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Discussion in 'Trade Journals' started by ddebrazza, Jun 23, 2021.
Be careful. It can be tricky to pull out in time.
I am glad you told me this, I had no idea. The novice trader in me. I only dipped my toe in with 2 shares so I will let it ride for a couple weeks and see what happens.
Well, I had a GREAT week. Up a total of 12.21% Seems like the kind of week that it would have been hard not to do well.
I ended up adding to my PYPL and FB positions, and also added DKNG, C (CitiGroup), and HON (HoneyWell)
PYPL saw my best week earnings @16.7%, followed by [email protected]% and FB @12.7%
Shame I missed out on NKE, I liked it much better @127 than I do at 131.
I wont be able to add any money for at least a few weeks now so I will likely not be engaged in much action, but I am considering selling my KKR position on Monday and maybe shifting it to LMND (Lemonade *long hold) and add to my CRWD (CrowdStrike) positions.
I dont want to speak too soon, but hopefully this crypto bounce is real and continues.
Very pleased with my idea to put some money into APECoin at launch, I managed to get in at 7.50$/coin and the price has gone up to 14.51$/coin in just 30-hours. I will take it. I could see this being a 30-75$ coin and it likely wont take too long to get there (3 months or less)
No problem! I learned the hard way many moons ago with a 3X gold ETF; bought & held for months knowing eventually gold would pop...without realizing what the 3X leverage really meant over the long term.
Check this out when you get the chance -- SCO is only 2X, but the lesson still applies, just happens faster on a 3X vs 2X.
Glad I said something...I almost didn't b/c I didn't want to come across the wrong way.
No, I am absolutely glad you did. It will force me to keep a closer eye on the price and exit sooner than later.
I have not even been around the markets for a year yet, and a good 6 months of that was spent on the sidelines. I have soooo much to learn.
Hopefully thing is going to be Crypto Spring. BitCoin finally managed to break above 41k, keeping my fingers it keeps popping. id be happy with that next 47-48k level.
ETH seems to be trending the same. (which I know the crypto markets generally mirror each other)
Moves for Monday; so, the plan is to mainly HOLD what I have and watch how things go Monday, see if this upward momentum continues.
I foolishly bought into SCO, not knowing what the hell an inverse leveraged ETF was so I will be selling out of that.
Have a couple small stocks of interest that require more homework before making a decision but look promising for a run.
DIDI (Didi Global)
HNST (The Honest Company) *back in the spring I actually bought into them at around 12$, it ended up being poor timing for HNST IPO coming in the summer of 2021 just when the entire market started shitting the bed. I see a nice rebound coming but timing, eh?
Ended up juggling things around just a tad
HNST- The Honest Company
FB- Meta aka Facebook
All in the Green right now except BABA. I bought it on my lunch break when it was peaking for the day, but hopefully the chinese stocks continue to rebound. It has plenty of potential to break out. WDH rebounded about 10% today also.
Plan for Wednesday morning is to keep a close eye on the pre-market activity and possibly sell all my positions, lock-in the 13% profits over the last 7-days and go back to the the sidelines and spot-shop for good deals. Might hold onto BABA a bit and see what happens. I hate to exit out in the RED.
So, as my life has changed so has my investing/stock market strategy has changed. I no longer consider myself a trader, I am an investor. My new strategy consists of 1) A "WatchList" of about 60 stocks that I have interest in, B) A "Top Picks," List of about 30 stocks that I have interest in buying in the short-term and 3) My Overall Portfolio, which consists of about 28 stocks across various sectors.
My Portfolio Sector Breakdown: (subject to shift)
33%- Tech, Media, Telecom
25%- Consumer Goods
11%- Manufacturing & Materials
5%- Energy & Water
4%- Business, Misc.
Any thoughts on my distribution of funds?
My Holdings: (in somewhat an order of favoritism based on my longterm outlook)
OXY- Occidental Petroleum'
TSM- Taiwan Semiconductor
GOOGL- The Googs
HD- Home Depot
TXN- Texas Instruments
ALLY- Ally Financial
ABT- Abbott Labs
KKR- KKR Co.
WM- Waste Management
CRM- SalesForce *(could get dropped)
DOLE- Dole Produce
JBL- Jabil Circuit aka JBL
WRBY- Warby Parker
What are your thoughts? CRM, WRBY, and PTON are my higher risk holds. Ive been day trading a bit with BABA and TREE.
TREE is a stock that baffles me so far. To me everything about it screams BUY but for some reason the market has thought the opposite very firmly over the last 18-24 months. Any thoughts on LendingTree?
I ended up doing pretty well with that mixture of stocks. I made about 4-5% and managed to cash-out all my portfolio before the stocks dipped.
I dont have any money in stocks at the moment except 10$ in Target. I am going to be holding out for at least a few weeks likely before making any moves. If I had excess income and was looking long-term (3 years+), I would definitely be adding to my positions because I do see a nice rebound coming but if you're a short-term player, I would be sitting out.