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Monday, 22 October 2007
Immucor (BLUD) "Trading Transparency"

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 advisers prior to making any investment decisions based on information on this website.

A few moments ago my Immucor (BLUD) stock hit a sale point at an (8)% loss.  I sold 154 shares at $34.90.  These shares were purchased only a couple of weeks ago, on October 4, 2007, at a cost basis of $38.02.  Thus, I had a loss of $(3.12)/share or (8.2)% since purchase. 

Since this was a sale on "bad news", meaning a loss, I shall not be reinvesting the proceeds, but instead moving this towards cash (and actually paying down the margin a bit).  I shall be waiting for a sale on "good news" to be adding a replacement to my portfolio.  I am now down to 14 positions, under my maximum of 20 and well above my minimum of 5 positions.

Hopefully, this system of 'listening to my own holdings' and moving towards cash makes sense at this time.  As my stocks drop in price, I feel as if I am really the amateur investor that I talk about non-stop.  But I am glad that I have some sort of disciplined approach to deal with all of this.  I know that in the past I would have been over-reacting with each swing of the market.  Time will tell how successful I am in this strategy; wish me luck.

With this sale of my own position of Immucor, I shall be reducing the rating on the stock:

IMMUCOR (BLUD) IS RATED A HOLD

I am as guilty as the analyst who writes hold and means sell.  I do this because my sale is not based on anything fundamentally wrong with the stock.  It is simply that my timing wasn't good.  Thus, if you don't have a loss in the stock, I indeed would otherwise be recommending a "hold".

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

Bob 


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