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I have a 40 year background in accounting and finance at a number of public and private companies in increasingly responsible positions and have been a CFO for the last 20 years. My background in preparing financial statements, reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission and having been involved in a number of company sales and purchases are invaluable tools in reading and understanding public company financial statements and their valuations.

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CSI Update-May 2021

2021 has been a barnburner for me so far. I am up 40.6% compared to the DOW which is up 12.8% and NASDAQ which is up 6.7%. May was a down month for NASDAQ but up for the DOW and down slightly for me (.4%). I didn’t sell anything in May, but I bought a few stocks.

In late 2015 I started offering a paid subscription service which is similar to the Blog, but I tell you exactly what stocks I bought and why—and sold every day, with a weekly summary of activity, open positions, how many shares I own and their valuations.

The cost to subscribe is $50 a month for individuals, with a 100 subscriber limit. First-time subscribers can purchase a 3 month subscription for $100. I am not trying to get rich by having thousands of subscribers. I do this for self-discipline in my investing, so I am accountable to someone besides myself, which helps keep me focused.

Through May, 2021, I have averaged a 51% gain on the 58 stocks I have sold (54 winners and 4 losers) in my private portfolio since January 1, 2016. Fourteen of the 58 stocks have had buy-out offers, including two in 2016, six in 2017, two in 2018, none in 2019, two in 2020 and two so far in 2021.

My total portfolio was up 30.6% in 2020 and 72.8% in 2019.I took profit in almost the entire gains and banked it in cash.

We stopped publishing our free weekly CSI Blog after 10 years of publishing at the end of 2015. We closed out all of our remaining stock positions on the Blog in February 2021. Since inception in 2006, we had 73 winners, 20 losers for a 78.5% win-rate with an average gain of 38.9%.

If you are interested in becoming one of my private paid subscribers, please e-mail me at daveosowski@gmail.com to get all the terms and conditions.

Here is the list of private subscription stocks I have bought and closed out my position on, since December 2015.

2021 Lee Enterprises, 115% gain

2021 Leaf Group, 84% gain-Buy-Out

2021 Evolving Systems, 222% gain

2021 DHI Group, 49% gain

2021 Avid Technology, 143% gain

2021 Synacor, 10% loss-Buy-Out

2021 Extreme Networks, 52% gain

2021 Synchronoss, 77% gain

2021 Accuray, 62% gain

2021 Alphatec, 96% gain

2020 ZAGG 43% loss-Buy-Out

2020 Alaska Comm. 46% gain-Buy-Out (again)

2020 MIX Telegraphics, 27% gain

2020 QUAD Graphics, 3% gain

2020 VOXX, 1% gain

2020 Alaska Comm. 46% gain

2020 Cutera, 31% gain

2020 Aviat Networks, sold remaining 1/3 for a 7% gain (overall 15% gain)

2020 DHI .4% gain

2020 QUAD Graphics 54% gain

2020 Medical equipment company-sold 33% for a 61% gain

2020 Old line media company-sold 50% for a 44% gain

2019 EXFO, 1% gain

2019 PERI, 77% gain

2019 Quantum Corp, sold for 48% gain

2019 EXTR, 15% gain

2019 Medical Device company, sold 50% for a 53% gain

2019 DHI Corp, 46% gain

2019 Medical device company, (sold 80%), 69% gain

2019 Lantronix, 41% gain

2019 PDLI, 15% gain

2018 The Rubicon Project 1% gain

2018 Otelco 116% gain.

2018 Global Ship Lease 4% gain, Buy-Out

2018 Telecom Services (57% sold) 3% gain

2018 Lantronix, 52% gain

2018 Ceragon Networks, 82% gain

2018 Aviat Newtowrks. (1/3 sold) 17% gain

2018 Pitney Bowes 31% gain

2018 Calix-1% gain

2018 Xerox 34% gain, Buy-Out

2018 RMG Networks-1% gain

2017 Telecommunications Co., 59% gain (partial sale)

2017 magicJack 17% gain, Buy-Out

2017 eGain 56% gain

2017 YUME 90% gain, Buy-Out

2017 MaxPoint Interactive 60% gain

2017 Shortel 24% gain, Buy-Out

2017 Tremor Video 25% gain

2017 MRV Communications 6% loss, Buy-Out

2017 Ceragon Networks 55% gain

2017 Angie’s List 60% gain, Buy-Out

2017 Lantronix 135% gain

2017 Syneron Medical 46% gain, Buy-Out

2017 RocketFuel 140% gain

2017 Conduent .1% gain

2017 Harmonic 74% gain

2016 Ceragon Networks 48% gain

2016 Alphatec 71% gain

2016 Universal Insurance 36% gain

2016 Mitel Networks 15% gain

2016 Avid Technology 50% gain

2016 Silicon Graphics 70% gain, Buy-Out

2016 Imatron 30% gain

2016 Harmonic 80% gain

2016 United Online 5% loss, Buy-Out

CSI Update, April 2021

2021 has been a barnburner for me so far. I am up 41% compared to the DOW which is up 10.7% and NASDAQ which is up 8.3%.

