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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 →

Posted by Martin September 28, 2008

Transfer your savings into investing II.

When I advocated for savings in my previous post, I did not say that investors should save their whole life and then die. The goal is to become financially independent, create enough passive income so an investor can stop working if he wishes and basically retire. However he needs to start somewhere first. It is Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 28, 2008

Reverse Scale System (RSS)

Reverse Scale System (RSS)

When I started investing many years ago I had no plan, no strategy, no discipline and I was losing money. However I was reading books and trying to find some good strategy which would protect my capital and make me money in this stock investing business. There is a lot of books about investing. Many Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 27, 2008

“I cannot save any penny cuz I’m broke”

It is not true. Nobody is so broke that he or she cannot save. When I was a little boy I learned saving myself. I always wanted to be a rich man when I would grow up. My mom concerned about me that I was growing into a greedy person or so. At least she Continue reading →