Mechanical Investing for June 2005

Things have improved since last month, and I’m up 2.8% for the last 4 weeks. That still leaves me down 1.2% for the year, but since the Dow is down 3.1%, I’m not complaining. 🙂

Holding for another month:

Ticker Bought Now Months Return  
AC $47.05 $46.24 2 -1.7% Alliance Capital Management
AET $75.60 $79.26 1 +4.8% Aetna Insurance.
BMHC $55.40 $64.14 1 +15.8% Building Materials Holding Corp. This month’s winner!
NUE $57.77 $53.20 2 -7.9% Nucor Corp. It’s recovered from last month’s 12% slide, but I can’t figure out why the screens say to hold on.

Selling these:

Ticker Bought Sold Months Return  
AYE $24.58 $24.53 1 -0.0% Allegheny Energy Inc.
CAI $64.13 $62.13 1 -3.1% CACI International Inc. Pfft.
ESRX $89.67 $94.181 1 +5.0% Express Scripts Inc.
FDG $91.85 $88.34 3 -3.8% Fording Canadian Coal Trust.
ITRI $37.25 $38.96 1 +4.6% Itron Inc.
SPF $73.05 $81.04 1 +10.9% Standard Pacific Corp. No complaints there. 🙂
SPY $116.31 $119.78 1 +3.0% S&P 500 Index fund.
URI $18.87 $19.50 1 +3.3% United Rentals, Inc.
VLO $67.28 $72.07 3 +7.1% Valero, oil & gas. Was a 16% gain, then gave it back, then back up again. Like a roller coaster, whew.

New stocks for this month:

Ticker Bought Sold Months Return  
ABLE $21.75 $N/A 0 N/A% Able Energy Inc.
GAP $26.25 $N/A 0 N/A% I thought this was the jeans store, but it’s Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co Inc.
JCP $51.14 $N/A 0 N/A% J C Penney
LCAV $47.24 $N/A 0 N/A% LCA Vision Inc. Lasik doctor organization, it appears.
MCK $40.64 $N/A 0 N/A% McKesson Corp, IT Solutions for healthcare.
MFE $27.55 $N/A 0 N/A% McAfee.
PGL $42.81 $N/A 0 N/A% Peoples Energy Corp. Sounds like a communist power company.
PLAB $23.59 $N/A 0 N/A% Photronics Inc. Looks like they make parts for flat-panel TV’s.

New options for this month:

Ticker Bought Sold Weeks Return
No new options until October.

Next trade will be July 5th.

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2 thoughts on “Mechanical Investing for June 2005

  1. It’s a formula that blends Relative Strength and Earnings called SOS_Ancer. I don’t have the formula at my fingertips, though, I’d have to go find it.

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