In late 2015 I started offering a paid subscription service which is similar to the Blog, but I tell you exactly what stocks I bought and why—and sold every day, with a weekly summary of activity, open positions, how many shares I own and their valuations.

The cost to subscribe is $50 a month for individuals, with a 100 subscriber limit. First time subscribers can get their first 3 months subscription for $100.

Through March, 2021, I have averaged a 50.5% gain on the 57 stocks I have sold (53 winners and 4 losers) in my private portfolio since January 1, 2016. Fourteen of the 57 stocks have had buy-out offers, including two in 2016, six in 2017, two in 2018, none in 2019, two in 2020 and two so far in 2021.

My total portfolio was up 30.6% in 2020 and 72.8% in 2019.I took profit in almost the entire gains and banked it in cash.

We stopped publishing our free weekly CSI Blog after 10 years of publishing at the end of 2015. We closed out all of our remaining stock positions on the Blog in February 2021. Since inception in 2006, we had 73 winners, 20 losers for a 78.5% win-rate with an average gain of 38.9%.

If you are interested in becoming one of my private paid subscribers, please e-mail me at daveosowski@gmail.com to get all of the terms and conditions.

Here is the list of private subscription stocks I have bought and closed out my position on, since December 2015.

2021 Leaf Group, 84% gain-Buy-Out

2021 Evolving Systems, 222% gain

2021 DHI Group, 49% gain

2021 Avid Technology, 143% gain

2021 Synacor, 10% loss-Buy-Out

2021 Extreme Networks, 52% gain

2021 Synchronoss, 77% gain

2021 Accuray, 62% gain

2021 Alphatec, 96% gain

2020 ZAGG 43% loss-Buy-Out

2020 Alaska Comm. 46% gain-Buy-Out (again)

2020 PDL BioPharma, 34% gain

2020 MIX Telegraphics, 27% gain

2020 QUAD Graphics, 3% gain

2020 VOXX, 1% gain

2020 Alaska Comm. 46% gain

2020 Cutera, 31% gain

2020 Aviat Networks, sold remaining 1/3 for a 7% gain (overall 15% gain)

2020 DHI .4% gain

2020 QUAD Graphics 54% gain

2020 Medical equipment company-sold 33% for a 61% gain

2020 Old line media company-sold 50% for a 44% gain

2019 EXFO, 1% gain

2019 PERI, 77% gain

2019 Quantum Corp, sold for 48% gain

2019 EXTR, 15% gain

2019 Medical Device company, sold 50% for a 53% gain

2019 DHI Corp, 46% gain

2019 Medical device company, (sold 80%), 69% gain

2019 Lantronix, 41% gain

2019 PDLI, 15% gain

2018 The Rubicon Project 1% gain

2018 Otelco 116% gain.

2018 Global Ship Lease 4% gain, Buy-Out

2018 Telecom Services (57% sold) 3% gain

2018 Lantronix, 52% gain

2018 Ceragon Networks, 82% gain

2018 Aviat Newtowrks. (1/3 sold) 17% gain

2018 Pitney Bowes 31% gain

2018 Calix-1% gain

2018 Xerox 34% gain, Buy-Out

2018 RMG Networks-1% gain

2017 Telecommunications Co., 59% gain (partial sale)

2017 magicJack 17% gain, Buy-Out

2017 eGain 56% gain

2017 YUME 90% gain, Buy-Out

2017 MaxPoint Interactive 60% gain

2017 Shortel 24% gain, Buy-Out

2017 Tremor Video 25% gain

2017 MRV Communications 6% loss, Buy-Out

2017 Ceragon Networks 55% gain

2017 Angie’s List 60% gain, Buy-Out

2017 Lantronix 135% gain

2017 Syneron Medical 46% gain, Buy-Out

2017 RocketFuel 140% gain

2017 Conduent .1% gain

2017 Harmonic 74% gain

2016 Ceragon Networks 48% gain

2016 Alphatec 71% gain

2016 Universal Insurance 36% gain

2016 Mitel Networks 15% gain

2016 Avid Technology 50% gain

2016 Silicon Graphics 70% gain, Buy-Out

2016 Imatron 30% gain

2016 Harmonic 80% gain

2016 United Online 5% loss, Buy-Out

CSI Update March 2021

2021 has been a barnburner for me so far. I am up 42% compared to the DOW which is up 7.8% and NASDAQ which is up 2.8%.

