SOURCE: Maybach Financial Group

Maybach Financial Group

October 24, 2007 12:58 ET

Review in Progress for NutraCea, Goldbrook Ventures Inc., and Silver Spruce Resources Inc.

NOTE TO EDITORS: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by Maybach.

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Oil prices rallied Wednesday after a government report showed an unexpected drop in inventories.

The Energy Information Administration said crude stocks plunged by 5.3 million barrels last week, despite previous reports from analysts looking for an increase of 300,000 barrels, according to a Dow Jones poll.

The dollar rallied from a record low against the euro Monday but the declines in gold and other commodities were short-lived as U.S. gold futures rebounded early on Tuesday, after the previous session's solid losses, as a sharply weaker dollar prompted bargain hunting among bullion.

Still, many analysts expect the declines to be temporary, and believe oil futures will continue their assault on price records in the days ahead.

The jump in oil prices has been fuelled by unprecedented weakness in the dollar, which hit a record low against the euro on Friday, a factor that has supported all dollar-denominated commodities.

Since oil is priced in dollars, a declining greenback makes oil less expensive for consumers outside the United States, encouraging more consumption.

However, oil producing nations have less incentive to ramp up output if the buying power they receive per barrel is declining, and foreign consumers have less incentive to reduce demand if oil is, relatively, getting cheaper for them.

The rise in oil prices most often have a strong effect on oil and gas companies, but slam the other sectors.

The commodity markets have been scaling new highs, but closer inspection reveals some are well below recent peaks with an outlook that is not so bright.

Many analysts are saying that investors should weigh their choices carefully to avoid markets that have risen too far too fast or those where the supply/demand fundamentals have deteriorated.

It is true commodities as a whole have performed well. The Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index, which index includes oil, gas, precious and base metals, wheat and soft commodities, hit a 14-month high this month at 342.62 from around 290 in January. However, many investors may be overlooking the fact that the bull is slowing down and may have a dramatic pullback in the short-term.

If you are a commodities-based investor, it's time to take a step back and make sure to expect the unexpected.

Despite the bull run from the agricultural sector, NutraCea (OTCBB: NTRZ), a health science company and a world leader in stabilized rice bran (SRB) nutrient research and technology continued its drop in share value, down as low as $1.25 in early morning trades. They recently announced that they are going to retain the Financial Relations Board (FRB) for investor relations services and an expanded communications program among the investment community. This move may have been spurred to combat the falling share price since the summer months.

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Goldbrook Ventures Inc. (TSX-V: GBK) rose to a day-high of $0.53, up over 20% in early morning trades. They recently announced that, further to its press release dated October 4, 2007, it has closed the first tranche of its non-brokered private placement of flow-through units. An aggregate of 5,430,000 FT Units were placed, for gross proceeds of $2,334,900. Each FT Unit consists of one flow-through common share and one half of one transferable non-flow-through share purchase warrant. Each whole Warrant is exercisable into one common share for three years from the closing date at a price of $0.50, which may have helped in the rise of today's share value.

Silver Spruce Resources Inc. (TSX-V: SSE) slid to a day-low of $0.85, despite hitting the $0.92-mark in early morning trades. Along with Universal Uranium Ltd., they recently announced that preliminary follow up over a zone of uranium bearing outcrop/angular boulders, approximately eight kilometres to the southeast of the Two Time Zone, has resulted in a new discovery. Both the companies have been sliding in share value since the summer months.

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After witnessing the recent plunge in the markets influenced by the resource sector, the falling housing slump and employment issues, 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.

First off, don't throw all your eggs into one basket.

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. Take a look at some of the most recent headlines.

Technology has been the only sector continuing its steady climb and relatively unaffected by economic pressures.

Social networking and user-generated content has taken over the world. And big shot web start-ups 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.

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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