Zacks $100K Challenge 2007 Top Player Interview Features Level

3 Communications, Hudson City Bancorp, NYSE Euronext and Yahoo! Inc. 
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 26, 2007 introduces its $100K Challenge 2007 top player
interviews, which feature insights from the leaders of the Zacks
Simulator game. This year the Simulator's $100K Challenge allows
investors to prove their stock picking abilities by competing directly
against other players for a possible $100,000 contract with Zacks. 
Sebastian Weber (aka: Weberse) looks for industry leaders and he
is a big fan of dividend paying stocks. This Zacks $100K Challenge
player noted, "I tend to look at an overall industry and focus on its
leaders. I watch the stocks for a while before making any moves. I
care about future prospects of the company more than its historical
price or performance." He added, "I love dividend paying stocks with
good fundamentals even if Wall Street as a whole hates the stock or
the industry. I believe that long term investing along with dividends
provides a greater appreciation on capital." 
Sebastian's investment philosophy has been the impetus for picks
such as Level 3 Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: LVLT), Hudson City
Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: HCBK), NYSE Euronext, Inc. (NYSE: NYX) and
Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO). Click here for the full story exclusively
Highlights from the June 20 interview include: 
How does he know what to buy? 
This stock picker seeks out companies that have a solid business
foundation along with a product or service that can generate strong
sales in the present as well as the future. "Like I said before, I
don't really care about past performance much, future prospects of the
company interest me more," commented Sebastian. 
Sebastian's investment philosophy has been the impetus for picks
such as Level 3 Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: LVLT), Hudson City
Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: HCBK), NYSE Euronext, Inc. (NYSE: NYX) and
Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO). Click here to check out this competitor's
complete portfolio: 
How about getting out of a position? 
"The price gain and the time the stock achieved the price gain are
usually first signals for me to do further research into what may be
ahead for the company. Unless I see that the company is looking into
diversifying to other areas or still has upside potential based on
sales and demand, I usually sell the stock and walk away with the
profit," answered Sebastian. 
In regard to a holding that may be decreasing in value, this
prudent investor will not always impulsively. Sell. He may take
another look at the company's business and its industry. If Sebastian
sees a product or service that is cyclical and has promise going
forward, he may actually invest more in the declining stock. The
Simulator contender referred to this as a form of dollar-cost
averaging in a potentially strong company. 
Check out the complete interview and learn more about the
Simulator at: 
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