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Performance - Week Ending 02/06/2015

|Includes: AGU, AKS, Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (ANW), GF, GRA, HFC, LAYN, MDR, MUSA, MYE, PXD, SCS

The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 2.6% for the week.

By comparison, the Dow was up 3.8%, the Nasdaq was up 2.4%, the S&P 500 was up 3.0%, the Russell 2000 was up 3.4%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 17.5%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 5.4%, the Dow is unchanged, the Nasdaq is up 0.2%, the S&P 500 is down 0.2%, the Russell 2000 is up 0.1%, and the VIX is higher by 26%.

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

Weekly Winners
This week's portfolio winners were specialty chemical company WR Grace (NYSE: GRA), up 16%, container maker Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE), up 8%, and refiner HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), up 7%.

Weekly Losers
This week's portfolio losers were small tool maker The LS Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX), down 8%, and agricultural chemicals company Agrium, Inc. (NYSE: AGU), down 2%.

Portfolio Duds
The portfolio's worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 13% since being added to the portfolio, municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 53% since being added to the portfolio, and McDermott International (NYSE: MDR), down 13% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets
Archived worksheets may be download by going to the Worksheets page at the site and selecting an industry which will move you to all of the worksheets I have updated for the selected industry.

Worksheets updated last week may be downloaded by clicking on the links (company name) below.

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network, Inc. (NYSE: ANW) - FYE 12/2013,
Murphy USA, Inc. (NYSE: MUSA) - FYE 12/2013,
AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) - FYE 12/2013,
Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE: PXD) - FYE 12/2013,

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing.

Value Alertswere issued this week for:
There were no company Value Alerts issued this week.

Have a great week.

Wax

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Disclosure: The author is long GRA,MYE,HFC,SCS,AGU,GF,LAYN,MDR.