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As a Small, Emerging Growth Company, Do I Stay Private or Go Public; and If Public, Why Go Private? | Ask Mr. WallStreet

Last week, Elon Musk put out a controversial tweet: "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured." This begs the following questions....

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Would You Rather Be Smart or Lucky in the Market? | Ask Mr. WallStreet

Easy answer: both! So, let’s eliminate that now!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

What is an ICO (Initial Coin Offering)? | Ask Mr. WallStreet

If you haven't heard yet ICO stands for "Initial Coin Offering" - this is an unregulated means of crowdfunding via cryptocurrency...

Thursday, September 07, 2017

How has the market rally affected short players? | Ask Mr. WallStreet

Let me begin by saying that we are in uncharted waters in the market and short positions have always been a barometer for me on whether the market will go up or down or if i'm bullish or bearish. I haven't read an article on this subject lately and my curiosity drove me to share my thoughts...

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Why is Tax Selling Season a Festive Time for Buyers?

Whether you are a bottom feeder, bottom dweller, or just timely, the end of the year tax selling is your chance to buy what you want at a price you like...

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Why would anyone exercise their rights offering when the actual price of the stock is lower than the offering price?

The answer to this question begins by having the definition of a rights offering:

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

As a MicroCap investor, when there's big losses in the Dow and Nasdaq, what do I do?

Let’s first look at cause and effect. What is the reason for the big drop in DJIA and NASDAQ? Seems to me the market is telling us that the market is down on news from China, the second largest economy in the world, slowing down...

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

How do you discover and find new MicroCap ideas?

When I first started on Wall Street I didn't know the difference between IBM and a penny stock or MicroCap company; that was over 30 years ago by the way...

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Ask Mr. WallStreet - Should I Diversify my MicroCap Portfolio?

As a stockbroker, I always recommended diversification and building a portfolio of every one of my recommendations...

Friday, July 24, 2015

Ask Mr. WallStreet - How did the MicroCap Market do in the First Half of 2015?

Independence Day signifies the celebration of freedom for our country and also the first half of 2015 is in the rear view mirror. If I take the temperature of the MicroCap market I see a very healthy and growing market, and of late, a ton of deals getting done across the board...

Friday, July 03, 2015

What's happening in the MicroCap market right now?

Heading into the 2015 half-way point, here's my 30,000 foot view of the MicroCap stock market...

Friday, May 01, 2015

After 30 years on Wall Street, what is one of your most memorable deals?

One of my most memorable deals is Nastech Pharmaceutical, NSTK. It was also my first!

Thursday, April 09, 2015

How did the Blizzard of 2015 affect the market?

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

What's next to get pounded into submission by investors?

First, it was the precious metals, second is oil & gas. Seems like natural resources are certainly not the favored sectors ending 2014 and starting 2015.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Highlights and Lowlights for MicroCap Stocks in 2014

It’s been a year of ups and downs, highlights and lowlights, budding industries, hurting industries – I think it’s time to re-cap what has been, beyond all else, an eventful 2014 in the MicroCap market...

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

What is My 2015 Outlook for MicroCap Stocks?

I remember back to Mother's Day 2013 when a $10M ATM for a certain MicroCap biotech was of little notice to most, but to me it spoke volumes...

Monday, December 29, 2014

How does new diplomacy with Cuba affect MicroCaps?

Because we all want to know...

Friday, December 19, 2014

Oil Prices vs. Year-end Window Dressing: Who will win?

Two prize fighters jumped into the ring recently on Wall Street...

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Stocks vs. the Casino: May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor?

Shares of Macau's two largest casino operators are heading for their first annual losses in more than four years as Chinese gamblers cut spending amid an anti-graft campaign and record bets on the stock market...

Friday, December 12, 2014

How will higher interest rates affect MicroCap stocks?

While the markets are breaking new highs and 2014 is coming to a close all seems good on the stock front...

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Ask Mr. WallStreet - How high does this market fly?

This is a flight to quality if there ever has been one...

Monday, November 24, 2014

Who to believe, whose advice to follow?

This morning, I read a convincing article complete with research and critical thinking obviously written by a knowledgeable expert in their field and viewpoint backed up by credible theories. After full ingestion, I am a believer...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What does the term "Aftermarket" mean?

