Wednesday, 11 February 2015

OIBR - Sell or Hold

I have been trading OIBR for a couple of years and made some profits along the way. But last year, I was not quick enough to sell when I have a little profits and now I'm stuck with this stock. The worst part is that it has undergone consolidation to avoid a delisting from the NYSE.

I bought at around $1.60 and then it went up but I didn't catch it to sell at that moment. After a while, it dropped to below $1 and then towards $0.4. After consolidation (10:1), the stock went up to $3. Now it is trading at about $2.09. I'm thinking of selling it but since I have already lost 90% of the value, I might as well hold it till the end. So what is the end? Maybe another consolidation (split 10:1) or more shares dilution from issuance of new shares to investors. I don't know but recently, the Brazilian phone company Oi SA is going to price its shares as part of an offer to merge with Portugal Telecom. The company may authorized the issuance of up to a maximum of 7.8 billion in new shares. This may happen in April and then there may be price fluctuation and hopefully, the economy improves and the balance sheets of Oibr may look better.

Still holding on for now till May 2015. If the price improves and I can get back 50%, I will consider to sell.

See my update on this.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Google Adsense Alternative - RevenueHits

Another alternative to Google Adsense is RevenueHits. If you have been rejected by Google Adsense or your Adsense account disabled due to invalid activities, do not despair. There are other ad networks alternatives which you can sign up to generate revenues from your website or blogs. RevenueHits use Contextual & Geo targeted Ad Serving technology. Its Performance Base (CPA) Ad Network helps publishers to monetize online assets.

I have signed up with RevenueHits a couple of months ago. Well, it has zero revenue until recently it shows $0.04 in my account. I looked into the report and realised that the normal ad did not generate any revenue. It is the extra tag that is generating the revenue. As you can see in the below table, there is no revenue even when there is click on the banner or button. The real revenue is generated from the extra tag which is the pop-under or bounce. I see the FAQ from the RevenueHits site and it seems that the extra tag was created automatically till you discover it.

RevenueHits report for Placement
I have RevenueHits, Chitika, Infolinks and Bidvertiser in my blogs. So far, I would rate them as:

  1. Infolinks
  2. Chitika
  3. RevenueHits
  4. Bidvertiser
I have zero revenue from Bidvertiser and I'm trying to figure out how to blend in all the above four ad networks. Also, I'm quite annoyed by the pop-up ads and I hope my readers will not be annoyed by this. Drop me your view and comment if you are annoyed by the ads. Thanks.

RevenueHits Daily Stats Report