Sunday, 29 December 2013

Buys/Sells for 2013-12-30

No Sells
Buy SGH for all 3 portfolios 
Pays dividends, (All Ords
Consumer Discretionary. Consumer Services. .Diversified Consumer Services. Specialized Consumer Services) 
Trending up in the Quarterly, Monthly, Weekly, & Daily time frames.

Open positions 2013-12-29

P Taker
P Hybrid
P Runner

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Open Positions 2013-12-22

P Taker
P Hybrid
P Runner
No Sells for next week & no Buys as my Monthly Market switch is off.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Buys/Sells for 2013-12-16

No Buys for any of the portfolios
P Taker Hold ARI
P Hybrid Sell CSL, GEM, & SGM
P Runner Sell ANZ, GEM (both), & IIN

Open Positions 2013-12-14

P Taker
P Hybrid
P Runner

Monday, 9 December 2013

Buys/Sells for 2013-12-09

As per previous post:
P Taker Sell BGA, CGF, GEM, HGG, SGM
P Hybrid Sell CGF, BHP, TLS
P Runner Hold all
Market switch is off, so no buys.
P Taker will go to 90% cash 
It should be a good time to sell, as  Friday was a 1% up day on the US Markets

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Open positions 2013-12-07

P Taker
P Hybrid
P Runner

There's going to be a lot of sells on Monday! 
P Taker Sell BGA, CGF, GEM, HGG, SGM
P Hybrid Sell CGF, BHP, TLS
P Runner Hold all
Market switch is off, so no buys.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Buys & Sells for 2013-12-02

P Taker sell OKN
P Hybrid sell STO
P Runner hold all
Buy BGA for P Taker & P Hybrid

I am thinking of closing P Taker soon, as it is definitely the worst performer of the 3 portfolios.
I may replace it with a new daily system which should give better entries & exits and also increase the trade frequency.
Other changes will be to initial equity to reduce brokerage drag,  and the position sizing method will be changed from fixed sum to % Risk or % Volatility.
The trailing stop will change from trailing weekly bars to a close under the swing lows,  and the trading universe will be increased to the entire ASX instead of just the All Ords.
Did I mention the price, volume & value filters too? :)
Am forward testing it at the moment & if it's an improvement over P Taker I plan on starting it from scratch after the Christmas holidays.  Will also continue the best of the weekly portfolios for comparison.

Friday, 29 November 2013

Open Positions 2013-11-29

P Taker
P Hybrid
P Runner
Sells 2013-11-25
 ANZ sold @ 31.80 DXS sold @ 1.06 EWC sold @ 0.42
RCR sold @ 3.27   SDG sold @ 1.46  STO sold @ 14.71
SGM bought @ 10.49

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Buys & Sells for 2013-11-25

P Taker: Sell ANZ, DXS, RCR, STO Buy: SGM
P Hybrid: Sell EWC  BuySGM
P Runner: Sell SDG  Buy SGM

Whilst the Australian Market is struggling compared to the US Markets there is one Industry over here that is going well & that is Steel.
  ARI that I bought last week is going well, other companies that I considered were FMG, BSL, AGO, MGX, SDL & BCI but decided on SGM as it gives a lower risk if I am wrong.
The only thing we can control as traders is how much we lose if we are wrong, we have no control over how much we may win.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Open Positions 2013-11-18

Open positions after Monday's Buys & Sells including the ANZ dividend
P Taker
P Hybrid
P Runner

Monday, 18 November 2013


Why they should have taught us Tau not Pi at school

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Buys & Sells 2013-11-18

SEK sell in P Taker
GEM Buy for P Taker & P Hybrid

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Open Positions 2013-11-16

P Taker
P Hybrid
P Runner

P Runner made a new equity high this week
Equity highs:
P Taker $56,972.33   2013-09-28
P Hybrid $62,144.37   2013-09-28
P Runner $68,822.67   2013-11-15

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Open positions 2013-11-12

The last Open positions spreadsheet got mucked up either by streaming quotes or currency conversions.
The total Market Value was correct but the Holdings Gain column figures were wrong.
 This new portfolio snapshot is correct as of Monday's close
P Hybrid
P Runner

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Buys/Sells for Monday 2013-11-11

