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    TSW Hot List for Wednesday 07/31/2013

    Posted on August 31, 2013

    Watch List for Wednesday  07/31/2013

    PLPL – News
    http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=plpl&ql=1

    Plandai Benefits From the Dangerous Side Effect Profile of Competing Malaria Drug

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    GRPR – Volume Alert
    http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=GRPR&ql=1
    Form 8-K for GRID PETROLEUM CORP.

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    AEGY – Momentum
    http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=AEGY&ql=1
    AEGY Appoints Chief Technology Officer.

    TSW Thursday 8-14-13 Newsletter

    Posted on August 8, 2013
    NEW ALERT
    SCFR
    Security First International Holdings: 0.054 cents…
    Begin Your research Here: http://scfr.pk/

    Security First International Holdings, Inc. (SCFR) is a company focused on providing innovative financial payment products and services to consumers globally. They provide new possibilities for the mobile commerce market through technology and platforms that will create a meaningful financial impact on all consumers

     

    A technology company redefining mobile shopping, Security First International Holdings, Inc. is bringing together alternative consumer financing solutions designed to create a consumer mobile shopping lifestyle that is a more connected, powerful experience.

     

    “Our mission is to be the leader in innovative consumer financial products”

     

     

    SCFR recently announced it has acquires 20 percent of Wilson Flow Technologies!

     

    For over 30 years, Wilson has consistently helped its customers to set records, win poles, races, and championships claiming titles in a huge number of prominent performance racing series in all major categories of professional motor sports.

     

     

    SCFR joins AT&T as approved affiliate program partner!

     

    December of 2012 SCFR announced that it is extending its M-Cash mobile reload service to over 70M active AT&T subscribers.

     

    According to a Dec. 18 press release, AT&T Android customers can now load funds to their American Express prepaid cards through the M-Cash™ service. This follows SCFR‘s approval as a partner of the AT&T National Affiliate Program.

     

    SCFR’s M-Cash™ mobile reload service is a convenient way for consumers to securely fund prepaid reloadable cards with any Android mobile device, and is available to all American Express prepaid card holders through Google Play for a onetime charge of $4.95, the Dec. 18 press release stated.

    Read more here: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/security-first-international-holdings-inc-122042749.html

    SCFR approved as American Express affiliate partner

     

    SCFR also announced last year that it was approved as an American Express affiliate partner.

     

    The announcement, which was made last Nov. 20 marked “an important position for the company, which is the first of its kind to provide a convenient way for consumers to securely fund prepaid re-loadable cards without needing cash — directly from an Android mobile device carrier bill.”

    Read more here: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/security-first-international-holdings-inc-150000669.html

     

    “Follow the WIZARDS” and always do your own due diligence…
    Happy Trading!

    Sincerely,  
    Thestockwizards.net Team

    TSW Newsletter CERP

    Posted on August 6, 2013

    TODAY’S ALERT: CERP

    Dear Subscribers,

    The company CERP is all about bioplastic products, Bioplastic materials that are made of renewable sources like: corn, potatoes,  tapioca, sugar and algae. They strive to lower the production of petroluem based plastic materials to preserve the enviorement. This company strive to deliver the highest quality bio plastic that matches the same benefits as the traditional petroluem based plastic. Tommorow the Quarter results are going to be out and it is going to boost up the stocks quite a bit. Experts are expecting a great bounce on the stock market.

    What are Bioplastics?

    Bioplastics are plastics that are fully or partially biobased, and/or biodegradable or compostable. In other words, they are plastics that are made from renewable resources (plants like corn, tapioca, potatoes, sugar and algae), and they will break down faster than traditional plastics, which are typically made from petroleum, and other fossil resources such as natural gas.

     

    Bioplastics support the earth by offering a reduced carbon footprint,  a reduced use of fossil resources, and  improved end-of-life options. Bioplastic is a non-toxic alternative to traditional plastic.

     

    Why Cereplast?

    ·         Cereplast’s bio-plastics technologies are proprietary, patented and are unsurpassed in the industry 

    ·         Cereplast is the one-stop solutions provider for the new reality of plastics. Bio-plastics are at the early stage of long-term sustained growth cycle, with projected annual growth of more than 20 percent for the next 10 years. 

    ·         Cereplast is able to support demand from consumers and scale its operations in an economically profitable manner.

