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Monday, 28 January 2008
VCA Antech (WOOF) "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!

I wanted to share with you a trade that I just implemented in my account.  I sold my complete position (210 shares) of VCA Antech (WOOF) at $37.74/share.  These shares were purchased on 7/27/07 at a cost basis of $41.04/share.  Thus I had a loss of $(3.30)/share or (8.04)% since purchase.

As you probably know, I use the (8)% loss as a point of sale of any position in my portfolio after an initial purchase, and not having sold any shares at higher appreciation targets.  Furthermore, I use this sale on "bad news" as a simple portfolio management signal.  (As if I hadn't been paying attention to what the market is doing!).  In other words, I do not plan to reinvest these funds.  Fortunately, my margin balance continues to dwindle along with my equity positions.  

I shall be waiting for some 'good news' signal to resume expanding the size of my portfolio with new positions.  I am now down to 8 positions in my trading account: ABAX, CERN, CPRT, CVD, IHS, MORN, RMD, and VIVO.  No position is immune from a sale.  So if the market continues to go lower, I shall update you on the progress in my portfolio.

As for WOOF, this is my second unsuccesful attempt to own the stock.  With my own sale of shares, I am thus reducing my rating:

VCA ANTECH (WOOF) IS RATED A HOLD     

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

Have a good week everyone!

Bob 


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Updated: Monday, 28 January 2008 9:22 AM CST

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