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This author is an independent investor who focuses on companies with clear revenue 3 to 10 years into the future. A call to buy or sell is made when catalysts are evident. His first rule comes from Warren Buffet: Do not lose money. Check out 2013's Performance: Below the profile (left) click... More
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  • Q1 2014 Performance Review

    To measure investment calls more accurately, positions added and removed throughout the quarter were recorded on Kapitall (off topic: which just made a major redesign today). The practice portfolio, which mirrors some of the real-world trades, peaked with a total return of 47.4%:

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    The six-month performance looks much better, since it outperformed the S&P 500.

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    6 Month return ~ 17%

    Q1 2014 Return: ~7%

    Chart as at April 10 2014

    With the Nasdaq dropping 129.79 (3.10%) on April 10, 2014 and the S&P 500 dropping 39.10 points (2.09%), this portfolio might finally start to outperform the index.

    The allocation in (AMD) continues to fluctuate. The chip maker is likely range-bound in the short term, but the intention is to build a large position throughout 2014. Closing below $4, AMD should be valued at much higher prices as profitability improves. The top three positions in this portfolio are:

    1. Bombardier (OTCPK:BDRAF)
    2. SeaDrill (SDRL)
    3. BlackBerry (BBRY)

    Note: $66,000 / $144,425 available in the Kapitall portfolio is in cash.

    Companies viewed as having value include: Nuance (NUAN) and Arena Pharma (ARNA).

    Position in Kindred (KIN) and (ADHD) might increase in the current quarter.

    Disclosure: I am long AMD, SDRL.

    Tags: AMD, SDRL, ADHD, ARNA
    Apr 10 9:10 PM | Link | Comment!
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    2013 Return: 16.3%

    Kapitall.com model portfolio LTD: 48.3%

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    Performance*: All companies analysed are tracked one way or another. Actual holdings disclosed as required. The results are posted on the Seeking alpha Instablog. The results do not constitute evidence for future performance, but as a way to collect and track investing ideas.

    *Stock selections are tracked on Kapitall.com and other social investment sites and published **by accessing Instablog** (left link). Activity on social networks are done to identify sentiment shifts well-before Main Street catches on.

    Twitter page is https://twitter.com/chrispycrunch

    Hint: AMD (AMD) is still a top pick.

    Disclosure: I am long AMD.

    Tags: AMD
    Feb 25 9:24 PM | Link | Comment!
  • AMD's Huge Asymetric Risk-Reward Profile

    Since analyzing the bullish case for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), the share appreciation helped boost monthly returns. AMD is 29% of holdings in this shared portfolio on kapitall.com

    Cash levels boosted to over half of holdings.

    Article: Here.

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    Disclosure: I am long AMD.

    Tags: AMD, ARNA
    Jan 09 8:38 AM | Link | Comment!
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