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Wednesday, 31 May 2006
An Update on my Trading Portfolio!
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.
I try very hard to maintaing an almost absolute transparency on this website regarding the stocks that I actually own and occasionally sell or purchase shares. I have also been writing up my trading strategy on MSN at Jubak's Refugee Site under the topic heading "Timing the market". As part of that update, this is what I wrote this afternoon regarding my own actual holdings:
"Hello Jubak Refugees Friends!

As part of my long-term review of my trading strategy, I have been updating my portfolio performance every month or two. I hope that you all find this helpful.

This analysis is as of the close of trading May 31, 2006.

My trading portfolio now consists of 18 positions of my maximum 25 positions planned. Several stocks were sold during the recent correction.

The account net worth is $64,872.03. I have a 61.64% equity percentage. The market value of my securities stands at $105,250.17. The margin debit balance stands at $40,378.14.

Current positions (# shares, date of purchase, closing price, cost basis):

Barnes Group (B) (180 shares, 2/16/06, $41.29, $39.15)

Coach (COH) (102 shares, 2/25/03, $29.08, $8.33)

Cytyc (CYTC) (225 shares, 1/29/04, $26.28, $14.86)

Genesco (GCO) (200 shares, 5/26/06, $35.19, $34.40)

Helix Energy Solutions (HELX) (142 shares, 11/3/04, $35.46, $19.10)

Healthways (HWAY) (107 shares, 6/18/04, $53.14, $23.53)

Jos A. Bank Clothiers (JOSB) (187 shares, 4/4/05, $36.32, $25.59)

Kyphon (KYPH) (150 shares, 5/20/05, $36.96, $29.21)

Morningstar (MORN) (167 shares, 11/22/05, $42.19, $32.57)

Packeteer (PKTR) (400 shares, 1/27/06, $11.45, $11.94)

Quality Systems (QSII) (88 shares, 7/28/03, $33.22, $7.75)

ResMed (RMD) (150 shares, 2/4/05, $45.46, $29.87)

Starbucks (SBUX) (50 shares, 1/24/03, $35.65, $11.40)

SRA International (SRX) (320 shares, 2/1/05, $31.46, $29.82)

Toro (TTC) (120 shares, 5/25/06, $48.27, $48.36)

Meridian Bioscience (VIVO) (210 shares, 4/21/05, $23.79, $11.13)

Ventana Medical Systems (VMSI) (188 shares, 4/16/04, $47.46, $23.47)

Wolverine World Wide (WWW) (240 shares, 4/19/06, $22.94, $23.55)

Since 4/7/06, the following transactions have occurred:

On 4/11/06, I withdrew $5,000 from margin to pay for a 2006 IRA contribution. On 4/18/06, I sold my 113 shares of Sybron Dental (SYD) at $46.92. I purchased 120 shares of SanDisk (SNDK) the same day at $61.95. Also on 4/19/06, I purchased 240 shares of Wolverine World Wide (WWW) at $23.50, after selling 9 shares of Starbucks (SBUX) at $38.96. On 5/2/06, I purchased 300 shares of Dynamic Materials (BOOM) at $36.856. I sold 37 shares of Ventana (VMSI) on 5/3/06 at $46.49. I sold these 300 shares of BOOM on 5/3/06 at $38.174. On 5/3/06 I purchased 200 shares of Angiodynamics (ANGO) at $30.242. I sold 30 shares of ResMed (RMD) at $47.84 on 5/10/06. I purchased 240 shares of CNS Inc. (CNXS) at $24.395 on 5/10/06. On 5/16/06 I sold my 200 shares of Angiodynamics at $27.85. I sold my 200 shares of Dynamic Materials (BOOM) on 5/17/06 at $33.125. My 320 shares of JLG Industries (JLG) were sold on 5/18/06 at $23.67. I sold my 240 shares of CNS (CNXS) at $22.3701 on 5/18/06. My 84 shares of Hibbett (HIBB) were sold on 5/24/06 at $24.56. I purchased 120 shares of Toro (TTC) at $48.2699 on May 31, 2006. I sold 21 shares of Healthways (HWAY) on 5/31/06 at $51.73. Finally, I sold my 120 shares of SanDisk (SNDK) at $56.82 on 6/2/06.

As of the close of trading on 5/30/06, this trading account had realized net gains of $6,807.80, including net short-term losses of $1,201.65 and net long-term gains of $8,009.45.

As of the close of trading on 5/31/06, the account had unrealized gains totaling $29,039.29.

I hope this information continues to be helpful and I look forward to your comments and opinions. If you are interested in learning more, you can visit my blog at Stock Picks Bob's Advice or listen to my podcast at Stock Picks Bob's Advice Podcast Website.

Thanks!

Bob"

For those of you who are following my trials and tribulations, I thought you would appreciate my re-post of this data! Today was a better day and hopefully I am once again on the path of profitability!

Bob


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