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So much information out there is rumor.  It's information you must take into account....
But Carefully.  

Recognizing the Internet future is about convergence, integration and interoperability, we highlight strategic stock picks that offer potential future opportunities. Diamonds in the rough sort of speak. Perhaps, the next Microsoft... rule breakers today, leaders tomorrow. 

Rumor Has It........

  • Microtune Inc. (NASDAQ: TUNE) is a world leader in RF silicon and systems 'gateway' solutions for the broadband communications and consumer electronics markets. With a portfolio of advanced RF tuner, amplifier and transceiver products, founded on a unique combination of RF silicon and systems expertise, Microtune enables the delivery of information and entertainment across a new class of consumer devices: cable modems, cable set-top boxes, multimedia PC/TVs, digital TVs, cable telephony boxes, and automotive personal entertainment systems.  Microtune has locked up 80 % of the cable modem market. 

  • Mercury Interactive (NASDAQ: MERQ) is the leading provider of enterprise testing and performance management solutions. Their automated software and managed services help companies deliver and maintain high-performance applications. Customers worldwide use Mercury Interactive solutions across their application and technology infrastructures to minimize hardware and operational expenses, protect revenue streams and enhance their competitive positions. 

  • eSpeed Inc. (NASDAQ: ESPD) operates multiple buyer/multiple seller real-time electronic marketplaces. Our suite of marketplace tools provides end-to-end transaction solutions for the purchase and sale of financial and non-financial products via the Internet or over eSpeed's global private network. eSpeed currently provide the marketplace infrastructure for 45 financial and non-financial instruments, including most of the world's fixed income marketplaces. eSpeed transacts over $200 billion of financial instruments daily and is headquartered in New York City. 

  • Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR) is a leading provider of specialized contracting services, delivering end-to-end network solutions for telecommunications, cable television and electric power industries. They handle all aspects of infrastructure support, including design, installation, repairs and maintenance. Quanta Services performs projects nationwide from principle offices in 37 states.  Quanta has recently shown strong growth in its electric and gas utility markets.  This has allowed them to achieve record revenues (+56%), EBITDA (+55%), net income (+51%) and earnings per share (+36%) for the three months ended March 31, 2001.  

  • Leap Wireless (NASDAQ: LWIN) is a wireless communications carrier that is providing innovative, affordable, simple wireless services designed to accelerate the transformation of wireless service into a mass consumer product. Leap generally seeks to address a much broader population segment than traditional wireless providers have addressed to date. In the U.S., they are offering wireless service under the brand name "Cricket™  Activity is picking up again in the wireless group, with Leap helping to pace the advance. Leap stands out based on recent quarterly performance in which company posted as expected growth on a strong jump in subscribers.  Last quarter, the company added 149,000 net customers to its Cricket wireless service, well above expected range of 105,000 to 120,000.  Also, revenues surged 268% to $36.8 mln.  

  • TriPath Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ:TPTH) develops, manufactures and markets products to improve cervical cancer screening. TriPath was formed when its predecessor, Burlington, North Carolina based AutoCyte, Inc. merged with Redmond, Washington based NeoPath, Inc. on September 30, 1999. Improved slide preparation technology is delivered through the AutoCyte PREP SystemTM ("PREP"), a proprietary automated thin-layer cytology sample preparation system that produces representative slides with a homogeneous, thin-layer of cervical cells, and is one of only two sample preparation systems approved by the FDA as a replacement for the conventional Pap smear. TriPath also has patents to store microscopic images on glass slides.  In other words, the digital management and compression of microscopic images from a gigabyte of space to a more cost effective 50 megabytes.  
  • Concord EFT (NASDAQ: CEFT) is a vertically-integrated electronic transaction processor, providing transaction authorization, data capture, settlement and funds transfer services to financial institutions, supermarkets, petroleum retailers, convenience stores, and other independent retailers. Concord’s primary activities include Payment Services, providing credit, debit, check authorization, and electronic benefits transfer (EBT) processing services to selected retail segments; and Network Services, providing gateway processing, ATM driving, debit card processing and network access to the financial services industry under the Cash Station®, MAC®, and STARsm brands.  
    Why you should watch this one!
      Very, very soon, cell phone technology is going to change the way consumers make purchases and pay bills.  Small infrared devices on cell phones will allow you to push a button on your handset and beam payment as you make purchases on everything imaginable (groceries, gas, vending machines, utility bills, etc.)  The charge would appear on your telephone bill.  At the end of the month, all you would have is one bill...your phone bill.  Don't be surprised if major telephone companies start looking to take over public companies such as Concord EFT, which provide the infrastructure and electronic billing services to many credit card companies. 
  • Sprint PCS Group (NASDAQ: PCS) is a global communications company – at the forefront of integrating long-distance, local and wireless communications services, and a large carrier of Internet traffic. Sprint built and operates the United States' first nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network and is a leader in advanced data communications services. With annual revenues of more than $23 billion and serving more than 20 million business and residential customers, Sprint has more than 81,000 employees nationwide. 

