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Posted by MartZee June 21, 2009

Market monitor – Sectors & Industries

Here are the sectors from the last week. Last 30 days [tag]performance[/tag] (top 5): Technology +7.20% Utilities +5.06% Health Care +3.32% Financials +1.15% Consumer goods +0.93% (Data retrieved from [tag]financial[/tag] websites such as [tag]MarketWatch[/tag], [tag]MSN Money[/tag], [tag]Yahoo Finance[/tag], and others) Stay updated with Hello Suckers Recommended websites & blogs: Dividends4Life Dedicated to the process of Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee June 19, 2009

How many shares to buy per trade to protect your portfolio?

Have you heard advice such as “cut your losses quickly”, “do not risk more than 10% per trade”, “do not risk more than 6% of your portfolio” and similar? I have read about this in many books and I always wondered how to apply this advice to my tiny portfolio to protect it against loses. Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee June 19, 2009

Picks 06/15 – 06/19

New stock picks this week: No new picks Existing & new holdings:

Posted by MartZee June 17, 2009

IP stopped out

International paper was sold on stop loss order today: 06/17/2009 09:52:49 Sold 55 IP @ 13.6306

Posted by MartZee June 13, 2009

Is Visa affected by delinquency?

The answer is easy – not, [tag]Visa[/tag] (V) is not affected at all. You may oppose this answer arguing that it is a [tag]financial institute[/tag], so when people stop paying their [tag]debt[/tag] in their Visa accounts the company gets hit. It is a big misunderstanding how Visa operates. Many people believe that Visa lends [tag]money[/tag] Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee June 12, 2009

Picks 06/08 – 06/12

New stock picks this week: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc (GMCR) International Paper Co (IP) Existing & new holdings:

Posted by MartZee June 11, 2009

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.

Posted by MartZee June 10, 2009

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.

Posted by MartZee June 08, 2009

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]. However, when I Continue reading →

Posted by MartZee June 07, 2009

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 Continue reading →