Stocks I Am Watching In 2013
Each year I go through all of the companies on my watch list and filter out stocks I feel may have the highest return over the next 12 months. These stocks are usually on the TSX-V since most are priced below 50 cents per share and have relatively small floats. It's hard to get a 500% return from a stock you pay $5 a share for in such a short period of time, however, buying a 10 cent stock and seeing 50 cents in 12 months happens on the TSX-V on a regular basis. It's just a matter of being in the right place at the right time.
I try not to be sector specific and will diversify my portfolio according to my own long term goals. Some recently featured companies and stocks from the 2012 watch list on The Traders Digest have seen as high as 500%-3500% returns in this same 12 month period. I do not always invest in every stock I have on my watch list and some investors may find my picks too risky. Risk is something we all are aware of in the stock market. We hide from risk and try to avoid high risk but until you embrace the risk in the markets and see what others have missed you may never see the gains you dream of.
Here are my top stocks to watch in 2013 in no particular order.
Ram Power, Corp. (Ram Power) is a renewable energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and operation of geothermal energy projects in Nicaragua, the United States and Canada. The Company has a diversified portfolio of geothermal properties at various stages of development in geographical regions. San Jacinto Tizate-San Jacinto, Nicaragua is an operating project. The Company, through its subsidiary Polaris Energy Nicaragua, S.A. (PENSA), owns and operates a 39 megawatts (net) geothermal facility. The San Jacinto Project exploitation agreement (the San Jacinto Exploitation Agreement) covers an area of 40 square kilometers. In January 2012, the Phase I expansion of the San Jacinto Project came into commercial operation. The Company’s development projects include Geysers Project, Orita Project, Clayton Valley Project, Reese River Project, Barren Hills Project, New River Project, Keystone Project and South Meager Project.
Lignol (TSXV : LEC) is a Canadian company undertaking the development of biorefining technologies for the production of advanced biofuels, biochemicals and biomaterials from non-food cellulosic biomass feedstocks. The Company's state of the art, fully integrated pilot-scale biorefinery is being utilized to complete engineering scale up together with product optimization to establish off-take agreements for the primary outputs in advance of deploying the first commercial project. Lignol is executing on its business plan through strategic partnerships and alliances with the forestry, chemicals and energy sector. Lignol is also actively pursuing strategic investments and/or equity interests in energy related projects which have synergies with its biorefinery technology. http://www.lignol.ca/
KESSELRUN RESOURCES LTD-KES.V
Kesselrun Resources Ltd. is a newly formed Thunder Bay, Ontario-based mineral exploration company focused on growth through property acquisitions and discoveries. Kesselrun's management team possesses strong geological and exploration experience with particular expertise in Northwest Ontario.
Our flagship Bluffpoint Project consists consists of 103 mining claims covering 22,512 hectares in Northwest Ontario's Wabigoon Subprovince, host to several recent gold discoveries such as Osisko's (TSX:OSK) Hammond Reef Project and Rainy River’s (TSX:RR) Rainy River Project. Accessible year round by a network of well-maintained logging roads, Bluffpoint offers low cost exploration in an emerging prolific gold district. http://www.kesselrunresources.com/
SPOT COFFEE LTD-SPP.V
SPoT Coffee (Canada) Ltd. (SPoT) is a cafe and hospitality company. SPoT designs, develops and operates community-oriented cafes that provide its customers from every lifestyle and culture with the service, signature light meals and roasted in-house gourmet coffee. The Company has operations in Canada and in the United States. As of December 31, 2011, SPoT operated seven cafes that range in size from 2,000 to in excess of 4,000 square feet, with locations in Buffalo (three), Williamsville and Rochester in New York State, Delray Beach, Florida and Toronto, Canada. The Company’s subsidiaries include Hot Spot Concord Place Inc., Williamsville Spot Inc., Spot Coffee Buffalo Inc., Spot Coffee Hertel Inc., Valshire Spot Inc. and Florida Spot Inc. On May 27, 2011, SPoT announced the reopening of its Rochester cafe. On November 13, 2011, the Company announced the opening of its seventh new cafe, SPoT Hertel. http://www.spotcoffee.com/
