This week was a roller-coaster for the global markets which pushed higher in the first two trading days to then loose strength and finish the week down. We still did not manage to have two consecutive negative days though !
In the US markets the #Dow suffered a 3.3% loss, followed by the #S&P500 which closed 2.9% lower than last week and the #Nasdaq which limited the loss to 1.9%. The weekly performance in Europe was no different, however all the three indices we follow more closely fared better than the US markets (#Stoxx -1.1%, #OMXC20 -1.3% and #FTSEMIB -1.6%).
Our RI Portfolio was nominally positive this week (+0,2%) and therefore outperformed these 6 indices by a weighted average of +2.6% thanks to selected stocks and especially to the hedges I had put in place during the preceding week, namely $SQQQ and $SCO.
We now have one full month of track record and I am pleased to see that we are showing a positive total return of 1.4% (+0,4% vs the Market).
There was only one Buy Alert this week, for precious metals stock #Newmont which benefited from the stock markets coming to a screeching halt. We also added to the triple inverse Nasdaq ETF $SQQQ position which proved to be the right move. With reduce and accumulate alerts the relative weight of the open positions change of course.
This week’s winners in our RI Portfolio were $SQQQ (+7,4% gain) and, once again, Grubhub (+8,1% gain).
No relative changes between the three currencies of the RI Portfolio.
We now have 15 open positions, 2 of which are leveraged hedges (inverse ETFs). Even in times of high valuations I keep finding cheap stocks and a possible further drop of the markets next week, especially around the quarter close, may offer an opportunity to initiate new positions.
The table below summarises the portfolio performance since inception.
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