Mechanical Investing for April 2007

Stock trading day again, and even with the whipsaws up and down, I’m still positive this month and beating the market. Yay!

  • Last 4 weeks: +0.9%
  • Last 3 months: +3.8%
  • Last 12 months: +1.7%
  • Year to date: +3.6% (Dow is -.47% ytd from 12,463)
  • Annualized Return: +73.2% (This number looks really, really fish, but it’s what is reporting)

Holding for another month:

Ticker Bought Now Months Return  
AKS $16.49 $23.27 4 +41.1% AK Steel Holding Corp. From the Peg_Minimalist screen, but now also on RSPeg2. I sold off about 30% of it because it’s grown so much.
ATI $102.14 $107.41 2 +5.2% Allegheny Technologies Inc. From the Peg_Minimalist screen.
AVT $36.40 $37.50 1 +3.0% Avnet Inc. From the RSPeg2 screen, but now also on TRPPE, H52EgPS, and Peg_Minimalist.
FEIC $34.38 $36.02 1 +4.7% FEI Co. Kewl, nanobots! From the RSPeg2 screen.
IM $20.20 $19.67 1 -2.6% Ingram Micro. From the H52EgPS screen.
MCY $53.85 $53.45 5 -0.7% Mercury General Corp. From the LPE_YLD screen. That’s a long time to hold a stock that ain’t doin’ nothin’.
PFE $26.10 $25.51 2 -2.2% Pfizer Inc. From the LPE_YLD screen.

Selling these:

Ticker Bought Sold Months Return  
ANAD $12.97 $12.51 1 -3.5% Anadigics, Inc. From the Screamers screen.
BW $47.70 $48.07 1 +0.8% Brush Engineered Materials. From the Screamers screen.
DRS $54.34 $52.65 1 -3.1% DRS Technologies. From the TREPPE screen.
JAS $24.53 $26.40 3 +7.6% Jo-Ann Stores. Was from the Screamers screen, then on H52EgPS, now gone. Poof.
UNH $53.02 $56.72 1 +7.0% Unitedhealth Group, Inc. From the TREPPE screen.

New stocks for this month:

Ticker Bought Sold Months Return  
BIG $32.20 $N/A 0 N/A% Big Lots! From the Screamers screen.
JSDA $21.64 $N/A 0 N/A% Jones Soda Company. Organic drinks and something called WhoopAss energy drink. If I had known that I would have skipped this one, oops. From the Screamers screen.
PCU $70.90 $N/A 0 N/A% Southern Copper Corp, which of course is abbreviated “PCU.” From the TREPPE screen.
RS $46.37 $N/A 0 N/A% Reliance Steel and Aluminum Co. From the TREPPE screen.
RYI $39.39 $N/A 0 N/A% Ryerson Inc returns, from the H52EgPS screen.

6/3 Options:

Ticker Bought Sold Months Return  
No more options until October.

The next trade will be April 30.

One thought on “Mechanical Investing for April 2007

  1. I sold the JDSA holdings a week early – I peaked at the stock screens this week and it’s fallen off all of the screens, so it’s not likely to return this week. It had a terrific runup but it’s waay overpriced and seculative, so I sold a week early at $25.63.


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