    Cereplast Compostables(R) resins are ideally suited for single-use applications where high biobased content and compostability are advantageous, especially in the food service industry. 

    Cereplast Sustainables(R) resins combine high biobased content with the durability and endurance of traditional plastic, making them ideal for applications in industries such as automotive, consumer electronics and packaging.

    Quickly put CERP on your WATCH LIST! 

    CERP has a huge following, excellent fundamentals, and impressive management team. Growth is expected to continue in this industry. Don’t miss this opportunity.

     

                

         Sincerely,

       Thestockwizards Team.

    TSW Watch List for Tuesday 8/6/2013

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    Our New Report is DJRT
    Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure (DJRT) 0.065 cents…

    DJRT offers racing fans the opportunity to race an authentic race car on a major racetrack.
    Racing Fans enjoy a life-defining experience. They receive vital training from top racing instructors, wear real racing suits and safety gear, and pilot a race car that was once driven by one of the racing greats.
    Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure teach guests to race like NASCAR drivers, find the line, draft, and pass for optimum fun. DJRT has numerous celebrity endorsements:
    • Brett Favre
    • Dale Jarrett
    • Glenn Jarrett
    • Ned Jarrett
    • Timothy Shannon
    • Kenneth Scott
    • Ian Cassel
    Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure uses different cars from drivers such as Mark Martin, Michael Waltrip, Carl Edwards, Bobby Labonte, and more…
    DJRT recently announced a new experience for race fans toward additional revenue streams for the company in addition to prime exposure for its brand.
    For the first time in history, DJRT premiered the first-ever exotic car experience on the word famous Talladega Superspeedway. It is the largest enclosed oval track in the world, with 2.67 miles of track. This also marks the first time that non-NASCAR vehicles ran the raceway.
    Experience the thrill of Full Throttle Living behind the wheel of a stock car racecar at NASCAR Champion Dale Jarrett’s Racing Adventure! Click Here.

    Follow the CROWD and quickly put DJRT  on your WATCH LIST!  

    This is a low-floater with plenty of room to run. 
    • AS: 100,000,000

    • OS: 24,510,502

    • Float: 13,500,000
    Put DJRT on your RADAR now! and experience the ride of a lifetime at over 170 MPH on the Talladega Superspeedway.

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    Posted on August 5, 2013

    The Wolf of Wall Street

     

    Meet the new wealthy: The cash hoarders

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    It seems so long ago. But in 2009, many of the wealthy were stunned to find themselves in a cash crunch. Despite all the talk of cash cushions and risk management, many of the wealthy suddenly realized that they had overborrowed, overspent and overconcentrated on a single asset or industry.

    We had suddenly entered the new age of the High-Beta Rich, where the wealth was volatile and far more cash was needed to absorb the shocks of financial markets.

    Four years later, the lesson still holds.

    A study from Spectrem Group asked wealthy and affluent investors “what do you wish you had done differently in the crisis.”

    (Read more: Retirement, the rich and the superrich )

    For the top earners-those making $750,000 or more-the No. 1 answer was “saved more.” Ranked second was “done more research about finances on my own” and then “not taken on as much debt.”

    Their regrets have turned into real action-with possible impacts on the broader economy. Since the financial crisis, the wealthy have become the nation’s top cash hoarders, filling up deposit accounts and money markets at a rapid clip.

    (Read more: What is rich? Study takes a crack at the answer )

    According to research from American Express Publishing and Harrison Group, the savings rate of the wealthiest 1 percent soared to 37 percent in the second quarter. That’s up from 34 percent in the second quarter of 2012-and more than three times their savings rate in 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

    Asian shares, dollar steady ahead of Fed outcome

    Posted on August 1, 2013

    Asian shares were flat on Wednesday and the dollar held onto some slight gains as market momentum stalled ahead of the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting and release of U.S. GDP data.

    The dollar .DXY was steady against a basket of major currencies after a 0.2 percent rise on Tuesday. The dollar index is down 1.6 percent in July and set to post a second straight monthly loss for the first time since the turn of the year.

    The dollar index hit a five-week trough earlier this week as investors bet the Fed would reassure markets that interest rates would remain low for a long time even if it started scaling back stimulus this year.

    The Fed will release its post-meeting statement at 1800 GMT, but there will no news conference by Chairman Ben Bernanke.

