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Archive for October, 2008

Posted by Martin October 31, 2008

Picks 10/27 – 10/31

No new picks. Existing holdings: Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%) AFAM 10 48.16 67.14 16.20 Contribution this week: $0 Starting account value = $1,852.81 Account value = $1,920.05 (without margin) Buying power = $1,438.45 Portfolio Gain/loss this week = 3.63% Portfolio Gain/Loss for OCTOBER 2008 = -7.91% Portfolio Gain/loss since inception = -14.27% Annual Return Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 31, 2008

AFAM added

AFAM hit my decision point for pyramiding today (10/31/2008). Per the investing plan I added more shares to the existing holdings: 10/31/2008  15:41:33 Bought 3 AFAM @ 47.69 Total shares owned: 10 I have also moved my stop loss higher @38.15

Posted by Martin October 30, 2008

Timing the market – a fool’s play?

Some advisers and investors say timing the market is a fool’s game and every investor should avoid it, because it is impossible to do it successfully and whoever tries it he would lose his investments. These investors and advisers either misinterpret timing or do not understand it at all. Obviously, timing the market doesn’t mean Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 25, 2008

Picks 10/20 – 10/24

No new picks. Existing holdings: Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%) AFAM 7 37.33 -10.08 -3.71 Contribution this week: $0 Starting account value = $1,847.33 Account value = $1,852.81 (without margin) Buying power = $1,591.50 Portfolio Gain/loss this week = 0.30% Portfolio Gain/Loss for OCTOBER 2008 = -11.13% Portfolio Gain/loss since inception = -17.27% Annual Return Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 18, 2008

Picks 10/13 – 10/17

No new picks. Existing holdings: Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%) AFAM 7 36.55 -15.54 -5.72 Contribution this week: $0 Starting account value = $1,836.45 Account value = $1,847.33 (without margin) Buying power = $1591.48 Portfolio Gain/loss this week = 0.59% Portfolio Gain/Loss for OCTOBER 2008 = -11.40% Portfolio Gain/loss since inception = -17.52% Annual Return Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 10, 2008

Picks 10/06 – 10/10

No new picks. Existing holdings: Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%) AFAM 7 35.08 -9.52 -25.83 Contribution this week: $100 Starting account value = $1,887.77 Account value = $1,836.45 (without margin) Buying power = $1590.89 Portfolio Gain/loss this week = -8.02% Portfolio Gain/Loss for OCTOBER 2008 = -12.52% Portfolio Gain/loss since inception = -18.84% Annual Return Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 10, 2008

BABY sold

09:35:03 EDT BABY hit the stop loss and was sold 12 @ 15.7706

Posted by Martin October 06, 2008

Impatience & indiscipline pay the dark rewards

This market is a very good example what it means to be impatient and have no discipline. For me it is a very good lesson which I need to repeat myself every time I try to make trades when the market is not ready. What actually happened? In the beginning of August the market showed Continue reading →

Posted by Martin October 06, 2008

PEGA, WCG sold

10:22:29 EDT WCG hit the stop loss and was sold 6 @ 28.4606 10:09:08 EDT Today PEGA hit my stop loss and was sold 19 @ 9.7906

Posted by Martin October 03, 2008

Picks 09/29 – 10/03

No new picks. Existing holdings: Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%) AFAM 7 37.53 -8.68 -3.20 BABY 12 20.76 -40.68 -14.04 PEGA 19 11.27 -71.44 -25.02 WCG 6 31.16 -70.44 -27.37 Contribution this week: $0 Starting account value = $1,990.88 Account value = $1,887.77 (without margin) Buying power = $974.85 Portfolio Gain/loss this week = -5.18% Continue reading →