general, it looks pretty positive for Wii this Christmas," Baker said. "The product's shortcomings are going to catch up with (Nintendo) by next Christmas."

    The knocks against the Wii, Baker says, are that it lags in horsepower and graphics performance compared with rival consoles, and that it doesn't have as big a portfolio of games to play.

    Most of the popular games for the Wii are Nintendo's own titles. Third-party game publishers aren't having as much success with the Wii, Baker says. The casual gamers who use the Wii don't buy as many game titles as the active gamers who use the Xbox 360 or PS3.
    Those factors will make for a "relatively short run for this console," Baker said.

    Other analysts disagree, saying Nintendo has expanded the audience for video games with its intuitive, easy-to-play game devices like the Wii and its handheld Nintendo DS.

    "The Wii is going to be the best-selling console this generation," O'Rourke said. "There's very little doubt about that."

    A big factor in Wii's favor is its cost. The Wii is priced at $250 and comes bundled with game software called "Wii Sports."

    The lowest-price rival console is a stripped-down version of Microsoft's console called the Xbox 360 Arcade. It costs $279 and comes with five arcade games, including "Pac-Man Championship Edition." The standard Xbox 360 costs $349 and includes a 20-gigabyte hard drive, headset and network cable that the base version doesn't have.

    Sony's PlayStation 3 costs $399 for a version with a 40-gigabyte hard drive and $499 for an 80-GB model. All PS3 models come with an integrated Blu-ray Disc drive for playing high-definition movies.

    Nintendo expects a good holiday selling season thanks to the Wii and accessories like extra controllers and the new Wii Zapper for precision targeting. It also has first-party games like "Super Mario Galaxy" for the Wii.

    Plus, the company's Nintendo DS handheld continues to rack up big sales numbers. The dual-screen game device with a touch-screen interface is popular with young people and adults, especially women.

    The biggest traditional game titles this holiday season for the DS are Nintendo's own "Mario Party DS" and "The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass."

    But adults are buying the $129 device to play brain-exercising games like "Sudoku Gridmaster" and "Brain Age."

    Nintendo launched the DS in November 2004. It has sold 53.6 million units as of Sept. 30.

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    Anybody besides me like CC for a short term bounce?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Show-me View Post
    Anybody besides me like CC for a short term bounce?
    Well, it did drop nearly 29% on Friday- at a 4 year low.

    Although CC doesn't interest me, I'd say yeah go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Well, it did drop nearly 29% on Friday- at a 4 year low.

    Although CC doesn't interest me, I'd say yeah go for it.
    Got some for $4.75, we'll see.
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    During the market pullback I’ve been picking up shares of Smith & Wesson SWHC; yesterday it made a significant move up. For the life of me I don’t know why. Might be a short squeeze, but no news. Has anyone heard anything that could justify such a quick move?
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    Obama must have joined the NRA.

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