Friday, 27 December 2013

Week of 2013 DE 27

IWM rose by 1.5% to a new all-time high. My account rose 2.8% to its highest price since February.  The loss-floor has risen to -5.1%, its highest value since October.

Market news: The Santa Claus rally continues!  Markets were closed on Wednesday for Christmas Day.  Tuesday was a half day.

End-of-year report:  This is the last Friday of the year and the first time I have ever ended a year with a profit.  Unfortunately, my profit is a measly +0.8% while people who just bought IWM and held it all year got +39.5%.  My profit is smaller than the amount of money I took out to put food on the table for my family, so I end the year with less money than I had to start with.  Still, it’s progress.

End of week allocations:

131% long equities, 28% cash
% gain
size
Max loss
Sym  Buy  Fri  Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri Beg   End
 
FRED OC24 +0.5 10 +0.9 10 +1.0 10 +0.9 10 +1.0 10 -0.6 +0.1
FNSR DE05 +0.9 9 +1.0 9 +1.2 9 +2.0 9 +1.9 9 -0.8 -0.5
URTY DE13 +1.1 11 +1.5 12 +1.6 12 +1.7 12 +1.6 12 -0.4 +0.3
TNA DE16 +0.9 21 +1.7 22 +1.9 22 +2.0 22 +1.9 22 -0.9 +1.1
ATML DE18 +0.1 10 +0.3 10 +0.5 10 +0.5 10 +0.5 10 -0.8 -0.6
IWM +38.0 +39.1 +39.6 +39.6 +39.5
me -2.0 -0.1 +0.8 +0.7 +0.8
floor -8.9 -8.0 -6.7 -6.4 -5.1

Max-loss: It is nice to see all those positive values in the “End” column!  Even if everything I own stops out, I’ll still have a net profit from all these trades.

Stock-trading robot

No trades this week.  There were several attempts to buy YHOO and one attempt to buy AGQ, but my limit prices were not reached.  The robot will try again on Monday to buy AGQ.

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