The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 0.8% for the week.
By comparison, the Dow was up 0.9%, the Nasdaq was up 2.7%, the S&P 500 was up 1.5%, the Russell 2000 was up 1.0%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 20.5%.
Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 7.4%, the Dow is down 0.8%, the Nasdaq is up 0.5%, the S&P 500 is down 0.2%, the Russell 2000 is down 1.3%, and the VIX is higher by 21.4%.
The portfolio breakdown remains roughly 55% cash, 45% equities, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.
I was finally able to work through my server issues and am once again up and running. If anyone is interested in the how the portfolio looked for week ending 01/10/2015, you may view or download the portfolio for that week by clicking here, and for those interest in how the portfolio looked for the week ending 01/16/2015, you may download the portfolio for that week by clicking here.
For those of you that have asked what is different about the portfolio, please remember that last year I spent the entire year without consideration for cash, meaning cash was not included in the portfolio value. This year I have included the value of the portfolio cash.
This week's portfolio winners were cylinder maker Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR), up 11%, refiner HolleyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), up 10%, and small tools maker LS Starrett (NYSE: SCX), up 8%.
This week's portfolio losers were specialty chemicals company WR Grace and Company (NYSE: GRA), down 3%, trucker ArcBest Corporation (Nasdaq: ARCB), down 3%, and grease recycling king Darling International (NYSE: DAR), down 2%.
The portfolio's worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 24% since being added to the portfolio, municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 47% since being added to the portfolio, and McDermott International (NYSE: MDR), down 25% since being added to the portfolio.
Worksheets may be downloaded by going to the Worksheets page at the site and selecting an industry.
Value Alerts were issued this week for:
There were no value alerts issued this week.
Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing.
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