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Model portfolio changes

|Includes: Cardtronics, Inc. (CATM), MSPD, NTRI

Financial Tides portfolio additions:

VMSLO is a model portfolio I have on Marketocracy. These are stocks that trade under 100K per day, have hit new highs in at least 50% of the last 20 trading sessions and have positive price action today and the last 5 days. BarChart is used as my screener and these stock have a buy signal of at least 80% on BarChart.

  • CATM -- Cardtronics
  • MSPD -- Mindspeed Technologies
  • NTRI -- NutriSystems
  • KVU -- Structured Products Trust
  • ACV -- Alberto-Culver
  • MGLN -- Magellan Health Service

This fund is a continuation of the fund I used to win the Strategy Lab Open sponsored by Investor Place Media and MSN Money Central.

Recently the 12 month return on this fund was 47.65%vs, the S&P 500's return of 28.43%; it beat the index by 19.22% . Since the fund's inception on 1/3/2008 the fund has returned 59.26% vs. the S&P 500 negative 17.11%; beating the index by 76.37%

The public page of this fund on Marketocracy is VMSLO.

Jim Van Meerten is an investor who writes on financial matters here and on Financial Tides. Please leave a comment below or email

Disclosure: I hold no position in any of these stocks at the time of publication