The ornately considered Wax Ink Portfolio was down 1.0% for the week.
By comparison, the Dow was up 0.3%, the Nasdaq was up 0.9%, the S&P 500 was up 0.6%, the Russell 2000 was down 0.2%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 15.4%.
Year to date (there are only 342 days remaining until the next Songkran Festival), the Wax Ink portfolio is down 1.6%, while the Dow is up 6.3%, the Nasdaq is up 13.3%, the S&P 500 is up 7.2%, the Russell 2000 is up 2.9%, and the VIX is lower by 24.7%.
The portfolio breakdown is roughly 53% cash, 47% equities, and 0% bonds. The current value of portfolio cash on a per share basis is $25.41 and the current value of portfolio equities on a per share basis is $22.60, making the average per share held price $48.01.
The average baseline valuation estimate of all equities currently held in the Wax Ink Portfolio is $26.92 and the average market closing price of all equities held in the Wax Ink Portfolio is $25.42, making the current portfolio fair value factor 5.6%.
WTI Crude ended the week at $46.22, down 6.3%, while Brent Crude ended the week at $49.10, down 5.7%, creating a crude price spread of $2.88, an increase of 5.9%. Distillate RBOB Gasoline ended the week at $1.5046, down 2.8%, and Heating Oil ended the week at $1.4366, down 4.7%, moving the Gulf Coast 3:2:1 Crack Spread (two barrels of gasoline + one barrel of heating oil - three barrels of crude oil) / 3) to $16.02, an increase of 6.0% for the week. Henry Hub Natural Gas ended the week at $3.27, down 0.3%.
Year to date WTI Crude is lower by 14.0%, Brent Crude is lower by 13.6%, the WTI/Brent Crude Spread is lower by 7.1%, Henry Hub Natural Gas is lower by 12.1%, RBOB Gasoline is lower by 10.0%, Heating Oil is lower by 16.9%, and the Gulf Coast 3:2:1 Crack Spread is lower by 7.2%.
Treasury and Bond Yields
The 5 Year Treasury ended the week at 1.88, up 4.4%, while the 10 Year Treasury ended the week at 2.35, up 3.5%. The 5 Year AAA Municipal Bond ended the week at 1.44, up 18.0%, and the 10 Year AAA Municipal Bond ended the week at 2.16, up 8.0%. Lastly, the 5 Year AAA Corporate closed the week at 2.17, up 17.3%, with the 10 Year AAA Corporate ending the week up 11.1% at 3.01.
Year to date the 5 Year Treasury is down 0.5%, the 10 Year Treasury is down 2.9%, the 5 Year AAA Muni is down 18.2%, the 10 year AAA Muni is down 15.6%, the 5 Year AAA Corporate is up 5.3%, and the 10 Year AAA Corporate is down 0.7%.
I am a deep value, long-term buy and hold investor with an average minimum holding period of 60 months (1825 days).
Wax Ink has no position in any stock mentioned in this report.
Baseline Valuation Estimates and Worksheets
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 SEC 10-K ANNUAL financial data as reported to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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 during the week for the following companies.
Baseline Valuation Estimates
Baseline valuation estimates are determined through fundamental analysis of the listed company's most recent annual financial information and are intended as a starting point for continued due diligence. Baseline valuation estimates were either created or updated during the week for the following companies:
Murphy Oil Corporation - $46
PBF Energy, Inc. - $43
Tesoro Corporation - $88
Valero Energy Corporation - $77
Current Growth Estimates
Current growth estimates are determined utilizing current pricing levels, year over year earnings growth, dividend yield, the current PE ratio, and an earnings growth estimate. Because current growth estimates are EXTREMELY volatile, what is presented here is a single current growth estimate. Current growth estimates were either created or updated during the week for the following companies:
Murphy Oil Corporation - ($22)
PBF Energy, Inc. - $31
Tesoro Corporation - $17
Valero Energy Corporation - $39
Current Momentum Estimates
Current Momentum estimates are determined by utilizing current pricing levels, current earnings, year over year earnings growth, estimated future earnings growth, and current bond yields. The use of future anything makes the estimate result EXTREMELY volatile. Current Momentum estimates were either updated or created during the week for the following companies:
Murphy Oil Corporation - $79
PBF Energy, Inc. - $58
Tesoro Corporation - $137
Valero Energy Corporation - $138
Future Value Estimates
Future Value estimates utilize year over year price changes and year over year dividend payments to determine a stock return on investment. The stock return on investment is then used to advance the recent price year by year for a 5 year period. Future Value estimates contain EXCESSIVE risk because past performance is not a guarantee of future returns. Future Value estimates were either updated or created during the week for the following companies:
Murphy Oil Corporation - $20
PBF Energy, Inc. - $33
Tesoro Corporation - $282
Valero Energy Corporation - $172
Investment Investigation Summaries
Murphy Oil Corporation - Negative - the current baseline valuation and key performance indicators (KPIs) no longer support investment investigation
PBF Energy, Inc. - Neutral - the current baseline valuation and key performance indicators (KPIs) are mixed regarding support for investment investigation
Tesoro Corporation - Positive - the current baseline valuation and key performance indicators (KPIs) support investment investigation
Valero Energy Corporation - Positive - the current baseline valuation and key performance indicators (KPIs) support investment investigation
Have a great week.
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