Long-Term Non-Tech Plays
Is There A Doctor In the House?
Long-Term Closed Plays | July 5th, 2002
Our long-term HMO play was stopped out for a small loss when UHS succumbed to heavy selling in the healthcare group.
Payors Pay For Recent Gains
Long-Term Play Updates | June 28th, 2002
The HMO Index has been struggling. But our HMO play has fared much better. We're optimistic our good fortune will continue.
Healthcare Providers Pressured
Long-Term Play Updates | June 24th, 2002
After hitting new intermediate term highs, our HMO long position has been caught in the profit taking that has recently hit this sector
Couldn't Hold On To Gains
Long-Term Play Updates | June 14th, 2002
Our HMO play hit new relative highs early in the week but it hasn't been able to keep these
Up In Smoke
Long-Term Closed Plays | June 14th, 2002
The Colorado forest fires had a negative impact on SAFC, which was stopped out today for a 6.4% loss.
Hospital Care Looks Healthy
Long-Term Play Updates | June 10th, 2002
Our hospital moves higher while our finance stock needs to hold near-term support.
ONE Ain't The One
Long-Term Closed Plays | June 4th, 2002
We've waited for two weeks for this financial play to be triggered. It hasn't been--so we're giving it the old heave-ho.
Buy Low, Sell High
New Long-Term Play | May 31st, 2002
We've all heard it before but sometimes putting it into practice can seem counterintuitive when the stock looks a little weak.
A Healthy Uptrend!
Long-Term Play Updates | May 31st, 2002
We're still not triggered on our banking play, but our healthcare stock is leading the sector higher and trading at multi-month highs.
Long-Term Play Updates | May 24th, 2002
Our hospital stock plodded higher this week, while our bank play has yet to be triggered.
You Can Bank On This ONE
New Long-Term Play | May 17th, 2002
We like the banks as a longer term play in an improving economy. This bank has been recently displaying an ability to produce slightly increasing earnings while presenting an attractive technical price pattern.
Our Hospital Stock Still Looks Healthy
Long-Term Play Updates | May 17th, 2002
Profit taking pushed our long-term hospital play right down to a normal rebound area. Positive brokerage comments now seem to have started it on a new leg upward.
Pipeline Maker Gets The Shaft
Long-Term Closed Plays | May 17th, 2002
GLBL still might move higher in coming months. But it has failed to reach our trigger and we have decided to scrap it.
Long-Term Closed Plays | May 13th, 2002
Our natural gas services company misses earnings estimates, stopping us out of this long play.
Long-Term Closed Plays | May 8th, 2002
The play was stopped out after UNM declined ahead of its earnings report.
Another Oil Service Stock
New Long-Term Play | May 3rd, 2002
Yet this one might be worth considering for a long-term investment. Just use a stop!
In A Word: Consolidation
Long-Term Play Updates | May 3rd, 2002
It's been a while since we updated the long-term plays and most have consolidated back towards support levels. A few might be indicating new entry points soon.
Better Late Than Never?
Long-Term Closed Plays | May 3rd, 2002
It wasn't the most exciting update but we still need to close out this SPLS play for a +8.4% gain.
Is Healthcare Too Extended?
New Long-Term Play | April 19th, 2002
This is one healthcare stock that appears to have plenty of upside still left in it.
Closed out for +44%
Closed Long-Term Play | April 17th, 2002
With PETM approaching resistance at $15, it's time to close this play with a substantial gain.
Can Insurance Go the Distance?
New Long-Term Play | April 5th, 2002
There are several factors that make this insurance stock and intriguing candidate for a longer-term position .
New Long-Term Play Updates | April 5th, 2002
The last couple of days have been bullish for our specialty retailer and office supply play. Plus, we are triggered in the natural gas play.
Pumping Out Gains
New Long-Term Play | April 3rd, 2002
We feel so strongly on positive prospects for this stock that we're playing it both as a short-term play and as a long-term candidate.
+34% and +6.8% Respectively.
Long-Term Play Updates | April 3rd, 2002
Those are not bad gains for our current non-tech long-term plays but the recent weakness in the broader markets has us upping our stops.
Another Bitter-Sweet Move
Closed Long-Term Play | March 18th, 2002
March has not been kind to our long-term play on Hershey Foods and we are closing it out before it turns sour.
Man's Best Friend
New Long-Term Play | January 28th, 2002
The combination of strong sales growth, rising margins, and an investing public that wants to see results today will keep this train chugging higher.
Expecting A Recovery?
New Long-Term Play | January 4th, 2002
We've picked another company who should do well with any sort of economic recovery in the U.S. Our goal is a cool 33%.
Nine Weeks and 13.4 percent
Closed Long Term Play | December 7th, 2001
We have been stopped out of this long-term bullish pick but remain positive on its current trend.
Taking Care of Business
New Long Term Play | December 6th, 2001
It's been nine weeks since we added this stock as a long-term bullish pick. So far we're up over 15%. We've decided to raise our stop while discussing possible new entry points for new traders.
New Long Term Play | November 30th, 2001
Short-term and long-term investors can find something in shares of this drug stock. Now is the time to evaluate your entry point.
Eventually Everyone's A Client
New Long Term Play | October 26th, 2001
The price consolidation appears to be over in this industry and the group may be starting its next big up cycle.
A Sweet Deal for Investors
New Long Term Play | October 19th, 2001
Growing revenues, a focused management team and a strong sales season on the way sounds like a recipe for profits.
Can't Stand It Any Longer
New Long Term Play | October 12th, 2001
We've been talking about this stock on Premier Investor for weeks. After the recent upgrade we've decided to go long. Does this company fit in your portfolio?
Soup Is Good Food
By Jeffrey Canavan | Friday, August 31, 2001
Welcome to our newest section that takes a long-term view of less volatile non-tech companies.