The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 0.8% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 0.5%, the Nasdaq was down 0.7%, the S&P 500 was up 0.4%, the Russell 2000 was up 0.1%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 3.1%.
Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is up 0.6%, the Dow is down 1.0%, the Nasdaq is down 1.2%, the S&P 500 is up 0.9%, the Russell 2000 is down 0.9%, and the VIX is higher by 1.7%.
The portfolio breakdown is 65% equities, 35% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change in the total shares held.
This week's winners were grease and chicken parts collection company Darling International (NYSE: DAR), up 7%, rubber and plastics container maker Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE), up 6%, and trucking company Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS), up 5%.
This week's losers were agricultural chemicals company Agrium (NYSE: AGU), down 2%, drug maker Cubist Corporation (Nasdaq: CBST), down 2%, and rubber and tire king Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (NYSE: GT), down 1%.
The portfolio's worst performing stocks remain garage door and telephone headset maker Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 35% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 10% since being added to the portfolio.
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Disclosure: I am long DAR, MYE, ABFS, AGU, CBST, GT, GFF, LAYN.