UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (8) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next
Author: Hohum777 Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 2169  
Subject: Wrap up 2009 Date: 12/26/2009 4:07 AM
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Recommendations: 3
As 2009 winds up, it might help to look back on ideas and picks.
I had about 4 groups of watch-list ideas.

Grupo Originale

I commented in early June--
Through early May, 7 of those ideas doubled or tripled while on the watchlist (I said 8 then after double counting EVC)
- MPEL CWTR NOEC EVC ENPT ALY HOLI at some point in that
Okay, EVC, NOEC, ENPT, ALY were below $1/shr, but that was extreme value :)
Then again, ALY has managed doubles and triples over $1.

To be fair, some joined the double/triple club in the extreme fear conditions of late Feb/early Mar - MPEL CWTR, NOEC ALY (SMMX) .
My then-existing trading account portfolio, if purchased in that extreme fear period, also had ideas that managed doubles, triples or quadruples - MCGC, HTE, NM, PVX, SFL, AAV. I did hold onto some NM, PVX, SFL in the trading, or other accounts, to get some benefit of the bounce.

MPEL CWTR did manage doubles by themselves Jan - Sep
STAR joined them as a near triple after the Cisco buy-out & late bloomer, ASYS, tripled by year-end. The last idea is one I did invest in for a nice gain.

In summary, ideas that doubled or tripled without the fear factor
Hohum is no slouch when it comes to picking ideas for a watchlist :)
Hohum is not so good when it comes to investing in them :(
But investing is a continual process, so Hohum can potentially correct this :)
Post New | Post Reply | Reply Later | Create Poll Report this Post | Recommend it!
Print the post  
UnThreaded | Threaded | Whole Thread (8) | Ignore Thread Prev | Next


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Community Home
Speak Your Mind, Start Your Blog, Rate Your Stocks

Community Team Fools - who are those TMF's?
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.