Have you heard the term? Did you ever wonder what it meant? Have you ever heard the phrase, "How's that stock going to do in the 'aftermarket'"?

Friday, November 14, 2014

In Observation of Veteran's Day...

...I thought I would take a break from talking about what's going on today in the microcap market, and take the time to honor all the veterans who serve our great country, including my father, Martin Kraft.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Dow hits new highs; when does it spill off to MicroCaps?

My first reaction is that the big board companies are getting fully priced and prices are surging like rushing water from a snow melt on the mountains...

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Are Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A's) the new trendy exit strategy for MicroCaps?

MicroCap companies present an opportunity for small-, mid- and even large-cap companies to expand via acquisition...

Monday, November 03, 2014

What are the characteristics of a successful MicroCap CEO?

There are 3 principles I have adhered to in my decision making when determining an investment in a MicroCap company...

Friday, October 31, 2014

Why are current shareholders a key asset to MicroCap CEOs?

I always ask MicroCap CEOs about their methods and how they disseminate news and information to achieve market awareness and increase investor visibility...

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Is somebody shorting my stock?

This question is as commonly asked as there is common stock traded. CEOs of microcap stocks think his or her stock is being shorted at some point in their public company experience...

Monday, October 20, 2014

How did OTC Markets' delayed opening affect MicroCap stocks?

Friday the market opened strong, and the OTC Markets didn't open...

Friday, October 17, 2014

What should I do when the market is selling off?

Just like when the market is going up, there's only three choices: Buy, Sell or Hold...

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

How does volatility on the big board affect MicroCaps?

Cash flows downward; very similar to a waterfall...

Monday, October 13, 2014

Why is OTC Markets Critical to MicroCap Investors and Issuers?

OTC Markets is critical to investors as well as issuers for three main reasons: Transparency, Liquidity and Compliance.The history of low-priced microcap stocks is one wrought with lack of transparency, wrong doing and fraud, which deprived investors of a level playing field...

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

What does closing under 17,000 mean to the market?

The keyword is support. A lot of selling pressure has been sitting around picking off day highs, but finally the pressure forced buyers to back off succumbing to the selling pressure...

Monday, October 06, 2014

How does 'Stock-flation' affect MicroCap Stocks?

'Stock-flation' means too much money chasing too few symbols. When you are into MicroCap stocks, you are looking for the next Google, Apple, Facebook or Alibaba, which are now symbols reflecting 'Stock-flation'...

Friday, October 03, 2014

Are we in a MicroCap Bull or Bear Market?

A MicroCap Bull and Bear market is determined by investor perception of long term trends. A Bull market is a rising market and one in which investors are positive. A Bear market is a declining one and usually begins with a sharp drop in stock prices across the board...

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Why do people dread Mondays in the Stock Market?

Monday rolls around every week; and some fear Mondays for good reason...

Monday, September 29, 2014

Does $BABA signal the end of the Bull Market?

The market sell off yesterday was in line with the old axiom: sell on Rosh Hashanah, buy on Yom Kippur, and sell they did!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Is the 'Alibaba Hangover' in play today?

This market Monday will have the Alibaba hangover effect...

Monday, September 22, 2014

What does the Alibaba IPO Mean to the MicroCap Stock Market?

Jumping into Alibaba is the great leap into the greatest meteoric rising IPO of the year. Alibaba's success is a positive for the MicroCap market!

Friday, September 19, 2014

What Techniques Have You Used to Pick MicroCap Stocks?

In the 1980's, I recommended that investors open up their refrigerator and look at the packages on the shelves to find names of companies to buy...

Friday, September 19, 2014

What Stocks Should I Buy and Add to My Portfolio?

I will not give specific recommendations for many reasons. I'd rather guide you through the decision making process...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Is My Portfolio Over-Weighted with Illiquid MicroCap Stocks?

The answers begin with maybe you are...

Monday, September 15, 2014

What does Uplisting mean to MicroCap Stocks in My Portfolio?

To start with, it's a good thing. The NYSE & NASDAQ represent the pinnacle exchanges for public companies to list on...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

What's all the buzz today in MicroCaps?

