Liquidity Services

  • There's Something Special About Specialty Retailers

    By Victor Selva - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: BIG, COST, LQDT

    Slightly different from ordinary retailers, specialty retailers like Big Lots (NYSE: BIG), Liquidity Services (NASDAQ: LQDT) and Costco (NASDAQ: COST) offer specific products to customers, usually at discount prices, and a differentiated business model that provides plenty of upside opportunities for shareholders. Let's look into these three companies to determine if they are a good place to put our money.

    Costco

    Retail giant Costco is, for many, a top more »

  • 5 Small Caps That Are "PEGged" for Success

    By Brian Shaw - May 8, 2013 | Tickers: KKD, LQDT, PEGA, SODA, TREX

    As I wrote in February, new highs in the stock market may give the sense that investors have missed the opportunity to buy solid growth companies at a discount. However, even as many stocks approach 52-week and all-time highs, there are plenty of bargains out there.

    These small caps are worth a look

    To take a more growth-oriented spin on the stock screen used in February’s article, today’s more »

  • 3 Stocks in the Specialty Retail Business

    By Victor Selva - May 1, 2013 | Tickers: BIG, COST, LQDT

    Slightly different to ordinary retailers, specialty retailers like Big Lots Inc. (NYSE: BIG), Liquidity Services Inc. (NASDAQ: LQDT) and Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) offer specific products to customers, usually at discount prices, and a differentiated business model with plenty of upside, to stockholders. We will take a look into these three companies with the objective of elucidating if they are a good place to put our money down.

    A more »

  • Why This Company Could Be the Next eBay

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - February 21, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, LQDT, RBA

    As with any investment, it is necessary to determine the long term return potential versus the risk that you are accepting by making the investment.  One of the simplest ways to get an overview of this risk/reward concept is through a SWOT analysis, which highlights the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats of a given company.  Trading almost 50% below its high for the year, reverse logistics provider, Liquidity Services more »

  • Stop Making Investing So Hard

    By Adem Tahiri - November 27, 2012 | Tickers: DE, LQDT, ORLY, ORCL, TWI

    Jason Zwieg’s book “Your Money and Your Brain” shows that our brains get more of a kick from “finding the next big winner” then from actually collecting money from a proven winner.

    That "big winner" syndrome, so to speak, resonated with me. I couldn’t help but remember all the stocks that I had bought after searching and scouring as if I was a treasure hunter only to see more »

  • Liquidity Services: An Undervalued Growth Story

    By Josh Kohn-Lindquist - November 9, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, LQDT, OSTK, RBA | Editor's Choice

    Today I have decided to take a look at one of my favorite stocks through a different shade of sunglasses. Having thought back to The Motley Fool's Rule Breakers, Rule Makers, I have chosen to take a slightly unorthodox look at a business that isn't really all that large, or even maturing, but rather a pure dominator of its market space.  While this may be a strange concept more »

  • The First Step to Getting Help Is Admitting You Have a Problem

    By Jason Hall - October 17, 2012 | Tickers: LQDT, RST, SPY, WFM

    So what's an investor to do?  Buy Index Funds?

  • 1 Stock to Sell and 2 to Buy for Post-Election Armageddon

    By Ken Johnson - September 20, 2012 | Tickers: HRS, LQDT, NFLX

    Election season is here and red blooded American political wonks are glued to cable news. While most viewers wait to witness the spectacle that is sure to emerge during the homestretch of our democratic system's most dramatic event, I see an even more important political story emerging. As the elections enter their final stage, only a debate gaffe or October surprise can upset the apple cart. Investors are wise more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - June 17, 2012 | Tickers: AVD, BVSN, CAMP, LQDT, MAGS, MNST, PHMD, PRXI, SINO, VRNM

    “The less I cared about whether or not I was wrong, the clearer
    things became, making it much easier to move in and out of positions, cutting my losses short to make myself mentally available to take the next opportunity.” – Mark Douglas

