IndependentCandy14’s Investing Journal

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    I Was in the Green Yesterday, but the S&P Beat me by 0.08%. A Small Margin.

    Notable Movers Were:
    ABNB +3.60%
    NCLH +3.66%
    SOFI -1.54%
    SPG -1.24%

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    Mid-Term Election Results are Trickling in Slowly.

    It Looks as if the R’s will Grab the House, and the Senate is Still up in Limbo.

    I was hoping for a Gridlock Government Scenario, Where nothing Gets Done (Not that Anything Ever Gets Done in DC).

    Only thing I am Concerned about is the Price of Oil and Natural Gas, and How this Election will effect those Commodity Prices.

    XOM Hit Another High Yesterday!
    When Do I Book Profits?
    I think I am Holding at least till January.

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    It was a Strong Sell Off Yesterday.
    Practically Gave back Three Green Days Worth of Gains.

    I Got Beat by the S&P Index by 0.61% Yesterday, and Not One Holding was in the Green.

    I Guess a Combination of Election Limbo Uncertainty, today's CPI Report, and the Crypto Market Downturn Caused Yesterday's Sell Off.

    I Sure am Glad I Do Not Have any Exposure to the Crypto Currency Markets.
    I Will Wait for Uncle Sammy to Issue Regulations, and Guidance before I Begin to Put Real Dollars into Crypto, instead of Playing around with Doggy Coin. LoL.

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    GOOGL Ended up being a Swing Trade for Me.
    I Closed the Position this Morning with a Nice Gain of 12.11%.

    The Proceeds and Gains from the GOOGL Sale were Invested as Follows:

    60% into PARA
    37% into SPG
    3% into VTI

    The Markets Look Spectacular this Morning.
    I am Excited to see a Broad Market Rally like This Today.

    Currently:
    S&P +4%
    DOW +2.5%
    Nasdaq +5.4%
    Russell 2000 +5.14%

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    Wow!

    What a Spectacular Day it Was in the Markets.
    The Best Single Daily Gain in Two Years.

    S&P +5.54%
    DOW +3.7%
    Nasdaq +7.35%
    Russell 2000 +6.11%

    I Further Took Advantage of Today's Rally and Reduced my Overall Risk in the Markets.
    As I Have Spoken about in the Past, My Goal has been to Get my Total Portfolio to 60% ETF's and Mutual Funds, and 40% Individual Stocks.

    I Completely Disposed of F (Ford Motor Company) for a Long Term Capital Gain, and Immediately Invested the Entire Proceeds into VTI (Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund).

    This Year has Really Taught me About RISK.

    My Perspective on F has not Changed; But I would Rather Have that Money Invested in VTI and Have One Less Holding, and Financial Report to Keep Track of.
    I Will still Keep F in the Watch List, and there is a Possibility It will Return in my Portfolio.

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    I Had a Nice Beat on the S&P Index Yesterday.
    I Beat the Index by 0.56%

    Yesterday was a Polar Opposite from Wednesday.
    Every Position was in the Green Yesterday.
    Some Holdings had Very Hefty Gains.

    Here were the Gains for Yesterday for my Material Holdings:

    VTI (Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund) +5.66%

    ABNB (Airbnb, INC.) +6.61%
    APA (Apache Corporation) +3.18%
    AAPL (Apple, INC.) +8.90%
    DAL (Delta Airlines, INC.) +6.07%
    XOM (Exxon Mobil Corporation) +1.47%
    LOW (Lowe’s Companies, INC.) +9.48%
    NCLH (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, LTD.) +8.23%
    PARA (Paramount Global) +6.7%
    SPG (Simon Property Group, INC.) +6.31%
    SOFI (SoFi Technologies, INC.) +7.23%

    The Oil and Energy Stocks were the Laggards of the Day Yesterday.

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    My Updated Portfolio Holdings as of Market Close on Thursday November 10th, 2022:

    Individual Equities: 46.53%
    ETF's and MF's: 53.47%

    Slowly Inching Closer to my 60% Fund Target.

