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Performance - Week Ending 08/01/2014

|Includes:ARCB, ASH, CVI, FNSR, GFF, GT, HFC, LAYN, Myers Industries, Inc. (MYE), PDCO, SCX

Performance - Week Ending 08/01/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 4.0% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 2.8%, the Nasdaq was down 2.2%, the S&P 500 was down 2.7%, the Russell 2000 was down 2.6%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 34.2%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 6.2%, the Dow is down 0.5%, the Nasdaq is up 4.2%, the S&P 500 is up 4.2%, the Russell 2000 is down 4.2%, and the VIX is higher by 24.1%.

The portfolio breakdown is 55% equities, 45% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.

This week's winners were container maker Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE), up 1%, and refiner HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), up 0.09%.

This week's punch bowl floaters were newly renamed trucking company ArcBest Corporation (Nasdaq: ARCB), down 20%, tire king Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (NYSE: GT), down 13%, and small tools maker LS Starrett(AMEX: SCX), down 8%.

The portfolio's worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 42% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 48% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Finisar Corporation (Nasdaq: FNSR), Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO), CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CVI), Ashaland, Inc. (NYSE: NCR).

Rounding out the week, Value Alerts were issued this week for Cabot Corporation, and NCR Corporation.

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.


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Disclosure: The author is long MYE, HFC, ARCB, GT, SCX, GFF, LAYN.