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Thursday, 2 March 2006
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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, so please remember to consult with your professional investment advisors prior to making any investment decisions based on information on this website.

A few moments ago I sold my 240 shares of Angiodynamics (ANGO) at $23.51. I had purchased these shares 1/6/06 at a cost basis of $26.26. Thus, I had a loss of $(2.75) or (11.7)%. This exceeded my sale point of an 8% loss, and thus I sold my position today.

On any sale at a loss, I refrain from re-investing proceeds and shall be "sitting on my hands" until such time as I sell a portion of a position at one of my targeted gains.

Thanks so much for visiting. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to email me at bobsadviceforstocks@lycos.com or leave them on the blog.

Bob


Posted by bobsadviceforstocks at 12:34 PM CST | Post Comment | View Comments (3) | Permalink

Friday, 3 March 2006 - 10:08 AM CST

Name: Steve

Hi Bob,

Any insights on why this stock dropped 11.7% since your purchase? Did you learn any valuable lessons from owning this stock?

Thanks,
Steve

Friday, 3 March 2006 - 11:10 AM CST

Name: Bob Freedland
Home Page: http://bobsadviceforstocks.tripod.com/bobsadviceforstoc

Steve,

You have asked about why the stock dropped 11.7% from my purchase price. I don't have any explanation. Did I learn anything? Probably not. Just that when I pick a stock, it is a calculated risk. I believe that overall the stocks that I select will do well. I don't know which individual stocks will perform. Thus, I sell my losers quickly.

My approach to investing is really about a portfolio of stocks. That is, if I can use my strategy on a large group of investments (for me up to 25 positions) that overall these companies, hopefully, will do well. Sometimes I think people are looking for the ONE investment pick. As if I could really tell which one will do well. I can't.

So if there is any lesson in this, I suppose it is to always exercise humility, quickly recognize mistatakes (for whatever reason), and act with a pre-set strategy.

Overall, I think that the tone of the market since my purchase has been little more than anemic and many stocks have lagged in their performance. As one of my latest purchases, it was thus most vulnerable to being dropped.

I hope this answers your question. Let me know if you have some other theories about this stock or others.

Bob

Saturday, 4 March 2006 - 6:00 PM CST

Name: Steve

Hey Bob,

Thanks for the reply. I'm was just trying to learn a little bit about how you evaluate your mistakes and how you prevent making the same ones in the future. I guess we can simply chalk this one up to poor timing for this trade.

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