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Old 04-28-2010, 11:40 PM
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I am looking to buy my first stocks. I threw $1,000 in an etrade account. Does anyone have any stocks that are less than $5 that I could take a shot with?
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:43 PM
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I am looking to buy my first stocks. I threw $1,000 in an etrade account. Does anyone have any stocks that are less than $5 that I could take a shot with?
Eddy, look into wind farms and natural gas
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:45 PM
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Been looking at the National Bank of Greece as my first stock I may buy. Seems like a strong company caught in a bad climate.
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Old 04-29-2010, 02:29 PM
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We have a few people here that seem pretty sharp with stock info/tips...hopefully they'll give you some advice.

there have been quite a few looong stock related threads here in the not too distant past actually...you may wanna bump one of those up with your querry.
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I am looking to buy my first stocks. I threw $1,000 in an etrade account. Does anyone have any stocks that are less than $5 that I could take a shot with?
Sprint (S) is stable. Not sure about growth however, they have exclusive to 4G system but not sure how they're promoting it. I have 100sh and after dropping when Greece flushed last week, now it's going up while everything else is still going down?



buying anything in Greece right now isn't a sound idea Eddy, need to wait until things stablize and are recoving (buy into growth/strength) ... jmo

here's a couple good articles, Eddy: (Good luck!)

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Sprint Makes Mobile TV Easy and Affordable with More Phones, More Coverage and More Channels than Competitors

Sprint TV included with Everything Data plans, available anywhere on the Sprint 3G network; Sprint 4G will take mobile video to next level

Sprint On Thursday April 15, 2010, 9:30 am EDT

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ever wanted to tune into your favorite TV shows while on the go, but found you weren’t in your wireless carrier’s mobile TV coverage area or would have to pay extra for even basic channels? Unlike some other carriers’ mobile TV offerings, Sprint (NYSE: S - News) makes it easy and affordable for customers to watch live or on-demand TV right on their Sprint phone with Sprint TV, available on more phones, in more coverage areas, with more included channels.

Sprint TV is available on 24 currently offered Sprint phones and more than 40 older models, for service virtually anywhere on the Sprint 3G Mobile Broadband Network and currently includes 21 popular channels, such as ABC, CBS and NBC, with an Everything Data or Simply Everything plan from Sprint. Sprint TV also will be offered on the upcoming HTC EVO 4G, taking mobile video to the next level with Sprint 4G speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G.1

“Sprint makes it easier and less expensive for customers to watch mobile TV than other wireless carriers,” said Len Barlik, vice president of wireless and wireline services for Sprint. “With Sprint TV included in Everything Data plans and available anywhere on our 3G network, a customer can watch the game live on their phone while they wait for a flight or a let their kids watch cartoons on a family road trip. Sprint is giving great programming to our customers to deliver the best mobile video experience, which will continue to be enhanced with our Sprint 4G speeds and HTC EVO 4G.”

More Compatible Phones

Sprint TV is available on the majority of Sprint's current device lineup, including the popular HTC Hero with Google and Samsung Moment with Google Android devices; Blackberry Curve and Blackberry Tour smartphones; and feature phones like the eco-friendly Samsung Reclaim. By contrast, other carriers offer mobile TV on only a limited number of their phones.

In addition, Sprint TV will be available on HTC EVO 4G at launch this summer, delivering a multimedia experience at 4G speeds that is second to none, making it possible to watch high-quality streaming video on the go and download videos in seconds – not minutes.

More Included Channels

With Sprint TV, customers get access to everything from news, weather and sports to children's programs and comedy, including full-length live and on-demand episodes of such hit shows as 30 Rock, FlashForward and Survivor included at no extra charge in Everything Data and Simply Everything plans. That’s compared to other carriers who charge an extra $9.99 to $15 per month for fewer channels, on top of data pack charges.2

To make watching mobile TV even easier, Sprint has launched a new online channel guide at Sprint TV - Welcome, giving customers an easy-to-browse view of all the channels currently included in Everything Data and Simply Everything plans. Recently, ESPN was added to the channels included with Sprint TV.

With the online channel guide, customers also can easily view the more than 40 additional premium channels and packages that are available for purchase. The Sprint TV Xtra pack, for instance, gives customers more than 25 additional channels, such as ABC Family, COMEDY CENTRAL, Discovery Channel, Disney XD and MTV, for $9.99 per month.