In late 2015 I started offering a paid subscription service which is similar to the Blog, but I tell you exactly what stocks I bought and why—and sold every day, with a weekly summary of activity, open positions, how many shares I own and their valuations.

Through March, 2021, I have averaged a 49.9% gain on the 57 stocks I have sold (53 winners and 4 losers) in my private portfolio since January 1, 2016. Thirteen of the 57 stocks have had buy-out offers, including two in 2016, six in 2017, two in 2018, none in 2019, two in 2020 and one so far in 2021.

My total portfolio which is in the seven figures was up 30.6% in 2020 and 72.8% in 2019.I took profit in almost the entire gains and banked it in cash.

We stopped publishing our free weekly CSI Blog after 10 years of publishing at the end of 2015. We closed out all of our remaining stock positions on the Blog in February 2021. Since inception in 2006, we had 73 winners, 20 losers for a 78.5% win-rate with an average gain of 38.9%.

If you are interested in becoming one of my private paid subscribers, please e-mail me at daveosowski@gmail.com.

Here is the list of private subscription stocks I have bought and closed out my position on, since December 2015.

2021 Evolving Systems, 222% gain

2021 DHI Group, 49% gain

2021 Avid Technology, 143% gain

2021 Synacor, 10% loss-Buy-Out

2021 Extreme Networks, 52% gain

2021 Synchronoss, 77% gain

2021 Accuray, 62% gain

2021 Alphatec, 96% gain

2020 ZAGG 43% loss-Buy-Out

2020 Alaska Comm. 46% gain-Buy-Out (again)

2020 PDL BioPharma, 34% gain

2020 MIX Telegraphics, 27% gain

2020 QUAD Graphics, 3% gain

2020 VOXX, 1% gain

2020 Alaska Comm. 46% gain

2020 Cutera, 31% gain

2020 Aviat Networks, sold remaining 1/3 for a 7% gain (overall 15% gain)

2020 DHI .4% gain

2020 QUAD Graphics 54% gain

2020 Medical equipment company-sold 33% for a 61% gain

2020 Old line media company-sold 50% for a 44% gain

2019 EXFO, 1% gain

2019 PERI, 77% gain

2019 Quantum Corp, sold for 48% gain

2019 EXTR, 15% gain

2019 Medical Device company, sold 50% for a 53% gain

2019 DHI Corp, 46% gain

2019 Medical device company, (sold 80%), 69% gain

2019 Lantronix, 41% gain

2019 PDLI, 15% gain

2018 The Rubicon Project 1% gain

2018 Otelco 116% gain.

2018 Global Ship Lease 4% gain

2018 Telecom Services (57% sold) 3% gain

2018 Lantronix, 52% gain

2018 Ceragon Networks, 82% gain

2018 Aviat Newtowrks. (1/3 sold) 17% gain

2018 Pitney Bowes 31% gain

2018 Calix-1% gain

2018 Xerox 34% gain, Buy-Out

2018 RMG Networks-1% gain

2017 Telecommunications Co., 59% gain (partial sale)

2017 magicJack 17% gain, Buy-Out

2017 eGain 56% gain

2017 YUME 90% gain, Buy-Out

2017 MaxPoint Interactive 60% gain

2017 Shortel 24% gain, Buy-Out

2017 Tremor Video 25% gain

2017 MRV Communications 6% loss, Buy-Out

2017 Ceragon Networks 55% gain

2017 Angie’s List 60% gain, Buy-Out

2017 Lantronix 135% gain

2017 Syneron Medical 46% gain, Buy-Out

2017 RocketFuel 140% gain

2017 Conduent .1% gain

2017 Harmonic 74% gain

2016 Ceragon Networks 48% gain

2016 Alphatec 71% gain

2016 Universal Insurance 36% gain

2016 Mitel Networks 15% gain

2016 Avid Technology 50% gain

2016 Silicon Graphics 70% gain, Buy-Out

2016 Imatron 30% gain

2016 Harmonic 80% gain

2016 United Online 5% loss, Buy-Out

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CSI Update, February 2021, Private Subscribers

We stopped publishing our free weekly CSI Blog after 10 years of publishing at the end of 2015. We have now closed out all of our remaining stock positions on the Blog.