Feronia Inc. operates, through its subsidiaries in the business of agriculture, producing rice, palm oil and palm kernel oil in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Company's focus is on its Arable Farming operations and Oil Palm operations. Oil Palm products includes crude palm oil (CPO), palm kernel oil (PKO), and palm kernel expeller (PKE). Arable Farming products include rice, edible beans and other crops which include fruits and vegetables. Feronia operates oil palm plantations in the Democratic Republic of Congo with 76.17% of the shares of Plantations et Huileries du Congo S.c.A.R.L (PHC). Feronia PHC’s three plantations span 107,892 hectares. The plantations are all located adjacent to or nearby the Congo River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Feronia PHC's products are transported by barge to the capital, Kinshasa. Kinshasa-based refineries purchase 100% of PHC’s local production. http://feronia.com/
FORMATION METALS INC-FCO.T
Formation Metals Inc. is a mineral exploration, development and refining company. The Company is engaged in the business of exploring minerals in Canada, the United States and Mexico either directly or indirectly through its wholly owned subsidiaries. The Company’s main focus is its flagship project, the 100% owned Idaho Cobalt Project (the ICP), which is consists of the ICP mine site (ICP Mine Site) located in Lemhi County, Idaho, near the town of Salmon, and the Big Creek Hydrometallurgical Refining Complex (Complex) located in Shoshone County, near the town of Kellogg, Idaho. Other minerals being explored for by the Company’s various subsidiaries include silver, gold, copper, lead, zinc, uranium, platinum, palladium and rare earth elements. The Company also owns a hydrometallurgical facility in Northern Idaho. The facility also contains a precious metals refinery. The Company has a 100% interest claims located in Lemhi County, Idaho. http://www.formationmetals.com/s/Home.asp
STARCORE INTERNATIONAL MINES LTD-SAM.T
Starcore is engaged in exploring, extracting and processing gold and silver through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Compañia Minera Peña de Bernal, S.A. de C.V., which owns the San Martin mine in Queretaro, Mexico. The Company is a public reporting issuer on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The Company is also engaged in owning, acquiring, exploiting, exploring and evaluating mineral properties, and either joint venturing or developing these properties further. The Company has interests in properties which are exclusively located in Mexico. http://www.starcore.com/s/Home.asp
SEA BREEZE POWER CORP-SBX.V
Sea Breeze Power Corp. (Sea Breeze) is engaged in the business of developing utility-scale renewable energy, and, through a 50% owned subsidiary, developing independent transmission systems. The Company is focused on developing its renewable energy sites, and on obtaining long-term power purchase agreements in the British Columbia and western United States markets. The Company is also engaged in the development work on its transmission project, Juan de Fuca Cable. Sea Breeze also provides consulting services to third parties on matters and activities relating to renewable energy technologies. As of December 31, 2011, the Company’s geographic focus for wind projects is British Columbia, with its transmission activities extending from British Columbia to California. The Company’s properties includes Cascade Heritage Power Project, Cape Scott Wind Farm, Knob Hill Phase II and Bouleau Mountain. The Company’s subsidiary includes Sea Breeze Energy Inc. and Powerhouse Developments Inc. http://www.seabreezepower.com/
Encanto Potash Corp. is an exploration and development company. The Company is primarily focused on the development of potash mineral deposits located on the Muskowekwan First Nation reserve lands located approximately 100 kilometers north of Regina,Saskatchewan. In addition to its flagship property, the Company holds a 100% interest in several other potash properties in Saskatchewan, including the Ochapowace and Chacachas First Nation lands, and the Spar property and KP452 claim. The Muskowekwan property is located in southeastern Saskatchewan, approximately 100 kilometers north of Regina, and comprises a total of approximately 58,300 acres. The Spar property is located just north of Saskatoon on provincial lands and is approximately 140,000 acres in size. It holds an undivided 100% interest in the Spar Property and KP452 claim.
BLACK IRON INC-BKI.T
Black Iron is a Canadian iron ore exploration and development company advancing its 100% owned Shymanivske Project located in Kriviy Rih, Ukraine, to production. This Shymanivske Project contains 646 million tonnes measured and indicated resources grading 31.6% iron and 188 million tonnes inferred resources grading 30.1% iron which can be concentrated to ~68% iron. The project is surrounded by five other operating mines including ArcelorMittal’s iron ore complex. Existing infrastructure, including access to power, rail and port facilities, allows for a quick development timeline to production. http://www.blackiron.com/
Black Iron also holds an exploration permit for the adjacent Zelenivske Project, which it intends to further explore to determine its potential.
WILD CARD PICKS FOR 2013 IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER: