The Motley Fool Discussion Boards

Previous Page

Investors' Roundtable / Rule Maker Companies

URL:  https://boards.fool.com/gtgtgt-gtgtnice-try-to-sell-all-the-15096588.aspx

Subject:  Re: Sell Yahoo NOW?? Hello? Date:  6/2/2001  11:41 PM
Author:  stevera04 Number:  8020 of 8329


>>>
>>Nice try to sell all the loosers like Yahoo at the bottom to make >>your tables look nice.


>I guess this statement just illustrates some of the difficulties of >running an online portfolio out in full view of the community.
>>

I can see you that you're sensitive to charges that you are burying your losers. It must be hitting close to home.

You have the following table in each of your RM reports (the following one is cut and paste from the most recent column).

By not including past components of the RM in this table, you are effectively de-emphasising them (aka burying them) with respect to the current components of the port. Since you have a tendency to sell your most terrible losers and keep the winners, the chart tends to be filled with winning stocks.

To resolve this deficiency, you should either:

a) simply list the stocks (and associated quantity) owned by the port. Nothing else.

b) list all stocks ever owned by the portfolio in this same chart.

Best wishes,


------------



Trade Date # Shares Ticker Total Cost Current Value Total Gain
2/3/98 59 MSFT $2,911.79 $4,081.62 $1,169.83
2/3/98 66 PFE $1,810.57 $2,830.74 $1,020.17
5/26/98 66 AXP $2,375.95 $2,779.92 $403.97
2/3/98 75 TROW $2,559.06 $2,751.75 $192.69
4/3/01 5 JNJ $436.50 $484.75 $48.25
2/13/98 147 INTC $4,033.23 $3,970.47 ($62.76)
8/21/98 44 SGP $2,111.70 $1,845.80 ($265.90)
2/27/98 27 KO $1,865.89 $1,279.80 ($586.09)
6/23/98 182 CSCO $4,498.75 $3,505.32 ($990.40)
2/15/00 132 NOK $5,307.79 $3,859.68 ($1,448.11)
2/17/99 106 YHOO $6,105.72 $1,919.66 ($4,186.06)
Cash:
Total: $30.20
$29,339.71






Copyright 1996-2022 trademark and the "Fool" logo is a trademark of The Motley Fool, Inc. Contact Us