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Posted by Martin September 26, 2008

Picks 09/22 – 09/26

No new picks. Existing holdings: Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%) AFAM 7 41.25 17.36 6.40 BABY 12 22.04 -25.32 -8.74 PEGA 19 12.99 -38.76 -13.57 WCG 6 36.00 -41.40 -16.08 Contribution this week: $0 Starting account value = $2,072.34 Account value = $1,990.88 (without margin) Buying power = $974.84 Portfolio Gain/loss this week = -3.93% Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 25, 2008

How I lost $30,000 account

Trading stocks or commodities is a very good chance for everyone to make a good income every month. Unlike other businesses an investor doesn’t need selling any goods, having hated boss, get up early every morning, paying large overhead, have no employees, dealing with competitors and an investor doesn’t have to work 8 hours a Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 20, 2008

Picks 09/15 – 09/19

No new picks. Existing holdings: Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%) AFAM 7 39.22 3.15 1.16 BABY 12 25.92 21.24 7.33 PEGA 19 13.68 -25.65 -8.98 WCG 6 42.00 -5.40 -2.10 Contribution this week: $0 Starting account value = 2,048.50 Account value = 2,072.34 (without margin) Buying power = 3,002.31 Portfolio Gain/loss this week = 1.16% Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 18, 2008

Market like a crazy cow

If an investor sits in cash during this period it may be funny for him watching this volatile market bouncing up and down like the squirrel in Ice Age: The melt down. This morning the market went down almost another 250 points and at the end it surged up to end up 410 points on Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 15, 2008

LEH in bankruptcy…

So here we are. The 158 years old company is filling for bankruptcy (Yahoo! news, Associated Press). The next morning in the stock market and probably the entire week will be very shaky so we can expect some stormy trading. Monday trading may be very deep sell off. However I agree with this even though Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 12, 2008

Pics 09/08 – 09/12

No new picks. Existing holdings: Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%) AFAM 7 41.98 22.47 8.28 BABY 12 23.05 -13.20 -4.55 PEGA 19 13.02 -38.19 -13.37 WCG 6 42.64 -1.56 -0.61 Contribution this week: $0 Starting account value = 2,032.67 Account value = 2,048.50 (without margin) Buying power = 2,963.03 Portfolio Gain/loss this week = 0.78% Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 09, 2008

Is AFAM showing a sell signal III ?

Today’s sell off just confirmed my concerns regarding the market and possible addition to AFAM. This post is to finish my view at this stock. On some other web sites investors can read analysis about certain stock with possible future outlook, but then none of the web site comes back to the stock to revise Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 08, 2008

Is AFAM showing a sell signal II ?

Is AFAM showing a sell signal II ?

Last Friday AFAM has touched its 50 MA average on high volume. It started dropping as a rock and it was scary move. I mentioned that this move would be a correction only if the stock bounces back on high volume and it would be a good opportunity to add more shares to the existing Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 06, 2008

Pics 09/02 – 09/05

No new picks. Existing holdings: Symbol Qty Last Gain($) Gain(%) AFAM 7 37.64 -7.91 -2.91 BABY 12 24.60 2.04 0.70 PEGA 19 14.66 -26.22 -9.18 WCG 6 41.76 -14.22 -5.52 Contribution this week: $0 Starting account value = 2,115.58 Account value = 2,032.67 (without margin) Buying power = 2,958.94 Portfolio Gain/loss this week = -3.92% Continue reading →

Posted by Martin September 05, 2008

Is AFAM showing a sell signal?

Is AFAM showing a sell signal?

A turbulent market with deep losses turned the trend back to correction. It is difficult to recognize whether this would be the time to give up positions and sell stocks. It requires some experience to find out that a particular stock in investor’s portfolio displays a red flag saying: “This is not correction, I am Continue reading →