Update On Our Doitinvest Investment Portfolio no.1 – U.S. Blue Chip Stocks (4)

After the last weeks’ rally on the stock exchanges, our portfolio has increased substantially in value. The Blue Chip US portfolio created by doitinvest has started from $1,000,000 on April 2nd. At the end of April it has gained already 6,8%, indicating that the timing we have chosen for starting it was a good one. Which proved to be true, since the avalanche of better economical news have kick-started the engine of the US economiy in May.

One month later, the portfolio has gained not less that 24.5% in 2 months. Which is huge by any standards. Of course we at doitinvest.com do not expect that this trend will go on forever.  Our virtual investments portfolio shows that in the investing activity timing is as important as the vehicle chosen to pour your money in:

Ticker Company name Last price Today’s change Portfolio Shares Current value Today’s gain/loss Total gain/loss
AAPL Apple Inc 143.85 -0.82 / -0.57 % 1000   143,850 -820 35,160
AEP American Electric Power Co Inc 26.37 -0.43 / -1.60 % 1574   41,506 -677 1,511
APL Atlas Pipeline Partners LP 7.28 -0.13 / -1.75 % 15000   109,200 -1,950 40,950
BA Boeing Co 52.83 0.18 / 0.34 % 1000   52,830 180 17,390
BAC Bank Of America Corporation 12.06 0.20 / 1.69 % 8000   96,480 1,600 40,080
CAT Caterpillar Inc 38.57 0.10 / 0.26 % 1100   42,427 110 10,538
CSCO Cisco Systems Inc 19.87 0.00 / 0.00 % 1000   19,870 0 2,410
CVX Chevron Corp 69.58 0.21 / 0.30 % 1000   69,580 210 1,280
F Ford Motor Co 6.38 0.02 / 0.31 % 10000   63,800 200 36,400
GE General Electric Co 13.56 0.02 / 0.15 % 1000   13,560 20 3,390
GM General Motors Corp 1.21 0.35 / 39.88 % 30000   36,300 10,350 -21,600
GOOG Google Inc 438.77 -5.55 / -1.25% 300   131,631 -1,665 25,404
INTC Intel Corporation 15.92 0.00 / 0.00% 1000   15,920 0 890
JNJ Johnson & Johnson 55.63 -0.30 / -0.54% 1000   55,630 -300 2,590
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co 35.39 0.84 / 2.43% 2000   70,780 1,680 14,500
LMT Lockheed Martin Corp 85.85 -0.32 / -0.37% 1000   85,850 -320 18,260
MMM 3M Co 60.69 -0.25 / -0.41% 1000   60,690 -250 10,040
MON Monsanto Co 82.95 0.97 / 1.18% 1000   82,950 970 1,210
PG The Procter & Gamble Co 53.14 -0.04 / -0.08% 1000   53,140 -40 4,930
DJIA Dow Jones Industrial Average 8,764.49 1.36 / 0.02% 0   0 0 0
Nikkei Japan NIKKEI AVERAGE INDEX(225) 9,786.82 -78.81 / -0.80 % 0   0 0 0
Totals:         1,245,994.38 $9,298.18 245,333.04

A short look on the shares from the portfolio shows that the biggest gainers were the aerospace and the banking industries. These are the most exposed to the current economic recession and any piece of good news from the mainstream economy would give them a boost.

Our “buy and hold” shares investing strategy prevents us from selling (yet) the  clear money-loosing shares of  General Motors. Without these losses, the doitinvest.com portfolio would have fared even better. Well, that’s life, you can’t have them all.  We are very curious what next weeks will bring in for our investments.

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