In late 2015 I started offering a paid subscription service which is similar to the Blog, but I tell you exactly what stocks I bought and why—and sold every day, with a weekly summary of activity, open positions, how many shares I own and their valuations.

Through February, 2021, I have averaged a 47.3% gain on the 54 stocks I have sold (50 winners and 4 losers) in my private portfolio since January 1, 2016. Thirteen of the 54 stocks have had buy-out offers, including two in 2016, six in 2017, two in 2018, none in 2019, two in 2020 and one so far in 2021.

My total portfolio was up 30.6% in 2020 and 72.8% in 2019.I took profit in almost the entire gains and banked it in cash.

2021 has been a barnburner for me so far. I am up 38% compared to the DOW which is up 1.1% and NASDAQ which is up 2.4%.

If you are interested in becoming one of my private paid subscribers, please e-mail me at daveosowski@gmail.com.

Here is the list of private subscription stocks I have bought and closed out my position on, since December 2015.

2021 Avid Technology, 143% gain

2021 Synacor, 10% loss-Buy-Out

2021 Extreme Networks, 52% gain

2021 Synchronoss, 77% gain

2021 Accuray, 62% gain

2021 Alphatec, 96% gain

2020 ZAGG 43% loss-Buy-Out

2020 Alaska Comm. 46% gain-Buy-Out

2020 PDL BioPharma, 34% gain

2020 MIX Telegraphics, 27% gain

2020 QUAD Graphics, 3% gain

2020 VOXX, 1% gain

2020 Alaska Comm. 46% gain

2020 Cutera, 31% gain

2020 Aviat Networks, sold remaining 1/3 for a 7% gain (overall 15% gain)

2020 DHI .4% gain

2020 QUAD Graphics 54% gain

2020 Medical equipment company-sold 33% for a 61% gain

2020 Old line media company-sold 50% for a 44% gain

2019 EXFO, 1% gain

2019 PERI, 77% gain

2019 Quantum Corp, sold for 48% gain

2019 EXTR, 15% gain

2019 Medical Device company, sold 50% for a 53% gain

2019 DHI Corp, 46% gain

2019 Medical device company, (sold 80%), 69% gain

2019 Lantronix, 41% gain

2019 PDLI, 15% gain

2018 The Rubicon Project 1% gain

2018 Otelco 116% gain.

2018 Global Ship Lease 4% gain

2018 Telecom Services (57% sold) 3% gain

2018 Lantronix, 52% gain

2018 Ceragon Networks, 82% gain

2018 Aviat Newtowrks. (1/3 sold) 17% gain

2018 Pitney Bowes 31% gain

2018 Calix-1% gain

2018 Xerox 34% gain, Buy-Out

2018 RMG Networks-1% gain

2017 Telecommunications Co., 59% gain (partial sale)

2017 magicJack 17% gain, Buy-Out

2017 eGain 56% gain

2017 YUME 90% gain, Buy-Out

2017 MaxPoint Interactive 60% gain

2017 Shortel 24% gain, Buy-Out

2017 Tremor Video 25% gain

2017 MRV Communications 6% loss, Buy-Out

2017 Ceragon Networks 55% gain

2017 Angie’s List 60% gain, Buy-Out

2017 Lantronix 135% gain

2017 Syneron Medical 46% gain, Buy-Out

2017 RocketFuel 140% gain

2017 Conduent .1% gain

2017 Harmonic 74% gain

2016 Ceragon Networks 48% gain

2016 Alphatec 71% gain

2016 Universal Insurance 36% gain

2016 Mitel Networks 15% gain

2016 Avid Technology 50% gain

2016 Silicon Graphics 70% gain, Buy-Out

2016 Imatron 30% gain

2016 Harmonic 80% gain

2016 United Online 5% loss, Buy-Out

CSI Update, February 2021, Free Blog

In February we sold both AVID and SYNC, closing out all of our free blog recommendations. We sold AVID at $23.01 for a 175% gain and we sold SYNC for a 15% loss even though they got a takeover offer. The offer was only for $2.20.

Since inception in 2006, we had 73 winners, 20 losers for a 78.5% win-rate with an average gain of 38.9%.

I will still be posting updates on my Private Subscription service going forward.

