Three Cheap Speculative Bets

Thursday turned out to a great day for the speculative part of my portfolio. My position in Human Genome Sciences (HGSI) doubled as the company spurned GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) buyout offer of $13 a share. I was fortunate to pick up some shares late last year for $7 and sold them for $14 yesterday.

Human Genome Sciences is typical of some of my small-cap picks -- that is, a relatively underfollowed stock that has seen much better days and a much higher stock price. The majority of times, the company is currently not making money or just breaking even but has prospects for a much brighter future and a much higher stock price. As is typical in the small-cap space, the stock can go sideways for a long time before some piece of good news or M&A activity causes it to skyrocket....481 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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