Tag Archive: $WFM

Dec 14

Weekend Review and Watchlist

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Stocks took the proverbial elevator down this week, undoing 5 weeks of gains in one fast move. We’ve seen the ‘stairs up, elevator down’ action plenty of times before. Looking at the weekly chart of the $SPY this is the fourth such instance in the last year. So far there’s nothing to suggest this will be …

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Jul 12

Why I Hold Positions Through Earnings

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This is an update of a post from 3/22/13. One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is if I will be holding a position through earnings. My answer is always the same, without hesitation ‘Yes.’ The first thought that enters my head when someone asks why I hold through earnings is “Why wouldn’t I hold …

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Mar 22

Why I Hold Positions Through Earnings

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I’ve had a few people ask me this so I thought I’d put my thoughts down on paper. The first thought that enters my head when someone asks why I hold through earnings is “Why wouldn’t I hold through earnings?”, so let’s try and see why I feel that way, because it suggests I see …

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Mar 03

Examining Our Exits

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A follower on StockTwits was kind enough to point out how $OCN had rallied sharply after I’d cut my long position. I said it was OK, I’d obeyed my stop. In the past I’ve tried to avoid keeping the charts of recently closed positions on my screen, I’ve always found it easier to move on …

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Feb 23

Review Of Open Positions – Stocks

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With this week’s volatility and pullback in the market we got stopped on 3 positions: Whole Foods ($WFM) -11.4% Continued to decline on good volume following its post-earnings slump, endangering its longer-term trend. iPath DJ UBS Copper ETF ($JJC) -5.3% Invalidated our rationale closing below the $45 level we cited. It’s returned to the lower range …

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Feb 16

Review Of Open Positions – Stocks

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Here’s our performance review of stocks since mentioning them here. In order to be as transparent as possible when I blog about a stock during the trading day, for better or worse, I take the next session’s open as my entry for performance measuring purposes.  And as always we show losing trades here as well …

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Feb 11

Taking Another Bite At Whole Foods ($WFM)

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Whole Foods ($WFM) is another one of those stocks that gives you that Peter Lynch “invest in what you know” moment where from either experiencing or seeing the company’s products, or just hearing others give glowing reviews, you want to see what all the fuss is about and buy the stock. They’ve opened a store …

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