Sunday, July 18, 2021

Closing the Book on SIMA

I first wrote up SIMA almost 5 years ago with the stock at $0.65. Since then it went as high as ~$13 before falling back a bit.

A couple weeks ago the company put out a tender offer to buy out all sharesholders at $10 (oddballstocks wrote up a nice summary here).

Saturday, May 29, 2021

PIRS Spells Potential

I like to buy stocks I think have the potential to make me 5x, 10x, 20x my money. I don't feel confident enough in myself to think I can judge when a stock should be slightly higher, like say 25% or 50%. I search out situations where the stock could move a lot. I need big moves and huge winners to make up for the losers and to cover for when I don't look deep enough.  Singles won't get me where I'm trying to go, I need home runs.

There are many different situations in my portfolio and they all have one theme in common: potential.  I'm here for the potential to change my life.

Pieris Pharmaceuticals (PIRS) is a "clinical-stage biotechnology company that discovers and develops Anticalin-based drugs to target validated disease pathways in unique and transformative ways". Agreements with a number of huge companies give PIRS total potential milestone payments of over 30x the current market cap, plus royalties! Sound interesting?

Sunday, April 18, 2021

NoName Annual Performance 2020-2021

It's been a great year in NoNameStocks land.  I'm up 35.7%, giving me a 50.3% CAGR since I bought my first stock 8 years ago.  

You can read my past annual performance posts here

Thursday, April 8, 2021

PGNT for You and Me

I did most of my PGNT buying a year ago and with the stock up over 200% I'm still adding.  This one may keep going so let's take a look.  

It's been a while since we played our favorite game, Price That Stock!  Here we go.  No looking at the stock price before playing.  Humor me

Thursday, March 11, 2021

In the Market Trenches Podcast

I recorded a fun podcast yesterday with Gary Ribe and Eric Furey, In the Market Trenches.  I had a great time talking about my approach, how I do things, and why I do things.  We did a little deep dive into two strange, yet somehow normal in the dark space, stock stories: EKCS and VCON.  

Audio version here.  Video version here.  

Monday, February 8, 2021

DYSL's De-List is Working

For all my negativity and rants towards companies de-registering from the SEC, sometimes it does help operations.  It definitely saves them money and enables them to spend more time on the business.  

The real risk is communication.  If they cut the world off the stock can drop to nothing but as long as they keep talking good things can happen.  

Dynasil (DYSL) de-registered from the SEC in the fall of 2019 with the hope of saving $900k per year.  They filed their last 10k in Dec 2019 and told shareholders to only expect an annual report moving forward.  A week ago they put out the report and the numbers back up their motivation for de-registering.