Mechanical Investing for March 2007

Stock trading day again; the market has continued to improve, and yay, I’m still beating the market –

  • Last 4 weeks: +3.9%
  • Last 3 months: +3.7%
  • Last 12 months: +1.5%
  • Year to date: +3.8% (Dow is +1.4% ytd from 12,463)
  • Annualized Return: +73.6% (This number looks really, really fish, but it’s what Moneycentral.msn.com is reporting)

Holding for another month:

Ticker Bought Now Months Return  
AKS $16.49 $22.7605 3 +38.0% AK Steel Holding Corp. From the Peg_Minimalist screen.
ATI $102.14 $109.292 1 +7.0% Allegheny Technologies Inc. From the Peg_Minimalist screen.
JAS $24.53 $23.40 2 -4.6% Jo-Ann Stores. Was from the Screamers screen, now on H52EgPS.
MCY $53.85 $54.33 4 +0.9% Mercury General Corp. From the LPE_YLD screen.
PFE $26.10 $25.81 1 -1.1% Pfizer Inc. From the LPE_YLD screen.

Selling these:

Ticker Bought Sold Months Return  
BAB $97.47 $109.48 3 +12.3% British Airways plc. From the TREPPE screen.
BGC $43.78 $52.64 1 +20.2% General Cable Corp. From the Peg_Minimalist screen.
CGB $33.50 $35.56 2 +6.1% CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. From the RSPeg2 screen.
ENR $84.79 $87.72 1 +3.5% Energizer Holdings, Inc. Is this the Energizer Bunny company? Let me go look – yes! From the Screamers screen.
LEA $34.33 $39.01 1 +13.6% Lear Corp. I sold this early – Carl Icahn offered a buyout of the whole company at $36 and the price jumped to $40. Why? I dunno, but it started dropping to $36 right away. When it hits $36, the company will disappear, eaten by another company. From the H52EgPS screen.
MKL $484.35 $488.40 1 +0.8% Markel CO Holdings Co. From the TREPPE screen.
NAV $43.54 $43.37 1 -0.4% Navistar Intl CP. The stock changed symbols to either NAVZ or NAV.PK since they were delisted this month. From the RSPeg2 screen.

New stocks for this month:

Ticker Bought Sold Months Return  
ANAD $12.97 $N/A 0 N/A% Anadigics, Inc. Sounds like aspirin. From the Screamers screen.
AVT $36.40 $N/A 0 N/A% Avnet Inc. From the RSPeg2 screen.
BW $47.70 $N/A 0 N/A% Brush Engineered Materials. From the Screamers screen.
DRS $54.34 $N/A 0 N/A% DRS Technologies. From the TREPPE screen.
FEIC $34.38 $N/A 0 N/A% FEI Co. Kewl, nanobots! From the RSPeg2 screen.
IM $20.20 $N/A 0 N/A% Ingram Micro. From the H52EgPS screen.
UNH $53.02 $N/A 0 N/A% Unitedhealth Group, Inc. From the TREPPE screen.

6/3 Options:

Ticker Bought Sold Months Return  
.RFYFJ $13.00 $11.40 3 -12.3% RIMM Research in Motion June 150 Calls. This was down 70% last month, came almost all the way back. Sold.
.QTCGE $2.00 $9.10 3 +355% TeleTech Holdings Inc. TTEC July 25 Calls. There must have been a stock split I missed; I was showing a purchase price of $13 but I only paid $2. It go all excited and shot up to $11 so I sold it early, but I missed the peak.

The next trade will be March 26.

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