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Are you MAN enough? (EMG)     

Velocity - 20 Jan 2005 21:49

I suspect trading tomorrow will probably answer this conundrum, but I know there are some far wiser owls than me that contribute to this bb & I would be interested in their opinions.

My question is this: the chart below looks to me like a pullback of the uptrend (ie when it went north through 14.00) however I am unsure as it has now broken down through 14.00 whether this is trending up or down :-(

So what do you think - up or down, or should I just flip a coin :-)) ?


HARRYCAT - 06 Oct 2009 22:15 - 63 of 959

The graph in the header is a touch disappointing!

Stan - 07 Oct 2009 09:40 - 64 of 959

Agree H, rather annoying not to have a chart in opening posts, I'll try and get that changed.

XSTEFFX - 07 Oct 2009 12:35 - 65 of 959

STAN it makes me money. divi good too.

Stan - 07 Oct 2009 14:18 - 66 of 959

Can't disagree with that.

Fred1new - 07 Oct 2009 18:28 - 67 of 959


Lend me a quid for a cup of tea.

Stan - 07 Oct 2009 19:20 - 68 of 959

Certainly Fred.. at the prevailing rates of course -):

HARRYCAT - 23 Oct 2009 13:53 - 69 of 959

Interim results due thu 5th Nov '09. Just hope that isn't a nasty head & shoulders forming on the graph!!!

Chris Carson - 25 Oct 2009 09:40 - 70 of 959

HARRYCAT - Just noticed this thread, hope you don't mind me picking your brains. I'm more of a trader than an investor so saying that I look for stocks that can be traded short as well as long. EMG has had a great run as an investor yourself in this particular stock do you:-

1. Hold continually irrespective of down moves?

2. Take part profits by selling portions of your holding then topping up on any weakness.

3. Interim results due 5th Nov do you have a set strategy based on past performance, ie do you buy more, hold or react on the day.

I appreciate all the above is obviously personal to you and hope I haven't offended by asking. Cheers Chris.

HARRYCAT - 25 Oct 2009 16:09 - 71 of 959

EMG pay a very good divi, so that is my main reason for buying this stock. I should pay more attention to it during the year, but I try & buy at a low point (the graph is my guide) before the divi date & exit after the divi with a profit. Sometimes I have to wait a while before selling because the sp gets knocked post divi. I usually try & complete the whole process within 4-6 weeks if I can.
I don't really understand how the company is valued (unlike a manufacturer or a miner/oil Co) so I am not confident enough to hold long term with this one.

[Last time bought at 2.73, 25.06.09 & 2.56, 14.07.09. Only 2.73 stock got the divi (1.07.09). Sold both lots 20.07.09 @ 2.85].
Maybe talking myself into holding this stock long term now assuming we are coming out of recession!

Chris Carson - 25 Oct 2009 20:04 - 72 of 959

Harry - Many thanks for that,good strategy. I'm short at the mo for +8, there have been a couple of broker upgrades recently target price between 400 - 450, obviously depends if the market rally resumes, I'm hoping the stock will drop some more before the interim when I will take profits. If that happens then go long just prior to the interim for a recovery on the day hopefully anticipating a good report. May end up doing the reverse, just have to play it by ear. Cheers!

hjs - 27 Oct 2009 17:14 - 73 of 959

Next support is 314

Chris Carson - 27 Oct 2009 17:37 - 74 of 959

hjs - Hit my target and took profits (short) today for +22.50. It may well rally tomorrow who knows, may well be kicking myself if it doesn't. :0)

hjs - 28 Oct 2009 10:40 - 75 of 959

Down 20 today. New support 294.

Stan - 28 Oct 2009 16:52 - 76 of 959

All Banks/Financials down on my list today, but this lot down over 9%!

Chris Carson - 28 Oct 2009 18:14 - 77 of 959

hjs - Murphys Law eh! Never dreamed it would capitulate this much! On nights all week so asleep during the day till Friday,very frustrating! Still a good profit made though!

HARRYCAT - 28 Oct 2009 20:54 - 78 of 959

I heard today (BBC) that EMG is down this far because their funds under management are down over 3%. Can't find any RNS to support this but looks like someone is in the know before the figures are due 5th Nov. Hopefully any bad news is now factored in.

Chris Carson - 01 Nov 2009 17:32 - 79 of 959

Harrycat - Have you heard any more re - last post, staying out at mo, even though looking at the chart my instinct says Buy! Interim Thurs seems very cheap but may yet get cheaper any thoughts?

HARRYCAT - 01 Nov 2009 17:44 - 80 of 959

Looks like the DOW & FTSE are heading down for the time being, so am assuming these are going to go down also. Very difficult call, imo, even though the figures may be good, the markets generally look like they are in correction mode.
Ex-divi date is around the last week of Nov, so would not be happy buying stock atm (i.e. I would be short if I spread bet!)

Stan - 01 Nov 2009 17:57 - 81 of 959

Agree H, Fence sitting certainly a good option with this one at the moment IMHO.

Chris Carson - 01 Nov 2009 19:17 - 82 of 959

Thanks guys appreciate your thoughts.
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