  • TMP Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: TMPW) with more than 9,500 employees in 32 countries, is the online recruitment leader, the world's largest recruitment advertising agency network, and one of the world's largest search and selection agencies. TMP Worldwide Inc., headquartered in New York, is also the world's largest Yellow Pages advertising agency and a provider of direct marketing services. The company's clients include more than 90 of the Fortune 100 and more than 480 of the Fortune 500 companies.  Shares of this recruitment advertising agency and executive search firm are getting a nice lift. During times of economic slowdown, a recruitment advertising company is one of the first targets of short sellers, and for good reason -- firms aren't hiring, they're laying off employees, so who's going to need a recruiter? TMPW owns and operates, the leading job marketplace on the Internet, and as one would expect, the number of resumes posted on the site is growing rapidly.

  • Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB) is a $6.3 billion enterprise that provides a full range of traditional and leading-edge energy products and services. Based in Tulsa, Okla., Williams was formed to provide customers with a one-stop shop for energy solutions.

  • Surebeam Corporation (NASDAQ: SURE) SureBeam is a leading provider of electronic irradiation systems and services for the food industry. SureBeam's electronic irradiation process significantly improves food safety, prolongs shelf life and provides disinfestation without compromising food taste, texture or nutritional value. The system helps destroy harmful food-borne bacteria such as E. coli, salmonella, and listeria. It also eliminates or renders harmless fruit flies and other pests.

  • Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEIS) is a global leader in the development, marketing and support of integrated technology solutions that are central in the manufacture of semiconductors, data storage products and flat panel displays as well as other mission-critical applications.  Customers throughout the world use AE's products where plasma-based thin film technology is a critical function in their manufacturing process. This technology is used in the manufacture of semiconductors, CD-ROMs, DVDs, compact disks, flat panel displays, disk drives, optical and architectural glass. In addition, AE provides the power conversion and control system solutions of choice to a growing number of general applications in the medical, instrumentation, telecommunications, automotive, food packaging, and tool industries.

  • Mitel Networks (NYSE: MLT) is a leading-edge provider of next-generation IP telephony solutions. The company creates advanced communication solutions and applications in the areas of speech recognition, wireless mobility, unified messaging, and customer interaction solutions. Through direct channels and strategic technology partnerships, Mitel Networks currently serves the education, hospitality, healthcare, and government markets, providing advanced communications solutions. The foundation for Mitel's IP-based platforms will deliver the power of IP to the desktop.

  • Veeco Instruments Inc. Co (NASDAQ: VECO) designs, manufactures, markets and services a broad line of equipment primarily used by manufacturers in the optical telecommunications, data storage and semiconductor/research industries. These industries help create a wide range of information age technology and products, such as personal computers and network servers, as well as newer technologies such as television set-top boxes, personal digital assistants and other consumer products.

