Nothing the last few days but today 2 home dogs and 1 looks promising. I will update if anything develops into a play today.

In our swing trading and insider trading we are carrying 16 stocks. My feeling is that during may through october that 10 in each portfolio is plenty to manage risk. When we get into the end of october this can most likely be doubled due to the very strong historical positive bias the market has from Nov. to the end of April. At least thats my thoughts at the moment.

When it comes to rebalancing my top 5 hedge fund holdings I am always more restrictive in making purchases may through october.

A Comment:

“Agree with this. Any exits would be helpful if posted on twitter as well.

Also, are you exiting these trades at close with a market order?

Been following you for years now, Rick, keep up the great work!”

I always enter and exit trades on a limit order. I usually put the trade a penny outside the bid and asked price of the stock and also always check “all or none”. Some brokers if you get filled on say half the order then later on the other half charge a commission  each time.

I never put a market on close order in. This invites a substantial amount of slippage as does any market order. There is nothing magical about the close…. usually when I have time I follow the market and the stock to look for a reasonable exit near the close of the day. If I dont have time…then I usually about 10 min before the close pull up the bid and ask on the stock and exit the trade.

I will post my exits on twitter and my blog as I do for the sports plays.

RickJ

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