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    I'll preface this thread by saying I know exactly jack squat about trading. Ok.

    I think I understand P.E. That means the stock price is some fraction of what the company earns per stock, right?

    I was told that P.E. is one of the most important things to consider when buying stocks, which I understand because if the price of the stock is high and the earnings low, so far the company has not really justified, or lived up to as yet, the price of the stock, yes?

    So, Im thinking of buying a company (look)Nasdaq, I don't see any P.E. not sure why. I know the company is profitable because Ive read the financials. I like the company because they are somewhat in the same game as google which trades for around $200. They are in the search engine/ pay by the click advertising business which I personally have been using since http://www.goto.com started years ago. Goto was later bought by overture.com who was bought out recently by Yahoo. I watched overture stock go up and up and up but never had any money to invest. Anyone who has ever used a pay-per-click service knows the concept is great.

    Interchange (incx) actually provides the pay-per-click service for "look" and I like their stock also.

    Anybody care to analyse this?

    By the way if anyone is rich enough to own google, I predict they are going down big time in the future, their format is inferior to overture/yahoo and competitors are going to eat their marketshare eventually? JMH uneducated O.

    [Edited by cool-in-cayman on 04-22-2005 at 07:14 PM]

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    what is their trading symbol ?

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    Originally posted by rob10
    what is their trading symbol ?
    http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=look

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    I use this as one of my resources

    Although they have been wrong at times, Routers has been fairly consistent. I agree with them on this one. High risk with a low return. Micro-caps are seeing a decline already. The P/E is a negative. Also this stock price has steadily declined over the past 12 months.



    http://moneycentral.msn.com/investor...sp?Symbol=LOOK

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    you do not need to be rich to own google, all you need is $215.81 and a small brokerage fee and you are in.

    berkshire hathaway-a shares, however, will set you back $82050.00 and a small brokerage fee. (brk.a)

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    Originally posted by billva
    you do not need to be rich to own google, all you need is $215.81 and a small brokerage fee and you are in(brk.a)
    I guess thats true, but if Im going to gamble I like to start with the blue or red chips, if things go well, Ill throw down a few blacks

    $200+ per share is a little too pricey for my blood.

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    200/sh. x 10 shs = 2000

    20/sh. x 100 shs = 2000

    2/sh. x 1000 shs = 2000

    if you have 2000 to invest and are looking at a return of 10%. all of the above will return the same 200.00

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    by the way, berkshire hathaway was at 200 bills once.

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    Originally posted by billva
    200/sh. x 10 shs = 2000

    20/sh. x 100 shs = 2000

    2/sh. x 1000 shs = 2000

    if you have 2000 to invest and are looking at a return of 10%. all of the above will return the same 200.00
    True, but if a $2 stock goes up $1 you make a 33% profit, but if a $200 stock goes up $1 you make .05% profit. (I know this is a dumbass way to look at it)



    This would not be a retirement investment by any means, its more like a pull on the progressive slots.

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    Thanks for this post. I went liquid about 8 weeks ago and I haven't done any stock market stuff since. When the market gets more like a casino than investing, I get out. I did a very quick DD on these. I'd like to hear others.

    cool-in-cayman
    I don't like the look of LOOK. They have been in a downward trend since loosing a contract with Microsoft. They are having trouble getting by this. Also, they are in danger of losing NASDAQ status. That will really hurt the price. The chart is not very encouraging.

    I do like INCX. The price seems to have been downward since aquiring another company. I suspect the price will go sideways for a week or two. I may accumulate some myself. I will put in a buy at $7.75.


    rob10
    I don't see anything on PZE. Chart isn't very good, no good news, in a South American country. They are looking for a partner for Citgo but, nothing else is known. What am I missing?

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    Check this out Lin

    http://moneycentral.msn.com/detail/s...ote?Symbol=pze


    They are rated at 9 out of a possible 10. Our local paper had a front page on the sale of Citgo refineries to a potential undisclosed buyer. Petrobas is more than likely in the drivers seat. Petrobas has also done the very same in its price of stock through the last 12 months as the major oil companies have. This along with the fact that I don't see gasoline prices going down make them a strong buy in my thinking.

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