Fall 2014 Is here after a long arduous bullish summer....

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Are we in a Bull Market for MicroCap Stocks?

Ladies and gentleman you may not know it, but we are smack dab in the middle of a micro-cap stock market bull run that is trending higher according to the profit taking in large cap and mid cap...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What is the Relationship Between the Dow and MicroCap Stocks?

I want to officially announce here and now that the Micro-Cap stock market is alive and well, it's back, and there are signs of its return everywhere...

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

What is the Gold Dilemma?

The cloud hanging over gold has no silver lining...

Monday, April 22, 2013

Why is Gold Continuing to Go Down?

Not long ago gold reached new highs as the shiny resource was under accumulation by governments, multinational corporations, investors and the rest of us...

Friday, April 12, 2013

What is the state of Biotech, Medtech and Life Sciences in Europe?

Zurich to Paris after the three-day Sachs Forum Conference in Zurich. Biotech, Medtech & Life Science MicroCaps are alive and well bless them. Sometimes in North America we forget the incredible science being discovered and developed everyday...

Friday, March 29, 2013

What Effect Does Redemption of Funds Have on Stock Prices?

Touchy subject these redemptions, which often times can be crippling and for the most part do not boast any redeeming qualities...

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Why is the Market Up Nine Sessions in a Row?

It's called "Market Inflation." That's why!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Why Are There Such Big Swings in the Dow?

Big swings create volatility, which is a live or virtual traders’ delight....

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Is it Spring Training on Wall Street?

As we approach the start of the baseball season, Wall Streeters are all a buzz about seats, rows and sections, and of course which games on the schedule are must see. So it's probably a good time to refresh ourselves on the tie-in between baseball terms and Wall Street lingo...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Was Monday, February 25th, a stock market correction?

To assume 200 plus points down in the Dow on Monday is the start of a correction is the extreme and when the Dow pops up again tomorrow some genius will call that a dead cat bounce....

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Why Finance Small Startups?

Here is a question I get all the time and not always easy to answer although it would seem so. This past week we attended a regional conference that gave me pause as to why it is so important to finance start-ups...

Thursday, February 21, 2013

When will the Dow Jones Industrial Average come back to Earth?

Like me you probably said to yourself, what do Russians say when a meteor is about to crash into their Capitol?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Did Warren Buffet make a good buy of Heinz?

Berkshire Hathaway and Warren Buffet has now bought my mother's favorite company, Heinz....

Monday, February 18, 2013

Why is gold going down?

This is a case of throwing supply side economics out the window and crushing an entire segment of the resource sector like the very rocks mined....

Friday, February 15, 2013

Did you ever hear of the Uncle Sam Rally?

There was a market report this week that said the Dow Jones Industrials are down due to market fatigue...

Monday, February 11, 2013

What is a Super Angel Investor?

I have been meaning to answer this question since I first heard this term used...

Friday, February 08, 2013

Why would a public company go private?

Once DELL went public with their intentions of going private, it was a New York minute before the largest private shareholder went public with his displeasure...

Thursday, February 07, 2013

What does owning shares in a company really mean to an investor?

From the large cap companies that are public on down the ladder to private nano-cap, start ups, etc... owning a company is owning shares...

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

What Sector is Hot (and what is not)?

So today is zero bright February, and I have seen almost every award nominated movie, Super Bowl commercials sold for millions a minute, and Homeland's new season starts soon....

Monday, February 04, 2013

What is an Emergency Exit Strategy?

Emergency Exit Strategy is a valuable tool. Find out more about what it is in today's Ask Mr. WallStreet.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

What is the most important word on Wall Street?

In the stock market, there is one word that should be engrained in your mind. Read more to find out what that is.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Ask Mr. WallStreet – Who I am and What I Do

Who is Ask Mr. WallStreet? Find out below. Send us your questions and check back in Monday, Wednesday and Friday to see if we answered your question.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

"Caveat Emptor or Buyer Beware" - A Book Dedicated to Abused Investors and Forgotten Shareholders by Sheldon Kraft - Available for Purchase

This handbook, Caveat Emptor was written by Sheldon Kraft and is dedicated to you the investors and shareholders of the world, both large and small.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

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