The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 2.7% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 0.9%, the Nasdaq was down 0.3%, the S&P 500 was down 1.1%, the Russell 2000 was down 0.8%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 10.1%.
Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 3.5%, the Dow is up 2.5%, the Nasdaq is up 9.4%, the S&P 500 is up 7.4%, the Russell 2000 is down 0.3%, and the VIX is lower by 3.0%.
The portfolio breakdown is 50% equities, 50% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.
This week's winners were...none. The portfolio had no holdings that moved higher.
This week's bed pan winners were refiner HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), down 8%, infrastructure company LB Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR), down 4%, and rubber king Goodyear Tie and Rubber Company (NYSE: GT), down 2%.
The portfolio's worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 32% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 31% since being added to the portfolio.
Worksheets were updated this week for:
Gentex Corporation (Nasdaq: GNTX), Oshkosh Truck Corporation (NYSE: OSK), WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, NV (NYSE: CBI), Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB).
There were no Value Alerts issued.
Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.
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