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An Investment Into Wearables Could Be Healthy For Your Portfolio

Lexington BioSciences (CSE: LNB) (OTC: LXGTF), introduces HeartSentry, a revolutionary, simple and effective technology for personalized measurement and monitoring of vascular health to detect the potential for cardiovascular disease at its earliest stages. The device is designed to measure the function of the endothelium, the cells that line all arteries and are critical to the prevention of atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and stroke.

Garmin Ltd. (GRMN)

Garmin Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes a range of navigation, communication, and information devices worldwide. It operates through five segments: Auto, Aviation, Marine, Outdoor, and Fitness. The Auto segment offers personal navigation devices; infotainment solutions; and action cameras, as well as mobile applications under the Garmin and NAVIGON names. The Aviation segment provides navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, weather radar, radar altimeter, datalink weather, in-cockpit and cloud connectivity, automated logbook, voice and touch control, and other products and services; wearables, portables, and apps; and traffic collision avoidance, and terrain awareness and warning systems. It also offers controller-pilot data link, a suite of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast solutions. The Marine segment provides chartplotters and multi-function displays, fish finders, sounders, autopilot systems, radars, compliant instrument displays, VHF communication radios, handhelds and wrist-worn devices, sailing products, and entertainment products. The Outdoor segment offers outdoor handhelds, wearable devices, golf devices, and dog tracking and training/pet obedience devices. The Fitness segment provides running/multi-sport watches, cycling computers, cycling power meters, cycling safety and awareness products, and activity tracking devices, as well as Garmin Connect and Garmin Connect Mobile, which are Web and mobile platforms for users to track and analyze their fitness and wellness data. The company sells its global positioning system receivers and accessories to retail outlets; and aviation products to aviation dealers and aircraft manufacturers through a network of independent dealers and distributors. Garmin Ltd. was founded in 1990 and is based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

Wearable technology has gained much more notoriety as of late with much of its popularity coming from changing lifestyles of young people. This has stoked the demand for not only more connectivity for novelty products but also triggered a cascade of opportunity for traditional industries of scale.

The healthcare segment, for example, has begun to take on a major focus of the wearable tech marketplace and considering the innovations in several new developments in this area within the last two decades, the dawn of medical wearables could already be upon us.


Mobile phones with wearable sensors implanted medical devices, and home-based telehealth devices can help monitor and manage the health of a patient. Much of this has been a result of smartphones making incredible strides in terms of applications. Just think about it, they can now accomplish actual diagnostic tests

The opportunity for big take-overs is also an option in this marketplace. A private company, Withings, was acquired by a big tech company for a cool $191 million. The company introduced a device that actually monitors blood-pressure on the go.

It’s no secret anymore and investors have taken notice of the fact that wearable medical devices are being used for more than just preventative care. Just as an example, it’s also being found useful for athletes who wish to monitor their performance and condition.

In addition, such devices for continuous medical monitoring are being used for outpatients with persistent medical conditions. Doctors who needed to measure and detect behavioral changes for early diagnosis are also available.

For investors, finding early-stage companies has been key to capitalizing on the immense growth that this industry could be set to see. But when you consider that new biometric devices need FDA consideration, the call to action is based on the ability to achieve fast trackability to bring products to market.

Typically speaking, this could mean that the launch of development stage products from certain emerging growth companies isn’t too far off.

We aren’t talking simple “iPhone watches” anymore. Some companies are focusing on developing wearable medical technology that can quantify the function of the endothelium or the cells that line the arteries. So where the competitive advantage lies is in both efficacy and affordability. Look at things like Ultrasounds or Itamar Medical’s EndoPAT. The costs alone for products like these can be upward of $200,000. Furthermore, they require intervention from actual medical facilities & their employees.

Wearables now open a big opportunity for people to use products and record data that can easily be sent to healthcare providers without the added costs or inconvenience of traveling to a facility.

The Gothenburg, Sweden-based machine-to-machine/IoT market research provider, Berg Insight noted that shipments of connected wearables reached 96.5 million in 2016, up from 75.1 million devices in the previous year. What’s more is that total shipments of smart watches, smart glasses, fitness & activity trackers, people monitoring & safety devices, smart clothing and medical devices, as well as other wearable devices, are forecasted to reach 262.5 million units in 2021.

