My first stock purchase on this journey was going to be Activision, ATVI. I even made sure I was up early today to check out the stock and look for an In today. I liked the stock because I have found it impossible to find Guitar Hero 3 for the Wii. There were also rumors that Vivendi might buy it up. That meant that I wanted to get in and out of the stock in the next 3 weeks, right before Christmas. I thought the two above factors would mean good price action in the short term, with a good long term story of a growing gaming industry and a hot game franchise. The stock has rebounded since hitting a dip in November, so it wasn't too expensive and look ready to go up for a run.
Well, right before the bell Vivendi announced they were purchasing Activision. Stock Jumped 20% on the news. Since Vivendi has put a price on the stock now, it's pointless to try and get in. Would have been nice to get a quick 20% return on my money. Oh well, on to the next stock.