Hello Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog, Stock Picks Bob's Advice. As always, please remember that I am an amateur investor and that you should always consult with your professional investment advisors prior to making any investment decisions based on informatin on this website.
Instead of reviewing a stock pick from my trading portfolio, I wanted to give you an update tonight on my holdings, my margin, and my activity in my account. Here is what I have written, as copied from Jubak Refugee Website:
"Hello Jubak Refugee Friends,Some of you have commented about me keeping you better posted with my trading portfolio holdings and trades. I hope this post will answer many of your quesitons.
This is another update of my trading portfolio based on my blog Stock Picks Bob's Advice. My last update was on 12/30/05. These values are as of this morning 2/6/06.
I am currently at 22 positions, 3 under my maximum of 25 positions. I am waiting for another sale of a portion of my holdings at a gain to go to 23 or more positions. After I reach my 25 position level, the sales of portions of holdings at gain targets will be used to pay down the substantial margin I am still holding. I continue to pull $550/month (for a car payment) and pay margin interest from the account, while automatically adding $200/month from my checking.
As of 2/4/06, the account net worth stood at $79,120.89. Securities were at $139,172.38, with $60,051.49 of margin debt outstanding. Margin equity stood at 56.85%.
Current positions (# shares) in my trading portfolio: ANGO (240), BOOM (200), CDIS (142), COH (102), CYTC (225), FTI (160), GCO (200), HIBB (84), HWAY (128), JLG (160), JOSB (150), KYPH (150), MORN (200), PKTR (400), QSII (44), RMD (180), SBUX (59), SRX (320), STJ (180), SYD (113), VIVO (210), and VMSI (225).
Since 12/30/05, the following transactions have occurred: on 1/3/06, I sold my 160 shares of BCSI at $41.95, on 1/6/06, I sold 43 shares of VIVO at $24.52, on 1/6/06 I purchased 240 shares of ANGO, on 1/12/06 I purchased 160 shares of JLG, on 1/12/06 I sold 28 shares of CDIS, on 1/12/06 I sold 120 shares of AFFX, on 1/27/06 I bought 400 shares of PKTR, on 1/27/06 I sold 40 shares of BOOM, on 1/30/06 I sold 30 shares of JOSB, on 1/30/06 I bought 160 shares of FTI at $52.30, and on 2/1/06, AMHC changed to HWAY.
As of 2/4/06, the account has net short-term gains of $816.04, and net long-term gains of $636.12, for a total realized gain for 2006 of $1,452.16. For the year, I have paid $284.97 in margin interest. As of 2/6/06, the account has $41,488.52 in unrealized gains.
I hope that this update is helpful and that you all come and visit my blog where I discuss new stock picks and past picks.
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