Posted by MartZee June 12, 2009
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Picks 06/08 – 06/12


New stock picks this week:

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc (GMCR)
International Paper Co (IP)

Existing & new holdings:

Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%)
GMCR 14 60.43 -25.05 -2.88
IP 55 15.81 0.58 0.07
SYNA 26 38.46 40.58 4.23
V 27 64.36 -45.09 -2.53

Contribution this week: $0

Starting account value = $2,254.50

Account value = $2,093.10 (without margin)

Buying power = $2,398.60

[tag]Portfolio Gain/loss[/tag] this week = -7.16%

[tag]Portfolio[/tag] Gain/Loss for JUNE 2009 = -5.76%

Portfolio Gain/loss for 2009 = -5.28%

[tag]Annual Return[/tag] (CAGR): -20.71%

Although the stock market ended higher for the week, almost all my stocks in my watch list and in my account were hit hard. So, let’s see what will happen next week. Is this down trend beginning of a long term correction, or just profit taking? The most important would be Monday’s trading to find out.


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Posted by MartZee June 11, 2009
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GMCR – new position opened


Today I also bought Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc (GMCR). I bought 14 shares @ 62.11 and set my stop loss @ 55.31. Total risk per trade will be 11.02% which is 3% of the entire portfolio value.




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Posted by Martin June 11, 2009
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IP – new position added


Today I bought International Paper (IP). I bought 55 shares @ 15.80 and set my stop loss @ 13.60. Total risk per trade will be 13.68% which is 3% of the entire portfolio value. The stock broke up from a short consolidation and indicates following an up-trend.




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Posted by MartZee June 10, 2009
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International Paper (IP)


International Paper (IP) is another stock which I am about to add to my portfolio. Today it broke from consolidation. Tomorrow I will review the stock in more detail and based on the trading results (if the price will continue up) I will buy this stock.




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Posted by MartZee June 08, 2009
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Citigroup to be dropped off of my portfolio

Citigroup to be dropped off of my portfolio

When I was looking at [tag]Citigroup[/tag] (C) as a potential [tag]buy[/tag], it was in the time when the [tag]price[/tag] was [tag]up-trending[/tag], creating new high highs and high lows and I considered this purchase a pure [tag]gambling[/tag]. I knew it and a was buying it with it in my mind. A pure [tag]speculation[/tag].

Citigroup

However, when I was buying (see the magenta arrow in the [tag]chart[/tag]), the [tag]stock[/tag] stopped creating the new high highs and high lows. I do not like what I can see on the chart. The stock is [tag]down-trending[/tag] or being in [tag]consolidation[/tag]. It has no [tag]momentum[/tag], which it had a few weeks ago.

I decided to drop this stock, but have it in my [tag]Watch list[/tag].


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Posted by MartZee June 07, 2009
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Market monitor – Sectors & Industries


Sectors are slowing down and rotating. However, we may be expecting some growth in upcoming month as Nick Godt is saying in his article. Well, if he is right, it may be the right time to buy some more positions from leading industries. When I chatted with Kevin last week about investing, he got a very good point:

“Do not invest in more than two companies within one sector.”

Very good point I think. Here are the sectors I could compile from the last week market performance. So let’s search for new opportunities within these sectors.

Last 30 days [tag]performance[/tag] (top 5):

Consumer goods +7.47%
Oil & Gas +7.40%
Financials +6.96%
Basic materials +5.86%
Technology +5.30%

(Data retrieved from [tag]financial[/tag] websites such as [tag]MarketWatch[/tag], [tag]MSN Money[/tag], [tag]Yahoo Finance[/tag], and others)


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Posted by Martin June 05, 2009
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Picks 06/01 – 06/05


New stock picks this week:

None

Existing & new holdings:

Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%)
C 47 3.46 -26.29 -13.92
SYNA 26 37.41 13.28 1.38
V 27 69.28 87.75 4.92

Contribution this week: $0

Starting account value = $2,221.04

Account value = $2,254.50 (without margin)

Buying power = $3,770.78

[tag]Portfolio Gain/loss[/tag] this week = 1.51%

[tag]Portfolio[/tag] Gain/Loss for JUNE 2009 = 1.51%

Portfolio Gain/loss for 2009 = 2.02%

[tag]Annual Return[/tag] (CAGR): -14.59%


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Posted by Martin June 01, 2009
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SYNA – new position opened


Today I decided to buy Synaptics Inc (SYNA). I bought 26 shares @ 36.89 and set my stop loss @ 31.94. Total risk per trade will be 13.42% which is 3% of the entire portfolio value. The stock is trending up, creating new high highs and new high lows.




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Posted by Martin May 29, 2009
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Picks 05/25 – 05/29


New stock picks this week:

None

Existing & new holdings:

Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%)
C 47 3.72 -14.07 -7.45
V 27 67.71 45.36 2.54

Contribution this week: $0

Starting account value = $2,165.77

Account value = $2,221.04 (without margin)

Buying power = $4,436.93

[tag]Portfolio Gain/loss[/tag] this week = 2.55%

[tag]Portfolio[/tag] Gain/Loss for MAY 2009 = 0.97%

Portfolio Gain/loss since inception = -15.86%

[tag]Annual Return[/tag] (CAGR): -15.86%


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Market monitor – Sectors & Industries


When I was searching for the data from the last week, it seems that the [tag]market[/tag] is losing steam and slowing down. Will the [tag]trend[/tag] enter a [tag]correction[/tag], is it heading for return to its downtrend journey or will it gain new strength to move up? We will see next week.

Last 30 days [tag]performance[/tag] (top 5):

Financials +15.57%
Basic materials +13.53%
Oil & Gas +9.11%
Consumer goods +7.83%
Health Care +6.09%

(Data retrieved from [tag]financial[/tag] websites such as [tag]MarketWatch[/tag], [tag]MSN Money[/tag], [tag]Yahoo Finance[/tag], and others)


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