Position Changes: None.
Major movements (+ or - one point or more among holdings): None.
Basic Summary (positions itemized after daily commentary)
Relative performance (marked to market) vs. S&P 500 since initiation
This Portfolio Model + 216%
S&P 500 + 168%
Portfolio model initiated 5/5/95, archived and marked to market daily.
Initial S&P 500 level 520.12, Initial portfolio value $520,120.00.
Current portfolio value $1,647,800.24, gain 216.81%
These results are reflective as to capital capture and market price of current holdings, itemized below. They do not include cash dividends, interest earned on cash balances, transaction costs, or anything else.
Current Stock vs. Cash Allocation
$1,107,869.08 (67%) stock. $539,931.16 (33%) cash equivalents.
Summary of Closed Positions
Total Positions 459 Average Position
Profit 413 (89.97%) Percentage + 7.19%
Loss 46 (10.03%) Days Held 220
Even 0 ( 0%) Annualized + 11.93%
The week began (and the month concluded) with a moderately negative session for broadly based measures, this portfolio model and the most popular averages (Dow Industrial -14.68, S&P 500 -5.45, Nasdaq Composite -22.84).
Lots of yapping among analysts and politicians, but for the month of April the net change in the Dow was only 1 point.
The year so far has been moderately positive with the bulk of gain in January. For the broad market, the last three months have been dominated by a meandering pattern with a mild positive bias.
Reinforced by exceptionally accommodative Federal Reserve policies, long term data remains decidedly positive as it has for the past three years. Near term is clouded and this portfolio is in a flexible mode; inventory to sell and established cash reserve to facilitate purchase.
Albeit a bit boring, it is an easy market condition. Unlikely to change any positions tomorrow (Tuesday), but could do so later in the week.