Author: Michael Arold Disclaimer: Michael Arold owns AVB in his Covestor Technical Swing model. September 16, 2010: Avalonbay Coummunities (NYSE: AVB) is a residential REIT, focused on rental apartment communities. I believe that AVB is currently in a sweet spot of the market: – More and more individuals are choosing […]
Limiting portfolio sizes to 20-30 stocks allows for diversification without getting to levels of diworstification. Hence, I have always had a few ‘risky’ biotech stocks. Based on the results of Savient Pharma (SVNT) the rewards have clearly outweighed the risks. Additionally, Rigel Pharma (RIGL) and Cephalon (CEPH) have seen bullish trading of late. Not being predisposed to investing in this sector, I just found the valuations too compelling.
As of the date of this report, the S&P500 has managed to rally substantially over the past week and a half. There were some less dire economic reports that came out that pushed the market up. To give some insight to my thinking in August and going forward I am going to spend a little time with some trades I made.
Kevin Shine’s Asset Allocation model looks to diversify holdings across many asset classes. The model holds REITs, ETFs, stocks and more. It is built for long-term investing. The top holding in the model is iShares Barclays MBS Bond Fund (MBB), a fund that attempts to mirror the performance of the […]
The Chicago Fed released their National Activity Index for August today and noted that their index decreased from -.11 in July to -.53 in August. The report also mentioned the recent announcement by the National Bureau of Economic Research that the recession had ended in June of 2009. The Chicago […]
Model manager Andy Djordjalian’s South America model focuses on industries that operate in South America. His model beat the S&P 500 in May, June, July and August and as of September 23rd was continuing to do so. When we spoke with him this week, we asked him about the strategies […]
The following stocks were traded by Covestor Model Managers on Friday September 24th, 2010 Covestor Model Manager Stocks For The Week traded HANS in their Model Top Internationals Covestor Model Manager Stocks For The Week traded CRM in their Model Top Internationals Covestor Model Manager Frank Hogelucht traded UPRO in […]