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April 15, 2010 – Comments (13)

Most of my "activity" around here is confined to keeping my "lists" updated (my list of calls, my list of current favourites, my list of fund trades, ...).

I think the steady flow of "post comments" that this generates might be somewhat disturbing. So it would be nice if you could make "less visible" comments.

So a "button" would be nice to post comments that are not included on the "front page"
http://caps.fool.com/

I have already taken a major part of the calls made by my "caps" game players out of the "star" ranking system (they have "exceeded" their "time frame"), so with me using that new "silent posting" feature I think everyone can be happy with portefeuille, hehe ...

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#1) On April 15, 2010 at 10:29 AM, portefeuille (99.65) wrote:

The "..." headlines where mostly used to be "less disturbing", but I guess quite a few found them even more disturbing than "real" headlines.

oh well ...

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#2) On April 15, 2010 at 10:31 AM, portefeuille (99.65) wrote:

where

were

 

(this is a comment I would like to send the "invisible way". we need an edit function!)

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#3) On April 15, 2010 at 10:34 AM, portefeuille (99.65) wrote:

That "fund" and my list of calls are actually the "valuable" part of my "caps" game existence. The rest is mostly noise, hehe ...

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#4) On April 15, 2010 at 10:46 AM, portefeuille (99.65) wrote:

okay, this version of http://caps.fool.com/ solves the problem, I guess ...

 



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#5) On April 15, 2010 at 11:55 AM, portefeuille (99.65) wrote:

and then there is my "little portfolio" ...

currently in the green by around 13%.

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#6) On April 18, 2010 at 6:57 PM, NYCFOOLIO (< 20) wrote:

Hey Port,

Are you going to start a portfolio with less active trading; for some of us who would like to follow but cant keep up with the crazy trading activity of this portfolio that you started?

Thanks.

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#7) On April 19, 2010 at 6:01 AM, portefeuille (99.65) wrote:

Yes, I have thought about that. Actually the portfolio mentioned in comment #5 above qualifies. You would probably have to leave out the options part as well to gain some peace of mind. So far the trading in my "fund" has mostly to do with buying and selling in tranches, which I would recommend doing even if you want to trade less. And the group "small capitalisation biopharmaceuticals" has the problem that you need to hold a pretty large collectioction of those stocks to have a decent chance to have a few "future huge winners" among them.

 



(from here)

The same may be true for "emerging market country ETFs".

If you don't want to hold too many positions you should maybe cover those two segments via the ETFs IBB and EEM.

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#8) On April 19, 2010 at 6:17 AM, portefeuille (99.65) wrote:

This would be my "ad hoc", no trading, semi high-risk portfolio recommendation.

20% EEM
15% QQQQ
12% SPY (S&P 500 index ETF)
10% IBB (NASDAQ biotech index ETF)
3% EPI and 2% IND (Indian equities ETFs, not sure which one is "better", you might want to check the details)
5% ATPG
4% EMC
4% RSX (Russian equities ETF)
4% IGN ("networking" ETF)
1% AIXG (maybe 1.5% AIXG and 0.5% VECO).

and 22% into whatever are your favourite stocks, hehe ...

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#9) On April 19, 2010 at 6:19 AM, portefeuille (99.65) wrote:

Those are of course all stocks/funds that have done very well in the past year or so and this trend of course doesn't need to continue. I will try to come up with some less "ad hoc" ideas ...

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#10) On April 19, 2010 at 7:09 AM, portefeuille (99.65) wrote:

maybe 1.5% AIXG and 0.5% VECO

maybe 0.7% AIXG and 0.3% VECO

 

Maybe 2% QGEN, 2% LIFE and 1% ILMN would be a good idea. and maybe a per cent or two into IHI (Dow Jones U.S. Medical Devices Index Fund). And maybe 5% into something like FEU to cover the largest European stocks (a small ETF, maybe there are better ones) and 3% into EWJ to cover Japan.

So that would give you

20% EEM
15% QQQQ
12% SPY (S&P 500 index ETF)
10% IBB (NASDAQ biotech index ETF)
3% EPI and 2% IND (Indian equities ETFs, not sure which one is "better", you might want to check the details)
5% FEU
5% ATPG
4% EMC
4% RSX (Russian equities ETF)
4% IGN ("networking" ETF)
3% EWJ
2% QGEN
2% LIFE
1% ILMN
1% AIXG

and 9% into something else ...

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#11) On April 19, 2010 at 7:10 AM, portefeuille (99.65) wrote:

ETF Specialist Asset Allocation: Investing's Only Free Lunch

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#12) On April 19, 2010 at 8:38 AM, portefeuille (99.65) wrote:

my favourite large capitalisation biopharmaceutical company is Roche.

http://www.roche.com/
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/quote?ticker=ROG%3AVX
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/quote?ticker=RHHBY%3AUS
http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=RHHBY.PK

some ideas for the remaining 9% would be

EWO (Austria ETF for some indirect Eastern Europe exposure),
EWA (Australia ETF),
EWY (Korea ETF, and no, I don't work for BlackRock (iShares ETFs), hehe ...)
ECH (Chile)
IDX (Indonesia).

It is more fun of course to have a larger part of the portfolio in individual company stocks ...

 

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#13) On April 19, 2010 at 2:20 PM, NYCFOOLIO (< 20) wrote:

wow - that'a a lot to swallow...i think i will wait until you start something up more formally on your blogs...would love to follow/mimic a less active portfolio from the beginning with a small % of my cash....want to "get in" from day one and follow all buys and sells...no options though...i will wait...thanks

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