Monday, March 18, 2013

I suck at trading

EDIT: At the time this blog entry was posted I had a Youtube video here. That has been removed but I want the rest of my content to be remain. Nothing hidden no past mistakes ignored. All out in the open.

On top of everything else I mentioned, I'm coming down with a cold.

Active Account: $7,153.64
Total Return: -3.98%
Est Monthly Income: $16.35

Trading: $3,417.69
Total Return: -10.06%
     NOK: -17.15%
Cash: $3,208.46

Investing: $3,634.7
Total Return: 2.35%
     AFL: -3.53%
     HAS: +15.16%
     SPLS: +11.57%
     STX: +16.05%
     PSEC: +1.25%
     WHZ: -9.22%
     ARCP: -0.49%
     OHI: +9.56%
     IAU: Sold. Waiting for price action to level off.
     BLV: -3.07%
     JNK: -0.19%
     PCY: -4.26%
Cash: $846.7

ETF Account: $7,425.81
Total Return: -0.32%
Est Monthly Income: $14.15
US Stock
     SPY: +5.09%
     XLV: +6.05%
     VNQ: +3.45%
International Stock
     EWZ: -1.97%
     PXR: -5.2%
     IAU: Sold. Waiting for price action to level off.
     BLV: -3.00%
     JNK: -0.56%
     PCY: -4.14%
     Cash: $3,03.20

Permanent Portfolio: $7,423.79
Total Return: -0.35%
Est Monthly Withdraw Rate (4% rule): $22.53
Listed by weighting
     SPY: 25.20%
     GLD: 22.81%
     TLT: 23.39%
     Cash: 28.60%

Disclaimer: The investments and trades in my videos and blog entries are not recommendations for others. I am not a financial planner, financial advisor, accountant, or tax adviser. The financial actions I talk about are for my own portfolio and money and only suited for my own risk tolerance, strategy, and ideas. Copying another person's financial moves can lead to large losses. Each person needs to do their due diligence in researching and planning their own actions in the financial markets.


  1. Pulling I lol'd when I read the title and heard some of the remarks. This was a great vid that 99% investors never bother to discuss. 'Losses.'

    I don't know how Mr. Market will react to any of the noise going on so I don't really bother trading. I will try to get into stocks with a decent yield that pay me to hold them. When their yield falls its usually due to big jumps in the share price, time for me to get out and go for something else. Maybe its yield-chasing, I don't know but its been working for me.

    I still think you made a great move to PSEC and don't want you to jinx it (haha) but if it falls dramatically I will happily cost-average down on my shares.

    1. Yeah gotta keep some powder dry for the pullbacks. Accounts as large as the Effort Portfolio have problems with multiple purchases into a position.

      I think I found my energy company to replace the empty slot that ERF was in.... VNR. They are an MLP so some tax complications but they seem to be focuses heavily on stability vs random dividends of some of the MLPS.