That's one takeaway from a stock-picking idea that we discussed in this space in early April: Find stocks that are down on their heels but have at least one route to recovery, diversify your bets across these high-risk stocks and watch the action unfold. It has been called phoenix investing, based on the idea that near-dead stocks can regenerate – often spectacularly – after the market has given up on them. But I also like to call these stocks misfits.
For all the attention given to the approval of TransCanada Corp.'s proposed Keystone XL pipeline through Nebraska this week, TransCanada's share price hasn't done much: It's up about 1 per cent over the past three days. Investors are seemingly oblivious to what appears to be good news for the stock, but this cautious response looks like an opportunity for anyone willing to make a long-term bet.
If Home Capital Group Inc. was a steal at $6 a share and a deal at $14, its attractiveness to risk-loving investors is now fading at $17. The alternative mortgage lender, which caters to home buyers who don't qualify for loans from traditional banks, has been on a tear since returning to profitability with its fiscal third-quarter results, released last week. The shares have surged 26 per cent over the past five trading days, bringing the gains to 185 per cent since early May.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".