|My Wealth Builder 5/28/07 Buy List|
|Shaw Communications B (SJR)||100*|
sold @ $40.15
sold @ $85.77
* 2 for 1 split on 8/3/07
Overall, I am very happy with the performance of these four stocks, given the volatility in the market. The system has worked well in closing out positions in TEX, SJR and AVT. If I were still holding all four stocks, my portfolio return would be much lower at $1795 for a 10.3% gain. Since the last update, POT was down $1.55, weathering last week's big market decline. I have owned POT since June, 2007 and it has contributed significantly with a 67.7% gain in that time.
I continue to be impressed with my commitment to stay with the system recommendations, in spite of the market volatility. In the past, I would have closed out the entire position with this level of volatility. Given the performance of the portfolio, I am glad I held my positions instead of allowing myself to be whipsawed by the market each week. However, because of the recent decline, I may close out the final position of POT this week. Even a strong stock will eventually be impacted by an overall market decline.
The recent events (credit crunch, central bank interventions) originally had convinced me that the bull market is in its last stage, and I was considering closing out these positions during the next significant rally. However, the Fed rate cuts of 0.5% for the discount and Fed funds rate of September 18, 2007 lead me to believe the bull market will last about another year. Recently, I identified a new set of stock purchases in my 10/15/07 updated buy list from the modified Unemotional Investor Growth system.
At this point, I have not made any purchases from the new stock pick list, since the market rally has not been consistently strong. The market activity continues to be concerning, with narrow breadth and a high number of new lows. I have been staying on the sidelines for new purchases until the market strength and breadth is better. However, if their appears to be a major capitulation, I may make some small purchase in PCU, CNH and BHP.
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