Nov 29, 2013 Benchmark Investing (BI) Selections
There are just a few stocks to discuss this week, but we will make no changes to the portfolio. Here is a snapshot of this week’s activities.
This week’s candidates:
LUV (Southwest Airlines) http://caps.fool.com/Ticker/LUV.aspx– a Long position held for more than a year now. Southwest continues to integrate AirTran and is making great progress. Earnings are looking up and should continue to build well into the future driven by moderate improvements in the economy, share buybacks, fleet expansion and increases in efficiency/load. I hope to hold this stock for a long time.Decision: Hold / Add
EXPD (Expeditors International) http://caps.fool.com/Ticker/EXPD.aspx– another Long position held for about two years now. Nothing is happening that would be considered exciting for this company, however we came in at a good price and the fundamentals should do well in the long-term. Decision: Hold
Every week a refresh of key financial data, stock prices, and economic data are evaluated. This information is analyzed using Kenneth Lee's selection process as described in “Trouncing the Down". Individual stocks are selected based on their relative valuation. The systematic approach allows for a scientific based decision making to buy and sell stocks. This mechanical investing approach has proven to yield superior results over time.
Each week a broad set of stocks are considered to be bought, sold, or held as part of the process. Also indicated is if the pick is a Long or Short candidate as well as if it they are New or Current holdings.
Tickers discussed this week: LUV, EXPD