Wins’ stock valuation is a puzzle. Investor Jacob Ma-Weaver, at Cable Car Capital, notes that most of the stock’s gains occurred on tiny volumes of odd-lot trades and end-of-the-day transactions. Some 40% of Wins’ trades on a recent day were for one share apiece. On March 09th 2017, the obscure Chinese financial company, headquartered in New York, trades at $315. Yes $315. That is not a typo. Up +1200%.
Is it the next gold rush or just a hype ? We all remember the movie The Big Short which tells the story of four investors who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse in 2008. The first of these investors that predicted the burst of the housing bubble was Dr. Michael Burry, who is portrayed in The Big Short by Christian Bale. The last line of the movie, printed on a placard, is: “Michael Burry is focusing all of his trading on one commodity: Water.”
A company’s 10 Q report is one of the most important tools an investor has when he tries to decide if and when a particular stock is a buy or a sell. The majority of investors is reading these reports yet most of them fail to properly understand the lingo used in these reports. What most investors miss or are not capable of doing is reading between the lines and interpreting the data correctly. To kick us off, we will examine key-phrases used in the 10 Q reports that can help us gauge the direction of the stock price.