A WINNING SEASON

Nicholas Vardy

Nicholas Vardy has a unique background that has proven his knack for making money in different markets around the world.

CHARTERED SEMICONDUCTOR (CHRT) — SEMICONDUCTOR EARNINGS SIZZLE

Last week’s pick CHRT announced earnings on Friday that handily beat analysts’ expectations. While many had expected a profit between $10 and $20 million, the company posted earnings of $25.3 million. The stock was also boosted by the news that it had inked a deal to manufacture CPU products for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 game consoles. The stock was up almost 7% on the week and the options gained 40%. Move your stop to $9.45.

MILLICOM INTERNATIONAL CELLULAR (MICC) — TAKEOVER TALKS HEATING UP

The feeding frenzy around this international cellular takeover play continues. Mobile cell phone giant China Mobil entered the fray last week with a low ball bid $4 billion. Not to worry, though: Plenty of other suitors are willing to pay a premium to MICC’s current stock price, including Egypt’s Orascom, Dubai’s Investcom, Kuwait’s MTC, Norway’s Telenor, and Mexico’s America Movil (AMX). Expect further volatility in this highly news driven stock, and a big pop in the stock the day the deal is announced. Move your stop to $42.50.

LAS VEGAS SANDS (LVS) — CHINA’S LAS VEGAS BOOKING BIG PROFITS

Gaming company LVS’s role in developing Macao as "the Las Vegas of China" is one of the sexiest stories in Global Bull Markets today. And investors are paying a premium for it. With the stock up over 13% in four weeks, and options already up 90%, don’t be shy about taking profits in this stock during a likely correction, strong China momentum notwithstanding. Tighten your stop to $61.75.

Exclusive  Making another Bullish Bet on the U.S. Market

COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGIES (CTSH) — HITTING RECORD HIGHS

Indian outsourcing play CSTH hit new highs of $63.93 last week on the back of an upgrade by investment bank Goldman Sachs. With the Indian market breaching the 12,000 level for the first time ever, this New Jersey-based Indian outsourcing play is also benefiting from one of the best-performing Global Bull Markets this year. With a target price of $70-$75, this stock still has plenty of juice. Move your stop to $59.50.

GOL LINHAS A‰REAS INTELIGENTES S.A. (GOL) — FLYING HIGH

GOL’s gain of almost 34% in the last month makes it one of our top picks ever. The announcement that one of GOL’s domestic competitors is on the verge of bankruptcy gave the stock an additional 7% boost last week. You’ve already taken profits 70% and 165% in the options, and 30% in the stock. With the stock due for a possible correction, tighten your stop to $32.45.

ABB LTD. (ABB) — BIG WEEK FOR GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Our global infrastructure play ABB has had a strong run, with the shares up almost 6% just last week, and 11% since we recommended it in late February. That’s equivalent to a 100% annualized gain. The options are up 34% as well. With the pall of asbestos litigation lifted, look for further gains. Move your stop to $12.90.

RIO TINTO (RTP) — COMMODITIES BULL ROARS AHEAD

Global commodities giant RTP has approached our initial price target of $230 twice in the last two weeks and is up 19% since we recommended it in mid-February. And remember, you’ve already made profits of 40%, 77% and 109% on your RTP options. Commodities, the current big run notwithstanding, have a justified reputation for being volatile, as Rio’s drop of 5.6% on Thursday showed. But RTP bounced back on Friday and ended the week up 4.3%. Move your stop to $211.25.

Exclusive  A Pair Of Options Plays Betting On The Bounce

SONY (SNE) — THE GIANT AWAKES

Japanese consumer electronics giant and turnaround play Sony finally awoke from its slumber last week, clocking gains of almost 10%. This upturn, despite a choppy Japanese market, was capped by a 2.8% fall overnight. Sony announced that strong demand for its Bravia brand LCD televisions recently more than doubled its market share in this hot sector from 9% to 19%. Deputy CEO President Kastumi Ihara remarked that "[Sony’s] pace of recovery has been faster than anticipated." With Sony’s stock breaching the $50 level last week, move your stop to $47.50.

"THE GLOBAL GURU" ARRIVES

Look for the launch of my twice-weekly free e-letter "The Global Guru" on May 2nd. Read it carefully. I guarantee that "The Global Guru" will be bursting at the seams with insights that can help you make big profits in the world’s secret bull markets.

Like This Article?
Now Get Our FREE Special Report:
Alternative Investing: Investing in Timber

Stock Investor editor Paul Dykewicz reveals why investing in timber may be one of the best long-term portfolio strategies you'll find today.

Get Access to the Report, 100% FREE


img
previous article

Last week Goldman Sachs helped bump up the price of our investment in Indian outsourcing play Cognizant Technology (CTSH). The stock is up 12.5% since we recommended it only a month ago.

PREMIUM SERVICES FOR INVESTORS

Dr. Mark Skousen

Named one of the "Top 20 Living Economists," Dr. Skousen is a professional economist, investment expert, university professor, and author of more than 25 books.

Product Details

LEARN MORE HERE

Bryan Perry

A former Wall Street financial advisor with three decades' experience, Bryan Perry focuses his efforts on high-yield income investing and quick-hitting options plays.

Product Details

LEARN MORE HERE

Jim Woods

Jim Woods has over 20 years of experience in the markets from working as a stockbroker,
financial journalist, and money manager. As well as a book author and regular contributor to
numerous investment websites, Jim is the editor of:

Product Details

LEARN MORE HERE

Bob Carlson

Bob Carlson provides independent, objective research covering all the financial issues of retirement and retirement planning. In addition, Bob serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Fairfax County (VA) Employees’ Retirement System, which has over $2.8 billion in assets.

Product Details

LEARN MORE HERE

Mike Turner

Mike Turner’s financial, mathematical, computer science and engineering background serves as the foundation for his disciplined, rules-based approach to trading. Mike’s three services include:

Product Details

LEARN MORE HERE

Hilary Kramer

Hilary Kramer is an investment analyst and portfolio manager with 30 years of experience on Wall Street. Since 2010, Hilary's financial publications have provided stock analysis and investment advice to her subscribers:

Product Details

LEARN MORE HERE

DividendInvestor.com

Used by financial advisors and individual investors all over the world, DividendInvestor.com is the premier provider and one-stop shop for dividend information and research.

Product Details

Popular tools include our proprietary Dividend Calendar, Dividend Calculator, Dividend Score Card, and many more.

LEARN MORE HERE