Responsible Investor Portfolio Update, August 8th, 2020 | $TCEHY $NEM $BK $SYF $GILD $GRUB $SQQQ $SCO $PCG $LVMUY $LRLCY $PEUGF $ELC.MI

Welcome to the ever rising stock market era where nothing that used to matter really matters anymore. One could call it state capitalism.

Another week of growth across the board with the US markets leading the push towards ATHs. With the US presidential election now just 90 days away, chances are that more stimulus and more bubble blowing policies will be implemented. That’s all well and good in the short term, but will happen in the long term ? If momentum is dictating the current market direction, at some point valuations will matter, one would think.

In the meantime our portfolio was basically flat this week due to a couple stinkers, namely $TCEHY -which has been affected by Trump’s attack to Chinese stocks- and Italian Contractor WeBuild which has now dropped below 1.1€ and is very close to my line in the sand. On the positive side, $GRUB becomes our first position to pass the 30% mark, a capital appreciation threshold I use to determine when to have take profit (TP) ready: more on this in future weekly updates.

We have sold our position on $IMA.MI on Monday with a nice +14% profit in just one week ! No other changes to the portfolio this week but there are many stocks on my watchlist, such as $CSPG, $SMSFT and $AMAT.

From this week onwards you will see all the stop loss (SL) prices which have been defined so far. A general rule I follow is to consider a 7 to 10% loss to determine the SL price depending on whether it is a divided stock or not and on the general market performance. The SL price increases if the investment relates to a leveraged ETF. And with every rule, there are always exceptions of course !

The table below summarises the portfolio performance since inception.

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The much talked about #earnings of #Google and #Facebook in two great infographics | #ActiveInvesting

Are these two indicators telling the same bullish story ?

I would describe myself as a value investor but can recognise some technical patterns or money outflow whenever I see some.

It would appear that the S&P500 is breaking out as shown on this graph:

Equally, it would seem that a significant outflow of money has been recorded from volatility investments which had dominated the market stories in the past weeks:

Some would see these two observations as a bullish indicator. While I keep this information in the back of my head, I remain a stock picker rather than just an investor who follows the herd.