And consequently what happened to our traffic light and our etf? It has been a weird week. Most of the Tech stock and fast growing stock of the last 18 months are all down. And the “old economy” stock like banks and oil companies are up at least 10%. What could be the reason and is it justified? Some people say the fear of corona virus is over because Pfizer announced that it’s vacin covers 90% of the cases but I do not buy that. We are in the middle of the second wave of covid-19 virus and it is not over. We will be fighting it for at least a year and even after that things will never be the same. The other reason could be the election of Joe Biden as president. Although I do agree that it is a better for the world economy. I do not believe that it will be a major change. For one mr Trump is still president until January and the second reason is that his policy will be marginal different. The difference in votes were only a few percent. That means only a few percent of people did disagree with how things are going right now. He is the president but he does not control the economy that much. It is done by consumers and business leaders. They decide what direction the economy is going. And they have not changed. Of the major indices some are up and some are down. But on average they are almost unchanged so our “Traffic light“ remains at 92% Stock, 8% Cash. We are all out bullish with a little money left to strike when we see some good opportunities. Like last week. We did buy some shares of companies that wre down for 2 or 3 days (and they recovered nicely). See our posts about stock we bought. The stock in our ETF are down a little compared to last week but we are also still at 92% stock of our total value. That means we are in line with our traffic light and do not have to make any changes.
Traffic light: Our Cash / Stock Ratio: the-wiseguy.com / The Traffic Light
The List: Our List Of Wiseguys: the-wiseguy.com / The List
The ETF: Our Latest Fund Changes: the-wiseguy.com / TWISE ETF
OLDER POST AND ETF HISTORY
- Update November 8th
The first week of november was a profitable week on the stock exchanges. Our average gain percentage is 14%. Some stock are up more than 20% and the worst some are up only 2 or 3%. But the stock we bought last NVIDIA (NVDA) is up 16,8% so that is a super wiseguy. Naturally we are very pleased with this result. Let’s keep up the good work! And hope the next few weeks will be the same direction. For the complete summary click: here
- Update November 1th
Most indices are down this week and there is fear of another stockmarket crash like we had in March. In one month the stockmarket lost 20% of their value. And it is likely that this will happen again. This might seem strange but we believe it is a very good time to buy stock now. “Be greedy when others are fearfull” and we think it is time to be greedy.
Corona fears have all european countries in a strong grip
Presidental elections have american stockmarkets on edge.
We could sell all our stock now and wait for the dip but probably we will miss it and have to buy at higher prices. It is likely we will go down in the short term. But to exactly time the market crash is nearly impossible and the rebound will be swift. That is why we started buying alreay and we wil buy some more next week, and probably the week thereafter.
The result is that we will buy some stock at lower prices because compared to the last few weeks they are finally a little bit cheaper. And next week they can be even cheaper. But in the end when the markets go up again we will have a lot more shares at reasonable prices. Nobody can predict the stockmarket but when they go up we will be nicely positioned.
The Wiseguys we have selected are still doing what they are supposed to, our ETF is up almost 15% in only 5 months and our trafic light is on a higher percentage than it has ever been.
- Update October 25th
It is time for our weekly update. The “Traffic light“ has changed to 88 this week. That means 88%% Stock and only 12% Cash. That is really positive! It looks like the markets are expecting a big push upward soon (But wat will happen when he looses?!?!?)
We had to update our ETF acordng to te new traffic light. That si why we have added Hypoport SA to our portfolio. It is one of our earliest Wiseguys. We believe that it is a really nice time to buy. Our TA gave us a super buy signal for this stock.
- Update October 18th:
We have designed our traffic light to take out our human emotion in our stocktrading. Personally I think it was not the perfect time to buy but it came close and we had to buy some more stock because our traffic light had changed upward. You can find the full analysis here: “OCADO”
Please let me explain one more time 🙂 When the traffic light goes up we have to have more stock (most of the time that means buy unless our total stockvalue goes up enough) and when it goes down we have to hold more cash (what usually means sell some stock unless our total stockvalue goes down enough). In this case our stockvalue went down a little bit but the traffic light went up. So we had to buy more stock.
Up, Up and UP. This week our “Traffic light“ turned GREEN again, finally. Even though we have election anxiety and corona virus worries. The stock markets do not seem to care or, as we think, they are looking forward to a quick recovery. Because most stock indices and exchanges are in the green and keep going up, up and up. There are some negative days but on average we have gained 3 points in our “Traffic light“ system this week. The “Traffic light“ is now at 83, meaning 83% Stock and 17% Cash to hold. Because of that we had to add about 2% more shares to our portfolio positions (See the My Holdings section on the ETF page for more details).
And now the best news: For the first time all our positions are profitable. We do not have any red numbers in our portfolio. Since we started this ETF in mid June the profit on our stock is 31,33%. On our total value it is about 20% because we had to protect some wealth when the markets went down (see the strategy – step 4). To be exact: “The Return On Investment is 19,91%” in 4 months.Let’s see what the rest of the year brings us.
- Update October 4th 2020:
– Mark our time… There will be buying oportunities ahead but not now. The “Traffic light“ remained at 80% Stock and 20% Cash. We believe that patience is an investors strongest weapon so we will mark time. The next few weeks will be exciting we have the US elections coming up and there are more Covid-19 worries. After that there might be a relief rally. We expect the stockmarkets to react fairly heavy with strong ups and downs but the general direction will be downwards. So we just have to wait it out and strike at the right time. We will need money for that so that is why we wait.
