Let me say now that I *mention* stocks. It is
up to the reader to act or not. Obviously, nobody has to as the
Disclaimer sets out. So the onus is entirely on the
reader. Some people shouldn't be in the
Market anyway; they can't take the losses or alternatively put their house
on the one stock. Also, I never tell
holders for how long to hold or sell. That is up to them.
PTD went to $5.40 and people could have sold at
$5+; if they didn't that is unfortunate but it will be their
CLH went to $4.80 or so, the same applies
The controversial ASC went to 43 cents. People
could have sold at 40 cents, but didn't.
There are of course some
stocks which should have done better:
AUO: Originally very promising, still 60
cents in a deteriorating world economy. Re CLI, I am still waiting for
a recovery, managed to lower the average price though.
PTD: stopped by J&J's tactics but negotiations
That is life: the art is to weight stocks and
always put in a small amount in a speculative stock. And if you can't
afford it, leave the BIO stocks alone.
Thus I weighted the LCO (PRKO) very, very
heavily and they went up to $8.80 at one stage. And heavy weighting applied
to old Baycorp (BCH) and a few others including SKC and AIA.
I have been abused when people lost money and even
when the share price moved up -Somebody trying to short and failed; blamed me
for "pushing" the share price.
The three spec. stocks I am mainly interested in
are VCR, LOK and NRT.
VCR had its ups and downs and it has taken a lot
longer to get to the present stage than envisaged.
LOK, originally mentioned on Oct. 21, when it was
11 cents, is 23.6 cents (Nasdaq). Hasn't moved much in the last month and has a
habit of moving with the Market. Waiting
for the Dec quarterly report to appear on approx. Jan 25. I believe it
could be positive.
NRT: On Dec 17, I mentioned this was bought on
Oct. 2001 for $1.75. That was incorrect; I paid $1.75 on 1 Oct. 2002. Now
This is the favourite of all my stocks
because of the understanding needed, the large number of
prospective drugs being mentioned and the intellectual challenge of medical
expressions being used.
It seems that they already have one winner in
NV07A. Here is hoping that they can get a commercial agreement going in
2003. This one could be valuable.
There is some unease amongst the Majors as a
major Patent ( NRT's Promensil) is to arrive; it will result in them
being called Infringers. There is quite a lot of cash at stake here,
actually. Knowing J& J -see PTD- we may see some litigation as well, I
think.... I believe the Patent has now suddenly arrived. What a Xmas
One large Leukaemia trial in progress since
Nov 20 and in Jan. we shall have the most important Ovarian/Fallopian
cancer trials. It is here where the big game will be played: Yale
university takes over with dr Mor and dr Rutherford in
charge. Plenty of Announcements to
Hoping you will have a prosperous New
Disclaimer: Outcomes can be different than
envisaged. Readers are not asked to buy, hold or sell any of the mentioned
stocks. To do so will be entirely at their own