The energy heavy Wax Ink Portfolio was down 0.4% for the week.
By comparison, the Dow was down 1.6%, the Nasdaq was down 1.9%, the S&P 500 was down 1.6%, the Russell 2000 was down 1.5%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 32.7%.
Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 17.6% on a per share held basis, the Dow is down 0.1%, the Nasdaq is down 6.0%, the S&P 500 is down 0.3%, the Russell 2000 is down 0.7%, and the VIX is higher by 41.5%.
The portfolio breakdown is roughly 57% cash, 43% equities, and 0% bonds. The current cash value on a per share basis is $28.94 and the current equity value on a per share basis is $21.97 making the average per share price $50.91. The average baseline valuation estimate of all equities currently held in the Wax Ink Portfolio is $30.92. For the current week ending, the average market valuation of all equities held in the Wax Ink Portfolio was $28.47, making the current portfolio growth factor 7.93%.
Two numbers often watched by oil traders are Crude Spread (Brent Crude less WTI Crude) as well as the Gulf Coast Crack Spread (two barrels of gasoline + one barrel of heating oil – three barrels of crude oil) / 3). These numbers are now apart of The Wax Report.
WTI Crude ended the week at $48.85, up 1.8%, while Brent Crude ended the week at $48.41, down 1.5%, creating a crude price spread of ($0.44), a change of 137.0% for the week. Distillate RBOB Gasoline ended the week at $1.5250, up 1.3%, and Heating Oil ended the week at $1.4553, down 1.8%, moving the Gulf Coast 3:2:1 Crack Spread to $14.22, down 4.6% for the week. Natural Gas ended the week at $2.67, up 1.9%.
Year to date WTI Crude is higher by 21.9%, Brent Crude is higher by 29.9%, Natural Gas is higher by 14.1%, RBOB Gasoline is higher by 20%, Heating Oil is higher by 29.2%, and the Gulf Coast 3:2:1 Crack Spread is lower by 0.7%.
Treasury and Bond Yields
The 5 Year Treasury ended the week at 1.04, down 4.6%, while the 10 Year Treasury ended the week at 1.53, down 3.8%. The 5 Year AAA Municipal Bond ended the week at 0.67, down 8.2%, and the 10 Year AAA Municipal Bond ended the week at 1.14, down 12.3%. Bringing up the rear, the 5 Year AAA Corporate closed the week at 1.14, down 13%, with the 10 Year AAA Corporate ending the week down 3.6% at 2.15.
Year to date the 5 Year Treasury is down 40.2%, the 10 Year Treasury is down 32%, the 5 Year AAA Muni is down 46%, the 10 year AAA Muni is down 46.7%, the 5 Year AAA Corporate is down 40%, and the 10 Year AAA Corporate is down 26.4%.
Baseline Valuation Estimates and Worksheets
Baseline Valuation Estimates are initial valuations which Accredited Investors, after completing their own due diligence, can either increase or decrease in accordance with their individual risk tolerance or investing philosophy.
Financial data used in the creation of each Baseline Valuation Estimate is the most recent SEC 10-K ANNUAL financial data as reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Archived worksheets may be downloaded by going to the Worksheets page at the site and selecting an industry which will move you to all of the worksheets I have updated for the selected industry.
Worksheets were either created or updated last week for the following companies. Please note that worksheets are updated or created basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing.
Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MYE) - FYE 12/2015
Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) - FYE 03/2016
Lawson Products, Inc. (NYSE: LAWS) - FYE 12/2015
GameStop Corporation (NYSE: GME) - FYE 01/2016
Titan Machinery, Inc. (Nasdaq: TITN) - FYE 01/2016
REX American Resources Corporation (NYSE: REX) - FYE 01/2016
Estimate Revisions and Additions
Baseline value estimates were either created or revised this week for Myers Indutries ($10-$12), Dover Corp ($47-$55), Lawson Products ($16-$22), GameStop ($46-$57), Titan Machinery ($27-$54), and REX American Resources ($63-$71).
Have a great week.
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