The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 0.6% for the week.
By comparison, the Dow was up 1.6%, the Nasdaq was up 3.0%, the S&P 500 was up 1.8%, the Russell 2000 was up 3.5%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 11.1%.
Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 9.8%, the Dow is up 2.1%, the Nasdaq is down 1.8%, the S&P 500 is up 1.4%, the Russell 2000 is down 1.6%, and the VIX is lower by 28.1%.
The portfolio breakdown remains roughly 58% cash, 42% equities, and 0% bonds.
Baseline Valuation Estimates
Baseline Valuation Estimates are initial valuations which Accredited Investors, after completing their own due diligence, can either increase or decrease in accordance with their individual risk tolerance or investing philosophy.
Financial data used in the creation of each Baseline Valuation Estimate is the most recent company ANNUAL financial information as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
The average baseline valuation estimate of all equities currently held in the Wax Ink Portfolio is $34.33. For the current week ending, the average market valuation of all equities currently held in the Wax Ink Portfolio is $29.76, making the current value spread (13.33%).
I have started to include the Crude Spread (Brent Crude less WTI Crude) as well as the Gulf Coast Crack Spread (two barrels of gasoline + one barrel of heating oil - three barrels of crude oil) / 3) in my weekly market reports and just wanted folks to understand what it is that I am talking about.
Since many of the companies on my watch list (there are 1951 of them) have their fiscal years ending in December, the latter part of February and all of March can get pretty hectic for me as I work through reviewing these filings and updating baseline valuation estimates for these companies.
With the current market volatility, I hope to be able to find several companies that I can add to the portfolio, putting some of my cash to work.
WTI Crude ended the week at $39.79, down 6.8%, while Brent Crude ended the week at $38.67, down 4.4%, creating a crude price spread of $1.88, an increase of 91.8% for the week. On the other side of the floor Natural Gas ended the week at $1.96, up 8.3%, RBOB Gasoline ended the week at $1.4016, down 4.4%, and Heating Oil ended the week at $1.137, down 5.5%. This adjusted the Gulf Coast 3:2:1 Crack Spread to $18.81, down 4.8% for the week.
Year to date WTI Crude is down 0.7%, Brent Crude is up 3.7%, Natural Gas is down 16.2%, RBOB Gasoline is up 10.3%, Heating Oil is up 0.5%, and the Gulf Coast 3:2:1 Crack Spread is up 24.9%.
Treasury and Bond Yields
The 5 Year Treasury ended the week at 1.19, down 12.5%, while the 10 Year Treasury ended the week at 1.75, down 6.9%. The 5 Year AAA Municipal Bond ended the week at 0.85, down 6.6%, and the 10 Year AAA Municipal Bond ended the week at 1.43, down 19.7%. Lastly, the 5 Year AAA Corporate closed the week at 1.20, down 21.6%, with the 10 Year AAA Corporate ending the week at 2.31, down 8.0%.
Year to date the 5 Year Treasury is down 31.6%, the 10 Year Treasury is down 22.2%, the 5 Year AAA Muni is down 31.5%, the 10 year AAA Muni is down 33.2%, the 5 Year AAA Corporate is down 36.8%, and the 10 Year AAA Corporate is down 20.9%.
Baseline Valuation Worksheets
Archived worksheets may be downloaded 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 were either created or updated last week for the following companies. Please note that worksheets are updated or created basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing.
Lydall, Inc. - FYE 12/2015
Estimate Revisions and Additions
Baseline value estimates were either created or revised this week for United Technologies ($47-$61), 3M ($64-$92), Danaher Corporation ($43-$50), Spectrum Energy ($19-$25), Lydall ($36-$45), Caterpillar ($43-$51), and Huntington Ingalls ($73-$77).
Have a great week.
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