This Week's Activity – December 28, 2013:
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This week, all of the world market indices were up on the good economic reports about U.S. GDP, retail sales, unemployment and job creation. Read more here: http://news.yahoo.com/big-ends-wall-street-hopeful-2014-212238837--sector.html
I still think the markets are overpriced but I continue looking for good values on individual stocks of good solid companies.
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This week I bought LeapFrog (LF) at $7.90. See the details below in (CALL or PUT) Sells for This Week. LF closed this week at $7.89 which is near their 18 month low. Revenue is up 4%, profit margin is 13%, but stock price is down from $11.50 in July due to a software glitch on their newly released LeapPad Ultra this summer. They have corrected the glitch, but now are gaining more competitors (Amazon, Apple, Samsung) in the education tablet business. LeapFrog already had VTech as a competitor. So there are many downward pressures on LF stock, but they have good fundamentals, and I think they can compete with these rivals and will recover from this.
See these articles for current problems being faced by LF:
See the Yahoo Profile for LF at http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=LF+Profile
See the Yahoo 10 year chart for LF at http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=LF+Interactive#symbol=lf;range=20020731,20131226;compare=;indicator=volume;charttype=candlestick;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=off;source=undefined;
StockEvaluator ‘Short List’
View ‘Short List’ here: http://www.ultimatestockfinder.com/stockevaluator_short_list.xls
‘Short List’ screens using 12 fundamental value limits that I want to see in a stock before considering it as a possible buy.
View our training video that shows how to enter your preferred values for each of these ‘Short List’ screening limits:
View the ‘Short List’ screening criteria and target limit values here: http://www.ultimatestockfinder.com/short_list_12_criteria.JPG
Stocks on the ‘Short List’ list this week are: CAJ, PTR, UMC, CHA.
Stock Evaluator ‘Volatility Sort’
View ‘Volatility’ sort here: http://www.ultimatestockfinder.com/stockevaluatorvolatilitysort.xls
Stocks on the ‘Volatility Sort’ have Current Price <5% above 52 week low, Volatility >3%, Profit>0%, <6 Red cells in Stock Evaluator.xls.
Stocks on the ‘Volatility Sort’ this week are: ENZN, NATL, IOC, PSMI, HLT
MutualFundEvaluator ‘Short List’
View ‘Short List’ here: http://www.ultimatestockfinder.com/mutualfundevaluator_short_list.xls
Mutual Funds that are within 3% of their 52 week low AND have less than 3 Red cells.
This week’s list has 43 funds. All except 1 (FRIFX) are Bond funds, which are all still 3 to 7% above their lows from 2006 to 2008 before The FED dropped interest rates to bring the U.S. out of the recession. When interest rates go down, bond prices go up, and when interest rates go up, bond prices go down. These bond funds only pay a 3 to 4% annual dividend and I think the bond prices will go down another 3 to 4% when The FED finally lets interest rates go back to historic levels which mean 10 Year Bond interest rate of at least 3.5% compared to today’s 10 year rate of 3.01%. I will continue to wait before buying any bond funds because I do not want to lose a whole year’s worth of interest if I buy back in too soon.
Next Monthly Meeting 2nd Tuesday of every Month:
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 , 7:30 PM at my house.
Here are my Stock BUYs for This Week:
Stock Symbol: LF
Buy Date: 12/26/2013
Buy Price: $7.90
Target Sell Price: $11.50
Here are my Stock SELLs for This Week:
Here are my Option (CALL or PUT) Sells for This Week:
I only Sell Covered CALLs or Cash Secured PUTs
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