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Along the way I have been a contributor to the Jubak's Refugees on MSN. This is named after the famous stock picks Jim Jubak although he doesn't participate on that website as far as I can tell. Anyhow, from time to time, I have been sharing the results of my trades. Thus, what follows is what I wrote for the MSN site, which applies here as well:
It has been three months since I last posted. I have withdrawn money from my account for various sundry purposes, and probably shall be doing this once again with a new roof scheduled for my house this week. However, except for one "trade" in Kendle, I am sticking to my system.
This analysis is as of the close of trading on October 6, 2006.
I am now down to 11 positions (down from 14 positions three months ago). My maximum # of positions remains at 25, my minimum is still at 6.
The account net worth is $42,888.42. I am currently at 75.97% margin equity with a margin debt of $13,559.38. The market value of my securities stands at $56,447.80.
Current Positions (# shares, date of purchase, closing stock price, cost basis, % gain (loss))
Coach (COH) (102 shares, 2/25/03, $35.35, $8.33, 324.30%)
Cytyc (CYTC) (225 shares, 1/29/04, $23.53, $14.86, 58.39%)
Healthways (HWAY) (107 shares, 6/18/04, $42.76, $23.53, 81.75%)
Kyphon (KYPH) (150 shares, 5/20/06, $35.75, $29.21, 22.37%)
Morningstar (MORN) (167 shares, 11/22/05, $39.95, $32.57, 22.64%)
Quality Systems (QSII) (88 shares, 7/28/03, $40.69, $7.75, 425.11%)
ResMed (RMD) (150 shares, 2/4/05, $40.24, $29.87, 34.72%)
Starbucks (SBUX) (50 shares, 1/24/03, $38.41, $11.40, 236.79%)
Meridian Bioscience (VIVO) (210 shares, 4/21/05, $23.56, $11.13, 111.75%)
Ventana Medical Systems (VMSI) (188 shares, 4/16/04, $41.54, $23.47, 76.99%)
Wolverine World Wide (WWW) (240 shares, 4/19/06, $27.68, $23.55, 17.56%)
Since the last update on June 30, 2006, the following trades have been done: I sold 200 shares of Genesco (GCO) at $31.59 on 7/12/06, I sold 120 shares of Toro (TTC) at $44.06 on 7/13/06, and sold 360 shares of Barnes (B) on 7/17/06. On 7/27/06, I bought 800 shares of Kendle (for a trade) KNDL at $28.48, but sold it on 8/1/06 at $25.41.
As of 10/7/06, the account had $294.45 of taxable income and $2,642.47 of margin interest paid. The account had a net gain of $3,134.98, made up of a net short term loss of $(5,237.30) and a net long-term gain of $8,372.28.
As of the close of trading on 10/6/06, the company maintained its unrealized gain of $21,783.23.
I hope this continued reporting is helpful to you! The overall decline in value is both from the decline in stock prices as well as my pulling funds out for personal use. The figures to keep your eye on are the unrealized gains and the realized gains to get a better handle on how the account is doing.
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