China falls, and the rest of the world follows…

So, China stocks fell today, and global stocks followed suit, with the exception of perhaps Australia, but they’re upside down so who knows about that situation.

Markets have taken many nosedives over the past month or so, and our portfolio reflects that. It is not pretty.

Let’s take a look at Market Breadth;

http://stockcharts.com/freecharts/candleglance.html?[BREADTH]

That’s a two-month timeframe, the six-month timeframe looks just as bad and the one-year timeframe is even worse.

All Major Market Averages shows the SMA20 below the SMA50;
http://stockcharts.com/freecharts/candleglance.html?[MARK]

Here’s a different way of looking at it;

http://stockcharts.com/freecharts/perf.php?[MARK]

The Bulls seem to be in their death throes right now;

http://stockcharts.com/freecharts/candleglance.html?[BPI]

Take a look at the Index Indicators website.

This is not a good time to invest in the market, IMHO. So, given that, I will cease all investment beginning 8/1/15 (except for dividend reinvestment for a small number of stocks). Investment will resume as soon as market conditions improve.

Our portfolio has taken quite a hit, and it is pointless to keep throwing money into this pit.

I am watching, and waiting….

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#HYHRD: #sharebuilder update for 7/28 $HTBK $FAF $AOS

Presenting the #HYHRD (High Yield High Return Dividend) portfolio #sharebuilder update.

Edits to your Automatic Investment Plan must be complete by 5:00pm (ET) 7/27/2015 in order for the changes to be effective for the 7/28/2015 investment day.

I select 3 stocks for each weekly investment based on my #BuyList, selecting “qualified” dividend paying stocks for this taxable account. I try to choose what I perceive to currently be the best choices for my weekly investments.

The current weekly allocations for each investment in the AIP (Automatic Investment Plan) is shown near the bottom of the ‘Equal Weight’ spreadsheet (as shown below);

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#HYHRD: Updating the ’10 Best’ Comparison chart; $LOAN $ALK $CBRL $NEWT $HAS $LEG $CNMD $FAF $NTRI $NRZ

You are reading my attempt at updating my recent blog posts that attempt to compare 10 of the best scoring stocks (I no longer screen or look at ETFs) I have found. What follows below is the latest iteration of this attempt to set up the ’10 Best’ comparison chart on stockcharts.com;

In my original blog post on 4/12/15 entitled “#HYHRD: Creating a ’10 Best’ Comparison chart; $LOAN $NRZ $APTS $ORC $NRF $NEWT $MHFI $WMC $MCO $CLNY” I attempted to create a ’10 Best’ list and comparison chart. You can search the blog for that and any subsequent posts using the search string “’10 Best’ Comparison chart” to see any changes that have occurred since that original post.

The original post included 6 different charts as I weeded out the worst performers and 2 screenshots of my spreadsheets; one of the ‘comparison’ list of 33 stocks, and another of my 15 current holdings. This was mainly to show the process, but I feel it is not relevant or necessary to beat that dead horse.

For brevity, this post will include just one screenshot of the comparison chart of 10 of the best stocks (IMHO), and 1 screenshot from my spreadsheets of the comparison sheet.

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#HYHRD: P&F charts for $NRF $NRZ $NTRI $NYMT $O $ORC $PGH $SWK $VGR $WSTG $HTBK $FAF

Point & Figure charts, according to stockcharts.com, “consist of columns of X’s and O’s that represent filtered price movements. X-Columns represent rising prices and O-Columns represent falling prices. Each price box represents a specific value that price must reach to warrant an X or an O. Time is not a factor in P&F charting. These charts evolve as prices move. No movement in price means no change in the P&F chart. In classic 3-box reversal charts, column reversals are further filtered requiring a 3-box minimum to reverse the current column. The 3-box Reversal Method is the most popular P&F charting method.”

Another thing to consider with Point & Figure Charts is that time is irrelevant. A difficult concept to grasp, but there are so many who use it to ‘chart’ their course that it is difficult, if not downright absurd, to dismiss it without further study.

One of the many interesting aspects of point & figure charting is price objectives are easier to discern. How correct they are remains to be seen, but I am considering them presently. Time (which is irrelevant!) will tell!

So, in light of that, I present this group of hand-picked stock symbols with their PnF charts. This group is either owned by me (NRF, NRZ, NTRI, NYMT, O, ORC, PGH, SWK, VGR, WSTG), or under consideration for addition to our portfolio in the foreseeable future (HTBK, FAF), and/or may contain other interesting and/or somehow important symbols to me. YMMV, of course!

Here are the P&F charts for this group;

http://stockcharts.com/freecharts/candleglance.html?NRF,NRZ,NTRI,NYMT,O,ORC,PGH,SWK,VGR,WSTG,HTBK,FAF|E|0

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#HYHRD: P&F charts for $AGNC $AI $ANCX $BGCP $CBRL $CNMD $CNSL $CYS $DRAD $LEG $LOAN $MORL

Point & Figure charts, according to stockcharts.com, “consist of columns of X’s and O’s that represent filtered price movements. X-Columns represent rising prices and O-Columns represent falling prices. Each price box represents a specific value that price must reach to warrant an X or an O. Time is not a factor in P&F charting. These charts evolve as prices move. No movement in price means no change in the P&F chart. In classic 3-box reversal charts, column reversals are further filtered requiring a 3-box minimum to reverse the current column. The 3-box Reversal Method is the most popular P&F charting method.”

Another thing to consider with Point & Figure Charts is that time is irrelevant. A difficult concept to grasp, but there are so many who use it to ‘chart’ their course that it is difficult, if not downright absurd, to dismiss it without further study.

One of the many interesting aspects of point & figure charting is price objectives are easier to discern. How correct they are remains to be seen, but I am considering them presently. Time (which is irrelevant!) will tell!

So, in light of that, I present this group of hand-picked stock symbols with their PnF charts. This group is owned by me, and therefore more important to me. YMMV, of course!

Here are the P&F charts for this group;

http://stockcharts.com/freecharts/candleglance.html?AGNC, AI,ANCX,BGCP,CBRL,CNMD,CNSL,CYS,DRAD,LEG,LOAN,MORL|E|0

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