My Catching Fire public portfolio beat almost all the best hedge funds of 2014 !
Now see what my 2015 portfolio - MOCKINGJAY -  is doing  !
(Hint: It's doing even better.... see it below)

This guy is happy because he follows the MockingJay portfolio
classic photograph by noted photographer Steve Pommier 

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. 

A winner is willing to take calculated risks. This is a different thing entirely than jumping headlong into foolish risks. But with mental strength, an individual can weigh the risks and benefits thoroughly, and will fully assess the potential downsides and even the worst-case scenarios before they take action
2015 MockingJay Portfolio strategies
Event-driven stocks
Macro-Trend equities 

The Daily Log

Feb 5th

AAPL hit intra-day all time high of  120.23 and closed at 119.94.

Started new position with MasterCard MA. Bought 50 shares.

Nice to see all the 'hits' from my stocktwits fans. DIS was one of our seven recommendations for 2015. So far it is panning out quite well. There's a lot more to come from DIS in 2015, as expectations from Park revenues to be increased in a robust economy, more revenue from higher fees from ESPN, and of course the great lineup of Disney movies for 2015 including the marvel series and first Disney star wars movie.

NFLX remains our best performing stock in 2015.

Feb 4th

10:38am  Two hours into the session, Disney still climbing....

10:35am  AAPL has been revised upwards by 39 analysts. AAPL over 120 intraday for new ALL TIME HIGH !

10:30am  My MockingJay portfolio doing great with the exception of the biotechs. The portfolio now has a PROFIT of over $4,000 for the year and is up YTD over 6%.

AAPL pushing for new highs this morning.
Disney hits the 100 mark !

At the close of busiess Feb 3, our portfolio is up 5.25% for the year, still way ahead of the market indexes.

Mockingjay,  however, is a portfolio that follows trends. As such, after awhile, trends do change. The last couple of days has seen an uptick in the price of Oil and a fall in the Dollar. Although a couple of days do not make a lasting trend, it should be studied and it is serious. On Feb 4th,  we might consider a change in the trend of Oil and Dollar and make adjustments in our portfolio according. However, some, such as those on 'Fast Money' are calling this Oil rally -- a deadcat bounce -- .

Feb  3

CERN >  One of our holdings is Cerner. Cerner has a history of climbing as it goes toward Earnings Reportings. CERN usually beats analyst's estimate yet goes down for a little bit after Reporting. One way I might play this is to Sell a Call just prior to Earnings reporting, bank the option profit and keep the stock. The other option is to Sell the stock and then buy it back cheaper. A third option is to do Nothing.

Do your own homework.

Even though DIS was down for us in January, it is fully expected to rebound in February. DIS , CERN, SBUX are three stocks I expect to do well in 2015.

Feb 2

A new month, new money!

It was rough and tough on Wall Street  in Janurary 2015 for the market in general. Yet, my public available-for-daily-viewing MockingJay portfolio of stocks and equities came up a winner and also beat all the major Market indexes in January. Not only did it beat the indexes but my portfolio showed a net profit while the major indexes all showed a loss. The last week of January was especially tough for the market.

------------------------- YTD  Year-to-date  Jan 1 - Jan 31 -----------------

Dow Jones Industrial DJI....17164.95 ..  down -3.69%

S & P 500 index ................. 1994.99......down  -3.10%

Nasdaq index ..................... 4634.24......down  -2.13 %

Nasdaq100.........................  4148.43..... down -2.07%

Russel 2000 ......................   1165.39 .... down -3.26%


Jan  30
Sold SCO.
Jan 29 - Thursday

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.

Jan  27

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?

Jan 26-27

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.
Stay tuned.

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

CERN (Cerner)
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%


Although the talkin head market analysts in the media and on the internet have told you that a floor has been hit on OIL, I, and mostly likely, I alone, have told you that OIL prices will continue to drop. They will drop unti someone blinks.. and so far no one is blinking on reducing OIL. In fact, the almighty USA will INCREASE OIL PRODUCTION in 2015. 

There's a number of ways to play the oil price drop. Buy inverse oil ETF such as DTO  or SCO. In two trading days, I am up over $1,300 net gain in my purchase of SCO on Jan 2 (see public MockingJay portfolio).

3.  The Almighty Dollar

The USA economy gained in 2014 and will gain again in full force due to a number of factors, one being the low cost of Oil will allow those corporations that have high fuel costs to make a killing (think airlines). The dollar currency is gaining against the failed Russian ruble and the weak EURO.  There's a number of ways to play the STRENGTH OF THE DOLLAR , one way is to buy index funds or etf related to the gain of the dollar. I like UUP.


Even if the price of Oil was at $100 per barrel instead of low 50's, the airlines are flying high in profit earnings... as they learned to stop competing among themselves and to rob the customer blind, charging them for every little bitty thing. Take your pick of airline stocks, buy a couple. winner winner chicken dinner!


The top media company on earth owns a number of golden nuggets, such as the Marvel franchise, EPSN, Pixel, and now the STAR WAR franchise. The Disney Star Wars movie out later in 2015 now expected to be the top grossing movie OF ALL TIME ! 

6.  STARBUCKS - The smell of money

What can you say about a CEO that smells not only money in coffee beans but takes the top margins of his products. No price is too high for starbuck products. They expanding into other products such as liquor, another massive high margin product. They're selling overpriced pastries... and the customer love it as they get robbed blind by the price.  Buy the stock and enjoy the smell of money!

7. BIO tech stock

The major BIO tech stocks are making oodles of money as there were more government approvals of new products in 2014 than ever before. The best way to play BIO's is to do the 'Run and Up'. As new products get tested and before it is announced if it got approval or before  the earnings report, sell the stock but BUY THE RUNUP!

8. REITs

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.

Jan 2

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 !


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