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So what is this thread all about?

Since the 50% Gains Investing thread began in fall 1997, our approach has aimed for sound portfolio management, mixing value and growth stocks. Most stocks are selected for their potential to increase by 50% over an extended period. However, the portfolio does not focus on “momentum investing” without regard for underlying fundamentals. Many selections are mid-cap or small-cap stocks with limited following by major Wall Street firms. Portfolio selections may be held for short or long periods, until they have reached fair value. Short positions, margin and options are used selectively.

Today the 50% Gains thread is a friendly place to hang out and talk about promising stocks, long and short. Most picks posted here should have a reasonable chance of going up 50% in the near future. Please tell us why you like the stock, too, and don't just litter the thread with stock symbols and exclamation points (you know, “ABCD is taking off!!!!!!!").

An important disclaimer – this is not a thread for leaders, followers, gurus, disciples, hypesters or bashers. Nobody here has any desire to be included in any of those categories. Anyone who does fit one of those labels will not enjoy their time with us.

We only have three rules – no spam, no BB stocks without audited financials, and please take your personal attacks somewhere else.

“My advice is, don’t sweat the short-term moves and the daily melodramas that too many fund managers try to outguess. As long as we beat the markets month after month, quarter after quarter, year after year, our portfolio balances will tell the tale.”

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118548I'm not a conspiracy theorist - it appears to be a standard filing so they kMark Mandel-Saturday
118547What do you make of the Form S3 filing by MHR on March 13, 2015? It looks like E_K_S-Saturday
118546Makes good arguments... huh? These SA guys continue to bash the debt and disregMark Mandel-last Friday
118545Magnum Hunter's Shrinking Asset Base And The Implications For Shareholders E_K_S-last Friday
118544 Eureka Hunter Announces New Record Throughput Volumes of ~623,713 MMBtu per DPaul Kern-March 16
118543Gigaom tech blog shuts down after blowing through $25 millionSultan-March 11
118542Cost basis of MHR warrants - Last year I sold some MHR and the cost basis on thDavid Penfield-March 5
118541according to the MHR march 2 conference call, a joint venture is coming soon andInvestor Clouseau-March 3
118540 Magnum Hunter Resources Shares Slip as Net Loss Widens More Than Expected Paul Kern-March 2
118539NBG anyone? Great way to play the drama going on in Europe. This stock is a buy Joppike-February 28
118538Time To Catch This Falling Knife seekingalpha.comJulius Wong-February 23
118537Great buy on the distressed bonds. Most of us do not follw corporate bonds regulrllee-February 8
118536<b>Re : MHR</b> Well, ... it seems that the only worthwhile aspect bruwin-February 6
118535I would suggest you learn about the type of debt your companies have. I always E_K_S-February 5
118534I've never bought debt as far as I know. I've also never bought preferrElroy-February 5
118533Re: MHR It looks like my last buy was at $1.97/share on 1/20/2015. Avg cost oE_K_S-February 5
118532Wow, MHR had a pretty good two weeks, going from $1.60 to $2.50. Anyone buy anyElroy-February 5
118531American Airlines Expects To Save $5 Billion From Tumbling Oil Prices Sam-January 27
118530American Airlines Group Reports Record Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2014 Profit Sam-January 27
118529United Is Back, Alaska Is Unbowed - Lessons from Airline Earnings Sam-January 26
118528 Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. Highlights Reduced Spending Plans & AddressesElroy-January 23
118527MHR followers... Link to CC recording: magnumhunterresources.comMark Mandel-January 23
118526Stifel Downgrades Magnum Hunter Resources On Lack Of Positive Near-Term CatalystJulius Wong-January 22
118525MHR followers,,, Friday, January 23, 9AM CTMagnum Hunter Resources Schedules CoMark Mandel-January 22
118524It sounds like they leveraged the company w/ a second secured line of credit usiE_K_S-January 20
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