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John & Bob Loved To Exchange Ideas.
Sir John's wisdom lives on: Our spiritual and financial pathfinder Sir John Templeton ( left ) exchanging ideas with editor Bob Flaherty has "gone home" as Sir John called dying. His wisdom lives on.
Look globally in every country for bargains. Seek the least popular and best buys as measured by comparative price- earnings ratios and other value screens. Be contrarian. When nearly everyone thinks and acts quarterly, have the discipline to look out at least three years and buy what will become popular again. Take profits and invest some of your gains in new bargains. Be humble! When you make a mistake admit it as quickly as possible. Diversify by industry, investment style and especially geographic region. In this unpredictable world, no more than 25% of your equity holdings should be invested in the stocks of any one country, especially your own. Don't sit on too much cash. Remember you will never live to see a year when a U.S. dollar will buy in December as much as it did in January! Above all, be optimistic for the long run. Don't waste time worrying. In the short run try to turn every negative into a positive. Stress positive thinking! Have purpose. Everyday focus on what is positive and productive. See opportunities you would of missed. Happiness can not be found by seeking it directly. It is a by product of living a life of serving others.
Our Treasure Chest of Ideas
Our annual “Favorites of the Famous” recommendations, started when Bob was a senior editor at Forbes Magazine, continued when he was editor of Equities Magazine and still comes out today in an annual issue of Flaherty Financial News Newsletter.The combined portfolios of our panels of wise men and women have beaten the S&P 500 18 out of 27 efforts, including a streak of 13 consecutive times. This is one of the best long-term track records of an annual favorite stock feature anywhere on the planet. We still get HIGH with the help of our friends.
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International investors flew from Medellin over 500 miles deeper toward the Columbian border with Ecuador before transferring to military helicopters which landed guided by brush fires lit by heavily armed soldiers. Everyone exiting, including South American Gold President Ray De Motte (left) and Editor Bob Flaherty (right) , was ordered to keep moving quickly because FARC guerillas were rumored to be in the area. Next came a bumpy winding ride up around a mountain to South American Gold's (SAGD.OB) initial Santacruz Gold Project in the least explored most dangerous and therefore least picked over part of Columbia. Alas SAGD terminated the venture but the ride was fun.
We experiment to get spectacular response.
We featured enhanced CEO conference presentations to very small
groups in highly readable old Forbes
short story style snapshots.
At 84 Bob still feels a thrill hitting one more pitch out of the ballpark! Please consider making your company or fund one of our CEO Presentation Profiles or a BUY report in an upcoming issue.
June 23, 2017
Flaherty Financial News Newsletter #59
Highlights from the 2017 Marcum Microcap Conference.
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April 2, 2017
Flaherty Financial News Newsletter #58
Flaherty's 36th Annual Favorites of the Famous:
Nine Nifty Stocks for 2017!
May your portfolio get HIGH with the help of our friends.
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March 20, 2017
Flaherty Financial News Newsletter #57
After meeting with the FDA, CEL-SCI (NYSE:CVM) has come up with a plan to address the FDA's issues on CEL-SCI's unique pivotal global Phase 3 head and neck cancer study with its drug treatment Multikine. Patients already enrolled will continue to be followed. Globally 928 patients are enrolled in the study.
Naturally, the future is unknowable and the FDA upon review of CEL-SCI's submission may or may not agree.
Meanwhile, the seemingly endless current hearing on CEL-SCI's $50 million + arbitration suit against its original dismissed clinical research organization now rolled up into a giant continues.
CEL-SCI could lose. But if CEL-SCI settles for a sizable sum or wins its case CEL-SCI's stock value should soar with its expanded ability to execute its immunotherapy dreams.
UNFORTUNATELY FOR CURRENT SHAREHOLDERS CEL-SCI EXECUTED A JUNE 15, 2017 1- for -25 REVERSE STOCK SLPIT DRASTICALLY REDUCING THE HOLDINGS OF OLD SHAREHOLDERS.
We'd stick with CEL-SCI stock until these key question marks on the FDA and the outcome of the $50 million arbitration suit become clarified. CEL-SCI's revolutionary unique pivotal treatment of cancer patients BEFORE not AFTER their immune systems have been devastated by today's standard of deadly chemo and brutal radiation is too important to give up on while there is still hope.
Also in this issue: Ideas from NYC's Bio CEO & Investor conference plus now fired crusading U.S. attorney Preet Bharara announces the Invisible Man Jason Galanis is sentenced to over 11 years in prison.
