I am still having problems with the Site Builder software that allows me to update the main Bobs Advice website....so wanted to share with you the status of the trading account. My last account update on the Website was 11/9/03 when I reported that we had realized gains of $3,042.06 and unrealized gains of $23,386.58. As of 11/26/03, we are now are realized gains of $4,266.56, and unrealized gains of $25,738.71...so our overall position has improved nicely in the last 2 1/2 weeks.
Transactions since 11/9/03 have been reported on the BLOG as best I have been able, but they are as follows: on 11/18/03 I sold Take-Two Interactive software, 150 shares at $32.48. I had a cost basis of $35.47 so sold at about an 8.4% loss.
On November 18, 2003, I puchased 200 shares of Sybron Dental (SYD) at $25.80. On November 24, 2003, I purchased 150 shares of Odyssey Healthcare (ODSY) at $35.49.
Taking some profits, I sold 50 shares of Merit Medical (MMSI) at $29.02 on 11/24/03. These shares were 1/4 of my 200 share purchase on 9/8/03 at a cost basis of $23.32 and represent a 24.4% gain or in dollar terms $276.93.
Also on 11/24/03, I took a portion of my profits on Closure Medical (CLSR), selling 50 shares at $35.56.
These shares were purchased on 7/17/03 for a cost of $22.91. This represented a gain of 55.2% on the purchase (virtually reaching my goal of 60% for my second 1/4 of shares), or $624.66 profit.
On 11/25/03, I purchased 200 shares of Mylan Labs (MYL) at $24.79, filling out my planned 25 position portfolio.
Yesterday, with a nice move in Eon Labs (ELAB), I sold 30 shares at $52.90. These shares were part of a larger position initially purchased on 5/30/03 at $29.39, so yesterday's sale was at a gain of 80% (nearly reaching my goal of 90% for the third 25% sale), or a profit of $697.14.
As you can see, at least as far as my portfolio here is concerned, I have much to be thankful for. But this is just about investing, I am far more thankful for my family and friends without which, stock market trading, however profitable, would be devoid of any satisfaction.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving! Go easy on the stuffing ok?