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 check with your professional investment advisers prior to making any investment decisions based on information on this website.
I apologize for not reviewing very many stocks the past week. I have been busy with things at work and at home and wanted to step back a bit for a short time from active posting. However, I shall continue to keep you posted on activity in my Trading Account and shall try to get some new ideas up on this website soon.
Earlier today I noticed that my Immucor (BLUD) stock had passed my 8% loss tolerance and I sold out my position of 180 shares at $31.04. I had purchased these shares just last month on April 5, 2007, at a price of $33.86. Thus, this represented a loss of $(2.82)/share or (8.3)% since purchase. My trading rules require me to sell any position, regardless of my own affection for the stock :), or belief in its long-term viability and prospects, if it hits that 8% loss level, and out it went.
Since this is a sale on "bad news", this doesn't give me permission to replace the stock. Thus, I am back down to 19 positions. However, my Meridian Bioscience (VIVO) isn't too far from a sale at a gain (?), time will tell on that one, and if so, I shall be able to buy a new position. But this will again require that one of my remaining 19 positions hits an appreciation target.
Anyhow, I am glad to be blogging this morning, at least for this post. Hang in there, I shall be back actively blogging shortly!
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