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As I mentioned in an earlier blog, my 'trade' in PetSmart (PETM) was intended to be a short-term affair. I had hoped that I could be reporting a large profit from this move which did indeed initially move higher after my purchase of 180 shars on 5/21/09 at a cost of $20.3676. However with the market acting at best erratically this morning and with PETM trading below my cost on this block, I decided to step aside from this additional over-weighted addition and sold my 180 shares at $19.9524/share. This represented a loss of $.4152/share or multiplied by 180 shares came out to a loss of $(74.736). Percentage-wise, this was a loss of (2.03)% so the damage really wasn't significant at all.
I still like PetSmart (PETM) and have my 90 share position which I am quite bullish on. However, as a trader, I have always had mixed results and always subscribe to the belief that one is best minimizing losses.
Will PetSmart (PETM) turn around tomorrow and prove me wrong? I wouldn't be surprised. But I shall participate in that appreciation if that is the future for this stock. Meanwhile, I have a little more cash built up once again in the account for future investments and yes, an occasional 'trade'!
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Yours in investing,