Added Advanced Micro Devices
"Be fearful when others are greedy,
and greedy when others are fearful.”
- Warren Buffett
The portfolio is UP +27.48% YTD. (as I'm writing)
Our benchmark index, the S&P 500 is up about 6.07% YTD.
I had hoped that the decline we're having would have taken longer. I would prefer a melt down, rather than a wash out. So this morning when I got an alert on AMD I cancelled the $79 limit order and set it at $77. The order triggered at $77 and eventually the price bottomed on the day at $76.34 before buyers stepped in and caused a rally to an intra -day high of $84.39 before closing at $82.01.
Just so I'm clear, $77 was not an oversold condition for AMD, but with 48% upside to my target price I think this was a. good buy. AMD would probably need to get below $60 to be oversold.
Sold American States Water (AWR)
American States Water is a utility that I've liked for a long time but I decided it was time to take our small gain and put the cash to work somewhere else. This weeks sell off in technology and biotech is a good opportunity to take some money off the table and wait for a better opportunity to buy a higher growth company.
SOLD 25 shares of AWR @ $77
BUY 20 shares pf AMD @ $77
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One man every minute stops believing in the future. This has to change.
The causes of suicide are complex. There’s no single reason why men take their own lives, but we do know that by improving overall mental health we can reduce the risk of suicide. We need to address untreated mental health conditions among men.
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Keep Me Honest 2020
Today is a good time to carefully leg into stocks again (3-20-2020).
Worst Case: S&P 500 decline further to around 2,100 - 2,150 (3-28-2020).
Middle Case: S&P 500 level out around 2,650 - 2,700 (3-28-2020).
Best Case: YE S&P 500 eventually rise to around 3,000 - 3,200 (3-28-2020).
Market bottomed March 23, 2020 at S&P 500 2,237.40 (4-17-2020).
Rule #1: Don't lose money
Rule #2: See Rule #1
Rule #3: Portfolios go to zero, markets don't, Stay Invested
Rule #4: When good stocks you own drop 10% below your cost basis, add shares
Rule #5: Bull markets aren't sustained without the Transports
Rule #6: When Forward P/E is lower than TTM P/E, expect earnings to increase
Rule #7: When an investment bank sells below book value, buy it
Rule #8: Tips are for waiters. Do your own homework.
Rule #9: Don't sell a stock because you're bored with it. Do your own homework.