I will be publishing next month a post updating my portfolio positioning and mangement.
Rather than writing long posts, which are rarely read anyway, I am now leaving comments to my latest Comment Instablog discussing selected bond, preferred stock and common stock trades. The discussions will be much closer in time to the actual trades compared to my previous blog discussions. I will be discussing about 10% of my trades in the Comment Blogs.
When I discussed a specific security, I will start off with the symbol.
I will then add the symbol at some point to the "about stocks" list that can be found at the top.
When clicking on the South Gent's Instablog link, the left hand side has a list of stocks discussed in my blogs arranged by symbol.
I am leading off this comment blog with my last comment from # 5 summarizing a change in my bond and preferred stock strategy.
Among my sector basket strategies, the regional bank basket is performing the best. The unrealized gains continue to grow even as I harvest some of those gains.
Basket as of 11/23/16:
Realized Gains Since 2009 = $31,190.16
Snapshots at REGIONAL BANK BASKET STRATEGY GATEWAY POST
I do not include shares purchased with dividends in that table. Most of the stocks in the table do not reflect the prior trading days gains due to the intervening holiday.
The following table has my current positions in the exchange traded bond and preferred stock basket which is currently emphasizing floaters including Canadian resets.
Basket as of 11/23/16:
I include ETFs in this table for comparison purposes and to quickly gain an understanding of how bond categories are performing which is readily apparent whenever I open up this YF portfolio. I do not own any of them.
This table does not include $1K par value bonds bought in the bond market where I trade frequently.
Disclaimer: I am not a financial advisor but simply an individual investor who has been managing my own money since I was a teenager. In this post, I am acting solely as a financial journalist focusing on my own investments. The information contained in this post is not intended to be a complete description or summary of all available data relevant to making an investment decision. Instead, I am merely expressing some of the reasons underlying the purchase or sell of securities. Nothing in this post is intended to constitute investment or legal advice or a recommendation to buy or to sell. All investors need to perform their own due diligence before making any financial decision which requires at a minimum reading original source material available at the SEC and elsewhere. A failure to perform due diligence only increases what I call "error creep". Stocks, Bonds & Politics:ERROR CREEP and the INVESTING PROCESS. Each investor needs to assess a potential investment taking into account their personal risk tolerances, goals and situational risks. I can only make that kind of assessment for myself and family members.