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Companies and People with Archive Coverage 2017
March 20, 2017. NYC’s 2017 Bio CEO Investor Conference: How short sighted not to keep our national treasure, the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, in U.S. hands. Then it could have continued to protect and even save the life of a sitting president and other potential assassination targets. H.C. Wainwright helps destiny’s tiny tots to finance their struggle to survive as most underwriters focus on bigger fish. Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ-INO) shines. Our uninformed young American women are dying in their 20s and 30s from skin cancer from visiting greedy death trap tanning salons. France’s OSE Immunotherapeutics bargain-priced blockbuster potential. The five major anti-psychotic drugs can help calm disturbed people and veterans with post- traumatic stress short term but trigger morbid obesity and diabetes later. Dr. Joseph Belanoff’s Corcept Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:CORT) continues its progress in developing a commercial product to mitigate the excessive weight gain and some of the other severe metabolic effects. Follow Up: Fired crusading ex-U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY Preet Bharara announced the sentencing of The Invisible Man Jason Galanis to prison but our point is still missed. Today’s micro and small cap stock investors are preyed upon by many active predators engaging in extreme hyping or fear mongering. Their past records and often their past names are no secret to the in-crowd. The only ones kept ignorant are the ones who need to be protected. There needs to be correction to a self-serving system which is failing to protect the vulnerable investing public. Badly needed sunshine would result in more investing by the little guys and gals. Hopefully there would be fewer losses too, especially in questionable companies. Improved disclosure about the records of active past predators would be a good starting point.
April 2, 2017: Flaherty’s 36th Annual Favorites of the Famous: Nine Fine Stocks for 2017! Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Bovie Medical Inc. (NYSE:BVX), Fusion Telecommunications (NASDAQ:FSSN), Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL), HDFC Bank of India: (HDB:NYSE), Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:KEYS), Ontex Group (ONTEX.BR) State Bank of India (BSE:500112), Tredegar Corporation (NYSE:TG). A special thanks to Mario Gabelli and the other Flaherty Favorites of the Famous panelists.
June 2017: Highlights from the 2017 Marcum Microcap Conference.
Companies and People with Archived Coverage 2016
January, February and March: CEL-SCI Corporation (NYSE:CVM), Digital Switch Corp. , Ergomed plc (AIM:ERGO) , Keating Wealth Management, Sir John Templeton's stock advice in falling markets. Wow! Dow 89,000! Sir John's forgotten forecast. April: Flaherty's 35th Annual FAVORITES OF THE FAMOUS: Ten Stocks for tomorrow: AK Transneft, Bovie Medical, CEL-SCI, Fairfax Financial, Hertz Global Holdings, Myers Industries, National Commerce Corp., Sintex Technologies, Total S.A., Zebra Technologies Corp.
Golden Oldies: July 13, 2007
- our very first issue of Flaherty
Financial News issue: Pre-Paid
Legal Services Inc. is a
classic case history on how to defeat abusive short sellers.
Bob Flaherty notes that there is nothing wrong with legitimate short
selling. However, abusive short selling where proper share borrowing
is not followed or manipulative untrue rumors are spread can lead to the
destruction or stunting the growth of many promising ventures. Besides testifying before Congress on the subject, Flaherty
has written or edited over 100 articles on abusive short sellling and been
labeled "a crusader" who has been responsible for many reforms. The ShortBuster Day his old friend
gadfly Ray Dirks and Bob ran spotlighted good things about 30
companies that the main stream press which was close to many abusive
shorts neglected to include. Under unfair attack by
secret naked short sellers, Pre-Paid Legal Services, SafeCard
Services (which had been attacked over 30 consecutive times by Barron's)
and totally ignored
Cheyenne Software saw their shares zoom. All hell broke loose when Wholesome & Hearty's
idealistic founder finally got to tell his side. A sickly youth, he dedicated himself to
helping people eat better so they would live longer. The instant his dream
went public he was branded a bad guy! There was an avalanche of naked short
selling and smears. However his IPO had not yet deposited
shares to borrow. That meant the huge short position was mostly naked because there were no shares to legally borrow.
Overnight the short position disappeared. That stock rose 540%- more
than any other stock on
NASDAQ that year. Earlier with Cameron Associates IR founder
Rod O'Connor, Bob ran The Short Symposium which led to important reforms. Alas recently new abusive shorts, some secret, have arisen to plague job
creating CEOs. We hope regulators will get after the abusers before
companies are killed! That is how many companies went under the last time
sleepy regulators didn't do their jobs and act promptly until Congress called them on the
Nov. 29, 2014: Remembering the fairy tale life of one of America's first female financial writers courageous Clare Reckert. The New York Times' first female financial writer and it's first to get a Times' byline, Clare had to misspell her first name Claire without an (i). A male boss wanted readers to think she was a man. Her efforts for gender parity at The New York Times infuriated the males so much her passing at age 100 didn't receive even a single line of obit in the print edition of the paper. Way to go guys!
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