Live: Wednesday, January 29, 2020

2:40 p.m. New York time

I’ve entered an additional stock position, in  SEM, to fill the position held by FRTA, which I exited today. I bought SEM for a debit of 24.33 per share.

11:40 a.m. New York time

In stocks, today’s focus portfolio is Value, and I entered three positions. I also exited one position each from Momentum and Robotics as they no longer qualified.

Stock Trades

  • Value Portfolio
    • Entries
      • BRY, for a $6.98 debit per share.
      • OVV, a $16.79 debit.
      • SANM, a $33.23 debit.
  • Momentum Portfolio
    • Exit
      • FRTA, a two-day whipsaw, for a credit of $13.71 per share, down 61 cents from the entry price, producing a 4.3% loss over two days for a -777% annual rate. There was no obvious news to explain the drop.
  • Robotics Portfolio
    • Exit
      • ADSK, a $199.49 credit, up $3.11 from entry, producing a 1.6% return over one day for a 579% annual rate.
    •  Entry
      • TSM, a $57.11 debit.

By Tim Bovee, Portland, Oregon, January 29, 2020


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