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March 06, 2010 – Comments (23)

tigerpack wants to start a fund someday and has asked a few "caps" game players to join as "fund managers", so far just virtual ones of course. tigerpack "bought" a few stocks for my part of the fund on 01/25/10 and I started the "virtual fund trading" on 01/29/10.

My "current positions" have a "value" of around $66613.18. "net proceeds" (excluding "commission") from the trades so far have been around $61857.69, so I am currently "in the green" by around $4755.49. There might be some errors in this recapitulation, but it should be "about right" ...

The short position in VMW ("daughter") should be viewed in conjunction with the EMC ("parent") position.

my current positions.


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#1) On March 06, 2010 at 8:29 AM, portefeuille (99.67) wrote:

$61857.69

-$61857.69

ultralong, anticitrade and jakilathehun want to join (I guess they will start the "virtual trading" on 03/08/10). Maybe we will just discover a really fancy way of achieving "money market like" returns as ultralong for example usually hates the stocks I like, so his positions might "annihilate" mine. oh well, hehe ...

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#2) On March 06, 2010 at 8:35 AM, portefeuille (99.67) wrote:

the "themes" are obviously small cap biopharmaceuticals, IT and oil&gas so far ...

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#3) On March 06, 2010 at 8:38 AM, portefeuille (99.67) wrote:

The company/fund names were taken from yahoo finance and then edited by me. I should have done more editing ...

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#4) On March 06, 2010 at 8:43 AM, portefeuille (99.67) wrote:

The next "buy" for my part of the "fund" will probably be JNPR (20 shares or so on 03/08/10).

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#5) On March 06, 2010 at 8:52 AM, portefeuille (99.67) wrote:

tigerpack wants to start a fund someday ...

I offered him to do some work for such a future fund. For free, hehe ...

As long as I can remain somewhat "virtual" ...

 

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#6) On March 06, 2010 at 8:59 AM, portefeuille (99.67) wrote:

#2 apparently "financials" is another theme. The focus on U.S. companies is somewhat artificial. The virtual portfolio only accepts stocks/funds traded on "major" U.S. exchanges and some "OB/PK" stocks. For a "real" fund I would add a few shares of BASF and Volkswagen for example ...

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#7) On March 06, 2010 at 9:07 AM, portefeuille (99.67) wrote:

a suggestion for a small portfolio that might do alright in the next few months is here (also have a look at the comment section of that post). It is currently slightly in the green, if you take the current ask price for the options ...

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#8) On March 06, 2010 at 9:13 AM, portefeuille (99.67) wrote:

The short position in VMW ("daughter") should be viewed in conjunction with the EMC ("parent") position.

Those 370 EMC shares "represent" more than 31 VMW shares. Each EMC share currently represents aroud 0.16 VMW shares (wild guess).

EMC Announces Authorization of Stock Purchase Program

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#9) On March 06, 2010 at 10:35 AM, portefeuille (99.67) wrote:



















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#10) On March 06, 2010 at 10:53 AM, anticitrade (99.64) wrote:

Looking at your picks on this list and your others I am always impressed how different they are from my picks.  It sounds like this is the case of Ultralong as well.  I suspect that when we create a portfolio that build on each of our strengths we may really have something. 

You mention you want to remain "virtual" what do you mean by this? 

 

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#11) On March 06, 2010 at 11:12 AM, portefeuille (99.67) wrote:

I just don't want to have to actually meet anyone or do any paper work or find investors or be involved in any way in the initiation of any fund. I would rather just do some research and suggest some trades. So as long as it is confined to the "fun part" I am interested in participating.

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#12) On March 06, 2010 at 11:46 AM, anticitrade (99.64) wrote:

Hhahaha.  I think we share a common distaste for marketing a fund to investors.  However, I find that I regurlarly do things I dislike for money.

 

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#13) On March 06, 2010 at 12:21 PM, topsecret10 (< 20) wrote:

Great post Port.....  I think It Is great for caps members to show real money portfolios...  Your list gives me more Ideas to kick around.  I would like to be able to list all of my real portfolio stocks like you did,but I am not all that computer literate with all of the screenshots,copy & paste,and stuff like that...  I've tried to put charts In my blogs,but I can't do It....   TS

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#14) On March 06, 2010 at 12:35 PM, portefeuille (99.67) wrote:

my "current positions"

my "current positions" in that virtual fund

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#15) On March 06, 2010 at 12:40 PM, portefeuille (99.67) wrote:

copy&paste is really easy via right-click or via Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V.

There are little applications that can do screenshots. Or you use a combination of keys, I only know how it is done on a mac.

Then you upload the pictures to something like flickr.com.

The full monty is described in comment #18 here.

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#16) On March 06, 2010 at 12:49 PM, portefeuille (99.67) wrote:

for some of my "real" positions see this post. My largest positions are still EMC shares and EMC call options. My last purchase were ATPG shares, my next might be CRME shares.

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#17) On March 06, 2010 at 1:00 PM, topsecret10 (< 20) wrote:

  Thanks for the clarification Port...  and the help with computer savvy...   I will check that out..... never used flickr...   TS

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#18) On March 06, 2010 at 5:07 PM, Quantemonics (98.64) wrote:

I am mad at Tigerpack for not inviting me to participate!

He ends up stealing most of my best ideas... Nothing but a copy cat.

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#19) On March 06, 2010 at 9:43 PM, TMFUltraLong (99.95) wrote:

Portefeuille,

Well...someone has to keep those wild ideas of yours in check. I actually think your play on ISIS may have some merit, but a lot of your other biotech plays are wishful thinking ;-p

UltraLong

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#20) On March 09, 2010 at 5:41 PM, TigerPack1 (86.24) wrote:

Abbott buying FACT for $27 a share?

I feel stupid for selling at $16 in the fall.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Abbott-paying-450-million-for-apf-4060781878.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=5&asset=&ccode=

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#21) On March 09, 2010 at 6:36 PM, anticitrade (99.64) wrote:

The only thing more painful than a missed opportunity is an opportunity you should have missed.

(That sounded so good that I suspect I am plagiarizing someone)

In other news, I have been doing a new test at automating short picks based on the groups feedback I received.  However, until I have some reason to believe that I have an advantage in this, I won't be diluting the quality of our picks with experimentation.  Hopefully, someone can pick up a few extra shorts to cover me. 

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#22) On March 09, 2010 at 8:22 PM, huddaman (99.23) wrote:

hi, what do you think about GNVC. They have a treatment for Pancreatic Cancer in pipeline that looks promising.

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#23) On March 10, 2010 at 7:17 AM, portefeuille (99.67) wrote:

GNVC made it on my list #2 (see comment #68 here), but it is much higher risk than my usual "recommendations" and I have not really spent too much time looking at it. And the share price is now much higher than it was when I wrote that comment #68.

So I am more or less "neutral"/"no opinion" on GNVC ...

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