  • Orbital Sciences Corporation (NYSE: ORB) is one of the largest space technology and satellite services companies in the world. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, they employ about 4,500 people at major facilities in the United States, Canada and several overseas locations. As a pioneer in the commercialization of space, Orbital is a company that is at the right place at the right time in history to take advantage of the virtually unlimited opportunities in the fast-growing markets for satellite-delivered products and services. Orbital has leveraged their industry-leading technical expertise in building space systems such as rockets, satellites and ground stations, with the construction of satellite networks to deliver essential information to businesses and people around the world.

  • Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIP) is a leader in the discovery and development of a new class of drugs based on antisense technology. With antisense technology, Isis believes they can design drugs that are safer and more effective than traditional drugs. Isis combines its expertise in molecular and cellular biology with antisense drug discovery techniques to design drugs to fight a wide range of diseases, including infectious and inflammatory diseases and cancer. Their first drug, Vitravene™ was approved in 1998. Also, they have five (5) antisense compounds in human clinical trials, with additional compounds arising out of their broad research program in preclinical development. 

  • Symyx Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMMX) is a pioneer of high-speed technologies for the discovery of new materials. Their proprietary technologies, including instruments, software and methods, fundamentally change materials discovery by accelerating the process in a cost-effective manner. Symyx is able to generate hundreds to thousands of unique materials at a time and screen those materials rapidly and automatically for desired properties. Their approach is up to 100 times faster than traditional research methods and reduces the cost per experiment to as low as 1% of traditional research methods.  Symyx is applying their technology to discover materials for customers in the life sciences, chemical, and electronics industries. Their discovery efforts encompass a broad range of materials, including x-ray storage phosphors for mammography, polymers to speed DNA separation, thermoelectric materials for cooling computers and telecommunications equipment, and catalysts for the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, commodity chemicals, plastics and rubbers.

  • Active Power Inc. (NASDAQ: ACPW) designs, manufactures, and markets power quality products that provide the consistent, reliable electric power required by today's digital economy. Active Power is the first company to commercialize a flywheel energy storage system that provides a highly reliable, low-cost and non-toxic replacement for lead-acid batteries used in conventional power quality installations. Leveraging their expertise in this technology and in conjunction with Caterpillar, they have developed a battery-free power quality system which is marketed under the Caterpillar brand name. In addition, they are currently developing a fully integrated continuous power system, the initial target market for which is the rapidly growing telecommunications industry.

  • Keithley Instruments, Inc. (NYSE: KEI) a maker of hardware and software used for measurement and research, posted fiscal first-quarter profit that beats Wall Street estimates. Net income for the first quarter ending Dec. 31 was $6.9 million, or 42 cents a share, up from $3.2 million, or 21 cents a share, in last year's first quarter before a 2-cents-a-share gain.  Net sales were $44.5 million, up from $29.8 million in the same period the previous year. Keithley estimates sales growth for fiscal 2001 to be more than 25 percent above fiscal year 2000 sales of $151 million. Watch for growth in the optoelectronics, semiconductor and the telecommunications industries.

  • Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) (NYSE: AMD) is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets. AMD produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. The company’s products allow users to access, process, and communicate information at ever-greater speeds and low costs.  AMD employs nearly 14,000 people worldwide in manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia, as well as sales offices in major cities around the globe. AMD had revenues of approximately $2.9 billion in 1999. A truly global company, AMD derives more than half of its revenues from international markets. 

  • International Rectifier (IR) (NYSE: IRF) provides enabling technologies for products that work smarter, run cooler, and raise the world's productivity-per-watt. The world's largest industry is electronics, and over the long term, global demand for power electronics will make IR's role more important and contribution more valuable.  IR is powering the next generation of servers and computers, cars, satellites, and home appliances.  IR is also setting performance and architecture standards for power electronics across a broad spectrum, and they're lengthening their competitive lead: Watch this one, they have no debt and over 800 million in cash.

