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Oracle and Powerwave $ORCL and $PWAV

By Alex Nuttall - Bio

Last week I posted my humble beginnings as a trader. This will be my way of showing what happens right or wrong.
PWAV
Powerwave Technologies: $PWAV is currently at $3.46. I purchased 7 more  shares at $3.43 on the 26th of January 2011.  This makes my shares and average of $3.55 in cost for 14 shares. If we factor in the two trades at $4.5 each with a total of $9.00 in commission my total value is at a $-10.26 gain.  Ouch! Remember the first goal is to have the trade pay for itself. Since the current value is $3.46 I have in effect reduced my investment. I am still confident in my choice so I have a mental sell should the value drop further: I will sell if it reaches 3.18 or 3.20.  
With a little kind help I have gathered some input on my trade: The ArmoTrader has charted $PWAV on Stocktwits' Chart.ly.  I also have checked into another trader: TheConfidentInvestor who has given this stock a "poor" rating.  His position is clear: He is not confident th…

Healthcare as a Tax Deduction

By Alex Nuttall - Bio

Let's consider this: I have barely had healthcare since I left college in 1988. For most of my adult life (I am soon to be 41) I have not had any health insurance. Sometimes I have had a job with it.  Most of the time I have had a job without. I was excited when lawmakers were considering healthcare for the masses. Now I understand that it is something idiots like me don't need and can live without. Self insurance is what we really need.  OK.
I would now like to see no healthcare bill. Just can it. What I would like to see is a general tax deduction of healthcare. 
Here is how it will work:

If you buy health insurance it is 100% tax deductible.  You still have to pay for it out of your pocket, so you need to go to work. If you know that you will be reimbursed for your health insurance you can get a policy that  meets your needs based on the deductible you want to leverage risk against.Your deductible is tax deductible too. You know that if you have to pay …

Ubuntu, Gwibber, Twitter, Stocktwits, Zecco and Investing

By Alex Nuttall - Bio

Redhat $RHT and Linux
In 1999 Redhat became an IPO. I had begun using Linux by reading books with distribution CDs at about this same time. When Redhat $RHT became an IPO millionaires were made.  At it's hight December 1999 RHT was near $137 a share. At it's lowest September 14, 2001 RHT fetched $3.14 a share. I didn't know much about stocks, but I knew Redhat was good.  Why?  Because it was a market for Linux.  Redhat was an customer based software educator business.  
Redhat was training businesses to fend for themselves in software. Software that allowed you to do anything. You did not need to have a proprietary license.  You just needed to have trained people (which you had to have anyway). The remarkable thing was that what was under the hood was a fully and actively developed technology that your people could adapt without legal recourse. It was Open Source.
So Redhat's stock was devalued.  Big deal.  Redhat kept moving with Linux. Linux is e…