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Tuesday, 24 October 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.

Earlier today I sold a portion of my Coach (COH) stock at a gain of just over 360% since purchasing.  This sale at a gain amounts to a "buy signal" for me in my portfolio management system.  This is significant as my last "buy signal" purchase was a buy of 120 shares of Toro (TTC) on 5/25/06.  Anyhow, with the signal in hand, and my nickel burning a hole in my pocket, I scanned the list of top % gainers on the NYSE, and noted that Precision Castparts (PCP), a stock that I have looked at just last month on this blog, was moving strongly higher.  In fact, as I write, the stock is trading at $68.97, up $3.79 or 5.81% on the day.  A few moments ago, I purchased 120 shares of PCP at $68.96.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog!  If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to drop me a line at bobsadviceforstocks@lycos.com or leave your comments right on the blog!  Also, be sure to stop by and visit my Stock Picks Podcast Site!

Bob 

 


Posted by bobsadviceforstocks at 2:28 PM CDT | Post Comment | View Comments (2) | Permalink

Wednesday, 25 October 2006 - 11:01 PM CDT

Name: "Diego"

Hey Bob,

I'm glad to read that you had a "good news" sale!

A few days ago I finished reading "How to make money in stocks", and I'm kinda developing my own strategy, based in part on the book and your blog.

Anyway, I wanted to know if you could provide some statistics on how you've been doing with your stock picks, both for the blog in general and for your personal portfolio. Not to peek into your personal finances (although you pretty much post everything), but I'd like to know for example, what average annual or monthly yield you've been achieving, and other general stats like that. Ballpark figures are enough, no need to calculate exactly. I could dig up all your posts and do the math myself, but it would take a lot of time and maybe you keep records or have it in your mind.

Congrats again on your cool blog and podcast! 

Thursday, 26 October 2006 - 8:41 AM CDT

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

Diego,

To show you how much of an amateur I really am, I must confess that I do NOT have a spread sheet that shows me my overall performance, both in my blog and on my own portfolio.  I have posted the data on both over and over so it is easily available for analysis.

If you do get so inspired to review past picks, why don't you try starting just with the 2003 selections and let's see how you figure they turned out.  You can assume an equal dollar amount to make things simple.  

I do try to review past stock picks going out a year a week at a time.  I do this each weekend in my "weekend reviews".  If someone else (or you) would like to look at 2004, 2005 or 2006 selections, let me know.  I would love to share these results with our readers.

Bob 

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