  • National Semiconductor (NASDAQ: NSM) combines leading-edge analog and digital technologies to create highly integrated solutions for the information age. From complete systems on a single chip to high-performance multi-chip products and basic building blocks, National provides optimized solutions for the information appliance, personal computing, consumer and communication markets. With headquarters in Santa Clara, California, National had annual sales of $2.1 billion in fiscal 2000 and about 10,500 employees worldwide. National is debt free, boast $800 million in cash and is growing fast.

  • VoiceStream Wireless Corporation (NASDAQ: VSTR) has emerged as one of the leading wireless communications providers in the United States. The company's mission is to provide quality wireless service that is both affordable and reliable. VoiceStream completed merger agreements with Omnipoint Corporation and Aerial Communication, respectively, in February and May, 2000. On July 23, VoiceStream announced a definitive merger agreement with Deutsche Telecom. On August 27, VoiceStream announced plans to acquire Powertel, a GSM wireless provider serving the Southeastern U.S. Once the mergers are complete, VoiceStream and its affiliates will own licenses to provide service to 90% of the U.S. in 24 of the top 25 markets.

  • Sawtek Incorporated, (NASDAQ: SAWS) is a leading supplier of electronic signal processing components based on surface acoustic wave ("SAW") technology. The company's primary focus is SAW bandpass filters for both IF and RF commercial applications in the wireless telecommunication handset and infrastructure markets. The company is also a leader in custom designed, high- performance bandpass filters, resonators, delay lines, oscillators and SAW-based subsystems.  Sawtek's products are used in a wide array of microwave and radio frequency systems such as CDMA and GSM-based digital telephone systems, digital microwave radios, wireless local area networks, cable and high-definition television, cordless phones, defense and satellite systems, and chemical sensors.

  • SpeechWorks International, (NASDAQ: SPWX) is a leading provider of software products and professional services that enable enterprises and communications carriers to offer automated, speech-activated services over any telephone. Through speech recognition solutions, consumers can direct their own calls, obtain information and conduct transactions automatically, simply by speaking naturally over any telephone anytime. These solutions are designed to help businesses build sustainable customer relationships over the telephone, provide improved and cost-effective customer service systems, increase the returns on their internet-related investments and capitalize on a variety of new business opportunities.  SpeechWorks is at the forefront of a major emerging trend.

  • Powerwave Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: PWAV), designs, manufactures and markets ultra-linear radio frequency (RF) power amplifiers for use in the wireless communications market. Powerwave manufactures both single and multi-carrier RF power amplifiers for a variety of frequency ranges and transmission protocols. The Company's products currently are being utilized in both cellular and personal communications services (PCS) base stations in digital and analog-based networks. Powerwave's products support a wide range of digital and analog transmission protocols including CDMA, TDMA, GSM, AMPS and TACS. The Company also produces RF power amplifiers for the wireless local loop (WLL) market, which refers to wireless products designed for fixed or non-mobile applications that provide and/or replace traditional wireline telephone systems.

  • RF Micro Devices (NASDAQ: RFMD), designs, develops, manufactures and markets proprietary
    radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) for wireless communications applications, such as cellular and PCS phones, cordless phones, wireless LANs, wireless local loop handsets, industrial radios, wireless security systems and remote meter readers. The Company provides a broad range of standard and custom-designed RFICs, in order to position itself as a "one-stop" source. RF Micro Devices’ extensive product line includes amplifiers, mixers, modulators/demodulators, and single-chip receivers, transmitters and transceivers, which comprise a substantial majority of the RFICs required in wireless subscriber equipment. Additionally, RFMD’s recent creation of a broadband product line strengthens the Company’s
    position in the broadband cable communications sector. 

  • Wavecom (NASDAQ: WVCM ), Founded in 1993, Wavecom designs, develops, manufactures and sells a range of fully integrated plug-in modules for GSM and GPRS communications. Divided into three distinct lines-WISMO modules, external modems and integrated modems-all Wavecom products are based on its unique WISMOTM technology. WISMO, is a compact, fully integrated device containing all of the software, hardware and other technology needed to implement a wireless telecommunications standard. Company revenues totaled Euro 19.6 million in 1998 and Euro 36.6 million in 1999. Wavecom is publicly traded on the Nouveau Marché exchange in Paris and the NASDAQ exchange in the US.

