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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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118631Very true. Who would put money into his latest but family. Disaster waiting to hgizwickJuly 19
118630I've had PSEC for years. Nice rally in the share price recently, but no ideElroyJuly 16
118629Seems to me some people on this thread were interested in PSEC. Here is an SA arSamJuly 16
118628I'm sure Evans will do very well, for himself. It seems a little unseemly tpeter michaelsonMay 12
118627 Ex-Magnum Hunter CEO Evans starts new Texas oil fields venture businessinsiderJulius WongMay 12
118626 Peter, I don't know. The IR Department may have more information: InvestJulius WongMay 12
118625Julius: Did common shareholders get anything at all? How about preferred? Thapeter michaelsonMay 11
118624I don't think there will be a new symbol. The creditors own the company now,SamMay 11
118623does anybody know what the new ticker symbol will be? i assume it will be MHRC bInvestor ClouseauMay 11
118622A more detailed story on MHR emerging from bankruptcy: reuters.comSamMay 10
118621 BRIEF-Magnum Hunter Resources emerges from Chapter 11 reuters.comJulius WongMay 10
118620Thanks Kimberley, I'll be particularly interested in what your anesthesiologEd AjootianApril 26
118619Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I'm friendly with both an ortho kimberleyApril 25
118618Milestone Scientific (MLSS) This tiny company, whose stock is listed on the Ed AjootianApril 25
118617As Sinatra once sang : " And now the end is near and now I face and the fingizwickApril 19
118616The End of the Road. I suspect that good ol' boy Gary will land on his feet SamApril 19
118615Thanks, Peter Tomtom popeFebruary 3
118614Tom: Did not phone the ambulance chasers, on page nine of the notification therPeter van SteennisFebruary 3
118613Thanks. If there was any hope fo the commoners MFRCQ would show some life. A mitom popeFebruary 3
118612I got that too.. I think that is if you own their debt.. Common shares, which isSultanFebruary 2
118611Thanks Tom, will let you know about the proof of claim. PeterPeter van SteennisFebruary 2
118610Thank you, Peter. I wonder what would be the outcome if it turned out the assettom popeFebruary 2
118609Hi Tom: We also received a notice but no proof of claim was attached. We had Peter van SteennisFebruary 2
118608I received a notice in the mail regarding the submission of a claim against MHR tom popeFebruary 2
118607sorry: mhrcqmasa2January 18
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