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  • chicago_cap2000 chicago_cap2000 Jul 19, 2005 3:48 PM Flag


    what is the release date?

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    • good post

    • I would find it hard to believe that anyone on here knows all about this stuff. I still count myself a novice. I read books and like to talk to people and take it all with a grain of salt. Im always very interested in what the technical traders say (im not good at that) and Im usually pretty skeptical of what the day traders say. I like to get into a stock that I think has value and is trading below where it should and wait for the correction, be it 3 days or 3 months. At some point I either get my number or decide I made a mistake and get out. I usually keep track of the stocks that i leave becuase we spend so much time watching them that after a while you can tell what its going to do on a daily basis (wouldnt it be nice if you knew that going in) so save that ticker symbol and keep watching it for another entry point. Play the stocks you know VERY well and get to know 4 - 5 without ignoring other good opportunities. Of course then there are always short trades and with all do your due diligence, be your own man, make a plan and good luck.
      I have 3 right now that I am popping in and out of ACTU, EGOV, RVP
      I got out of EGOV just a bit to soon when I got back into ACTU hopefully this earnings announcement will cover the run up I missed with EGOV but I did OK anyway and ill go back when there is a dip from people taking profits. Right now EGOV and ACTU are up and down at the same time. If I could just get them on opposite schedules....LOL

    • A difficult one to call..

      If you did an extensive DD and bought into ACTU to hold for 1-3 years, then averaging down would class you as a value investor.As your strike price or exit point would still be the same as when you first bought.
      Providing ofcourse no real external motives caused the drop in the first place.

      Add up what you know about ACTU today..and if you come to the same conclusion as you did when you opened the position..then it was a good call.

      68%+ of stock held by institutions..God we all can't be wrong..can we??


    • Donald. Thanks for you insight. I am somewhat of a novice and I am eager to learn. Thanks agin.

    • Let me give my 2 cents opinion.
      1- Timing has become an imortant factor in the market investment. Those who sold their stocks at first day of the market after 9/11 and then bought back the same stocks a week later made huge money.

      2- You had opportunity to sell all or part of your ACTU shares with at least 10% profit but you gambled and you lost. You should have exited at least at your cost.

      3- They say market and stocks don't have memory and every day is a new day. The market does not care how much you have lost or how long you have kept ACTU. You are as new as a person who is buying today and you should look at your situation the same way. Don't let the past interfer with your present decisions. You should look at ACTU today and make evaluation with current situation and tell yourself is ACTU a good buy at current prices and how much potential it has and much you can gain in a fixed period of time. If ACTU can go only to $2.25 then exit at that price and don't wait for getting all your losses back. At least sell part of your holding at reasonable gain and wait for next opportunity to buy them back.

    • It sounds like your more interested in how much to believe of Peter Leeds than of how much you beleive in ACTU. I am a swing trader and do believe in points 1 and 3 with some limitations. I dont ever want to fall in love with a stock to the point that I cant sell it. It is way to easy to get on these boards and believe all the positive hype (yes I know there are bashers on each board) But most people here bought the stock because they beleive it will make them money and they WANT to bleieve good things will happen I DO TOO. But at some point you have given it a fair chance and its time to try somethng else. You can still monitor the stock and if something positive happens and there is a run up just buy in the shorts sell off dip. As for when to average down that is a double edged sword. you are prfessing your faith in a company that enough other investors have given up on as to force the stock down. Its a public announcement that you know more than the sellers (who are in the majority at that point) do. When you are right you cover your investment and make money and when your wrong (which is more common) you just lose more money. The one time I think averaging down actually puts the odds in your favor is is when your LONG on a fundamentally strong company. Its a good way to take advantage of seasonal dips in a company you plan to hold for the long haul.
      HOWEVER, having said all that, this definately NOT the time to sell. Earnings are coming out soon and the whisper numbers are good. Who in their right mind would sell now? A few weeks from now you will be better able to appraise your situation and decide to get out or accumulate and become a long. Its all just a personal preference.

    • I wouldnt sell under $2.5, but I think it is a good company.
      It depends on what you think about the Co., and how much time can you wait for your investment to payoff.

    • One more thing. I think I am going to buy some more. I agree with a lot of the other posts. I think it is a good stock.

    • Let me give you a fresh perspective. I am a subscriber to Peter Leeds. com. I have read his book "To the right of the decimal" that is online for subscribers. I bought this stock in Dec. of 04 based on it being a profiled stock of Peter Leeds. Since then I have averaged down once. And...I am still at 2.34 so I have nothing but lost on this stock. According to Leeds theory I have violated 3 things to savvy stock purchasing. 1. I didn't limit my losses. I really shouldn't even be here according to him. 2. I averaged down. He calls it Average death. 3. I am on the verge of keeping this stock too long. He says if doesn't do something in a reasonable amount of time you should dump it and get something that will. So there you have it. I would like some good intelligent no profanity or name callling comments on this.

    • I believe in conspiracy theory by other BI businesses. BIRT open source is a threat to all of them including Microsoft. If Actuate succeeds then another BI business may join open source or Actuate may get bought by another bigger BI business and put most of them out of business. Therefore, Actuate should be killed now and that�s what other BI businesses are doing collectively to Actuate.

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