Two weeks later after the previous update on our portfolio and the news are not so good. From the very beginning we decided to go for a buy and hold approach. This is something very simillar to what a normal investor would do. After all, not everybody (including our doitinvest.com team, the authors of this blog) has enough time to watch the market and place the deals. And as the technical analyst Martin Pring mentioned in one his latest books, trading often can eat a lot of your profits due to the high percentage of commmissions you pay. In other words, most of your profit can go to the broker, not to your pocket.
Coming back to our Doitinvest US portfolio of shares, the matters are quite simple. After the rally we experienced two weeks ago (see our post on June 9th), the hopes that the recession was over did not materialize. Therefore, some of the big investors marked their profits and sold some of the shares. This of course puched the price down – actually it stopped the rally. Nevertherless, in hindsight it is alaways easy to manage an investing portfolio, but in practice we have to live with our decisions. Which we do. Read more
We come back to the IMF handbook published on April 2009, called “Global Financial Stability Report”. This time, we make refference to its reccomendations.
But before this, a new estimation of the IMF on the global write downs of assets. In January 2009 IMF estiamted the bad assets writing off to around $2.7 billion in the US only. In this latest report, the estimations included also other mature market-originated assets, which could increase the total write offs to around $4 billion. In other words, $4 billion of the US economy has been wiped off by the financial crisis (or will be, total until the end of 2010). Scary, isn’t it? Read more
General Motors, Ford and Chrysler LLC will be some of the biggest beneficiaries if the new bailout bill will be passed by the Senate. The bill intedns to create a provision of $11 billion which would allow the U.S. taxpayers to deduct for tax purposes interest paid for auto loans and mortgages. Read more
The recent financial crisis has some interesting effects too. As you are just reading this investment blog, a thief could use somewhere in the world a counterfeit credit card with your full name printed on it. Read more
Well, it could be a wild guess, but Obama’s governing agenda might actually benefit some economical sectors. How? The simple fact that the Obama administration plans are already out and directed towards several sectors could boost the demand in those area. And a higher demand means for sure more prosperity for the companies involved. Read more