    “Traders globally seem to be in a wait-and-see mode before the outcome of the Fed’s meeting on the timing of quantitative easing tapering,” said Mitsushige Akino, chief fund manager at Ichiyoshi Asset Management in Tokyo.

    The Fed is expected to link the start of any tapering to data signals, and markets have two major reports this week.

    GDP data on Wednesday is expected to show growth slowed to an annualized pace of 1.0 percent in the second quarter from 1.8 percent in the first, while payrolls data on Friday is forecast to show a fall in the jobless rate.

    The European Central Bank and the Bank of England meet on Thursday, and are set to hold policy steady.

    Medical marijuana will be legal Jan. 1

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    Illinois became the 20th state in the nation to allow the medical use of marijuana Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn signing some of the nation’s toughest standards into law.

    The measure, which takes effect Jan. 1, sets up a four-year pilot program for state-regulated dispensaries and 22 so-called cultivation centers, where the plants will be grown.

    Quinn, a Chicago Democrat, focused his remarks on how medical marijuana will help seriously ill patients, including veterans, which have been a key focus during his time in office. He also played up Illinois’ standards.

    “It’s important we do whatever we can to help ease their pain,” Quinn said Thursday at a new medical facility at the University of Chicago. “The reason I’m signing the bill is because it is so tightly and properly drafted.”

    Under the measure, only patients with serious illnesses or diseases will be allowed to obtain medical marijuana. The bill lists more than 30, such as cancer, muscular dystrophy and lupus. The patients must have established relationships with a doctor and will be limited to 2.5 ounces every two weeks.

     

    Obama picks restructuring expert to take over IRS

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    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has chosen a retired corporate and government official with experience managing numerous organizations in crisis to take over an Internal Revenue Service under fire for targeting political groups.

    Obama said his nominee for commissioner of the tax agency, John Koskinen, “is an expert at turning around institutions in need of reform.”

    “With decades of experience, in both the private and public sectors, John knows how to lead in difficult times, whether that means ensuring new management or implementing new checks and balances,” Obama said in a statement. “Every part of our government must operate with absolute integrity and that is especially true for the IRS. I am confident that John will do whatever it takes to restore the public’s trust in the agency.”

    Koskinen came in to overhaul mortgage buyer Freddie Mac after its near collapse in the financial crisis at the end of the George W. Bush administration. The 74-year-old also helped restructure the assets of the largest failed life insurance company in U.S. history, Mutual Benefit Life, and reorganize the Penn Central Transportation Company after it became the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history.

    His government experience includes handling preparation for the Year 2000 challenge for President Bill Clinton and helping restore the District of Columbia to financial stability after years of mismanagement as city administrator from 2000-2003.

    Koskinen’s nomination to a five-year term must be confirmed by the Senate.

    If confirmed, Koskinen would take over an agency in crisis, just as it is gearing up to administer large parts of the president’s health care law.

    The IRS has been under siege since May when agency officials acknowledged that agents working in a Cincinnati office had improperly targeted tea party groups for extra scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. The IRS has since released documents suggesting that progressive groups may have been targeted, too.

    Congressional investigations have so far shown that IRS supervisors in Washington — including lawyers in the chief counsel’s office — oversaw the processing of tea party applications. But there has been no evidence that anyone outside the IRS directed the targeting or that agents were politically motivated.

    Obama ousted acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller in May when the revelations came to light. The president appointed former White House budget official Danny Werfel as acting commissioner while he searched for a nominee.

    Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., said Koskinen “has the right background and experience in helping turnaround organizations facing tough challenges.” Baucus chairs the Senate Finance Committee, which will hold hearings on Koskinen’s nomination.

    “I look forward to working with Mr. Koskinen and hope, after a thorough review, the Finance Committee can quickly move his nomination to the full Senate,” Baucus said.

    Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the top Republican on the Finance Committee, promised a thorough vetting of Koskinen. Hatch, who complained that Obama did not consult him in making the nomination, said Koskinen must promise to cooperate with congressional investigators.

    “I will demand significant answers from this nominee to ensure that we not only get to the truth, but that the administration is fully cooperating with our efforts,” Hatch said.

    With about 90,000 employees, the IRS processes more than 140 million individual income tax returns each year. Starting next year, the IRS will administer much of Obama’s new health care law.

