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  • Performance - Week Ending 09/19/2014

    The Wax Ink Portfolio was unchanged for the week finishing where it started at $39.81. By comparison, the Dow was up 1.7%, the Nasdaq was up 0.3%, the S&P 500 was up

    1.3%, the Russell 2000 was down 1.2%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 9%.

    Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 3.5%, the Dow is up 4.2%, the Nasdaq is up 9.7%, the S&P 500 is up 8.8%, the Russell 2000 is down 1.4%, and the VIX is lower by 11.7%.

    The portfolio breakdown is 50% equities, 50% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.

    This week's portfolio pot-o-gold stocks were the ignorantly named trucking company ArcBest Corporation (Nasdaq: ARCB), up 5%, really really big company General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), up 2%, and refiner HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC) up 1%.

    This week's portfolio green weenie stocks were cigarette paper maker Schweitzer-Maudit International (NYSE: SWM), down 3%, rubber king Goodyear Tie and Rubber Company (NYSE: GT), down 3%, and chicken wing recycler Darling International (NYSE: DAR), down 2%.

    The portfolio's worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 32% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial

    construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 30% since being added to the portfolio.

    Worksheets were updated this week for:
    The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG), Bristow Group, Inc. (NYSE: BRS), Trinity Industries, Inc. (NYSE: TRN), Oasis Petroleum, Inc. (NYSE: OAS), and Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL).

    There were no Value Alerts issued.

    Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.

    Wax

    Wax Ink is a baseline equity research company not licensed or registered with any government agency
    Copyright © 2014 Wax Ink

    Disclosure: The author is long ARCB, GE, HFC, SWM, GE, DAR, GFF, LAYN.

    Sep 20 9:27 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Performance - Week Ending 09/12/2014

    The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 2.7% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 0.9%, the Nasdaq was down 0.3%, the S&P 500 was down 1.1%, the Russell 2000 was down 0.8%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 10.1%.

    Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 3.5%, the Dow is up 2.5%, the Nasdaq is up 9.4%, the S&P 500 is up 7.4%, the Russell 2000 is down 0.3%, and the VIX is lower by 3.0%.

    The portfolio breakdown is 50% equities, 50% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.

    This week's winners were...none. The portfolio had no holdings that moved higher.

    This week's bed pan winners were refiner HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), down 8%, infrastructure company LB Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR), down 4%, and rubber king Goodyear Tie and Rubber Company (NYSE: GT), down 2%.

    The portfolio's worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 32% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 31% since being added to the portfolio.

    Worksheets were updated this week for:
    Gentex Corporation (Nasdaq: GNTX), Oshkosh Truck Corporation (NYSE: OSK), WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, NV (NYSE: CBI), Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB).

    There were no Value Alerts issued.

    Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.

    Wax

    Wax Ink is a baseline equity research company not licensed or registered with any government agency
    Copyright © 2014 Wax Ink

    Disclosure: The author is long HFC, FSTR, GT, GFF, LAYN.

    Sep 13 8:43 AM | Link | 2 Comments
  • Performance - Week Ending 09/05/2014

    Performance - Week Ending 09/05/2014
    The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 0.4% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 0.2%, the Nasdaq was up 0.1%, the S&P 500 was up 0.2%, the Russell 2000 was down 0.4%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 0.9%.

    Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 0.8%, the Dow is up 3.4%, the Nasdaq is up 9.7%, the S&P 500 is up 8.6%, the Russell 2000 is up 0.6%, and the VIX is lower by 11.9%.

    The portfolio breakdown is 50% equities, 50% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.

    This week's winners were cigarette paper maker Schweitzer-Maudit International (NYSE: SWM), up 4%, chicken grease processor Darling International (NYSE: DAR), up 1%, and cylinder maker Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR), up 1%.

    This week's bed pan winners were small tool maker The LS Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX), down 5%, plastic container maker Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE), down 3%, and rubber king Goodyear Tie and Rubber Company (NYSE: GT), down 3%.

    The portfolio's worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 30% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 30% since being added to the portfolio.

    Worksheets were updated this week for:
    Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (NYSE: ATK), CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR), Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC), and Silgan Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLGN).

    There were no Value Alerts issued this week.

    Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.

    Wax

    Wax Ink is a baseline equity research company not licensed or registered with any government agency
    Copyright © 2014 Wax Ink

    Disclosure: The author is long SWM, DAR, WOR, SCX, MYE, GT, GFF, LAYN.

    Sep 06 9:26 AM | Link | Comment!
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