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    Zombie Apocalypse Stock Portfolio Triples In 3 Years



    By ED CARSON, INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY
    Posted 11/11/2013 08:02 AM ET

    Zombie aficionados debate whether the living dead should be fast- or slow-moving. But there's no denying that the Zombie Apocalypse Stock Portfolio companies that should do well in a zombie outbreak has been lightning-fast.

    The zombie portfolio of seven stocks SolarCity (SCTY), Generac (GNRC), Sturm Ruger (RGR), Smith & Wesson (SWHC), Cabela's (CAB), GNC (GNC) and Pall Corp. (PLL) has soared by 230% since "The Walking Dead" premiered on Oct. 31, 2010. That compares to 50% for the S&P 500 index.

    So far this year, the Zombie Apocalypse Stock Portfolio has jumped 63% vs. the S&P 500's 24%.

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    Most of these stocks have been leaders in recent years. Sturm Ruger, Generac and GNC are all on the current IBD 50 list of top-rated stocks.

    That zombie stocks have been doing so well may be a harbinger of the end of the world. But that's no reason not to take advantage of investment opportunities now.

    Here's a brief overview of the Zombie Apocalypse Stock Portfolio holdings.

    Needless to say, a zombie outbreak may interrupt utility service. At-home power will be at a premium. SolarCity and Generac both serve this need.

    SolarCity installs solar systems for homes and businesses, with a financing mechanism that's attractive to customers. It's enjoyed rapid revenue growth. Late Wednesday SolarCity reported third-quarter revenue rose 52%. But SolarCity continues to lose money, and forecast a bigger-than-expected Q4 loss. SolarCity fell 17% Thursday. But it's still up 527% from its $8 IPO price in December 2012.

    Backup generators also will keep the lights on. Generac sells power generators for consumers and business. While many customers are worried about or responding to power outages from disasters such as Superstorm Sandy, more-confident people are buying backup generators just in case. Meanwhile, construction crews use Generac products for night work and backup power.

    Generac last month reported third-quarter earnings and sales growth that crushed estimates. It also raised full-year guidance.

    Generac shares shot up for two days to a new high on the latest earnings report. Since then stock has pulled back in declining volume, though it rose Friday.

    Outdoor retailer Cabela's is a major shopping destination for any zombie survivalist. Sure, it has guns, but also knives, tents, fishing poles and apparel suited for an earthier existence. Cabela's last month reported weaker-than-expected earnings, citing weaker firearm demand.

    Cabela's shares have been gradually falling since failing to hit a new high in early August.

    Read More At Investor's Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/business/1...#ixzz2kZAHT7iL


    Black Blade: Sold my RGR and SWHC too early perhaps but I will take the over 300% gains I locked in. Still have CAB and OLN (Winchester ammo) shares. Might jump back ino RGR and SWHC once the short sellers have their day and bring share prices back down.
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    What I saw at the doomsday prepper convention



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    The market for preparedness supplies tracks to broader anxieties: some sensible, some not so much. And it's not just conspiracy theorists buying in.

    FORTUNE -- More and more Americans are spending money to get ready for an uncertain future -- gathering food, water, tools, and skills to help them weather anything from a hurricane to a pandemic. Contrary to images of deluded or gun-obsessed "lone wolves," many preppers are average consumers reacting to concrete worries, and their way of thinking is spreading, fueling an emerging lifestyle trend. That lifestyle is generating demand for a broad spectrum of products offering survival -- or even comfort -- when large-scale systems go down.

    An array of preparedness expos and conferences have cropped up around the country to serve this emerging and fast-changing market. To get a closer look, I visited Life Changes, Be Ready!, or LCBR, a new expo that held its second event on the weekend of November 2nd and 3rd, in Lakeland, Fla. LCBR gave an immediate sense of one big way that the preparedness crowd isn't marginal at all -- economically. The show floor was packed with a dizzying array of small businesses and products that defied stereotypical "prepper" classification -- not just ammunition and crossbows and camping gear, but also seed banks, beehives, financial planning, and acupressure.

    According to many of the entrepreneurs on the floor, business is trending upwards. John Egger of Self Reliance Strategies has been producing and selling prepackaged seed banks for nearly four years and sees his market expanding. "It's definitely picking up. It's not just country people anymore. We really cater to a suburban market ... We call it suburban homesteading." You can see this broadening of the market in the range of price points, from the $5,600 portable solar charging stations flogged by Alternative Energy, Inc., to the $649 "Stomp Supreme" field medic kit offered by Doom and Bloom, LLC. ("This is the one recommended for people expecting civil unrest.") Clearly, LCBR's vendors saw a crowd ready to drop major cash today to assuage their worries about tomorrow.

    Continued: http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/11/...nges-be-ready/


    Black Blade: It is big business. People see the economy is weak and getting weaker. They see natural disasters and those who are unprepared victims. They see friends and neighbors who are unemployed and who will soon become unemployed (thanks Obama Care). They see the loss of freedom and liberty as the politics change from a representative republic to a more authoritarian totalitarian form of police state government where "1984" isn't just a book for entertainment but rather seen as an instruction manual. People want to take back control of their lives and so the prepping movement is picking up steam.
    When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America , you get a front row seat. - George Carlin


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