More Network Coverage

Sprint customers can access Sprint TV anywhere on the Sprint 3G Mobile Broadband Network – unlike some other carriers, whose mobile TV service is confined to a limited number of large cities. The Sprint 3G Network (inclusive of data roaming) reaches more than 273 million people in 18,900 cities and 1,855 airports. Coverage maps are available at Sprint - Nationwide Coverage.

With the launch of HTC EVO 4G this summer, customers also will be able to access Sprint TV at 4G speeds anywhere on the Sprint 4G Network, currently available in 28 cities. Sprint 4G offers a faster wireless experience than any other U.S. national wireless carrier, and Sprint is the only national carrier offering wireless 4G service today.

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For more information, including video, fact sheets, interviews with a Sprint executive and examples of how consumers and businesses can use 4G, please visit: Sprint 4G community


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Wireless-phone industry is dead. Long live wireless.

With a cell phone in every pocket, carriers eye new growth sources

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- After years of rapid expansion, the wireless industry has succeeded in putting a phone into the hands of almost every American. The days of easy growth, then, appear over.

Not so fast, industry executives say.

Phone companies cite the coming shift toward faster "Fourth Generation" networks that will enable all sorts of new data services on the latest smartphones. They can also point to a rising number of nontraditional wireless devices in the consumer and business markets, such as e-books or billing meters.

"The speed of 4G is what I think drives the future of the industry," said Dan Hesse, chief executive of Sprint Nextel Corp. /quotes/comstock/13*!s/quotes/nls/s (S 4.25, -0.14, -3.25%) .

Yet it's far from clear, perhaps even doubtful, that growth will continue at the same breakneck pace of the past 15 years. Many consumers are balking at high wireless bills and some are looking to switch to cheaper prepaid plans. Prepaid is now one of the fastest growing wireless segments, with even giants like Verizon Wireless jumping in after years of ignoring the market.


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What's more, nontraditional devices with wireless tend to be low revenue generators. Mobile carriers get no more than a few dollars a month from electronic book readers such as Amazon's popular Kindle. The cost of wireless is built into the price of the e-book and consumers face no extra charges.

The upshot: consumers want more wireless service in more devices, but most don't want to pay significantly higher prices for that access.

"Companies are turning to smartphones and trying to convince customers to pay more," said analyst Ken Hyers of Technology Business Research. "Families are at looking at mobile bills that already cost $100 or $200 a month. That's a lot of money."

Those were the days
For years big carriers such as AT&T /quotes/comstock/13*!t/quotes/nls/t (T 26.06, -0.08, -0.31%) and Verizon and smaller ones like T-Mobile USA Inc. fattened up by signing up millions of new customers to annual contracts. On some occasions AT&T and Verizon /quotes/comstock/13*!vz/quotes/nls/vz (VZ 28.90, -0.32, -1.10%) /quotes/comstock/15*!vod/quotes/nls/vod (VOD 22.23, -0.10, -0.45%) racked up more than 2 million customers a quarter.

Those days are probably over.

For one thing, the U.S. wireless market has finally reached saturation point. More than 90% of adult Americans own mobile phones and millions of teenagers do as well.

The addition of so many kids to family plans has generated more revenue for carriers, but it produced an unintended consequence. The high cost of a family's total monthly bill is quite visible, and in many cases, it exceeds what households pay for television.

Americans have taken notice. The quiet backlash against high wireless bills can be seen in the sharp growth of prepaid plans, a trend accelerated by a severe recession. Millions of Americans are trying to save money or reduce their bills after losing their jobs.

With a prepaid plan, customer buy minutes upfront and they can leave anytime without penalty. Prepaid customers tends to spend about 40% less than subscribers on contract.

In the first quarter, for example, more than two-thirds of Verizon's 1.5 million new customers chose prepaid or discount service marketed by resellers such as TracFone, which offers the Straight Talk plan available in Wal-Mart.
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I have 100sh and after dropping when Greece flushed last week, now it's going up while everything else is still going down?
let me restate that, they were going back up until today when techs & banks dumped their load.

my gutt is saying Sprint is going to recover well over the coming months, and there's plenty of upside. just before the market tanked, Sprint was at $20sh, so upside from the $4.25 it's at right now to regain its higher base seems likely? ... jmo

do your own due dilligence tho Eddy. check things out thoroughly before you jump in
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