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    Yesterday the Markets Gave us Another Nice Rally to End the Week.

    I Beat the S&P Index by 1.47% Yesterday.
    A Big Margin.

    Only One Stock was Red; DAL.

    Two Holdings Saw Double Digit Gains Yesterday:
    PARA was up +13.52%
    SOFI was up +11.42%

    Other Notable Movers were ABNB +7%, and NCLH +4.51%.

    Crude Oil Remains Volatile on a Daily Basis.
    Life of an Oil and Energy Investor. Prepare for Daily +-3-4% Swings. LoL.
    Yesterday it had a Nice Move Upwards due to “China Easing COVID Restrictions” Giving a Nice Boost to APA, and XOM.

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    Something is Brewing at PARA (Paramount Global).

    In the Past 5 Days, the Stock is Up 20.81%.
    I am Up Nicely on the Lot I Bought on Thursday. +15.67%

    Yesterday PARA traded 3X its normal Volume of Shares.

    Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway is Set to File its Form 13F this Upcoming Week with the SEC.
    Has he been Buying PARA? Is He Going to Take it Private, or Buy it Out Outright? Will there be an Offer from Someone else?
    I am Eager to Find Out.

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    I was in the Red Yesterday.
    The S&P Index Beat me by 0.23% Yesterday.

    Today the Markets are Looking Swell!

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    Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Filed their Form 13F Yesterday with the SEC.

    As Expected, Berkshire added to its PARA Position.
    Berkshire Increased its Position in PARA by 16%, adding ~12.7M Share of PARA in Q3 of 2022.
    Berkshire Now Owns About 14% of PARA.

    The Share Price of PARA was Up on this News Today, Gaining +5.14%.
    It was Another High Volume Day Again Too, Trading 3X the Average Volume of Shares.

    I will Most Likely be Adding to my PARA Position Before Year End.

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    I Had a Nice Beat on the S&P 500 Yesterday.
    I Beat the Index By 0.39%.

    Notable Movers to the Upside were:

    PARA +5.14%
    APA +3.88%

    I Had One Red Position Yesterday, SOFI, -0.17%.

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    Another Day, Another Earnings Beat!

    LOW (Lowes Companies, INC.) Released their Quarterly Earnings Report this Morning.
    LOW Beat EPS, and Revenue Estimates.
    LOW also Increased Full Year EPS Guidance.

    https://corporate.lowes.com/newsroo...rter-2022-sales-and-earnings-results-11-16-22

    The Stock is Currently Up about 2-3% in the Early Pre-Market Session.

    I am Going to Be Out in One of the Biggest Shopping Markets in our Country Today. Thanksgiving, is NEXT WEEK!
    I Know it is a Wednesday Today, but I will be Keeping My Eye Out on the Shoppers, People Watching, to See what is Actually Happening Out and About in Our Cities.

    -IndependentCandy14
     
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    Below is an Article that Highlights LOW Earnings Report EPS and Revenue Numbers with the Analysts Estimates.

    -IndependentCandy14

    https://www.thestreet.com/markets/l...utlook-on-solid-demand?puc=yahoo&cm_ven=YAHOO

    Lowe's Tops Q3 Earnings Forecast, Boosts Profit Outlook On Solid Demand
    Lowe's followed Home Depot with stronger-than-expected third quarter earnings powered by home improvement demand in a weakening housing market.
    Lowe's Companies (LOW) - posted stronger-than-expected third quarter earnings Wednesday, while boosting its full-year profit forecast, as home improvement demand continues to drive the bottom line of the country's biggest retailers.

    Lowe's said adjusted earnings for the three months ending on October 28 were pegged at $3.27 per share, a 13.5% increase from the same period last year and firmly ahead of the Street consensus forecast of $3.10 per share.

