This Week's Activity – July 26, 2013:
This week, the Japanese Nikkei 225 index dropped 450 points, ending on July 26 at 14,130 down from 14,589 last week. The Dow ended at 15,558 up from 15,543 last week, near the all time high of 15,604 on July 23, but has been pretty flat since July 10 and may be running out of enough good news to drive it any higher.
See the Dow chart here: http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=%5EDJI+Interactive#symbol=%5Edji;range=1y;compare=;indicator=volume;charttype=area;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=off;source=undefined;
See the Nikkei chart here: http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=%5EN225+Interactive#symbol=%5En225;range=6m;compare=;indicator=volume;charttype=area;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=off;source=undefined;
I am not counting on the world markets to keep going up and am still planning for a drop soon. While I wait, I continue to look for companies with good fundamental financial values that are near their 52 week lows.
StockEvaluator “Short List” shows only companies that are within 5% of their 52 week low AND have less than 5 Red cells. This week only 11 companies are on the short list. None of them look good to me. Two are from China (ZA, ZX) and one from India (SLT) these three have low red cell counts, but I am reluctant to buy small Chinese or Indian companies due to my lack of faith in their accounting and reporting.
MutualFundEvaluator “Short List” shows funds that are within 3% of their 52 week low AND have less than 3 Red cells. This week’s list has 27 funds. They are all Bond funds, which are continuing to go down in anticipation of The FED raising interest rates. I am continuing to wait on any bond fund buys in hopes they can go even lower.
“Volatility” sort shows only companies that have: Average Daily Price Volatility >3% ;
Within 10% of their 52 week low ; Less than 6 Red cells ; Profit >0% and Dividend >1%. This week’s list has only 2 companies. Neither of them look good to me this week.
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Next Monthly Meeting 2nd Tuesday of every Month:
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 , 7:30 PM at my house.
Here are my Stock BUYs for Last Week:
Buy Company Buy
Date Bought Price Target Sell
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7/26 HXM $2.85 $3.35
Here are my Stock SELLs for Last Week:
Sell Company Sell Buy Buy
Date Sold Price Price Date
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7/19 MU $8.00 $6.50 9/10/2010
In Feb. 2013, I sold a Covered Call at Strike price of $8 and Option premium of $0.82 and was called out of it on 7/19/2013
7/19 STM $7.50 $6.13 11/22/2011
In Jan. 2013, I sold a Covered Call at Strike price of $7.50 and Option premium of $1.00 and was called out of it on 7/19/2013
Here are my Option (CALL or PUT) Sells for Last Week:
I only do Covered CALLs or Cash Secured PUTs
Option Sell Stock Strike Expiration Option
Type Date Symbol Price Date Price
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