Disclosure: Long TYW, DHG, LBF, and DRP in Well Intentioned Activism Profile Closed End Funds and Tax Advantaged Income (TYW only). Short AOD in Long/Short Opportunistic. On November 9th, 2010 TS&W / Claymore Tax-Advantaged Balanced Fund (TYW) made a press release broadly observed to reflect directional uncertainty in light of […]
The Speedboat model displayed its volatile return characteristic in September with a strong recovery from the weak August. This is a leveraged long only model that is designed to produce superior returns, but higher performance volatility is a feature associated with that.
“The “Innovative Companies” Model had a positive performance greater than the benchmark for the quarter ending September 2010 (13.33% versus 10.72% for the S&P 500), however, I am a little disappointed; I was too conservative in my stock selections.
The skirmishes in the currency market have escalated into open warfare. According to Brazilian finance minister Guido Mantega, the “international currency war” has begun. Although our Congress complains about China, the Federal Reserve has mounted the most aggressive campaign.
Some of my favorite stocks today are defensive, high-quality mega caps, such as WMT, JNJ, NVS, etc. Investors are worried about current economic problems, and many have shunned equities because they believe they will perform poorly in a slow economy.
Author: Bill DeShurko, 401 Advisor Disclaimer: Bill DeShurko owns VZ, NLY and ALSK in his Covestor Value Plus Model. October 4, 2010: Currently the portfolio has 8 holdings and approximately 10% in cash. Gains have been led by Verizon Wireless (VZ) with over a 10% gain in September including the […]
Did you miss yesterday’s Secrets of a Top Performer webinar with Dan Plettner? Watch the video here Dozens of atendees joined us as Dan explained Closed End Funds and the various strategies he employs in his Covestor models. In addition, Dan discussed four specific holdings from his models during the […]
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 […]
The following trades were made in Covestor Model Manager accounts on September 22nd: Covestor Model Manager Craig Steury traded ICON in their Model Algorithmic Trading Covestor Model Manager Rebound Trading traded LQD in their Model Rebound ETF Covestor Model Manager Timothy Sykes traded REDF in their Model Contra Hype Covestor […]
Model Manager trade activity, September 20th 2010 Covestor Model Manager Rebound Trading traded PFF in their Model Rebound ETF Covestor Model Manager Rebound
The collection and analysis of the second quarter 2010 financial statements is largely complete now and a broad based acceleration in corporate wealth is clearer. The average annual sales growth rate of the GEARS total market index is now positive and, over the past year, staged the sharpest “V” shaped improvement in the data record. Even with that unprecedented reversal, the average sales growth rate has recovered only to the cycle trough level of 2002.
I believe September will prove to be much more representative of a “normal market” than June, July, or August, simply because the market will have all participants engaged. Summer is always a low volume situation, and as such, prices of stocks can get distorted with wide spreads on low volume. One caveat, I thought the same thing held true two years ago, and when the bottom fell out of Lehman, Fannie and Freddie, etc, I was surprised at the magnitude of the selling for the next 6 months. I do not see any events like that on the horizon, and I do not believe we will have a double dip recession. I also believe the bond market is in a huge bubble, and investors will feel the pain of it popping, especially with 2yr, 10 yr, and 30 yr Treasuries trading at all time low yields.