Review of Jon’s Portfolio

This portfolio started with $100,000 with $10 commission’s per trade. The structure follows Benjamin Graham’s approach of value investing. Taxes are ignored, and cash does not earn interest for ease of calculation.

This week I did not execute any transactions.

The portfolio performed modestly, in comparison to the market with Sanderson Farms loosing ground. I still believe that the stock is attractive and frankly if it would drop a little further I will purchase more shares. There is still a substantial amount of cash remaining in my portfolio, but I cannot find any attractive opportunity currently as the market, I feel, is overpriced. Given that roughly only half of my available funds are invested, I am pleased with the results even though I am slightly outperforming the market. When the market is in a more favorable position I will purchase more and believe see my portfolio gain further.

Review of the portfolio:

 

Ticker

Total Cost

Current Value

% Gain/Loss

AIG

$6,626.05

$7,019.25

5.93%

CHKE

$4,495.47

$4,477.00

-0.41%

KCP

$4,892.00

$5,000.00

2.21%

RSH

$5,996.45

$6,723.45

12.12%

SAFM

$6,292.00

$6,360.00

1.02%

TUES

$5,302.00

$5,900.00

11.28%

VBIIX

$10,170.00

$10,180.00

0.10%

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$55,404.03

 

 

 

 

 

Total

$43,733.97

$101,063.73

4.30%

 

 

 

 

Performance

 

Weeks Change

Overall

DJIA

 

1.19%

6.17%

S&P 500

 

1.45%

6.37%

Portfolio

 

 

4.30%

 

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