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Friday, 3 December 2004
"Trading Transparency" SBUX

Hello Friends! Well it was a bit of a roller-coaster day in the market. I kept waiting for my Cantel (CMN) to hit a second sale point (at around 60% gain), but the stock would not oblige me and stayed at the 58% gain point. So I sat on my hands!

However, I was browsing through my stocks and realized that I had overlooked my Starbucks (SBUX). Now unfortunately, I never bought a lot of SBUX, and have sold it several times since purchasing....in fact, my shares were all acquired on January 24, 2003, at a cost basis of $22.81/share. I sold my first 25 shares on 9/8/03 at a price of $28.47, for a gain of $5.66 or 24.8%, the second sale was 15 shares on 1/23/04 at a price of $36.16, or a gain of $12.35 or 54.2%, the third sale was 15 shares at a price of $43.89 for a gain of $20.58 or 90.2%. So you can see, I was selling about 1/4 of my holdings each time at nearly 30%, 60%, and 90% positions.

Today, having only 45 shares remaining (unfortunately), I noticed that the stock was selling at $58.69 (where I sold it) or a gain of $35.88 or 157.3%. I totally slept through the 120% point!!!. So I sold 10 shares at $58.69, leaving 35 shares remaining. My next target will be at a 180% gain (!)...and I might even get there!

Thus, even though this morning I sold a stock at a loss (NAVR), I sold a portion at a gain this afternoon putting me once again in the position of being able to add a new position to my portfolio! And CMN might even hit a sale point soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please remember that I am an amateur investor, so please consult with your professional investment advisors prior to making any investment decisions based on information on this website. If you have any questions, comments, or words of encouragement, please feel free to email me at bobsadviceforstocks@lycos.com .

Have a great weekend everyone!

Bob


Posted by bobsadviceforstocks at 3:44 PM CST | Post Comment | View Comments (2) | Permalink

Wednesday, 11 May 2005 - 12:14 PM CDT

Name: kproulx
Home Page: http://www.pennystocks.com

I've been trying to find another good penny stock to invest in and hope to see some portfolios about penny stocks in the future. I've had success in that market when getting in and out quickly. I've noticed that the best way to find a stock to invest in is to actually listen to people around you and watch what popular items are being bought and checking into the companies that make them. I try to pick companies by things people say about items, not about the company. Then I do lots of research. Hopefully this will give someone an idea of how to make some good investments.

Wednesday, 11 May 2005 - 12:43 PM CDT

Name: BobsAdvice
Home Page: http://bobsadviceforstocks.tripod.com/bobsadviceforstoc

kproulx,

Good luck with your penny stocks! I hope you make a million dollars very soon. However, this site is about stocks with more substantial finances. It isn't about getting in and out quickly. It isn't about just "listening to people around you" and "watch what popular items are bought". It is about trying to find quality investments of companies that have real businesses, real earnings, real revenue growth, real free cash flow, solid balance sheets, and reasonable charts.

It is probably pretty boring for you.

I have tried other methods, but I am not trying to do anything but educate people about real investing.

This isn't a get rich website. I am not selling anything.

I just like to talk stocks and share my observations with my readers. Hopefully, I will get rich as well...but in the meantime, thanks for visiting and I hope you hit your homerun. I will be busy making "base hits".

Bob

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