You guys still don't get it do you? In the game of investing, only the long term matters. Trading equity can get you superior returns over the long run only if you manage to work the information curve. That's what guys like SEI do. They have superior access to analysts who give them the heads up before making any changes. Otherwise, it really is a matter of luck.
As for losses on my PFSW investment, it will be difficult to make money as my average costs is between $3-3.10 a share. But thanks for your concern.
I am no hedge fund manager but have been an investor for the last 30 years, averaging a little over 20% a year. My knowledge of the market comes from exposure and reading the news. It's amazing how knowledgeable you become when you read the WSJ closely for 30 years. You do the math. Starting with $15,000 in 1974, that sort of returns would give me over $3,000,000 today. And 1974 wasn't that far back.
The reason I don't trade or allow short term fluctuations to upset me is because it's only the long term gains that matter. If you have been in business or worked at a business before, you should understand that things don't change that quickly. What's more, it's expensive to trade. You guys are just making your broker rich. You can take my word for it. Then there are taxes. If don't sell, you get to defer the tax paid which further compounds your gains.
Get the long term trend right, and you'll make moeny. For PFSW it is up. We should expect 20-30% annual gains for the next 3-5 years for PFSW. That's going to be far more than most other large cap companies in the S&P 500. But if you try to predict when it will happen, in general, you'll find yourself poorer as a result.
Like I said before, when you trade, you take from them, they take from you, only the broker really wins.
I don't plan to return to the board until Q4 results are released.
Here is some advice if you care for any. If you want to make money, stop spamming this board with graffiti and start spending your time uncovering opportunity. You guys spend so much time doing this I wonder why you won't do your own research and act like real pros. Investing really takes on two dimensions - time and money. By wasting your time on this board, you are really squandering your opportunity to make money. Also, by allowing others with differing view points to say their piece, you might pick up on things if your mind is open enough.
Again all the best. Try not to let the past occlude the future.
The Alchymist The philosopher's stone, is good judgement, and the magic of compounding!