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The Federal Reserve Is Paying Banks NOT To Lend 1.8 Trillion Dollars To The American People

The Federal Reserve Is Paying Banks NOT To Lend 1.8 Trillion Dollars To The American People

Did you know that U.S. banks have more than 1.8 trillion dollars parked at the Federal Reserve and that the Fed is actually paying them not to lend that money to us?  We were always told that the goal of quantitative easing was to “help the economy”, but the truth is that the vast majority of the money that the Fed has created through quantitative easing has not even gotten into the system.  Instead, most of it is sitting at the Fed slowly earning interest for the bankers.  Back in October 2008, just as the last financial crisis was starting, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke announced that the Federal Reserve would start paying interest on the reserves that banks keep at the Fed.  This caused an absolute explosion in the size of these reserves.  Back in 2008, U.S. banks had less than 2 billion dollars of excess reserves parked at the Fed.  Today, they have more than 1.8 trillion.  In less than five years, the pile of excess reserves has gotten nearly 1,000 times larger.  This is utter insanity, and it will have very serious consequences down the road.

Posted below is a chart that shows the explosive growth of these excess reserves in recent years…

Excess Reserves

This explains why all of the crazy money printing that the Fed has been doing has not caused tremendous inflation yet.  Most of the money has not even gotten into the economy.  The Fed has been paying banks not to lend it out.

But now that big pile of money is sitting out there, and at some point, it is going to come pouring into the U.S. economy.  When that happens, we could very well see an absolutely massive tsunami of inflation.

Posted below is a chart that shows the growth of the M2 money supply over the past several decades.  It has been fairly steady, but imagine what would happen if you took the hockey stick from the chart above and suddenly added it to the top of this one…

M2 Money Supply

The longer that the Federal Reserve continues to engage in quantitative easing and continues to pay banks not to lend that money out to the rest of us, the larger that inflationary time bomb is going to become.

In a recent article for the Huffington Post, Professor Robert Auerbach of the University of Texas explained the nightmarish situation that we are facing…

One reason that the excess reserves grew to an extraordinary level is that in October 2008, one month after the financial crisis when Lehman Brothers went bankrupt, the Bernanke Fed began paying interest on bank reserves. Although it has been 1/4 of 1 percent interest, this risk free rate was not low compared to the Fed’s policy of keeping short-term market rates near zero. The interest banks received was and is an incentive to hold the excess reserves rather than lend to consumers and businesses in the risky environment of the major recession and the slow recovery.

The Bernanke Fed is now facing a $1.863 trillion time bomb, they helped to create, of excess reserves in the private banking system. If rates of interest on income earning assets (including bank loans to consumers and businesses) rise, the Fed will have to pay the banks more interest to hold their excess reserves.

If interest rates move up dramatically (and they are already starting to rise significantly), banks will have an incentive to take that money out of the Fed and start lending it out.  Professor Auerbach suggests that this could cause an “avalanche” of money pouring into the economy…

Eighty five billion a month will seem tiny compared to the avalanche of the $1.863 trillion excess reserves exploding rapidly into the economy. That would devalue the currency, cause more rapid inflation and worry investors about a coming collapse.

So the Fed has kind of painted itself into a corner.  If the Fed keeps printing money, they continue to grossly distort our financial system even more and the excess reserves time bomb just keeps getting bigger and bigger. This is why we believe Gold is a great investment.

But even the suggestion that the Fed would begin to start “tapering” quantitative easing caused the financial markets to throw an epic temper tantrum in recent weeks.  Interest rates immediately began to skyrocket and Fed officials did their best to try to settle everyone down.

So where do we go from here?

Unfortunately, as Jim Rogers recently explained, this massive experiment in financial manipulation is ultimately going to end in disaster…

I’m afraid that in the end, we’re all going to suffer perhaps, worse than we ever have, with inflation, currency turmoil, and higher interest rates.

The Fed and other global central banks have created the largest bond bubble in the history of the planet.  If the Fed ends quantitative easing, the bond market is going to try to revert to normal.

That would be disastrous for the global financial system.  The following is what Jim Willie told Greg Hunter of…

Everything is dependent on Fed support. They know if they take it away, they’re going to create a black hole. The Treasury bond is the greatest asset bubble in history. It’s at least twice as large as the housing and mortgage bubble, maybe three or four times as large.

But even if the central banks keep printing money, they may not be able to maintain control over the bond market.  In fact, there are already signs that they are starting to lose control.  The following is what billionaire Eric Sprott told King World News the other day…

It’s total orchestration. And it’s orchestration because they might have lost control of the bond market. I find it such a juxtaposition that central banks on a daily basis buy more bonds today than they ever purchased, and interest rates are going up, which is almost perverted. I mean how can that happen?

