Review of Jon’s Portfolio

This portfolio follows Benjamin Graham’s value investing guidelines, beginning with $100,000, $10 commissions, and taxes are ignored. Cash does not accumulate any interest for ease of calculation.

This week no transactions occurred as no opportunities were presented that looked favorable.

The performance of Sanderson Farms (SAFM) was extremely impressive gaining 9.47% this week, as well Tuesday Morning (TUES) gaining 3.28%. Harvest Energy Trust (HET) continues to perform poorly due to decreased crude oil prices, but I feel that in the unpredictable commodity market, this position in time will turn positive. Either way it is an adequate hedge against the impact rising fuel costs have on the market overall. Overall, the portfolio is underperforming the indexes, but I feel in coming weeks it will turn the corner and begin beating the indexes. In time the remaining capital will be invested, but no rush is necessary due to my long term thinking and approach when dealing with transactions of this portfolio.

This weeks snapshot:

Ticker

Total Cost

Current Value

% Gain/Loss

AIG

$6,626.05

$6,886.95

3.94%

CHKE

$4,495.47

$4,357.21

-3.08%

HTE

$6,238.00

$5,592.00

-10.36%

KCP

$4,892.00

$4,890.00

-0.04%

RSH

$5,996.45

$6,365.00

6.15%

SAFM

$6,292.00

$6,892.00

9.47%

TUES

$5,302.00

$5,476.00

3.28%

VBIIX

$10,170.00

$10,180.00

0.10%

 

 

 

 

Cash

 

$49,988.03

 

 

 

 

 

Total

$50,011.97

$100,627.19

1.25%

 

 

 

 

Performance

 

Weeks Change

Overall

S&P 500

 

0.40%

3.61%

DJIA

 

0.37%

3.25%

Portfolio

 

2.14%

1.25%

 

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