Moving into Friday... will it set up for another rising week, or signal hesitation?
Normally, I'd be splitting some of my 5% + positions into two stop loss orders; however, I'm not convinced this move upward will continue... so I'll keep my stop losses tight, following it up. A pullback may result in returning to the purchase prices... at which point I may reconsider a repurchase. This way I can try to maximize my returns.
Well, now for the positions... we've done well in the past week.
October 7th, I chose INFA @ $43.85. It closed @ $47.44 for a 8.2% gain. I'm raising my stop loss to $45.81.
October 11th, I chose AAPL @ $392.00. It closed @ $408.43 for a gain of 4.2%. I'm raising my stop loss to $399.94.
October 12th, I chose LULU @ $54.25. It triggered and closed @ $53.21, a 2% loss. Then, it triggered my stop loss @ $52.62 for a 3% loss.
October 13th, I chose SLW @ $33.27. It did not trigger.
October 14th, I'm choosing GMCR @ $92.40.
The Overall total return is 73.2% since my first purchase in June.
So far... 16 winners... 5 even... and 18 losers (at approx. -1% each, and one at 0.3%) for a great overall profit.
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See you tomorrow!