Mechanical Investing for December 2007

Hey! Finally caught up and passed the Dow Jones index! The overall portfolio went down over 8% and then back up 9% in just 2 weeks, so that was pretty volatile. Here are the numbers and changes –

  • Last 4 weeks: -1.3%
  • Last 3 months: 4.6%
  • Last 12 months: +9.6%
  • Year to date: +9.7% (Dow is +6.8% ytd from 12,463)

Holding for another month:

Ticker Bought Now Months Return  
CELL $16.12 $16.96 1 +5.2% Brightpoint Inc. From the H52EarnPS screen.
MCY $53.85 $51.56 13 -4.2% Mercury General Corp. Sort of like putting it under a mattress. From the LPE_YLD screen.
MOS $68.30 $72.20 1 +5.7% Mosaic Company. From the RSPeg2 screen.
SIGM $43.82 $68.12 3 +55.5% Sigma Designs, Inc, a tech-video company. From the Screamers and RSPeg2 screens.

Selling these:

AXYS $31.37 $39.67 2 +26.5% Axsys Technologies. From the Screamers screen.
CASY $28.42 $28.37 2 -0.0% Casey’s General Stores. From the H52EarnPS screen.
CY $36.15 $33.68 1 -6.8% Cypress Semiconductor. From the RSPeg2 screen.
DV $53.75 $54.30 1 +1.0% Devry Inc. From the Screamers screen.
FCX $110.86 $96.47 2 -13.0% FREEPORT-MCMORAN COPPER & GOLD. From the H52EarnPS screen.
GLAD $18.33 $19.89 1 +8.5% Gladstone Capital Corp. From the LPE_YLD screen.
MDR $39.815s $52.29 6 +31.3% McDermott International. From the Screamers screen, then the RSPeg2 screen, but now the TREPPE screen. Split-adjusted.
MGA $92.83 $82.18 1 -11.5% Magna International Inc. From the H52EarnPS screen.
NE $53.44 $53.80 1 +0.7% Noble Corp. From the Peg_Minimalist screen.
PAAS $33.80 $33.06 1 -2.1% Pan Americal Silver Corp. From the Peg_Minimalist screen.
PCU $127.24 $110.06 1 -13.5% Southern Copper Corp. From the TREPPE screen.
RIG $124.30 $137.12N/A 1 +10.3% Transocean Inc. From the PEG_Minimalist screen.
SPWR $129.53 $127.82 1 -1.3% Sunpower Corp. From the Screamers screen.
TCB $21.01 $19.35 1 -7.9% TCF Financial. From the LPE_YLD screen.

New stocks for this month:

Ticker Bought Sold Months Return  
ARTC $57.39 $N/A 0 N/A% Arthrocare Corp. From the RSPeg2 screen.
BG $117.94 $N/A 0 N/A% BUNGE LIMITED. From the H52EgPS screen.
BHP $74.71 $N/A 0 N/A% BHP BILLITON. From the TREPPE screen.
BOOM $63.99 $N/A 0 N/A% DYNAMIC MATLS. From the RSPeg2 screen.
BUCY $88.67 $N/A 0 N/A% BUCYRUS INTL. From the Peg_Minimalist screen.
DLB $52.01 $N/A 0 N/A% DOLBY LABORATORIES INC. From the Screamers screen.
DO $119.64 $N/A 0 N/A% DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING INC. From the Peg_Minimalist screen.
DRS $59.81 $N/A 0 N/A% DRS TECHNOLOGIES. From the H52EgPS screen.
FLS $93.52 $N/A 0 N/A% FLOWSERVE CORP. From the Peg_Minimalist screen.
KTII $113.05 $N/A 0 N/A% K TRON INTL. From the TREPPE screen.
LG $34.76 $N/A 0 N/A% LACLEDE GROUP. From the H52EgPS screen.
PBG $42.33 $N/A 0 N/A% PEPSI BOTTLING GROUP. From the H52EgPS screen.
PCLN $113.53 $N/A 0 N/A% PRICELINE COM INC. From the RSPeg2 screen.
PFE $23.58 $N/A 0 N/A% PFIZER INC. From the LPE_YLD screen.

6/3 Options:

Ticker Bought Sold Months Return  
MDRBX $3.69s $5.1 3 +38% MDR Feb 2008 Calls. (was MDRBA but now split-adjusted) Sold in early December.
RZJDC $14.00 $12.60 3 -10% GRMN Apr 2008 Calls. Sold in early December.
AXVDJ $27.30 $97.90 .75 +358% ISRG Apr 2008 250 Calls. Sold early, replaced by CUBDJ.
RULAA $8.70 $11.95 2 +37% RIMM Mar 2008 106.62 Calls. Sold in early December.
CUBDJ $4.90 $4.80 2 -2.0% CUB 50’s Apr 2008 Calls. Replaces the AXVDJ options sold early. Sell in early January.
MQNDM $7.60 $12.40 1 +63% SIGM April ’08 65’s. Sell in early February.
MOSFO $10.60 $12.70 1 +19.8% MOS Jun ’08 75’s. Sell in early February.
RULFU $19.25 $N/A 0 N/A% RIMM Jun ’08 115 Calls. Sell in early March.
TEFFB $6.20 $N/A 0 N/A% TEF Jun ’08 110 Calls. Sell in early March.
QSUFY $25.90 $N/A 0 N/A% SPWR Jun ’08 140 Calls. Sell in early March.

The next trade will be December 31.

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