SOURCE: Maybach Financial Group

Maybach Financial Group

January 29, 2008 18:51 ET

Spam - in the Can? Focusing on NTN Buzztime, National Lampoon Inc., and Smart Pros Ltd.

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Everyone has some form of relationship with media. Some relationships are strong others are just there. For instance; until recently, corporations did not concern themselves too much about corporate responsibility (CR), leaving the public thinking the sector was secretive and making accountability within the organization much harder to define and detect. Many are taking up the challenge to do something about it.

The speed of communication is instantaneous. From internet news sites, corporate websites to blogs, anything posted is available to the world in a split nano-second. According to a study by the Society for New Communications Research, 3 in 5 journalists read blogs 2-3 times per week and 23.4% find them very helpful is getting story ideas and new angles.

High speed communication walks hand in hand with high quantities of spam. If it only takes a nano-second to send an e-mail, just think of how much span can be sent every minute! The Internet Society of China, headed by Huang Chengqing, is set to punish those who consign others to send spam and profit from it. According to statistics, the average Chinese 'netizen' puts up with 55.65% of their weekly e-mail being spam.

NTN Buzztime (AMEX: NTN) closed down $0.01 (-1.79%) to $0.550 on Monday only slightly higher than the 52-week low of $0.40. Last week, Buzztime launched three new interactive trivia games Boys & Their Toys, The Nth Degree, and Duh! No Brainer Trivia. Popular with bar and restaurant audiences, the games are played free on televisions at each location. Boys & Their Toys challenges players on the things men think about, Duh! No Brainer Trivia is a light hearted test of knowledge and sense of humor, and the Nth Degree presents encyclopedic topics to general knowledge -- tongue in cheek of course!

National Lampoon Inc. (AMEX: NLN) closed Monday at $1.87, down $0.02 (- 1.06%) just $0.46 above their 52-week low of $1.41. National Lampoon infiltrates Russia with the output deal announced yesterday. Russian distributor Lizard Cinema Trade has acquired theatrical, home video and broadcast distribution rights to eight National Lampoon titles. Tom Daniels says, "This is another partnership allowing us to build our consistent revenue stream from territories around the world, while continuing to build our National Lampoon international brand presence. I am delighted to be partnering with Lizard to provide National Lampoon content to our fans in these territories."

Smart Pros Ltd (AMEX: PED) gained $0.26 or 5.49% to an even $5.00 on Monday, $$.27 below the 52-week high of $9.27. Smart Pros announced the availability of their new iReflect Training Software in mid January. Developed jointly by Skye Multimedia (subsidiary of Smart Pros) and Education and Training Systems International, iReflect enables companies to create, deliver and evaluate custom video role-play training scenarios with all employees.

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.

And pick winners that have little effect against the daily ups and downs of the economy. Visit to sign up free to receive your Special Report #1 and #2 for information on how to combat the markets or visit for your free subscription and BONUS reports.

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. We need to learn to take advantage of these economic factors. Think of homeland security.

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.

But Maybach isn't about day-trading and making money fast. It's about being patient and learning the secret of how to get rich slowly. Visit to receive two Special Reports -- free when you sign up! Or visit for your free subscription and BONUS reports.

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

The world as we know it has changed. Gone are the days of tradition and old school values. The entertainment industry is booming with the new technology in flat panel TVs. Take a look at some of the most recent headlines and you'll also see that the movies are setting box office records. Visit under our focus section to receive a free report on this sector.

Another sector we need to be focusing on right now is homeland security -- for obvious reasons of course. Visit under our focus section to receive yet another free report on this sector.

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