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Archive for February, 2010

Picks 02/15 – 02/19

Trading Account:

New [tag]stock picks[/tag] this week:

Stocks bought or added to portfolio this week:
none

Stocks dropped from portfolio this week:
none

Existing & new [tag]holdings[/tag]:

Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%)
[tag]V[/tag] 10 86.81 23.10 2.73

Contribution this week: $0

Current [tag]capital exposure[/tag]: -3.32%     Learn more

New positions available to open: 1     Learn more

Starting [tag]account value[/tag] = $2,030.15

Account value = $2,050.49 (without margin)

Buying power = $5,966.87

[tag]Portfolio Gain/loss[/tag] this week = 1.00%

[tag]Portfolio[/tag] Gain/Loss for FEBRUARY 2010 = 0.65%

Portfolio Gain/loss for 2010 = -19.02%

[tag]Annual Return[/tag] (CAGR): -26.99%

I adjusted my trading rules so I do not buy new positions until the loss exposure gets into the positive territory. The total capital exposure is now calculated based on liquidation value at the stop loss, not the current value as I had that originally.
I believe, this will allow me better managing the portfolio during sell offs.
I am quite busy these days, so I won’t be writing much about my trading, however I will still be showing my trading records.

 
 

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ROTH IRA Account:

New [tag]stock picks[/tag] this week:

none

Existing & new [tag]holdings[/tag]:

NTF Mutual Funds
Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%) Div.
Y(%)
Port.
(%)
AIGYX 83.472 12.21 19.20 1.92 7.89 32
ATIPX 106.395 8.96 13.12 1.40 7.28 30
HISIX 26.918 6.85 -15.61 -7.81 4.56 6
SICNX 34.010 7.05 -10.23 -4.09 4.97 8
SWDSX 40.856 11.74 25.48 5.618 4.00 15
SWLSX 29.814 9.72 20.87 7.76 1.63 9
Individual ETFs
Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%) Div.
Y(%)
Portfolio
(%)
IGD 29.0 12.25 -1.45 -0.41 12.29 100
Individual stocks
Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%) Div.
Y(%)
Portfolio
(%)
Account target and current allocation
Individual stocks 0 42% 0%
NTF Mutual funds 3,166.09 38% 86%
ETFs 355.25 20% 10%

Contribution this week: $0

Starting [tag]account value[/tag] = $3,572.27

Account value = $3,674.98

Dividends received in 2010 = $19.12

Portfolio dividends yield 2010 = 0.52%

Dividends received lifetime = $103.24

[tag]Portfolio Gain/loss[/tag] this week = 2.88%

[tag]Portfolio[/tag] Gain/Loss for FEBRUARY 2010 = 1.79%

Portfolio Gain/loss for 2010 = -0.43%

[tag]Annual Return[/tag] (CAGR): -6.08%

[tag]Portfolio Return[/tag] since inception: -17.88%

My mutual funds are now at the target allocation. At least those funds I already have purchased. I need to buy two more funds and start investing into them to get my mutual funds into balance with my target. I am thinking about buying NOIFX a foreign corporate bonds fund and ADVDX a dividend equity fund. Both funds require an initial investment which I need to save first. Since my broker doesn’t offer better interest than my savings account I will be saving for the initial investment in my savings account. After these funds will have been purchased I will start accumulating along with my plan into mutual funds and then I will start buying individual stocks and ETFs.


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Picks 02/08 – 02/12

Trading Account:

New [tag]stock picks[/tag] this week:

Stocks bought or added to portfolio this week:
Bought 10 V @ 84.5

Stocks dropped from portfolio this week:
none

Existing & new [tag]holdings[/tag]:

Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%)
[tag]V[/tag] 10 84.78 2.80 0.33

Contribution this week: $0

Current [tag]capital exposure[/tag]: -2.71%     Learn more

New positions available to open: 1     Learn more

Starting [tag]account value[/tag] = $2,037.17

Account value = $2,030.15 (without margin)

Buying power = $5,919.37

[tag]Portfolio Gain/loss[/tag] this week = -0.34%

[tag]Portfolio[/tag] Gain/Loss for FEBRUARY 2010 = -0.34%

Portfolio Gain/loss for 2010 = -19.82%

[tag]Annual Return[/tag] (CAGR): -27.75%

 
 

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ROTH IRA Account:

New [tag]stock picks[/tag] this week:

Bought 4.472 SWDSX @ 11.18

Existing & new [tag]holdings[/tag]:

