SOURCE: Maybach Financial Group

August 17, 2007 10:29 ET

Investors and Hedge Funds Shift Interest

GRANDE BAY, U.S.A.--(Marketwire - August 17, 2007) -

Combating the Drops in a Dropping Market Maybach Financial Group

It's official: The Toronto stock market surrendered the last of its gains for the year Thursday.

During the course of a roller-coaster session, the TSX lost close to 600 points before making a recovery late in the trading day to close down 200 points. The TSX Venture Exchange also took a plunge down 217.02 or 8.16 per cent to 2,443.82 with resource stocks leading the losers as investors worry that the global credit squeeze could slash demand for commodities.

If you have invested in resource-based stocks, chances are that recently you have been seeing a lot of red.

The metals and mining sector fell 4.4 per cent amid falling commodity prices. September copper fell 24.2 cents, or seven per cent to US$3.09 a pound. As a result, big shot Teck Cominco (TSX: TCK.B) was down 64 cents to $40.35 and Ivanhoe Minerals (TSX: IVN) fell $1.45 to $10.17.

The gold sector also lost 5.2 per cent with the December bullion contract in New York down $21.70 to US$658 an ounce. Barrick Gold (TSX: ABX) took a drop down $1.86 to $32.39 while Goldcorp (TSX: G) fell $2.16 down to $23.17.

The energy sector also declined 2.32 per cent amid sharply lower oil prices, reacting to a drop in global stock markets and expectations that a tropical storm would miss key oil and gas infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico.

After witnessing the recent plunge in the markets influenced by the resource sector, smart investors and hedge funds are shifting interests into other sectors.

The markets are changing and investors are scared. The Bull Run that we have been use to over the past four years is starting to become more like a stampede in the other direction.

Stock markets are normally volatile, but investors have enjoyed a four-year run of below normal volatility and steady upward movement. Ups and downs, yes. But the Bull Run has been great over the past three to four years and has not ended as abruptly as many have predicted.

But while the end of the Bull Run has been predicted for more than a year, long-term investors shouldn't be worried. Of course, only if you know what you are doing.

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Secondly, and most importantly, pick winners that last.

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We've seen oil markets spike, we've seen oil markets fall. We've seen wars, we've seen terrorist attacks. Chances are that the events that occur have a short term impact when you consider the overall factors of a 5-year forecast.

Most investors -- and unfortunately far too many brokers -- go on a buying spree the minute a rally starts in a particular sector. Correspondingly, they panic at the first sign of a downturn and tend to sell off some great stocks - right before the dead cat bounces.

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It's also about adding stocks to your portfolio that have little or no effect against the state of the economy.

It's about technology

The world as we know it has changed. Gone are the days of tradition and old school values. Thanks to technology, people no longer communicate via a simple phone call or meet their life partners in social settings.

Social networking and user-generated content has taken over the world. Google's YouTube, News Corp.'s MySpace, Vertrue Incorporated's Lava life and privately held Facebook have not only changed the way we communicate, but have become multi-billion dollar profits for their creators and shareholders.

We all know that the tech boom is back and back with a vengeance with Web 2.0 start ups leading the way.

Remember how Google paid $1.65 billion for YouTube last year? They also quietly snapped up nine other companies last year, ranging from online word processing company Upstartle to JotSpot, which specializes in wikis. Think that was big? Terry Semel's Yahoo! has spent the same amount on acquisitions since 2004, most of it on small companies such as mobile-content specialist Verdisoft, bought for $58 million in 2005.

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The big boys are snapping up the little ones much like Microsoft did in their early Windows days. The next few years are going to be intense and believe us when we say that, "the tech boom is back and bigger than EVER!"

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