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Microcap & Penny Stocks
Microcap Potential Homeruns--Credible, and Reporting
An SI Board Since June 2008
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Emcee:  Ted M Type:  Moderated
Hi. Welcome to the Microcap Potential Homeruns--Credible and Reporting site.

PURPOSE
This site is for discovering legitimate microcap companies whose stocks could be "homeruns" anytime over the next 6-12 months, and if not then--over the next few years. By "homerun" we mean multiple-bagger, not just a 20-30% move. Usually this will be a company that is or likely will be addressing a significant market need, although sometimes it may be one that has a steady business but is just ridiculously underpriced. At the same time, we don't want a bunch of a hundred-to-one shots, or short term momo plays based only on charts and floats. We want stocks that have a good risk/reward ratio for legitimate business reasons, so in case it doesn't take off in the time period we expect, we will still be in a winner for the longer term! To encourage these goals and boost our return/risk ratio the following criteria should be met:

CRITERIA
1. Must be fully reporting with the SEC. No pink sheets or companies just on foreign exchanges.
2. Must have a real product or technology. Credibility is critical. No shells or scams.
3. Cannot have significant floorless or other toxic financing. Watch that dilution!
4. A reasonable pathway to profitability within a year or two. Pay attention to overall debt, market potential, gross margin potential, and operating cash flow.
5. Market cap under $50 million. This limit is substantially lower than on the Kitchen, which can go up to $500 million.
6. Avoid generic sector plays without demonstrable revenue growth.
7. Avoid stocks highly dependant on factors outside of their control or a long ways off from commercialization--ie early phase biotechs, mining and exploration companies, unless they have REAL evidence which makes you expect results fairly soon.

We will start with these criteria and see how it goes. Subject to your input, the criteria may be modified in the future. Note that there are no restrictions on price or outstanding shares. Both can be true warning signs but they point to PAST financial health, not necessarily FUTURE. More important is the current financial health, future earnings potential, and current market capitilization.

POSTING
When you first introduce a stock, please be sure to indicate the name, ticker, a current bid-ask, and the shares outstanding (found in 10Q or 10K at sec.gov--a free site).

Tell us why you like the stock, and remember that we are all trying to make money. Give your reasons you think the company is credible. State your concerns too! We believe that there are legitimate bargains to be found. This is the place. As such, this need not be a "pump only" site. We want to be CONFIDENT in the picks here by encouraging well-rounded analysis.

Let's keep it respectful and on topic. Any violators, spammers or bashers will be not be tolerated here. For those that share our purpose, let's make this a true democracy--spread the posting around and let's let EVERYONE feel welcome to contribute or simply ask questions. We all can learn more from each other's experiences.

Remember of course that NO INSIDER information is to be presented here. If you aren't sure--don't post it! Information should be based on legitimate due diligence anyone can do.

Happy hunting!

DISCLAIMER
Posts made here should be considered opinions, and not investment advice. Posts will contain mistakes as well as mistakes in judgement. Posts should be considered as suggestions for individuals to do their own research and no more. Your decision to buy or sell is your decision and yours alone.
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1056Bought some Penny Lotto's in ASKH,EMPM EQST& trying for some AKVA JustCeltictrader-7/12/2018
1055Virnetx (VHC) 3.50 has the potential to be go ballistic. Patent play that has beKarl Drobnic-7/5/2018
1054Neal, I feel your pain. I've tried to figure out how my previous ability sTed M-10/8/2015
1053Ted, Thanks. I have a nice bit of Apple stock that I want to start to sell downNAG1-10/7/2015
1052Yeah, the agendas are so annoying and obvious on IHUB and in that atmosphere eveTed M-10/2/2015
1051Ted, Thanks and right back at you. It has been fun, even though there have beenNAG1-10/1/2015
1050Neal, I've enjoyed our discussions even though some of our favs here have noTed M-9/30/2015
1049Ted, Not a good year for Viscount and Implant Sciences. If they had "hit&qNAG1-9/30/2015
1048sold `1/3 of IMSC at .66 before the volume really kicked in today, and bought anTed M-9/30/2015
1047Hi Neal, just thought I'd commisserate with you about IMSC. Your post was dTed M-9/30/2015
1046Ted, First CC for the new CEO. I might be able to make the CC this time. Will hNAG1-8/19/2015
1045I too was expecting a pretty decent quarter. I was just re-thinking my assumptiTed M-8/18/2015
1044Ted, I thought that a profit could be a possibility this past quarter especiallNAG1-8/18/2015
1043is 'net gain' implying a profit? I just realized it may only be saying Ted M-8/18/2015
1042maybe we'll get a clearer picture soon. The new website design is a recent Ted M-8/17/2015
1041Ted, That is good to see. It sounds like the improvements will be coming from tNAG1-8/17/2015
1040Good to see this in the NT filing today, as confirmation. Looking forward to heaTed M-8/17/2015
1039Hi Steve. Best to you. Microcaps are rife with risk. I view the recent legal Ted M-6/6/2015
1038PYDS. What a piece of crap this stock turned out to be. Lesson learned - I'Steve from CA-6/6/2015
1037Here is a follow up news release Mr. Ken Berg reports DIVERGENT ENERGY SERVICEbetchabgone-4/29/2015
1036DVG.v - one to keep an eye on - Expecting Divergent Energy Services to release betchabgone-4/16/2015
1035I know all about dogs! There was an upbeat press release by the company today. Steve from CA-4/14/2015
1034Hope it works out for you Steve. This thread has been pretty quiet for a while Ted M-4/6/2015
1033I need to visit here more often - maybe could have got it 50% ago! I don't Steve from CA-4/6/2015
1032Hi Steve, You are one of many who are just now discovering them, I suspect. HoTed M-4/6/2015
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