    “Obviously you don’t want to overhaul a program in response to one year just because something didn’t work. That’s when you’re almost guaranteed that more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - June 9, 2012 | Tickers: AVD, BVSN, LQDT, MAGS, MNST, PHMD, PRXI, SINO, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading portfolios switched from a SELL to NEUTRAL signal intraday on 6/6/12 as the Nasdaq rose 1.5%+. The heavier volume selling was drying up before the switch and we warned that a switch was coming last week. That indeed was the case this week. If the next switch of the model is to SELL, this second confirming SELL signal (confirming because the most recent more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - June 3, 2012 | Tickers: AVD, ABR, BVSN, LQDT, MAGS, MNST, PHMD, PRXI, SINO, VRNM

    The Big Wave Trading portfolios remain under a SELL signal generated on 5/4/12. The current market environment continues to weaken as stocks among all sectors (even defensive–outside of gold) are breaking down. The BWT portfolios will continue to work the short side (long side with Gold) until a real uptrend returns. We do not expect an uptrend to return to the stock market until at least October more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - May 26, 2012 | Tickers: AVD, BVSN, LQDT, MNST, PRXI, SINO, VRNM

    Every single disaster is due to traders not cutting their losses and letting them grow into huge losses. -Dennis Gartman

    “If you have an edge and if you keep making good bets as opposed to bet on chance over time you will come out ahead.” -Larry Hite

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio remains under a SELL signal generated on 5/4/12. We expected that an oversold bounce was coming more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - May 19, 2012 | Tickers: AVD, BVSN, FU, LQDT, MNST, PRXI, UVXY, SINO, VRNM

    “I did not for one moment consider abandoning my chief defensive weapon—the stop-loss order. No matter how well built your house is, you would not think of forgetting to insure it against fire.” -Nicolas Darvas

    “Remember, the market is designed to fool most of the people most of the time. Sometimes, the market will go contrary to what speculators have predicted. At these times, speculators must abandon their predictions more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - April 28, 2012 | Tickers: AVD, BVSN, CPWM, EPAM, LQDT, MNST, PRXI, SWHC, SUNH

    “When you are starting out, it is very important not to get too far behind because it is very difficult to fight back. Most traders have a tendency to take risks that are too large at the beginning” – Gary Bielfeldt

    “Professional traders manage their trading to assume that each trade may be a loser.” -Peter Brandt

    The Big Wave Trading Portfolio is currently under a BUY signal after having to more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Current Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - April 21, 2012 | Tickers: AVD, BVSN, CPWM, EPAM, FU, LQDT, MNST, PRXI, SINO, SWHC, SUNH, ULTA

    “Profits always take care of themselves but losses never do. ” The speculator has to insure himself against considerable losses by taking the first small loss. In so doing, he keeps his account in order so that at some future time, when he has a constructive idea, he will be in a position to go into another deal, taking on the same amount of stock as he had when he was more »

  • Big Wave Trading Portfolio Update And Top Holdings

    By Joshua Hayes - April 7, 2012 | Tickers: AVD, AAPL, BVSN, CMG, EPAM, LNKD, LQDT, KORS, PRXI, PCLN, RF, SWHC

    The Big Wave Trading market model went through a serious of changes this week turning from a full BUY signal to a cautious BUY signal to a NEUTRAL signal by Thursday. This NEUTRAL signal means that there is no statistical edge one way or the other as measured by all of our internal indicators. While under a NEUTRAL signal, BWT will only go long the highest quality leading stocks with more »

  • eBay: A Good Long Term Investment?

    By Christopher French - February 8, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, EBAY, LQDT

    The secret to compounding gains in the stock market is finding a solid company with good economic prospects and buying it at reasonable prices. When you find that company, you just have to wait until the price catches up with its real value. It would also be good if management is superb at capital allocation to maximize value creation.
    eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY) has good economic prospects given the strong more »