Small Caps

Santa Claus Rally (reprise)

this post originally appeared on December 6th 2009 This post will be 99% anecdotal, 1% empirical, because I haven’t the time or energy to go dig up supporting data for what we all know:  Most years, the market rips higher during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve and this one week run is…

Proof that the Yokels are Back in the Market

Anyone who needs proof that the knuckleheads and amateurs have returned to this stock market in full force need look no further than Wall Street’s official retard watering hole, the Yahoo Finance Message Boards. It’s not that there’s nothing at all worthwhile ever on the boards there…it’s just that sometimes it feels that way.  Especially…

The Big BIG Winners of 2009

Once upon a time, long long ago, there was a reason to speculate.  $1 stocks didn’t go to 50 cents and then zero automatically.. There was a time when little stocks could go a lot higher from the depths of obscurity, showing you 2x, 5x, even 10x your original investment.  And then the nuclear winter…

Stubborn Little Winners

Today we’re going to salute some little guys who wouldn’t give up.  Small (er) cap stocks that refused to quit and have made their true-believer shareholders money this year, in one of the worst environments imaginable. What these names have in common is that they all are consumer-oriented companies, 4 of them are engaged in the…