    Group revenues, Lowe's said, rose 2.5% to $23.5 billion, narrowly topping analysts' estimates of a $23.1 billion tally. U.S. same-store sales rose 3%, compared to the Refinitiv forecast of a modest 0.8% gain.
    Looking into the 2023 financial year, which ends in January, Lowe's said it sees revenues in the region of $97 billion and $98 billion, with same-store sales either flat or falling by 1% from 2021 levels. Earnings are expected to come in between $13.65 to $13.80 per share, up from its prior forecast of $13.10 and $13.60 per share.

    "We delivered better-than-expected results this quarter, with U.S. comps up 3%, driven by Pro growth of 19% and improved DIY sales trends. Sales on Lowes.com grew 12%, on top of 25% growth last year. We also drove substantial improvement in adjusted operating margin through disciplined execution and cost management," said CEO Marvin Ellison. "This enabled us to award $200 million in bonuses to our front-line hourly associates, while also announcing $170 million in permanent wage increases."

    "I am pleased that we are once again able to share the success of the company with our hard-working front-line associates, and I look forward to discussing our next chapter of growth at our Analyst & Investor Conference in December," he added.

    Lowe's shares were marked 0.4% lower in pre-market trading immediately following the earnings release to indicate an opening bell price of $208.00 each.

    Earlier this week, Home Depot HD posted better-than-expected third quarter earnings, and repeated its full-year profit forecast, as the home retailer capitalized on a new wave of remodeling projects, as well as higher prices, amid a broader decline in the U.S. housing market.

    Looking into the 2022 fiscal year, which ends next January, Home Depot reiterated that it sees 'mid single digit' earnings growth, up from its prior forecast of 'low single digit' gains, and comparable sales growth of around 3% and operating margins of around 15.4% Comparable sales are expected to be positive over the final quarter, Home Depot said.
     
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    We’re still out of town traveling and I am typing on my iPhone so I’ll keep this short.

    I got Spanked by the S&P Index Yesterday.
    I got Beat by 0.98%. Rough Red Day.

    Notable Movers Have been the Same.
    NCLH. PARA. SOFI. SPG.

    I think it’s time to start making New Contributions into my Portfolio.

    -IndependentCandy14
     
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    I Got Beat by the S&P Index Yesterday, Again.
    I Got Beat by 0.26%.

    Nevertheless, Another Day, Another Earnings Beat!

    AMAT (Applied Materials, INC.) Reported their Quarterly Results Yesterday.
    Like Many other Companies, AMAT Beat Analyst Estimates.

    AMAT is a Very Small Holding of Mine.
    I have not gotten the Chance to Dig into their Report.

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    Short, and Slow Market Week this week with the Upcoming Holiday on Thursday.

    Friday was a Green Day, but I got Beat by the S&P Index.
    Yesterday I was Deep in the Red due to APA, SOFI, XOM.

    Pretty Slow Times in the Markets.
    Not Much Going On; Crypto News, Oil Volatility.
    All of the Earnings Calls are Done for my Holdings till Next Quarter.

    Starting Tomorrow, Everyone will start Travelling, Enjoying Time and Being Merry with their Loved Ones.
    A Happy Time.

    I am Still Waiting to make a Substantial Contribution to my Portfolio.
    Holding Cash.
    I Have Not made a Large Contribution into my Portfolio Since September.
    I Have Only been Making my Monthly Retirement Contributions.

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    On a Side Note.

    I have been Keeping a Close Eye on the Share Price for TSLA.
    I Might try to Swing Trade it, Like I did with GOOGL a Few Weeks Ago.
    TSLA Shares Hit a Two-Year Low Yesterday.

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    Stocks Sold Off Yesterday after the Holiday Break.

    I Got Beat by the S&P Index by 0.63% Yesterday.
    Not One Holding was in the Green.

    I Did Make my Monthly Retirement Plan Contribution Yesterday.

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    I knew I should Have Gone with my Gut Feeling and bought TSLA shares on November 22nd. LoL.
    Missed out on this TSLA Swing Trade, as the Price Rocketed up on November 23rd, 2022.

    Better Luck Next Time. LoL.

    -IndependentCandy14
     

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