Gauging market sentiment is as every as bit important as analysing fundamentals. With a "bigwig" leaving the ECB on protest over ECB's management of country debt, expected headwinds for Obama's $447B jobs proposal, and the realization that only 1/3 or so will actually create jobs, there is plenty for Mr. Market to worry about.
Despite the macro headwinds, my model portfolio on the stock game, Kapitall.com is being managed to remove most risk and to maximize safety. This was accomplished by selling into the rallies and buying deeply discounted companies.
There is $77,953.66 in cash out of the $129,093.21 balance.
Here are the holdings:
Total return: 29.1%
Notice below the losses incurred from January (~40% gain) to August (~20%) were reversed by riding out the recovery, selling into the rallies, and accumulating great companies at a great price:
What value is there in writing about a play portfolio?
One: the site's tools are used to plan out real positions.
Two: the companies held are further analyzed and discussed for publication. Here is the link to those publications:
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