They’ve lost control of the market in my mind, and that’s why they are so desperately trying to get us all to forget the word ‘taper.’ In fact, we probably won’t even hear the word ‘taper’ anymore because it has such a sickening reaction to people in the bond market, and perhaps even people in the stock market. They will probably do away with the word. But the system is totally out of control. And then we’ve got this quadrillion dollars of derivatives. It just blows blows my mind to think about what could really be going on behind the scenes.

Sprott made a really good point about derivatives.

The quadrillion dollar derivatives bubble could bring down the global financial system at any time.

And remember, interest rate derivatives make up the biggest chunk of that.  Today, there are 441 trillion dollars of interest rate derivatives sitting out there.  If interest rates begin skyrocketing at some point, that is going to create some absolutely massive losses in the system.  We could potentially be talking about an event that would make the failure of Lehman Brothers look like a Sunday picnic.

We are moving into a time of great financial instability.  People are going to be absolutely shocked by what happens.

Our financial system is a house of cards built on a foundation of risk, leverage, and debt.  When it all comes tumbling down, it should not be a surprise to any of us.

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Gold Penny Stocks | Penny Stocks

While oil rose in today’s trading gold closed basically flat, after a five day run. Last week the dollar fell, and as we all know, has been weak for some time. Many have called the long gold/short dollar trade the most crowded trade in recent history. As a result, we have seen blue chip gold stocks like Newmont Mining (NEM:NYSE) double since 2009. Newmont has been one of the gold stocks to watch for sometime. Certain gold penny stocks have also provided huge returns, and silver penny stocks have also benefited greatly from the widespread interest in the yellow metal.

newmont mining Gold Penny StocksAs many know, there are very smart people on both sides of the gold trade. Both sides are extremely passionate in their beliefs that gold will either drastically go up or down. One thing that seems evident, is that gold is no longer solely used as an inflationary hedge. Factors like QE3 will always influence the price of gold and will lift the rising tide of gold large caps, ETF’s and gold penny stocks. However, much of the move we have seen in this precious metal can be attributed to the most basic economic principal. It’s called supply and demand.

Sheer buying interest and short covering is always a part of any prolonged rally. It happens every day, and the sharp moves in physical commodities are often as sharp as those seen in a rising gold penny stock. The percentage of gold related investments has risen dramatically in relationship to portfolios asset allocation ratio. Financial pundits talking of a return to the gold standard has even added more fuel to the fire. Does this signal a top ? I’m not sure. However, I do know that it probably won’t hurt to do some research on the names in the gold space. Just in case the gold bugs are correct. Forming a list of gold stocks to watch is certainly prudent. Especially with what’s going on in Japan, North Africa and the Middle East. If you decide to act hold some of the large cap names for the long haul and speculate with a smaller dollar amount in a few well thought out gold penny stocks.

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2011 Penny Stocks | Penny Stocks


As you have read in our past blog entries, we have repeated mentioning that forming both a large cap and penny stocks list would be beneficial. As we have all realized, diversification and due diligence are key to avoiding mistakes in investing. For instance, just because you research a stock, doesn’t mean you have to buy or short it. Having excess information can only waste time, not money. So here is an example of some of the top and most heavily traded penny stocks formed in a list. Are these names rising stocks ? Or the next hot penny stocks? Nobody knows. However, these are probably some names you should get acquainted with if you are looking for liquid trading and investing opportunities.

1. Horiyoshi Worldwide (HHWW.OB)- Fashion based company
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2. Kunekt Corp. (KNKT.PK)- Mobile device Company
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3. Health Med Services (HEME.PK) Web and telephone based medical information
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4. (APTD.OB) Digital media and marketing company
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5. Writ Grp film corp (WRIT.PK) Film and TV production

6. Gold American Mining Corp. (SILA.OB) Mineral development
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7. American Power Corp. (AMPW.OB) Commodity Exploration
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8. Washington Mutual (WAMU.PK) Consumer and small banking
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9. Cascadia Investments (CDIV.PK) Internet gaming
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10. Coastal Pacific Mining (CPMCF.OB) Mineral mining company
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Please remember that these names are not necessarily long term investments, but all have the potential to become trading stocks. Rising stocks are not always purchased at high or lows. As you probably know, there is no exact science when it comes to investing. For instance, it seemed like nobody could pick the bottom when it came to investing in British Petroleum (BP:NYSE). However, those who were patient and prepared, turned above average profits in a short time period. I think it’s safe to say that some that most BP buyers were prepared and had a well thought out list of stocks.