  • Powerwave Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: PWAV), is a leading supplier of high performance RF power amplifiers for use in wireless communications networks.  Powerwave® designs, manufacturers and markets both single-carrier and multi-carrier ultra-linear RF power amplifiers. Powerwave's high performance products are key components in wireless communications networks, including both Cellular and Personal Communications Services ("PCS") networks. Powerwave also produces RF power amplifiers for the Wireless Local Loop ("WLL") market.

  • Three-Five Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: TFS) is a designer and manufacturer of custom LCD products, Three-Five Systems provides custom design and manufacturing services for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the communications, medical electronics, industrial process control, wireless data collection and office automation marketplaces. The company's strength lies in its depth of both engineering and manufacturing expertise, coupled with a growing portfolio of proprietary display technologies.  Three-Five Systems is currently back-logged for up to a year for traditional cell phone displays.  Imagine their expertise and pricing power when web enabled wireless devices take off.

  • Wireless Facilities, Inc. (Nasdaq: WFII) is one of the leading independent providers of outsourced services related to the planning, design, deployment, management and operation of wireless networks. WFI provides end-to-end design, deployment and network management solutions for both telecom carriers and equipment vendors. WFI's strategy is to remain technology and vendor independent, aligning its goals with those of its customers and enabling WFI to objectively evaluate and recommend optimal vendor or technology solutions. Since 1995, WFI has completed projects for more than 100 customers, ranging in scope from the installation of a single cell site to multi-year, large-scale deployment contracts. WFI has provided services to major wireless carriers, equipment vendors and broadband data carriers worldwide.

  • Anaren (Nasdaq: ANAD) providing products for the Wireless Infrastructure.  Anaren's Wireless Business Unit supplies low cost surface mount components and custom subassemblies to manufacturers of cellular and PCS power amplifiers, receivers, and base station equipment. Watch this one!

  • Anadigics (Nasdaq: ANAD) combines research & development, innovative design, and manufacturing expertise to deliver high performance RF ICs (radio frequency integrated circuits) for high frequency and broadband communications markets.  Both custom and standard ICs are designed into communications systems around the globe including: Cellular and PCS handsets and basestations, Fiber optic telecom and datacom networks, Cable TV (CATV) set top boxes, cable modems, and infrastructure products.  Roughly two out of three Ericsson phones contain Anadigics power amplifiers.

  • TriQuint Semiconductor (Nasdaq: TQNT) Many leading manufacturers of high-performance communications devices (wireless, datacomm, and telecom) are implementing TriQuint's integrated gallium arsenide MESFET technology in a wide variety of applications. As an example, as regulatory agencies around the world have created new communications markets by opening up additional frequencies and standards for mobile telephony usage, cellular telephone service providers require higher performance mobile phones. GaAs' superior electron mobility, signal linearity, and low noise performance provide both higher frequency of operation and signal fidelity. Other benefits include more gain at low voltages and better power efficiency for reduced power consumption and heat generation. As web enabled devices multiply like rabbits, so will the sales of TriQuint Semiconductors.  Watch this stock!

  • Wavecom (Nasdaq: WVCM) designs, develops, manufactures and sells a range of fully integrated plug-in modules for GSM and GPRS communications. Divided into three distinct lines-WISMO modules, external modems and integrated modems-all Wavecom products are based on its unique WISMOTM technology. WISMO, is a compact, fully integrated device containing all of the software, hardware and other technology needed to implement a wireless telecommunications standard. What all this means is that Wavecom virtually has a lock on every phone Nokia and Samsung make.  Company revenues totaled Euro 19.6 million in 1998 and Euro 36.6 million in 1999.

