Retired was the 'DAIO skeptic' for a while, advising not to enter until a true turnaround was in in place. However, his postings reflected his analysis and evaluation, and he was not simply bashing for bashings sake. On these boards, you benefit most when all offer their honest opinions. Constant cheerleading or bashing benefit noone.
Along with many others, I was buying in the lower two's because it suited my investment style. But I don't think Retired is a bottom feeder.
Retired did state his change of opinion on DAIO, and was able to catch much of this move before lift-off. Of course he was fortunate with his timing, (the stock took off within a week of his purchase), however if he happened to miss that move, I'm certain he would have been buying in the upper three's without crying about it. I know many can't look at these boards daily, but Retired specifically announced when he was buying, and that he was looking to buy more.
In the end, when you miss a big gain, or take a big loss, you have to self evaluate and move on. Holding a grudge against a poster, or blaming the market is not going to help.
Agreed...and agree that I have only myself to blame for missing this run...I don't normally pay much attention to message boards....of course it was a message board that got me interested in DAIO to begin with...when Fuji was kind enough to give me this tip. It just frustrated me when a clearly legitimate poster like Retired claimed to have sources in the know...whose info turned out to be very very wrong (100% and counting)...he was so adamant and so articulate that it caused me to question my own research and judgment... Fuji's arguments during his debate with Retired were persuasive...the market cap of this issue at 2.30 at the time was absurd! and the trading patterns of the stock clearly indicated that it could spike hard on the slightest positve news...and the downside was so limited!!! oh well live and learn...I plan to buy in strength on the next dip...and I beleive I will still be happy with this investment longterm...nuff said on this issue...appreciate the input on this board...one of the best I have stumbled across...too late to enter the contest...but here are my picks...IDWK...EZEN.ob...IBAS
Its good to hear you are feeling "somewhat" better today.
If it makes you feel any better, I've had my share of missed opportunities at the bottom end of equity pricing too. Often times, those opportunities stare you right in the face and for various reasons it becomes impossible to pull the trigger as was the case for me when DAIO was selling at $2.30/share. I always seem to have a tendency to be a little too cautious, however, that has served me well in some instances. On balance, things seem to work out for me on the plus side and I hope the same applies for you. I hope that "dip" in share pricing that you are looking for in DAIO happens so you can toss your hat in the ring with the rest of us.
Aside from the above, thanks for offering some of your current favorite stocks to us. I always enjoy analyzing other chat boarders selections. Here are several from my side:
CGCP.OB - Currently own it @ $.42/share BJCT.OB - Currently own it @ $1.65/share STXS - Currently own it @ $7.02/share ANGN - Have buy order in @ $3.20/share
The stocks that I'm presenting are all very speculative plays, however, I'm of the opinion they all have excellent potential. They are also all in the medical technology sector which is my favorite. As always, any investor going into these should do their due diligence and be prepared for a "bath" in the event they turn south - - and for that matter, the same applies to DAIO.