Now see what my 2015 portfolio - MOCKINGJAY - is doing !
(Hint: It's doing even better.... see it below)
Winning is grabbing momentum, profiting from it and then releasing it
A winner must be willing to embrace change and welcome challenge. The biggest “fear,” if there is one, is not of the unknown, but of becoming complacent and stagnant. An environment of change and even uncertainty can energize a mentally strong person and bring out their best.
MARKET STOCK BEHAVIOR IS NOT LEARNED FROM LOGIC AND REASONING BUT FROM REWARD AND PUNISHMENT
Oil prices continue to fall as I've been stating all along. AAPL will do well for now at least until the next earnings report. At that time, it will announced an increase in the dividend and likely a continuation of stock buybacks. Also it will be very close to the time of the lauch of AAPL's newest product, the Apple Watch.... so it's very likely to even continue to climb even after the next earnings reporting.
Jan 28 - Wednesday
The small turmoil in early January regarding AAPL is now over. Expect AAPL to continue to make gains going forward.
I continue to believe in the recommendations made at the beginning of the year. So far they have worked very well as noted on my MockingJay portfolio.
There are traditional strategies in building a stock and equity portfolio. There are also other strategies. One is buying momentum and growth (what I basically did with my public portfolio in 2014 named 'Catching Fire'. It did very well, bringing in a net gain of 35% for the year.
This year I changed my public portfolio stragey twofold using: (1) the strategy of following macro-trends and (2) the event-driven strategy (forseeing future events and seeing changes in a given company to make it better for shareholders (such as what an activist does)). This is generally what I am doing in my public portfolio for 2015 named 'MockingJay'.
It can be seen in the following examples.
1. Following the strong dollar trend (example UUP)
2. Following the fall of oil prices trend (examples DTO, SCO)
3. Following possible buyouts (event-driven example NFLX)
4. Following the REIT trend (SCHH)
5. Following the bio-tech trend (USA more lenient in approving new products, new advances in technology (BIB)
6. Following the airline profitability trend (managing seat miles, finding new ways of getting revenue (fees), and the major bonus of lower fuel costs) Examples LUV, AAL
7. Following AAPL - event-driven with new product cycle
Purchased 50 shares of CELG at 122.95. CELG is managed by the best CEO in the industry. The Biotech sector is on fire. The overall trend is and will likely continue to be upward.
Very busy. Bought 50 more shares of AAPL
Bought into INDA. (event-driven as Indian will economically profit with lower fuel costs)
Bought 100 more shares of SCHH
Bought 20 more shares of AGIO.
....and not done....
Bought 50 more shares of SBUX
.....still not done ....
I live for these types of days. Bought 100 shares of LUV.
In dire need of some CELG... will it be next on my list?
I did not hit any of my limit orders on Jan 26. I'm likely to give it any try on Jan 27 unless I see some other opportunities.
Jan 25- 26
I have found three more good trends to follow in 2015. I will provide details on those this week and will add representatives of them to my MockingJay equity portfolio. Currently all 8 of my wonderful recommendations for 2015 are up for the year (see below). One of the new recommendations is a no-brainer, one is just a good play for 2015, and the third one is a more speculative risky play.
OK, the no brainer. Short the Euro. Europe ready to go to quantitive easing (QE) which will bring down the price of the euro.. and again, the financial fall of Greece (again) wouldn't help the euro. Even without all this, the weak economy in Europe coupled with the strong dollar. SHORT THE EURO. One way, buy the reverse etf, EUFX.
Next, the good play. The drop of oil prices are hurting those countries that depend on selling oil. Conversely, it's helping those economies in countries that export most of it;s oil. Two countries being helped are Japan and India. India's economy is in a good kick start. Buy the country. I like the index etf INDA.
Ok, finally the speculative play. The currency turmoil in Switzerland, the euro, and the Russian rubble are all in play and it's helping the price of Silver to go up. Previous metals have been in a long term downturn. Is now an opportunity to get in. It's risky and highly speculative... try SLV.
Limit orders on this.
Jan 22 - 21 leftover
Bought into Starbucks SBUX in after-hours trading at 85.50. SBUX is one of my wonderful recommendations for 2015 (see below).
I held steady with my NFLX holding, purchased Jan 2. Paying off now! I bought NFLX due to subscriber growth and the possibility of being bought out this year.
Utilities look like a good trend. Going to purchase an utility etf in my private account today.
REITs have been added to my 'wonderful stock/equity plays' for 2015.
I now have a 'wonderful eight'. (entered Jan 13)
My recommendations (entered Jan 1) : 'Eight Wonders of the stock/equity world for 2015'
1. Certain with CERN
You can be certain with Cerner !
Since the dark days of 2008, CERN has gained at a 37% average clip per year. For SIX strainght years CERN has gained in share price value. MockingJay will purchase CERN the first trading day of 2015 where you can watch it grow during the year in our MOCKINGJAY public portfolio.
2009 - Gained for year........ 114%
2010 - 14,91
2011 - 29.30
2012 - soared at a gain of 26.55
2013 - Surged upwards 49.82%
2014 - pale in comparison 18.59%
Buying a REIT is like buying real estate without the hassles and cost. If you think real estate is a good buy, buy a REIT. REITs need to pay 90% of their profits in dividends and go up in price when rates are low.
Starting anew in 2015 with the MockingJay portfolio showing our initial recommendations .
Dec 31 left overs
The MOCKINGJAY portfolio will start fresh and anew showing only active stocks in 2015 and only those closed in 2015. Anything prior will no longer be shown. MOCKINGJAY will show my blog recommendations and their results.
Dec 26 leftover
Just like clock work, as I've stated many times, buy QQQ in late summer and sell before the end of the year. Each year since 2008 I have done so and each year I have made a profit. Today I sold my QQQ shares and reap a net gain of over $1,750.0 !
The closed items on Catching Fire will no longer appear on the new MOCKINGJAY catching fire combined portfolio. I will move the active stocks to the MOCKINGJAY portfolio.
Catching FIRE portfolio
One year ago, I decided to make a stock portfolio public allowing one to see all my trades in the portfolio 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All trades, all closed trades for the year are available for viewing.
I set some very lofty goals. With an exposure risk that averages at any given time, $115,000 in the portfolio, I wanted to make a net profit gain of $40,000 which relates to a 35% gain for the year. THIS HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED. This is better than 99% of all professional hedge and institutional funds. I beat the pro fund managers in 2014 !
My plan was to make this portfolio available for one year. However, I currently have 10 active stocks in the portfolio. I now plan to allow it to be available for public viewing a little bit longer.
MOCKINGJAY - avoid the lies from so-called government reports, analysts reports, investment banking, the wallstreet media, and paid bloggers... their purpose by the powers behind them is to ** ROB YOU BLIND ** . MOCKINGJAY will attempt to see through all that and find the best means to make oodles and oodles of money !
MOCKINGJAY - '...with risk comes reward '
The "Catching Fire" stock portfolio that has been on displayed publicly daily on this site since Nov 2013 will end it's public display here either at the end of the month or year-end. It has been highly successful. If it was part of a hedge fund, it would be among the top hedge funds in the country as the current net gain in the 30-35% range.
Don't dismay, I am replacing it with a brand new, more aggressive, highly speculative stock portfolio which will be displayed here and will be called MOCKINGJAY ! The purpose of MOCKINGJAY WILL BE TO SHOW AN ANNUAL NET GAIN GREATER THAN MY CURRENT 'CATCHING FIRE' PORTFOLIO. Our purpose is to generate greater profit than 35%. More on this later.
If you think I'm hot, wait until you see the MOCKINGJAY portfolio !