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March 2013

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HTO: Great week, first month

March 28, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: MX , ANCX , WX

I've been beating the market by a couple % a year based on a system that evolved from almost entirely intuitive to about 70% quant, 30% intuitive.  I did some research last year to try to improve my returns and developed a new system that is about 90% quant, 10% or less intuitive (where "intuitive" is the sum total of everything I know about everything).  It was working so well in testing that I decided to just jump in whole hog and spent the first two months of the year transitioning to a HTO (high turnover) portfolio that would use this method while holding 24-33 stocks for an average duration of 2-5 months (I have other holdings outside of HTO and HTO is in an IRA so s-t capital gains are not an issue).  [more]

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HTO: Up in a down week

March 22, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SWY , ADUS , ARII

My HTO portfolio was up 0.16 for the week while the index* was down 0.34.    [more]

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HTO: wishlist additions if you need ideas

March 18, 2013 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: MDAS , ARII , RWT

I sold MDAS and bought ARII.  That's probably my only move for the week as I don't have anything else that I want to part with right now.  If I had more money to spend, it would be on one or more of the following:

RWT, PIKE, EVR, AVY, CINF, MNRK, JCTCF, MX, OMAB, HSH, STRT, MDCI, CLGX, DLAKY, WX, XL, CNO, EMCI, ANCX, FDEF, FBMI or GBDC. 

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HTO: Weekly Update: Beware the Ides of March!

March 15, 2013 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: SWY , OMAB , MPC

So today was one of my better days on CAPS but one of my worst in real life.  My HTO portfolio was down 0.90% for the day while the index was down only 0.15%. Ouch.  That put me in the negative for the week (-0.11% vs +0.63%) though I am still ahead 4.39% to 3.11% for the index.  [more]

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HTO portfoliio: Weekly Update 031113

March 11, 2013 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: DTEGY , HSNGY , NRF

Last week was a good week, portfolio up 4% (3.99) while the index was up 2.33% (VTI).  [more]

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Fully Invested: The Key to Success?

March 08, 2013 – Comments (14)

To be honest, I think that most of my success over the past 8 years has been due not to stock picking skills (though that has helped some) but to the simple strategy of staying fully invested.  Not that I don't have any bonds or alternative investments, but, with regard to the portion of my portfolio allocated to stocks (based on a % based on my age) I have stayed fully invested in equities and out of cash (with rare and brief exceptions that didn't do me any good).  [more]

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This Week's Picks (HTO portfolio)

March 05, 2013 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: PKX , SYMC , OTTR

HTO = High TurnOver, as I expect to hold these an average of 3 months each.  More details about the portfolio in my previous blog post.  [more]

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