  • ARM Holdings (Nasdaq: ARMHY) is one of the industry's leading providers of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions, with more than 180 million ARM Powered devices shipped by ARM's partners in 1999 alone, That translates to approximately 70% of all wireless chips sold. They are paid a royalty for every chip they sell.  ARM is rapidly becoming a de facto standard in a wide range of digital consumer applications. 

  • Inktomi (Nasdaq: INSP) pronounced INK-tuh-me, develops and markets scalable software designed for the world's largest Internet infrastructure and media companies. Inktomi's products include the world's largest search engines, online comparison shopping solutions and carrier-class network cache software. Inktomi works with leading companies including America Online, @Home Network, CNET, Intel, Microsoft, Real Networks, Sun Microsystems, and Yahoo!  Inktomi is positioning its dominant Internet traffic-caching system to take advantage of the tremendous growth in wireless.  Its technology enables data transfer through wireless devices, the same way that it does through the Internet. 

  • InfoSpace (Nasdaq: INKT) is a leading global provider of infrastructure services for Web sites, merchants and wireless devices. InfoSpace's comprehensive services allow its partners to offer their customers the ability to conduct commerce, access information, communicate and otherwise manage their lives at any time from any device. InfoSpace's services are rapidly deployed using the Company's distributed, scalable architecture that currently has 33 patents pending including the ability to electronically deliver promotions on wireless devices that can be used online or offline in a physical store without the use of codes or printed coupons. The Company's technology platform has been designed to support partners across multiple platforms and devices over both narrowband and broadband (DSL, cable and 2.5G and 3G wireless) networks.

  • Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA)  As the leading provider of B2B solutions and services to leading companies around the world, including more than 20 of the FORTUNE 100, Ariba helps companies cut through the complexity of opportunities presented by the new economy. Ariba provides the most comprehensive and open commerce platform to build B2B marketplaces, manage corporate purchasing, and electronically enable suppliers and commerce service providers on the Internet. 

  • USinternetworking Inc. (Nasdaq: USIX) is the leading Application Service Provider (ASP), outsourcing business applications over the Internet for a flat monthly fee. USi's full range of services allow companies to quickly deploy enterprise applications without the associated cost and burden of owning, managing or supporting the applications or underlying infrastructure. USi's advanced Cisco Powered Network™ infrastructure has been engineered specifically to provide premium performance delivery of web-based content and information to users worldwide. 

  • Exodus (Nasdaq:EXDS) is a firm within the information utility group that handles the heavy lifting of the B2Boom.  Exodus Communications is emerging as the recognized leader in Internet operations outsourcing. With industry-leading technical expertise, high-performance, scalable Internet solutions, and a surging customer base, Exodus is shaping solutions for the future—a future that analysts predict will include a predominant demand for global operational outsourcing exceeding $14 billion by 2003. 

  • Winning From the Losers - The GarnerGroup has estimated $7.3 trillion worth of global B2B e-commerce spending through the Internet by 2004.  What this means is a lot of B2B business start-ups and shut-downs over the next few years.  As this market shakes out, consider the long term future of this rage.  Find those investments that provide the network backbone for these B2B sites and you too can make money from the winners - and from the losers.  
    Here's a world leader in Fiberoptics to look at - JDS Uniphase  

  • Beyond Winners and Losers.  Beyond the actual 3G auction license winners, who will be saddled with massive debt for years without any associated revenues until their 3G networks are up and running, our money is on the backbone of the 3G craze.

  • Winners and Losers - The Next Internet Investing Frenzy  
    The 3G auction will result in winners and losers.  It is expected that the short term investing craze will result from mass speculation about the winners & losers and who will be the future leaders in this technology.
    From an investing point of view, expect a frenzy of trading in companies like:
  • Citrix Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:CTXS) has established itself as a global leader in providing application server software and services for the enterprise. Citrix’s application server software and services offer “Digital Independence™” — the ability to run any application on any device with any connection, wireless to Web, so that now, everything can compute.  Citrix currently has more than 100,000 customers worldwide, including 99 of the FORTUNE 100, who have realized true Digital Independence. Enterprises such as Bell Mobility, Arthur Andersen and Mott’s North America are achieving significant, measurable business benefits from their Citrix application server software. 

