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Wednesday, 12 November 2008
BE Aerospace (BEAV) "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.

There are many things to like about BE Aerospace (BEAV).  That is why I recently added it to my portfolio.  Things like the great recent quarterly result, and the "5-Yr Restated" financials from Morningstar.com. 

But this blog is not about a love-fest of stocks.  It is about building a portfolio of terrific stocks of terrific companies and then managing that portfolio of stocks in response to the vagaries of the market--the bullish and bearish influences that bear down upon each of us.

Recently I have modified my trading strategy to acknowledge that there are times that are so terribly negative that naively replacing stocks on 8% losses and continuing to maintain the same size of positions only allows a certain compounding of losses.

To deal with the negative environment that drives me down to under 5 positions (my minimum), I have chosen to do two things: to reduce my replacement size of a position being replaced to maintain that minimum to 1/2 of the average size of the remaining positions, and to allow each stock to dip to a 16% loss (instead of an 8% loss) to hopefully avoid unnecessarily replacing stocks that are victim of the increased volatility we are all observing.

Directly to the point, my BE Aerospace (BEAV) stock hit a 16% loss this morning, and I sold my 215 shares at $9.4154.  I had just purchased these shares 10/27/08 at $11.23, thus I had a loss of $(1.81) or (16.15)% since purchase.

With my holdings now down to 4, I have another "permission slip" in my pocket to purchase a new position to make 5, however, I am not in a big hurry to do anything.  After having burnt my fingers over and over in this treacherous market, the nickel feels rather cool in my pocket.  

Doesn't appear to be burning a hole at all this time!

Thanks again for visiting.  I shall continue to update my own actions and thoughts on this market.

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

Yours in investing,

 

Bob

 


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