Live: Friday, January 10, 2020

10:50 a.m. New York time

The algorithms overnight tossed two positions, one off of the Growth Portfolio and another off of the Value Portfolio. A rogue bid triggered the stop/loss on a Growth holding, and I re-entered.

The trades:

  • Growth Portfolio
    • Exit
      • LHCG, for a $142.94 credit, up $5.44 from entry. The position produced a 4.0% return over three days for a +481% annual rate. The exit was a false trigger of the 10% trailing stop/loss, perhaps caused by a rogue bid.
      • MHO, removed from Growth and transferred to the Bench as it continues to have a “strong buy” rank.
    • Entry
      • BRT, for a $17.67 debit.
      • LHCG, a $143.62 debit as re-entry after a false stop/loss.
  • Value Portfolio
    • Exit
      • MET, for a $52.50 credit, down 3 cents from entry, producing a 0.06% loss over one day for a -21% annual rate.
    • Entry
      • HIBB, for a $24.88 debit.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, January 10, 2020


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