No. of Recommendations: 2
Surprisingly, the bond market continues to offer opportunities to obtain reasonable yields. YTD, I've spent $107k, to buy $132k (face), offering an average YTM of 14.0%, or approximately the historical premium that spec-grade bonds should offer over the risk-free rate. Additionally, I’m long and short various options and stock experiments that are doing well.

Now I’m headed out for a couple of weeks of fly fishing in California's high country. Have a good summer yourself.

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Traded Face Cost CY CG YTM
01/05/12 $1,000 $926 $73 $13 9.2%
01/05/12 $1,000 $924 $65 $18 8.9%
01/06/12 $1,000 $615 $69 $67 20.0%
01/20/12 $1,000 $964 $76 $6 8.5%
01/23/12 $3,000 $2,844 $221 $24 8.6%
01/23/12 $5,000 $3,348 $438 $284 20.2%
01/24/12 $5,000 $3,686 $425 $94 13.7%
01/24/12 $5,000 $4,055 $344 $144 11.7%
01/24/12 $1,000 $811 $49 $60 12.9%
01/30/12 $1,000 $860 $45 $45 10.2%
01/31/12 $1,000 $795 $86 $36 14.9%
02/01/12 $1,000 $730 $79 $38 15.3%
02/01/12 $3,000 $1,991 $90 $904 48.9%
02/03/12 $1,000 $308 $119 $151 68.0%
02/07/12 $5,000 $4,873 $363 $19 7.8%
02/07/12 $1,000 $1,000 $85 $0 8.5%
02/07/12 $1,000 $1,013 $100 ($5) 9.4%
02/09/12 $5,000 $4,611 $450 $139 12.7%
02/10/12 $5,000 $3,811 $344 $71 10.7%
02/14/12 $5,000 $3,517 $250 $424 17.7%
02/16/12 $5,000 $3,973 $257 $55 7.7%
02/16/12 $1,000 $988 $80 $1 8.1%
02/17/12 $5,000 $5,010 $375 ($2) 7.4%
02/23/12 $1,000 $555 $68 $27 15.7%
02/27/12 $3,000 $3,285 $390 ($63) 9.9%
02/28/12 $1,000 $1,050 $93 ($9) 7.9%
02/29/12 $1,000 $1,070 $115 ($15) 9.3%
03/01/12 $1,000 $1,111 $136 ($17) 10.6%
03/01/12 $2,000 $1,698 $135 $92 13.1%
03/05/12 $5,000 $2,923 $288 $373 19.9%
03/07/12 $2,000 $1,968 $153 $5 8.0%
03/08/12 $1,000 $921 $74 $12 9.3%
03/09/12 $1,000 $789 $55 $12 8.4%
03/09/12 $1,000 $810 $55 $84 16.5%
03/12/12 $2,000 $2,030 $165 ($3) 8.0%
03/14/12 $1,000 $965 $103 $6 11.2%
03/16/12 $1,000 $1,026 $105 ($5) 9.7%
03/28/12 $1,000 $1,015 $105 ($3) 10.1%
04/24/12 $2,000 $1,592 $115 $23 8.5%
04/24/12 $2,000 $1,718 $108 $40 8.4%
04/25/12 $1,000 $365 $119 $146 58.6%
04/26/12 $1,000 $891 $74 $17 10.1%
04/27/12 $1,000 $710 $30 $329 51.7%
05/02/12 $1,000 $733 $64 $26 11.8%
05/07/12 $1,000 $833 $29 $45 8.5%
05/09/12 $5,000 $3,843 $406 $197 15.1%
05/15/12 $2,000 $2,031 $153 ($5) 7.3%
05/15/12 $1,000 $972 $73 $4 7.9%
05/15/12 $1,000 $1,003 $76 ($1) 7.5%
05/16/12 $1,000 $841 $128 $27 18.1%
05/16/12 $1,000 $549 $69 $74 22.9%
05/16/12 $1,000 $561 $50 $135 28.4%
05/16/12 $1,000 $620 $119 $129 36.7%
05/17/12 $1,000 $910 $71 $23 10.3%
05/21/12 $1,000 $335 $76 $123 45.2%
06/04/12 $1,000 $380 $73 $319 83.6%
06/07/12 $1,000 $846 $74 $24 11.4%
06/07/12 $2,000 $1,692 $150 $49 11.6%
06/07/12 $1,000 $836 $100 $30 15.3%
06/08/12 $2,000 $1,940 $150 $9 8.2%
06/08/12 $1,000 $635 $86 $79 23.9%
06/11/12 $1,000 $835 $100 $31 15.4%
06/15/12 $3,000 $2,316 $161 $99 10.8%
06/19/12 $1,000 $765 $76 $3 10.3%
06/20/12 $1,000 $919 $73 $12 9.1%
06/20/12 $1,000 $549 $58 $85 22.5%
06/22/12 $1,000 $678 $65 $21 12.1%
06/25/12 $1,000 $1,010 $79 ($2) 7.6%
06/26/12 $2,000 $1,406 $128 $59 12.6%
06/27/12 $2,000 $1,613 $173 $69 14.6%
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