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Re: Investments Trade Log

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:59 pm
by jennypenny
http://www.convexitymaven.com/images/Co ... e_Edge.pdf

Curious that he thinks tax policy will be the next trigger. (can't tell if it's just the personal bias of a rich person who doesn't want his taxes to go up)

Re: Investments Trade Log

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:29 am
by wolf
Seppia wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:46 am
I have been thinking about commodities, first because all indexes are close to multi year lows, and recently I saw this:
I've bougth an index etf with a basket of commodities. Right now, I do like that they are pretty much uncorrelated with equities and that they could be to multi year lows. But you never know. Underperformance in the past is no garantuee for increasing prices in the future. The very low ratio between commodities and equities is attracting. Maybe I am gonna buy some more of it when I see more positive signals.
@Seppia: Are commodities a fixed part in your portfolio asset allocation or do you want to use the upside opportunity?

Re: Investments Trade Log

Posted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:26 pm
by George the original one
My favored USA electric utility, AVA, is being bought out by Hydro One, a Canadian firm. Yay, got a 20% jump in share price! Boo, I need to find a new electric utility.

Deal won't complete for a year, assuming it passes regulatory approval, etc. Sold off about half the shares today since I think I can do better until the sale is final (or if sale fails).

Re: Investments Trade Log

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:02 am
by distracted_at_work
My SHOP is up 13% as of this morning with latest earnings. This is where I would love some help as a trading novice.
distracted_at_work wrote:
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:11 pm
I bought in today at $111 Canadian, let's see how this goes. If I can make 10% in under a month, I'll be happy.
Technically I didn't hit my criteria (by 3 days) so do I hold? The earnings this quarter were extremely promising and every article I've read is very bullish. Would I be getting out of the next Amazon or am I taking smart profit off the table?

Edit: I am a coward and took my 13%.

Re: Investments Trade Log

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:56 am
by Dragline
Sold some IAU and some covered calls on NKE today. Bought UUP and REET.

Re: Investments Trade Log

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:14 am
by George the original one
Heads up for LTC. They've dropped 6% over the past two days (read the conference call transcript for "why"). If they drop another 3% or so, they'll be in the right range to buy, IMHO.

Re: Investments Trade Log

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:43 am
by Dragline
Thanks. I'll put that on my list.

Re: Investments Trade Log

Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:52 am
by wolf
Just bought some:
1) Global Government Bond ETF and
2) JP Morgan Emerging Markets Bond ETF
These two are parts of my diversified portfolio.

Re: Investments Trade Log

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:14 am
by Seppia
Last week I bought a bit of Glaxo stock.
Since I'm based in Euro currency area, it is for me at the cheapest in 5 years.
They have been going through some kind of a slump in the last two three years, but I am confident they can recover.

Can't find much else to buy

Re: Investments Trade Log

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:15 pm
by cmonkey
I've had my 401K in a very cheap ( $8/year) S&P 500 index for the past 2 years. I can't count the number of times I've considered switching it out when we break through another tally mark.

Now that I've left my old employer and we've crossed 2500, it seems appropriate to take my gains and run for the hills as this bull certainly can't go on much longer. So I rolled it over and have 70K in cash to invest....and absolutely nothing I'd like to buy. :?

Re: Investments Trade Log

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:20 pm
by Seppia
usually, the best strategy when in doubt is the one you can stick to in moments of turmoil.

Re: Investments Trade Log

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:00 pm
by cmonkey
Any thoughts on MRK's selloff? All I can see is that they had a cyberattack which impacted results by a couple percentage points and that they withdrew their application for Keytruda from Europe, which is one of their fastest growing items.

Or is it the 2.3 billion charge for the colab with AZN?

They did beat on earnings and raised guidance. Pipeline looks ok.

Re: Investments Trade Log

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:29 pm
by George the original one
OHI is having problems with two of their operators, represents 10% of income... stock has been beaten up by 20%. If you need to fill with an income stock, this is a promising entry point as finding replacement operators is fairly easy.

