The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 0.6% for the week.
By comparison, the Dow was down 1.3%, the Nasdaq was down 2.7%, the S&P 500 was down 1.3%, the Russell 2000 was down 1.4%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 18.8%.
Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 7.6%, the Dow is up 2.0%, the Nasdaq is down 4.6%, the S&P 500 is up 1.0%, the Russell 2000 is down 0.4%, and the VIX is lower by 13.8%.
The portfolio breakdown remains roughly 60% cash, 40% equities, and 0% bonds.
Baseline Valuation Estimates
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 company ANNUAL financial information as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The average baseline valuation estimate of all equities currently held in the Wax Ink Portfolio is $34.08. For the current week ending, the average market valuation of all equities currently held in the Wax Ink Portfolio was $30.57, making the current portfolio growth factor 10.31%.
There was no change to the number of shares held in the portfolio during the prior week.
I have started to include the 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) in my weekly performance reports and just wanted folks to understand what it is that I am talking about.
WTI Crude ended the week at $45.92, up 5.0%, while Brent Crude ended the week at $47.37, up 5.0%, creating a crude price spread of $1.45, an increase of 5.1% for the week. Distillate RBOB Gasoline ended the week at $1.6044, up 4.8%, and Heating Oil ended the week at $1.3860, up 5.9%, moving the Gulf Coast 3:2:1 Crack Spread to $19.02, up 5.4% for the week. Natural Gas ended the week at $2.18, up 1.9%.
Year to date WTI Crude is higher by 24.0%, Brent Crude is higher by 27.1%, Natural Gas is lower by 6.8%, RBOB Gasoline is higher by 26.2%, Heating Oil is higher by 23.0%, and the Gulf Coast 3:2:1 Crack Spread is higher by 26.3%.
Treasury and Bond Yields
The 5 Year Treasury ended the week at 1.27, down 5.2%, while the 10 Year Treasury ended the week at 1.81, down 3.2%. The 5 Year AAA Municipal Bond ended the week at 0.79, up 2.6%, and the 10 Year AAA Municipal Bond ended the week at 1.45, up 23.9%. Lastly, the 5 Year AAA Corporate closed the week at 1.21, down 6.2%, with the 10 Year AAA Corporate ending the week up 2.2% at 2.31.
Year to date the 5 Year Treasury is down 27.0%, the 10 Year Treasury is down 19.6%, the 5 Year AAA Muni is down 36.3%, the 10 year AAA Muni is down 32.2%, the 5 Year AAA Corporate is down 36.3%, and the 10 Year AAA Corporate is down 20.9%.
Baseline Valuation Worksheets
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.
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALM) - FYE 05/2015
Kaman Corporation (Nasdaq: KAMN) - FYE 12/2015
Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) - FYE 12/2015
Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) - FYE 12/2015
Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) - FYE 12/2015
Estimate Revisions and Additions
Baseline value estimates were either created or revised this week for Cal-Maine ($46-$54), Kaman Corporation ($37-$42), Valero Energy ($98-$112), Hess Corporation ($68-$69), and Phillips 66 ($69-$74).
Have a great week.
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