New Portfolio for 2023
“Don't bet on the end of the world, it only happens once and the odds are against you"
-Art Cashin (Director of Floor Operations, UBS Financial Services)
The Portfolio Performance
The portfolio is UP +4.14% YTD
The S&P 500 is down +3.39% YTD
Lots of Changes
Yesterday, January 10, 2023, I sold ten positions to raise cash and made several buys. Please note that the portfolio has not been updated. I'm making significant changes to the way the portfolio organizes our stocks. I should have it published soon; I just wanted to let everyone know that changes are coming soon. All my sells and buys are listed below.
The portfolio is larger this year, with positions in more sectors than we usually hold. Do not feel compelled to duplicate the portfolio. The portfolio represents my favorite companies in these sectors and the areas where I think we'll see meaningful growth. I've also increased the number of income-generating stocks and created a category for positions solely for income. If these income positions also appreciate, then we'll have a win-win. You'll notice that some of the positionsare very small due to how I've set the weighting. I expect the weighting to change over the year.
Last year was horrible in so many ways. The portfolio held good companies with bad stocks. The portfolio also owned good companies with good stocks. Unfortunately, investor reactions to rising interest rates and inflation just crushed a bunch of our positions. One positive outcome was that the portfolio generated over $14,000 in dividends. In response to several subscribers, this year's portfolio has even more income-generating stocks. I'll have more to say about this later.
Keep Me Honest 2023
"Markets don't go to zero, Portfolio's do.
Buy quality, be patient...and look twice for motorcycles."
- Clay Baker
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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.
RULE #10: Being early and being late is the same as being wrong...move on.
Rule #11: Investing is easy. Waiting is hard; waiting is the hardest part.
Disclosure: I am personally invested long in some or all of these stocks or funds that appear in the Stay Invested portfolio and may purchase or sell shares within the next 72 hours. I am also invested in other stocks and funds that do not appear in the Stay Invested portfolio but may be mentioned or related to this article. It is not my intention to advise or encourage the purchase or sale of any security. I am invested long in these securities mentioned in this post:
AMD, AMRN, AMZN, AAPL, ARKK, ARKG, CNRG, ENPH, FB, GNRC, GBTC, GLD, HRTX, HD, IPOD, MSFT, NVDA, PSTH, TWLO, VBIV
I am invested short in these securities mentioned in this post:
I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it. I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article. This article is not intended to offer investing advice, guarantee 100% accurate predictions, or to be interpreted as providing a personal recommendation.