  • Siebel Systems ( Nasdaq: SEBL ) is the leading worldwide provider of eBusiness application software. Siebel Systems is setting the standard for quality, effectiveness, and customer satisfaction in the sales, marketing, and service software industry.  

  • Exodus Communications ( Nasdaq: EXDS ) is emerging as the recognized leader in Internet operations outsourcing. With industry-leading technical expertise, high-performance, scalable Internet solutions, and a surging customer base, Exodus is shaping solutions for the future—a future that analysts predict will include a predominant demand for global operational outsourcing exceeding $14 billion by 2003.  

  • On Sale: Buy a Chunk of Canada! - Everyone knows that the tech stocks have rebounded. As many of the quality tech stocks are again trading near their 52 week highs it's time for investors to look for other opportunities. A starting point is resource based stocks.
    Here are five of Canada's top resource stocks. 
    By: Charles von Ryan  
    - Americans, take advantage of the devalued Canadian Dollar. 

  • Get Ready to Play - An opportunity is available right now and it deals with video and computer games makers.  Stock prices have been depressed due to the slow down of sales of various games due to the consumer not wanting to spend big money on these "old" system games when the new Sony PlayStation 2 will be coming out this fall (as well as a new products from Nintendo and Saga, not to mention the new Microsoft X box to be introduced early next year). It is reported that these systems will all feature on line capability. Thus, there will be great sales and revenues but not until the new hardware gets in place in the next 6-12 months.  More Details   By: Charles von Ryan 

  • Globalstar - Satellite communications.  Globalstar (Nasdaq: GSTRF) has really bottomed out trading about $8.  Not long ago it was $50.  Fall out is due in part to the death of Iridium (the Motorola backed satellite telephony system). GSTRF is different as it is owned in part by Loral industries and Qualcomm and operates under the new standard used in cell
    phone service.  It has 36 low orbiting satellites and is operational.  They are opening up a
    new service around the world every month.  However, they still suffers from the Iridium fallout and it is an expensive service for Moroccan sheep herders.
    Long term, a good buy, particularly at today's price. 
    By: Charles von Ryan 

  • The Cellular Telephony "War" has erupted in Asia. The Qualcomm
    (Nasdaq:QCOM) standard for cell telephony, CDMA was recently rejected in
    Korea in favour of the GSM standard pitched by Nokia (NYSE:NOK) and Ericsson
    (NASDAQ:ERICY). This news along with what appears to be further rejection of
    the Qualcomm standard by China Unicom resulted in QCOM stock dropping 12%
    this week. QCOM 52 week high was $200.00 and currently is trading at under
    By: Charles von Ryan

  • Oracle - In the B2B boom, building the Web infrastructure for businesses is a recipe for success.  Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL) is the world's leading supplier of software for information management, and the world's second largest independent software company. With annual revenues of more than $9.7 billion, the company offers its database, tools and application products, along with related consulting, education, and support services, in more than 145 countries around the world.  

  • Global Crossing -  A trillion dollar possibility?  Global Crossing is trying to become the largest provider of broadband communication services in the world through building a global fiber optic network.
    - Americans, if you want to get piece of a solid Canadian Bank and a major interest of Global Crossing (NASDAQ: GBLX), take a look at investing in CIBC shares.  
    Take advantage of the devalued Canadian Dollar.

    - Canadians, take a look at investing in CIBC shares, you can get a piece of Global Crossing using Canadian Dollars. By: Charles von Ryan  

  • Nokia - Wireless is the wave of the future.  The new frontier is the Internet, but with one key word added, and that word is "wireless." The new land grab when it comes to the Internet is taking place on the airwaves and Nokia is going to dominate.

  • America Online - Watch this stock.  If AOL completes its acquisition of Time Warner, and aggressively move forward, they will corner a huge market.

  • Cisco Systems - Ideally positioned to steal the future show in the area of Networking.


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