So do you homework with the symbols provided above. All of these names have either made significant moves recently or trade with large amounts of liquidity. Some may end up being the hot penny stock in your portfolio and others may turn into duds. In either instance, taking a quick look at these names won’t hurt. Knowing multiple stories can only help in the never ending search for rising stocks and massive gains. So commit this penny stock list to your short term memory. Remember, hot penny stock trades don’t happen every minute.

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American Lithium AMLM | Penny Stocks

american lithium amlm American Lithium AMLMAmerican Lithium Minerals (AMLM.PK) is a penny stock that we have had some success with before. As a matter of fact, it was a fairly big winner for our subscribers. At the time, lithium was extremely newsy, based on the demand for the metal in lithium-ion batteries used in cell phones, laptops and hybrid cars and trucks. Then there were news stories about events like the enormous mineral find in Afghanistan, and countries like Japan basically converting almost 3/4 of it battery use to lithium based batteries. Lithium essentially had a hot story that most industries would die for. A legitimate technological use for the metal, coupled with a green twist. A combination like this doesn’t come around often, and when it does, it generally leads to related stocks becoming very hot.

Penny stocks like Lithium Corporation (LTUM.OB) and AMLM absolutely ripped, both showing enormous gains for those who were invested. Then the mother load of all lithium penny stocks appeared on the market. The company was Lithium Exploration Group (LEXG.OB) and it’s move was a historic one, both on the way up and on the way down. LEXG ran up fast and furiously on a massive promotion, combined with some skillful PR’s. However, there was much more sizzle than steak and LEXG crumbled due to lack of fundamentals and investor confidence. The naked short sellers had a ball, and LEXG’s decline had nothing to do with the actual metal price or production.

AMLM reaps LEXG’s Benefits

During LEXG’s huge move to the upside, LTUM and AMLM also participated with brief runs dues to sympathy moves and some LEXG longs guessing that a rotation was coming into the two previously mentioned penny stocks. Then the seemingly inevitable happened, the shorts and skeptics finally were correct, and the market finally punished LEXG and it’s unsustainable market cap.

Two casualties of LEXG’s decline, were LTUM and AMLM, which seemed to be hit a little harder because of it’s pink sheets status. Now here is the tricky part. On a fundamental basis, AMLM obviously can’t be confused with other metal related stocks like Freeport MacMoran (FCX:NYSE) or US Steel (X:NYSE), because we all know American Lithium Minerals is as speculative as it gets. But, what if hybrid vehicle production rises ? How about if oil starts to rally again as it often does in the summer months ? And what about if another hot lithium penny stock appears via a reverse merger, and then subsequently creates some interest in the group. Or what if they receive additional seed money from the Japanese ?

Please keep in mind that we are not recommending that you purchase AMLM, it’s just too uncertain at this point. However, add AMLM to your penny stock list, because it doesn’t hurt to watch. The Nevada based company does have it’s Borat Hills land claims and is currently in the process of defending it’s 52 week low. So if the stars align correctly, a trade for penny stock scalpers could yet develop.

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clearwire | Penny Stocks


Clearwire (CLWR:NASDAQ) CLWR is just a stock that needs to be mentioned. Not because of it’s performance, but because of it’s cultish following from longs. Recently, CLWR once again staged a rally that gave a sign to some that the trouble was over, and they were out of the woods. However, shares of CLWR were rejected today after they broke the $2 handle and the volume is waning to the point where shares look tired. If we pullback next week, the $1.60 level could be in play. Keep in mind that there might be a slew of stop orders at $1.50

Triquint Semiconductor (TQNT:NASDAQ) TQNT is viewed by some speculative traders as a way to participate in Apple Computer (AAPL:NASDAQ) for a smaller cash outlay. However, this time TQNT investors were blindsided with weak guidance despite AAPL stabilizing. The recent drop might represent a buying opportunity to some. There is an upside gap to fill at $6.81 and there are waves of support right above the $5 handle.

Las Vegas Sands (LVS:NYSE) LVS is just a name that even the bravest, most experienced traders often avoid. Both from the long, and when it’s available for borrow, the short side. But today is a little different. LVS posted great numbers and investor sentiment is improving, especially if we see a few more good days in the broader averages. LVS is starting to look a little overbought on a short term basis, but you simply have to throw rhyme or reason out the window regarding this name. In other words the 52 week high of $55.47 could be in play soon.