    The IRS, which is part of the Treasury Department, will be in charge of enforcing the mandate that most individuals have health insurance, collecting fines from people who don’t. The IRS will also distribute subsidies to help people buy insurance in new state-based marketplaces known as exchanges.

    Obama has asked for a 14 percent increase in the IRS’s budget for next year in part to help the agency administer the health care law. House Republicans have responded by proposing to cut the agency’s budget by about a fourth.

    On Friday, the House is scheduled to vote on a bill that would prohibit the IRS from enforcing any aspect of the health law. It would mark the 40th House vote to repeal some or all of the law. So far, all the bills have died in the Democratic-controlled Senate.

    “Because John has a clear understanding of how to make organizations more effective and an unshakeable commitment to public service, he will be an exceptional leader who will strengthen the institution and restore confidence in the IRS,” said Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.

    An administration official, speaking on condition of anonymity since the search was private, said the president directed his team to above all find someone with extensive experience taking on organizations in crisis and knowledge of best practices to turn them around. Koskinen’s corporate restructuring experience includes 21 years at the Palmieri Company consulting firm, where his positions included CEO and chairman, president, and vice president.

    Larry Hirsch, who served on the Freddie Mac board while Koskinen was chair, credited him with turning around rock-bottom morale at the company as it relied on a government bailout to survive. Koskinen took over as interim chief after its top executive resigned and a month later the chief financial officer committed suicide.

    “Obviously after the financial crisis, the company was in internal and external crisis,” said Hirsch, a Republican who now heads the Washington-based Center for European Policy Analysis and is chairman of private equity group Highland Partners. “John walked in and immediately handled what was happening with the company. He had that quiet strength and openness to take a very depressed management team and employee group to give them a confidence they were valued and the company had a future.”

    Koskinen has been a prolific donor to Democratic political campaigns, giving more than $60,000 since 1999, according to Federal Election Commission records.

    Koskinen also has served as president of the United States Soccer Foundation and was deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget under Clinton, who later named him chair of the President’s Council on Year 2000 Conversion. He serves on the boards of AES Corp. and American Capital, Ltd.

    Earlier in his career, he worked for Sen. Abraham Ribicoff, D-Conn., Mayor John Lindsey of New York City and the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. He started his career as a lawyer, and has an undergraduate degree from Duke and law degrees from Yale.

    S&P 500 tops 1,700 for first time

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    The S&P 500 climbed 1.3% and closed above 1,700 for the first time ever, while the Dow Jones industrial average advanced 0.8% to a record high. The Nasdaq gained 1.4% to end at its highest level in almost 13 years.

    Economic data gives a boost: Stocks have been driven by positive economic news this week, and Thursday was no different.

    The Labor Department reported the number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell to a five-year low. That’s good news ahead of the government’s monthly jobs report, due Friday.

    Economists surveyed by CNNMoney expect the economy will have added 180,000 jobs in July, and that the unemployment rate will have ticked lower.

    Related: Nothing ‘modest’ or ‘moderate’ about market rally

    The Institute for Supply Management also delivered positive news Thursday. The group’s monthly manufacturing sentiment index rose to 55.4, the highest level in two years. Any number above 50 signals growth.

    But a separate report from the Census Bureau showed that construction spending declined 0.6% in June, surprising analysts who were expecting a slight rise.

    Major automakers released their monthly sales results Thursday. General Motors (GM,Fortune 500), Ford (FFortune 500), Chrysler Group and Toyota (TM), the nation’s four largest automakers, had their best July since before the 2007 recession.

    Investors also continued to be soothed by Indications that the Federal Reserve will not be too hasty when scaling down its massive bond-buying program.

    Related: Fear & Greed Index

    What’s moving: Procter & Gamble (PGFortune 500) reported better-than-expected earnings and sales for its fiscal fourth quarter.

    Exxon Mobil (XOMFortune 500) reported quarterly earnings that fell short of forecasts, citing weaker refining margins, while revenue topped estimates.

    Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) shares dropped after the company reported earnings and revenue that missed estimates. The company cited higher costs, exploration charges and challenges in Nigeria, where oil thefts and supply disruptions have hit Shell’s bottom line.

    Shares of DirecTV (DTVFortune 500) fell after the satellite television provider posted earnings that widely missed forecasts.

    Source:http://money.cnn.com/2013/08/01/investing/stocks-markets/index.html?iid=mkt_SF_news