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Friday, October 25, 2013

Market Watch Game Update


Here is this week's Market Watch Game update. I had a pretty bad week, really taking a beating on two stocks, one of which I inadvertently held through earnings, the second time I did that in the last two weeks. The first time I got away with it, but the second one burned me.

Ticker Price Shares Buy Date Position Sell Price Sell Date Gain Percent
MGA 79.51 125 08/12/13 9938.75 85.02
688.75 6.93%
AEL 19.85 500 08/30/13 9925 21.07
610 6.15%
DLPH 56.66 100 09/09/13 5666 58.48
182 3.21%
ICON 34.28 150 09/09/13 5142 33.2
-162 -3.15%
LAD 70.78 150 09/11/13 10617 63.57 10/23/13 -1081.5 -10.19%
PKG 54.55 200 09/11/13 10910 62.075
1505 13.79%
PKG 60.14 200 09/17/13 12028 62.01
374 3.11%
AEL 21.27 500 10/01/13 10635 21.07
-100 -0.94%
MGA 83.56 125 10/03/13 10445 85.02
182.5 1.75%
DRQ 118.92 85 10/16/13 10108.2 116.035
-245.225 -2.43%
PDO 5.32 200 10/17/13 1064 5.4894
33.88 3.18%
YELP 73.85 125 10/18/13 9231.25 66.06 10/23/13 -973.75 -10.55%
LL 114.03 90 10/23/13 10262.7 115.1001
96.309 0.94%
PATK 32.21 300 10/24/13 9663 32.04
-51 -0.53%


Here are the open positions and completed trades for this week. LAD was the one I held through earnings; what really hurt there is that I had a pretty good profit in it going into the report, which I totally missed. I need to pay closer attention to that. YELP was a failed breakout; there wasn't much i could do abut that. The two positions I am counting on most, AEL and MGA, are not doing much right now, and I may think about selling them and going about 50% cash here; I am still expecting at least on more rally before the end of the year, but we could get a sown draft first, and I don;t intend to ride it out. I am actually hoping for a pretty  hefty correction: that is probably the only way I can catch the market before the game ends on December 27. 

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