JP Morgan (JPM:NYSE)To the casual eye JPM looks dead today. However, the volume is very light and today’s relatively break even day so far could be viewed by some as a pause for refresh. Especially after the gap up we saw earlier in the week. As always, keep JPM on you list of stocks, but the low hanging fruit for longs might already be gone.

Dollar General (DG:NYSE)We highlighted DG yesterday as a candidate to be sold by some institutions who are looking to rotate into beaten up brand name stocks. Today DG continued it’s shallow decline, and the technicals are starting to look like they about to roll over. The $38 dollar level is starting to look like the line in the sand for enthusiastic longs.

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Biotechnology Stock Genzymes’ (GENZ) Takeover


biotech stocks genzyme genz1 Biotechnology Stock Genzymes (GENZ) TakeoverBiotech company Genzyme (NASDAQ:GENZ) was the subject of takeover rumors. CNBC’s David Faber broke the story on a possible hostile takeover bid from Sanofi-Aventis (SNY-NYSE). Shares of Genzyme rallied sharply and are up roughly 17% at the time of this entry.

As many of you know, the vast majority of takeover rumors don’t happen. However these rumors offer both traders and investors the opportunity to make fast, short term profits on both the long and short side. Sometimes the best way to play hot stocks like GENZ is through an ETF. For instance,there is a biotech ETF run by Merril Lynch (AMEX:BBH). Shares of BBH represent ownership in several different biotech companies, including GENZ. Genzyme accounts for roughly 7% of BBH’s holdings.

When a stock like GENZ gets hot, volatility increases too. While shares of takeover stocks often offer more liquidity than penny stocks, they are just as risky. If an investor is right, he can attain returns that are only usually seen in hot IPO’s or hot penny stocks. If wrong, 20-30% intraday pullbacks happen frequently. In other words, the wishy-washy trader is usually shaken out.

This is why ETF’s are attractive, and keep in mind this doesn’t only apply to BBH. Buying shares of an ETF in lieu of buying a takeover stock offers less upside, but it also offers a less risky way to trade. The rationale is very simple. Many investors are afraid to jump is a stock that has moved up in a short period of time. Even if they think the equity will continue to move higher. So many times, the investor just passes on the idea and kicks them self later for being on the sideline. Now, by buying the ETF that contains the same equity, they still get to participate. Not fully, but they are represented. This strategy isn’t for everyone, but it decreases risk and small gains add up. So get familiar with a few different ETF’S and their symbols. Remember, when stocks that are in an ETF moves, the ETF sometimes lags behind. The rules of supply and demand still apply, but you have to be quick and prepared. SO add in addition to your large cap and penny stock lists, throw a few ETF’s on your stocks watchlist too.

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Will Biotech Heat Up the Penny Stock World?

sanofi aventis Will Biotech Heat Up the Penny Stock World?Sanofi-Aventis (NYSE-SNY) now has approval from the board of directors to offer as much as $70 per share for Genzyme (NASDAQ:GENZ).  This equals roughly $18.7 billion for the transaction. Last week we mentioned that the Biotech ETF (NYSE:BBH) was a more conservative way to take advantage of the GENZ takeover rumor.

History tells us that a high profile takeover of a company like GENZ usually spurs interest within the particular sector. This interest also can trickle down from the NYSE to the OTCBB as speculative money is getting freed up with the turn in the markets.

Volatile and super liquid bio-pharma stocks like Rexhan Pharmaceuticals (AMEX:RNN) and Neostem, Inc. (AMEX:NBS) may see increased activity as well. It has been proven that “most” start up biotech stocks don’t work in the long term. Most investors know that if they want a core biotech holding for their portfolio, they will look at companies like Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) or they can simply buy a biotech ETF or a sector mutual fund.  Most penny stock and small cap investors are looking for a speculative “home run”.

The potential takeover frenzy in the biotech space may or may not materialize. This is why penny stock investors and traders need to be nimble. In the next few weeks you might see constant PR’s coming from many different biotech penny stocks. Especially since commodity stocks have been beat up recently and many mining penny stocks have lost their luster recently.

The key now is finding these low priced biotech stocks. The best thing to do right now is form a penny stock list that features some different biotech names. Then look for companies with some cash and low burn rates. Then monitor news on large cap biotechs and general sector news as well. Keep in mind that this positive news cycle may not last. If it does……great, but if it doesn’t you have to be prepared to get out of the trade breakeven or at a small loss. So the best way to approach this trend might be as a trader not an investor. Remember there are penny stock flippers out there who trade these types of trends for a living. So be prepared, do your homework and remember to only commit a portion of your liquidity to an idea.

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