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How Diversifying Wins Big in a Down Market



May 02, 2008 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: SID , AMAT , GENC

Ok.. I suffered over a $2,000 deficit when some of my Tech Stocks plummeted or flat-out imploded on me.  Got rid of every single Tech Stock, Retail Stock, Financial Stock, and the SPF stock in April......Got rid of Java this morning.

Now I have a total of 5 main stocks and 1 speculative stock.  Check it out:

5 Main Diversified Stocks:

SID       - .03      - .07%                              (STEEL)
AMAT   + .19    + .97%                              (SEMICONDUCTOR)
FEED   + 3.34   + 21.33%                         (PORK: FOOD)
TRA     + 1.37   +  3.54%                           (FERTILIZER)
GENC  + 2.27   +  8.20%                           (MANUFACTURING)

1 Speculative Penny Stock:
CAGC  + .465   + 17.35%

PROFIT:  + $988

This was after earning  + $1.10  and + $333     (Wednesday/Thursday)

At the end of the day I am still not out of the hole but I am sitting pretty just down $1,000. 
Not bad.  Not bad.  All in thanks entirely to the month of MAY!

 P.S. FORD stock dropped like a rock!  Hurray!  Keep it coming FORD!  I want you to drop around $7.50.

2 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On May 02, 2008 at 5:42 PM, goldminingXpert (28.71) wrote:

Just so you know, TRA and FEED are simliar industries, and thus not greatly diversified. How about an energy or health care stock to really round it out?

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#2) On May 04, 2008 at 3:13 PM, Varchild2008 (84.38) wrote:

Goldmining, you are absolutely right.

But, I'm holding on to my Fertilizer Stock until July/August time frame.  Before that happens I will have an investment in a Beverage Company:  (DPS)  Dr. Pepper Snapple Group.
(See article below this one)

I don't like Energy because I kinda already have energy in AMAT (Solar Power).

Snapple is going to be an awesome longterm investment where I expect at some point the Dividend should be good.  Problem is figuring out when to get in and I don't want to get into the stock too early.

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