No Sells
Buy ARI for P Taker & P Hybrid
The Small Ords & below are being sold off but the Larger Caps are still going up particularly in the Materials & Resources Sectors.
ARI pays good dividends,  is up the right end of town ASX 100 (Midcap 50)
 & is in the right sector  - Materials. Materials. Metals & Mining. Steel

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Open positions 2013-11-09

2013-11-04  GEM sold @ 3.10  SDG sold @ 1.62  STO bought @ 15.21 
P Taker
P Hybrid
P Runner

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Closed Trades 2013 to date

P Taker Closed Trades 2013
P Hybrid Closed Trades 2013
P Runner Closed Trades 2013

P Taker up around $3500 this year
P Hybrid with the biggest gain of around $14,000
P Runner only gained around $2000 but still has a large open profit.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Buys/Sells for Monday 4th Nov 2013

P Taker Sell GEM & SDG Buy STO
P Hybrid Sell GEM & SDG Buy STO
P Runner no change.
I could have bought 3 positions instead of just one, but I'm saving $5k to re-enter GEM at the next opportunity & $5k for next week as I don't want to put too much risk on at once.
I'm realising profits this week, it will make a big difference to the closed trades balance which I'll update after Monday's changes.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Open positions 2nd November 2013

OKN bought at 1.765 & RCR bought at 3.84
P Taker
P Hybrid
P Runner

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Buys/Sells for Monday 28th Oct 2013

No Sells hold all stocks
P Taker Buy OKN & RCR
OKN is All Ords/Information Technology. Software & Services. IT Services. IT Consulting & Other Services
RCR is ASX 300 Small Ords/Industrials. Capital Goods.Construction & Engineering. Construction &
Both stocks have recently paid a dividend, have had the pull back & are now heading in the right direction -North!
Recently watched a YouTube video by John Bollinger, he's a top down man, Market, Sector, Industry, Stock. I'll see if I can embed it..

Friday, 25 October 2013

Open positions 25th Oct 2013

P Taker
P Hybrid
P Runner
A good week for all portfolios, getting close to, if not reached new equity highs.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

New Site

Just found this website looks pretty good if everything is up to date
Getting info from the Standard & Poors website is usually a pain in the @rse so this should be useful.
Edit: Unfortunately it turns out that the constituents lists do not show the changes made in the June 2013 quarterly rebalance.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Buys/Sells for week beginning 20th Oct 2013

No sells
P Taker buy CGF & DXS
P Hybrid Buy CGF
DXS goes exdiv late Dec, looks to be starting it's run now.
CGF exdiv March 2014
Both entries have resumed weekly up trend after a pull-back, could have been a week earlier on DXS but my market switch was off last week.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Open positions 19th Oct 2013

P Taker
P Hybrid
P Runner
Was pleasantly  surprised to see that 2 of the portfolios went up last week, & will be adding another stock next week. 

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Portfolio Management for week starting 14th Oct 2013

Only one sell:
P Taker Sell EWC
No buys for any of the 3 portfolios as my market switch is off.
For those braver than I, Utilities & Property trusts are the best sectors IMHO
I'd post a chart but my charting software has been "upgraded" to new version that jumps about the screen like it's possessed, needs re-naming Incredibly Annoying charts.
 I'll be switching to Amibroker as soon as my current subscription expires.

Open positions 12th Oct 2013

P Taker
P Hybrid
P Runner
Got rid of 2 links from the Blogroll, both had "Paul McCartney is awesome" as their latest posts.
I cannot trust their judgement after that!

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Portfolio management for week starting 7th Oct 2013

P Taker
Sell BHP and WPL
P Hybrid
Sell WPL
P Runner
No Sells
No Buys for any portfolio next week as my market switch is off.
US Markets are neutral but 'Straylia is OFF
If the market falls next week I'm ok with that, I wouldn't mind taking some of those unrealised profits!

Open positions 5th October 2013

P Taker
P Hybrid
P Runner
All portfolios down slightly
It will be interesting to see if my market switch has turned off this week

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Portfolio management 29th Sept 2013

Was just about to post Buy MTU when I discovered it goes exdiv on Monday!
Would have got the divi drop but not the divi!
As they say, "If plan A doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters"
So... P Taker Buy ANZ no sells
P Hybrid no buys or sells
P Runner Sell GOLD Buy ANZ
ANZ goes exdiv early November, fully franked, last Nov paid 0.79

Saturday, 28 September 2013