Q: Pat: I am one of your U.S. Inner Circle Members. What do you think about a speculative stock ORHub? Thanks.

A: ORHub, $0.93, symbol ORHB on the U.S. over-the-counter-market (Shares outstanding: 127.8 million; Market cap: $118.9 million; www.orhub.com), is focused on developing software to improve the profitability and the cost effectiveness of hospitals through the use of real-time data and analytics.

ORHub’s software applications are designed… Read More

Pat: Could you give me your thoughts on SolarWindow Technologies? Thanks.

SolarWindow Technologies, $3.18, symbol WNDW on the U.S. over-the-counter bulletin board (Shares outstanding: 26.9 million; Market cap: $84.9 million; www.solarwindow.com), believes it has developed a commercially viable method for spraying see-through electricity-generating solar cell coatings onto glass surfaces.
The company says… Read More

What are pink sheet stocks?

Pink sheet stocks are the Wild West of U.S.-based stocks and for investors looking for high-risk investments.

Companies that trade on the U.S. over-the-counter market are said to trade as “pink sheet stocks,” a holdover from the days when the quotes for these stocks were printed… Read More

Hello Pat. I would appreciate your recommendation on Hitor, which is currently testing its Nano-Jet fuel performance enhancing technology. Do you know anything about this company? Many thanks.

Hitor Group Inc., $0.15, symbol HITR on the U.S. over-the-counter “pink sheets” market (Shares outstanding: 42.0 million; Market cap: $6.3 million; www.hitorgroup.com), aims to develop technology that cuts global reliance on fossil fuels and eliminates harmful emissions.

The company believes that its Nano-Jet fuel-saving device… Read More

JAPAN SMALLER CAP FUND $6.95 – New York symbol JOF

JAPAN SMALLER CAP FUND $6.95 (New York symbol JOF; CWA Rating: Aggressive) mainly invests in less-widely followed Japanese over-the-counter stocks. The fund’s top holdings are: The Chiba Bank, Hitachi High-Technologies Corp., Moshi Moshi Hotline, Inc., Daibiru Corp., Fuyo General Lease Co. and Taiyo Yuden Co.

The… Read More

Japanese buys at big discounts

Like other stock markets around the world, Japanese markets remain volatile. Moreover, the slow U.S. economy continues to hurt Japan’s major export industries. However, we think that Japan’s interest-rate cuts and its recently enacted $143.7-billion U.S. stimulus package will keep stock prices rising.