Having finished my first screenplay (and actively seeking backing for it – – if you’re in the business, write me!), I have a interest in the movie industry stronger than ever. I had never heard of The Room before, but apparently it was written, directed, and starred in by a first-timer with a budget of six million dollars. Its take at the box office was $1800, and from all accounts it is one of the worst movies ever made. I humble offer to you some sample scenes for your enjoyment. Shield your eyes, Frank.
But, first, a look at the Major Indices and 9 Major Sectors and how they have fared year-to-date and during Q3…
Eight of the nine Major Indices, namely, the Dow 30, Dow Transports, S&P 500, Nasdaq 100, Nasdaq Composite, Russell 2000, S&P 100, and Nasdaq Transportation Indices closed out Q3 at or near all-time highs, as shown on the following 1-Year Daily charts. (more…)
Fellow Slopers may recall I wrote about the hedged portfolio method a few years back. The basic idea was to find securities that had high expected returns over the next six months and were also relatively cheap to hedge, and then to buy and hedge a handful of those names every six months.
I backtested the approach a couple of years ago, and wrote it about here at the time (Does Hedged Investing Work?). You can also find interactive versions of those backtests on the Portfolio Armor website. Since April though, I’ve been tracking the performance of portfolios posted in real time. Out of the 6 portfolios created in late April / early May, 5 were beating the market as of Friday’s close. Here’s a look at the first one. (more…)