Re: Investments Trade Log

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:43 pm
by distracted_at_work
Buying Enbridge. ENB.TO. Canadian pipeliner that pays a 5.2% dividend, large streak of increases. Good for growth as they continue to amalgamate the Spectra Energy assets. Politcal landscape currently positive for pipelines in the U.S.A and they are taking advantage. Recently dipped on an earnings miss. Want to hold and add to this position for a long time.

Re: Investments Trade Log

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:33 am
by Seppia
Bought a bit of Telefonica stock.
I don't have any Telecom stocks (except in my indexes obviosly), they're one of the largest players in the world, they are well diversified geographically, they pay a good dividend and the stock is low relative to the last 5-10 years, seemingly following some big infrastructure investments that negatively impacted the bottom line.

I don't know them very well (haven't owned any, ever), so this is what I call an "explorative" buy: when I buy a large company based on superficial reasons such as the above (I made about three hours of Internet research), so that it gives me the obligation to start following it.

Re: Investments Trade Log

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:20 pm
by Michael_00005
A few items that might be worth a look... constructive criticism welcome, it's a good thing.

I work in banking (a little while longer) and follow this sector.
Fed meeting 12-13th of December
When a Fed hike is expected this generally moves bank stock up 5-7%, and based on the last couple, it generally starts 7-10 days prior to disclosure, and is a hold up until day-of, but not a bad idea to sell just b4 announcement if you are in for the short term. It could be worth looking for a good entry point anytime now. (WFC - 53.75 end of day, but i will not be fully committed until ~ Dec. 4th)

Gov
They purchased properties (REIT) earlier this year (1st Qtr, I believe), cash was out, but the profits did not hit the books until October, 2nd – so earnings were very poor 2nd, 3rd, but next earnings will include new properties revenue. It seems to be on the uptrend now, and the 9+% dividend yield seems to make it a safe buy, hold. (18.69 end of day)

TOFB
They seem to be finally exiting the start-up loss phase, and moving into profits. Valuations look attractive according to earnings and release notes, if they continue the current trend. But warning on very low trade volume, limit orders only. Maybe a more risky buy, but anything under $2 seems like a bargain. (1.75 at the end of the day). This is largely an unknown stock, my hope is that when the P/E (around 43 before earnings) starts to correct, it gets noticed.

Re: Investments Trade Log

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:06 am
by Seppia
Anybody looking at GE?
They are selling a lot of stuff but from a superficial look they seem to be focusing on higher margin activities (jet engines, MRI machines, etc) which doesnt sound all that stupid to me.
they recently cut the dividend and this may have added to the panic-selling?
I normally never sell when I buy*, so any short term fluctuation doesn't bother me at all.

*I have a good 10 years track record so I can say I'm confident I know myself relatively well as an investor

Re: Investments Trade Log

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:53 pm
by Chris
My problem with GE is that they have been (for years now) selling off pieces of their business, then doing a very poor job at reinvesting the proceeds. Their recent big bets (Baker Hughes and half of Alstrom) are borderline boondoggles. And now their talking about "optionality" of Baker Hughes. Buy high sell low?

I'm not sure the dividend cut is big enough. It's unclear -- based on last week's presentation -- how the asset sales will impact cash flow. In two year's time, after the asset sales are complete, is GE going to be back near 100% payout ratio?

Yes, their jet engine business is awesome. But I'd want some more clarity from management before diving in.

Re: Investments Trade Log

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:11 pm
by distracted_at_work
Quick anecdote... I work for a Baker-Hughes competitor and we seem to be hiring the best people away from them. I used to be a potential customer of Baker and never came close to using them based on price (obvious from comparing bids) and quality (determined from word of mouth). Definitely no love for them in the Canadian oil patch.

Had no idea GE owned a part of them. My experiences with GE Oil & Gas have been positive.

This is all first-hand gut feeling thought, not empirical data.

Re: Investments Trade Log

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:22 pm
by Seppia
I ended up buying a bit of GE at $17.95

we'll see.