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Archive for November, 2008

Posted by Martin November 30, 2008

Investor’s checklist III. – Strategy 1.

Investor's checklist III. - Strategy 1.

Having a strategy in a battlefield was a key to a battle or a war victory. Having a strategy in a business is a key to a success in everyone’s business. People plan their work, vacation and even their family budget (well, some of them). Every morning when we get up, we may start our Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 28, 2008

Picks 11/24 – 11/28

No new picks. There is nothing to buy out there. Existing holdings: 100% CASH Contribution this week: $0 Starting account value = $1,903.78 Account value = $1,809.80 (without margin) Buying power = $1,809.80 Portfolio Gain/loss this week = -4.94% Portfolio Gain/Loss for NOVEMBER 2008 = -5.74% Portfolio Gain/loss since inception = -19.19% Annual Return (CAGR): Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 27, 2008

DEAR FELLOW INVESTORS

Posted by Martin November 26, 2008

The stock market: promises and wishful thoughts

The stock market: promises and wishful thoughts

When the stock market started rocketing last Monday, I was very suspicious about it. I truly wished the market would turn already, finish its bottoming and start moving up, even slowly, carefully, but with confidence. Then I have realized that all this move is based on a fake power. The news that the Government is Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 26, 2008

Protect your money: timing the market

I wrote about timing the market in my previous post to emphasize this approach and to show that it is a good strategy, which every individual investor who wants to manage his own portfolio actively and make money consistently should learn and practice as long as he or she becomes a pro. This strategy can Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 22, 2008

Picks 11/17 – 11/21

No new picks. There is nothing to buy out there. Existing holdings: 100% CASH Contribution this week: $0 Starting account value = $1,903.78 Account value = $1,809.80 (without margin) Buying power = $1,809.80 Portfolio Gain/loss this week = -4.94% Portfolio Gain/Loss for NOVEMBER 2008 = -5.74% Portfolio Gain/loss since inception = -19.19% Annual Return (CAGR): Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 21, 2008

AFAM sold

Here we go, AFAM hit my stop loss and has been sold. 11/21/2008 10:57:50 Sold 10 AFAM @ 38.1306 Now I am 100% in cash and waiting for the market to provide new opportunities. Until then I will be saving money and wait. Subscribe to Hello Suckers today!

Posted by Martin November 20, 2008

AFAM dragged down by the stock market weakness

AFAM dragged down by the stock market weakness

This is the post from Hello Suckers. The stock market sank by 445 points again. Leading stocks such as AFAM headed south pulled by the market without mercy and became a proof that trading against the market is fools’ play. Do not buy any new positions and wait for the market. Technorati Tags: stock market, Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 19, 2008

Stock Market diving

Stock Market diving

This is the post from Hello Suckers Dow -427.47 -5.07% 7,997.28 Nasdaq -96.85 -6.53% 1,386.42 S&P -52.54 -6.12% 806.58 The stock market suffered another huge sell-off today. Volume was light, however Dow ended below psychological level of 8000 points and erased all gains since April 2003. The path to lower levels is now open. Tomorrow Continue reading →

Posted by Martin November 15, 2008

Investor’s checklist II.

This is a post from Hello Suckers. In my previous post of Investor’s checklist, I tried to emphasize how an investor can prepare himself for investing. Now (November 2008) we have the best time for such preparation. The market is in correction and nobody knows when this decline stops, so the best to do now Continue reading →