CSI Update, January 2021, Private Subscribers

We stopped publishing our free weekly CSI Blog after 10 years of publishing at the end of 2015. We are following our 2 remaining open positions until the end.

In late 2015 I started offering a paid subscription service which is similar to the Blog, but we tell you exactly what stocks we bought and why—and sold every day, with a weekly summary of activity, open positions, how many shares we own and their valuations.

Through January, 2021, I have averaged a 46.8% gain on the 51 stocks I have sold (48 winners and 3 losers) in my private portfolio since January 1, 2016. Twelve of the 51 stocks have had buy-out offers, including six in 2017 and two in 2018, none in 2019 and two in 2020.

My total portfolio was up 30.6% in 2020 and 72.8% in 2019.I took profit in almost the entire gains and banked it in cash.

2021 has been a barnburner for me. I am up 19.6% compared to the DOW which is down 2%, NASDAQ which is up 1.4%.

If you are interested in becoming one of our private paid subscribers, please e-mail me at daveosowski@gmail.com.

Here is the list of private subscription stocks I have bought and closed out my position since December 2015.

2021 Synchronoss, 77% gain

2021 Accuray, 62% gain

2021 Alphatec, 96% gain

2020 ZAGG 43% loss-Buy-Out

2020 Alaska Comm. 46% gain-Buy-Out

2020 PDL BioPharma, 34% gain

2020 MIX Telegraphics, 27% gain

2020 QUAD Graphics, 3% gain

2020 VOXX, 1% gain

2020 Alaska Comm. 46% gain

2020 Cutera, 31% gain

2020 Aviat Networks, sold remaining 1/3 for a 7% gain (overall 15% gain)

2020 DHI .4% gain

2020 QUAD Graphics 54% gain

2020 Medical equipment company-sold 33% for a 61% gain

2020 Old line media company-sold 50% for a 44% gain

2019 EXFO, 1% gain

2019 PERI, 77% gain

2019 Quantum Corp, sold for 48% gain

2019 EXTR, 15% gain

2019 Medical Device company, sold 50% for a 53% gain

2019 DHI Corp, 46% gain

2019 Medical device company, (sold 80%), 69% gain

2019 Lantronix, 41% gain

2019 PDLI, 15% gain

2018 The Rubicon Project 1% gain

2018 Otelco 116% gain.

2018 Global Ship Lease 4% gain

2018 Telecom Services (57% sold) 3% gain

2018 Lantronix, 52% gain

2018 Ceragon Networks, 82% gain

2018 Aviat Newtowrks. (1/3 sold) 17% gain

2018 Pitney Bowes 31% gain

2018 Calix-1% gain

2018 Xerox 34% gain, Buy-Out

2018 RMG Networks-1% gain

2017 Telecommunications Co., 59% gain (partial sale)

2017 magicJack 17% gain, Buy-Out

2017 eGain 56% gain

2017 YUME 90% gain, Buy-Out

2017 MaxPoint Interactive 60% gain

2017 Shortel 24% gain, Buy-Out

2017 Tremor Video 25% gain

2017 MRV Communications 6% loss, Buy-Out

2017 Ceragon Networks 55% gain

2017 Angie’s List 60% gain, Buy-Out

2017 Lantronix 135% gain

2017 Syneron Medical 46% gain, Buy-Out

2017 RocketFuel 140% gain

2017 Conduent .1% gain

2017 Harmonic 74% gain

2016 Ceragon Networks 48% gain

2016 Alphatec 71% gain

2016 Universal Insurance 36% gain

2016 Mitel Networks 15% gain

2016 Avid Technology 50% gain

2016 Silicon Graphics 70% gain, Buy-Out

2016 Imatron 30% gain

2016 Harmonic 80% gain

2016 United Online 5% loss, Buy-Out

CSI Update-January 2021, Free Blog

Of our closed out positions on the Blog, since inception, we have had 72 winners, 19 losers for a 79.1% win-rate with an average gain of 36.8%.

We will continue to update on the remaining stock positions individually until they are all sold.

January 2021 Legacy Positions:

SYNC

Share cost $2.56

Current Price $1.69

Lifetime Gain (Loss) (34%)

YTD Gain 24%

Current Valuation $2.27

Price to Value ratio 74%

Prior Valuation $2.59

AVID

Share cost $8.35

Current Price $17.04

Lifetime gain 104%

YTD Gain 7%

Current Valuation $17.78

Price to Value ratio 96%

Prior Valuation $14.48