This Week on StockHouse February 5 to February 9

Friday, February 9, 2007
By the StockHouse editorial team


The week began with a silver lining. Orko Silver (TSX: V.OK, BullBoards), a silver junior with a big land position in the Durango State in Mexico, was the featured firm in Danny Deadlock’s Micro-cap Monday column.

Further south, International PBX (TSX: V.PBX, BullBoards) holds some interesting copper properties in Chile. But the thing to watch, according to Resource Reportsenior editor Doug Hadfield, is the company’s Copaquire copper molybdenum project in northern Chile.

From rocks to rock ‘n roll – Digital Music licenses digital music recordings to online music stores like Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL BullBoards) iTunes site. The company warranted a strong buy from Institutional Research Partners.

Investors who read Steven Saville‘s latest column may be more cautious about their investments going forward. A forecast for reduced profits and less liquidity had the columnist forecasting a down year for U.S. stock markets.

But natural resources stocks are expected to push higher, according to Clif Droke.

In fact, fundamental and technical factors point to renewed gains for gold exchange traded funds, according to ETF Check columnist Don Vialoux.

In our list of lists, Solitare Minerals (TSX: V.SLT, BullBoards) was the latest junior uranium company to vault to the top of the BullBoards. For more on what users are talking about, check out this week’s StockHouse Top Five.

Among the list ofcompany shenanigans identified by the Securities Sleuth, insiders at Nutrisystem (NASDAQ: NTRI, BullBoards) were selling late last year, and emerged unscathed after warning Q1 earnings would not meet expectations.

Jordan Kimmel, this week’s market wizard, liked the consumer confidence data, which gave him confidence that the bull marketis simply digesting gains.

STANDUP Advice author John De Goey chimed in with a timely column in RRSP season about which questions you ought to be asking your financial advisor.

While contributing editor Nancy Zambell wrote about how to own real estate without qualifying for a mortgage. REITs were the subject of this week’s Financially Fit column.

And in Pure Energy, Mike Schaefer says there could be a civil war brewing within OPEC.

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