NTF Mutual Funds
Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%) Div.
Y(%)
Port.
(%)
AIGYX 83.472 11.65 -27.55 -2.75 7.89 32
ATIPX 106.395 8.85 1.42 0.15 7.28 31
HISIX 26.918 6.74 -18.57 -9.29 4.56 6
SICNX 34.010 6.93 -14.31 -5.72 4.97 8
SWDSX 40.856 11.37 10.36 2.28 4.00 15
SWLSX 29.814 9.44 12.52 4.66 1.63 9
Individual ETFs
Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%) Div.
Y(%)
Portfolio
(%)
IGD 29.0 11.78 -15.20 -4.26 12.77 100
Individual stocks
Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%) Div.
Y(%)
Portfolio
(%)
Account target and current allocation
Individual stocks 0 42% 0%
NTF Mutual funds 3,077.14 38% 86%
ETFs 341.50 20% 10%

Contribution this week: $150

Starting [tag]account value[/tag] = $3,561.68

Account value = $3,572.27

Dividends received in 2010 = $15.49

Portfolio dividends yield 2010 = 0.45%

Dividends received lifetime = $99.61

[tag]Portfolio Gain/loss[/tag] this week = 0.30%

[tag]Portfolio[/tag] Gain/Loss for FEBRUARY 2010 = -1.05%

Portfolio Gain/loss for 2010 = -3.21%

[tag]Annual Return[/tag] (CAGR): -6.96%

[tag]Portfolio Return[/tag] since inception: -20.17%


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Posted by MartZee February 11, 2010

Visa bought back with the market pick up

The market is improving again and I am adding Visa (V) back to my portfolio. Tomorrow I am going to buy 10 shares of this stock. The total estimated trade should be $851 as per my adjusted rules. I will report this trade tomorrow morning after the shares will have been bought. I am limiting the number of shares to avoid overextending my potential loss, but keeping the total amount of the trade above $800.

The next available trade will be made only when this trade gets into a positive territory, which means even if this trade turns against me, I will be out with a gain, not loss (or loss within the maximum account draw down).

Picks 02/01 – 02/05

Trading Account:

New [tag]stock picks[/tag] this week:

Stocks bought or added to portfolio this week:
none

Stocks dropped from portfolio this week:
none

Existing & new [tag]holdings[/tag]:
100% cash


Contribution this week: $100

Current [tag]capital exposure[/tag]: 0.0%     Learn more

New positions available to open: 0     Learn more

Starting [tag]account value[/tag] = $2,037.17

Account value = $2,037.17 (without margin)

Buying power = $6,790.83

[tag]Portfolio Gain/loss[/tag] this week = 0.0%

[tag]Portfolio[/tag] Gain/Loss for FEBRUARY 2010 = 0.0%

Portfolio Gain/loss for 2010 = -19.54%

[tag]Annual Return[/tag] (CAGR): -27.88%

 
 

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ROTH IRA Account:

New [tag]stock picks[/tag] this week:

Bought 11.612 ATIPX @ 8.99

Existing & new [tag]holdings[/tag]:

NTF Mutual Funds
Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%) Div.
Y(%)
Port.
(%)
AIGYX 83.472 11.73 -20.87 -2.09 7.89 32
ATIPX 106.395 8.94 11.00 1.17 7.28 31
HISIX 26.918 6.69 -19.92 -9.96 4.56 6
SICNX 34.010 6.88 -16.01 -6.40 4.97 8
SWDSX 36.384 11.26 5.51 1.36 4.00 14
SWLSX 29.814 9.36 10.14 3.77 1.63 9
Individual ETFs
Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%) Div.
Y(%)
Portfolio
(%)
IGD 29.0 11.33 -28.13 -7.89 12.77 100
Individual stocks
Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%) Div.
Y(%)
Portfolio
(%)
Account target and current allocation
Individual stocks 0 42% 0%
NTF Mutual funds 3,033.11 38% 89%
ETFs 328.57 20% 10%

Contribution this week: $100

Starting [tag]account value[/tag] = $3,460.21

Account value = $3,411.68

Dividends received in 2010 = $15.49

Portfolio dividends yield 2010 = 0.45%

Dividends received lifetime = $99.61

[tag]Portfolio Gain/loss[/tag] this week = -1.40%

[tag]Portfolio[/tag] Gain/Loss for FEBRUARY 2010 = -1.40%

Portfolio Gain/loss for 2010 = -3.64%

[tag]Annual Return[/tag] (CAGR): -7.36%

[tag]Portfolio Return[/tag] since inception: -21.12%


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