Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday Short and Sweet

Home very late so not much time to post.

Economic Disconnect 6 Months of Trading
A while back I posted a trading idea about "stomach stocks" and I highlighted Hormel Foods (HRL) and Campbell's Soup (CPB). The original post can be seen here from September 8, 2009. I opened positions in both HRL and CPB on September 9, 2009.

A little further back in June I posted some trade plans concerning GLD, SLV, PAAS, and SPY. So how have the past 6 months been for me?

HRL = +5%
CPB = +7%
GLD = +19%
SLV = +18%
PAAS = +8%
SPY = -2% (I was stopped out, but this one would have ran had I kept it!)

Please note that I have what I refer to as "core" holdings of both gold and silver via various channels that I wish not to share details about.

My only loser was the SPY buy as I set my stop very tight because I did not even want to play the general market on principal.

Not a bad 6 months, with only 1 loser. I hate losing money trades. I would rather play a Beatles tune on Friday night than lose money!

I have a good chunk of my portfolio in cash right now. I am not making any changes to the positions noted above save setting stops higher than they were previously to lock in some very nice gains should things change. I have been outpaced by the general S&P 500, but I refuse to trade in the fantasy land that is the general stock market over the last months.

How have you all been doing? No need for fine details, but what has been working? What has not?

This is a short holiday week so I do not imagine too much heavy duty posting. I will probably check in with more fun related posts to lighten things up.

For a chuckle I would ask you to check out Stagflationary Mark's "Illusion of Prosperity" picture-gate scandal where a photo on his site of his own dog was lifted by another blogger without asking. Not a huge deal in the scheme of things, but annoying for sure:
Honey's Popularity Rises!
Awesome.

Have a good night.

4 comments:

watchtower said...

Cash & PM's, in that order.


Titans make it 4 in a row after a 6 game losing streak!

Stagflationary Mark said...

"For a chuckle I would ask you to check out Stagflationary Mark's "Illusion of Prosperity" picture-gate scandal where a photo on his site of his own dog was lifted by another blogger without asking."

My "tirade" was resolved peacefully and the bulk of my rant was therefore deleted. Apologies to those who missed the fun!

watchtower said...

Leo from 'pensionpulse' can't be all bad, after all he is pictured beside a pretty cool looking sportbike on his website : )

getyourselfconnected said...

Mark,
saw the exchange, man you came on strong! Glad it was settled out of court!