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My First 650% Gain!

by Bradley Voight on 11/10/17

I bought 50 shares of NVDA @ $33 per share in December of 2015 in my IRA account. I sold 25 of them @ $66 thinking hey, I doubled my money.......a mistake and a blatant disregard for the rules of owning a fast grower! Well the stock kept going and is now trading at over $215! The companys' market cap is $130 billion, roughly half the size of Intel Corporation (INTC) @ $213 billion. I expect Nvidia to equal Intel's size within a couple of years. 

I discovered Nvidia when it was 10 dollars a share and I waited till it tripled before buying! So how much is my $825 purchase worth today? 25.8 shares (.8 shares were bought with reinvested dividends) times $216.50 which is friday's (11/10/17) closing price equals $5,585.70 for a profit of $ the $825 that I doubled by selling @ $66 means that I made an additional $825 and took out my original $825. This means my 25 shares were free!!! Nvidia was on my watchlist for years and my watchlist is typically over 40 companies! When you keep a watch list and study it, opportunities WILL present themselves, it is all about paying attention.

Equity Markets Continue to Flourish in the Face of Nuclear War

by Bradley Voight on 09/24/17

Either investors are naive, convinced it can't happen, or they are in the know about a diplomatic solution to The North Korean issue. I wish it were the diplomatic route but there is no way I can know that. I can only hope cooler heads will prevail and if they do, I believe equity markets could add another double digit percent increase in 2018. The alternative is mind numbing. A war in the far east is likely to disrupt the world economy in a very negative way. I could see a 15% plunge on the day of any military action on our part, only stopping there because the circuit breakers would kick in and trading would be halted. Never before in my investing life have I been so exposed to a downfall with all of my investable capital. It would take me 2 hours to sell 75% of all my stock holdings and go to cash and I am prepared to do it. Being the eternal optimist, I think we will see a coup attempt or pressure from Russia and China to diffuse the situation. I hope no one is prepared to use nukes to start a war. We have to trust in the leadership of our nation at this time because the decisions are all in their hands. The current administration is pro business and pro growth and I know they are aware of what a large scale military conflict would do to undermine their economic agenda. Our generals have stated that a war on the Korean peninsula would be catastrophic. Millions of casualties would result quickly and millions more would be displaced with just conventional weaponry warfare. Let's pray for peace and prosperity for the Asian world!

Revolution Lighting Included in Russell 2000 Index; Sees first US Navy contract in third quarter!

by Bradley Voight on 08/05/17

One of our longest holdings is starting to turn the corner. RVLT, an LED lighting solutions company. We have 125 shares in the Smalltime Model Portfolio and another 500 shares in my wife's IRA. Our average in price is $7.00. Could this one produce a multibagger? I believe the stock will go into the thirties over the next 4-5 years if the current plan stays on course. I am looking to add to this position soon before it breaks north of $9.00. This has not been an easy company to own, as it seems all good news is met with selling. In the immortal words of Michael Burry, of The Big Short movie fame, I might be early to this trade but I am not wrong! RVLT closed Friday August 5th at $7.32. Next stop $10....all aboard!


by Bradley Voight on 06/10/17

The SMP is in the green for the first time in it's young life! Further details to follow including more on the transition to

Coming Soon:

by Bradley Voight on 06/04/17

The Smalltime Model Portfolio is about to be rebranded to! I am in the process of making Small Time Recycling into a business and opening up the website exclusively to track the former Smalltime Model Portfolio, which will be changed in name only, the holdings will remain the same for the foreseeable future. better reflects the the activity of turning scrap metal into cash and using the cash to buy stocks in clean tech industries. It is my hope that will attract other people who are interested in using otherwise dead money in the form of un-recycled metals to fund a long term stock portfolio focused on the future of clean technology and smart grid integration. 

Disclaimer: This is not investment advice as I am neither licensed nor qualified to advise anyone's financial decisions. It is a site presenting an "out of the box" set of ideas on how to possibly maximize profit from recycling, creating an incentive for people to recycle. and I Brad Voight are not responsible for any losses incurred from tips or suggestions presented on, they are simply my own opinions and I encourage you to form your own opinions.
Also, the Smalltime Blog is not intended to be journalism. It is my own personal commentary on market factors, conditions, and events and other commentary relative to the content on and is by no means meant to convey news or provide coverage of any news event.
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Our primary mission is to reclaim valuable recyclables from the waste stream and bring attention to the wastefulness of America. Currently we are recycling metals and e-waste. The Smalltime Blog is a non political commentary on metal, stock, currency and other markets. The Smalltime Blog is also where the hard lessons of a self taught investor are discussed.
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