- Update September 27nd: –
Lets start with some bad news. We had to sell Repro Med Systems Inc (Ticker: KRMD) with a 29% loss. Our believe is that the stock we pick all rise with a minimum of 30% a year for at least 5 years and they have to keep rising with that same speed. But when a stock losses 25% from the high we believe something is wrong. Most of the times we do not know the reason but something is up. Why should a stock fall 25% all of a sudden? Is there fraude? Has something changed in the indusrty? Do they not have the growth we expected? Or is it the whole sector? Anyway something is wrong and to protect ourself from future losses we have to sell when a stock is down more than 25%. That is the rule. Sometimes they rebound but most of the times we were right in the end.
And now the good news: The stockmarkets do not represent the value of the companies today but they are an expectation of what the value will be on a later date (6 to 12 months usually). That is especially clear this week. Altough everybody is afraid of a second wave of CoVid19 victims the markets do not react to that news at all. Instead they are slowly going higher.
Most indices are unchanged or a little up from last week. Interest rates and the VIX is going down. That means our “Traffic light“ goes up and with 3 points this week. We are almost in the green zone, only one point left to go. It is at 80% Stock and 20% Cash. So we bought some more stock. We have increased our positions with about 7%. That does not 1 in 1 correspond with 3 points but we also have to make up for the cash we got from selling KRMD.
Update September 20th:
– We are finally almost back to where we belong. Almost in the green zone. The “Traffic light“ is at 77 (That means 77% Stock and 23% Cash). So we have to buy some more stock. We have selected Servicenow (NOW) and MSCI Inc. (MSCI) from our ***list of wiseguys. We have to buy 13% of our total value to match the 77% stock. Last week it was 64% and now 77%. (77-64=13). And 13% of 1,400,000 is $ 182.000.00) That’s a nice amount to be buying stock for!
This week special attention goes out to Repro-Med Systems, Inc. (KRMD) because they are apporaching the -25% loss marker and than we have to sell them. Let’s hope it will not be necesarry. That would be the second time we have to sell a Wiseguy (the first stock we had to sell for that reason was Ehealth – EHTH back in July).
Update September 14th 2020:
– “Traffic light“ changed to 64% Stock and 36% Cash. Although we did not agree on this one. I wanted to stay cautious but Bill-Bull is (as his names says) much more bullish. Luckily that is why we have the Traffic Light. Most indices are up and therefor our traffic light is also up. Slowly we are getting back on the buy-side. “Traffic light“ changed to 64% Stock and 36% Cash. We wanted to add ITM Power (ITMPF) from our List of Wiseguys. Starting with an 8% position to match the traffic light. I hope we are not to soon and wish for the best. “Anyway…..It’s one of the wiseguys…..What can possibly go wrong? “
Update September 6th: – “Traffic light“ changed to 58% Stock and 42% Cash. adjusted our positions accordingly.
Update August 30th: After the negative week of last week. This week the indices moved up just a tiny little bit. The S&P500 is up 0.4%, The VIX moved 0.08% only the Nasdaq gained more than 2%. Mainly driven by the jump in FANTANG stock(split) news. Other than that it was a really slow week which is confirmed by our “Traffic light“ because it is stuck at 60% stock (and 40% cash). Maybe we need a pause for reflection. That is why we have the “Traffic light“. Sometimes it is better to just wait and see what will happen than to rush in because of FOMO*. The-Wiseguy once said: “Sometimes patience is a stocktraders most effective weapon” ….. Ooooh and fomo means fear of missing out 😉 …..
Update August 23rd: We had to sell about 8% of all our stock positions because the general macro economic situation is starting to get overheated. The major indices are telling us that we have to keep 40% of our value in cash. We are getting close to 50%. This has only happened once before, right before the corona crisis. We are not there yet bur getting close. Be aware. The “Traffic light“ changed to 40% Cash and 60% Stock and we adjusted our ETF accordingly.
Update August 16th:
A flight to safety??? The “Traffic light“ changed to 36% Cash and 64% Stock. Berkshire hathaway sold Goldman Sachs (and the majority of the other banks they hold) and bought Barrick Gold. Gold? Rule number 237: With fear in the markets people sell their stock and flee to gold. That means something is up. Mr. Buffet has to protect his assets and moves to what he thinks is safe. We saw this starting about four weeks ago. And we keep selling more stock. We sold about 5% of all our positions and increased our cash position.
Update August 9th 2020
– We sold 1 to 2 % of all our positions. Because the traffic light changed to 30% Cash (and thus 70% stock). Our stock value went up about 5% this week. Bringing the total to 23,5%. So we decreased al of our positions (about $70,000.00) because there is more fear in the markets, our traffic light has changed from 74% stock to 70% stock (and therefore cash changed from 26% to 30%). Stock markets are preparing for a second wave of corona infections and this way we can protect our assets.
-Update August 2nd 2020 –
We sold 50% of our least profitable position. Argenx (ARGX.BR) was at -4.5% in our ETF. We had to do that because the traffic light changed to 26% Cash but our stock value went up about 6% this week. So we decreased some of our worst position (about $50,000.00). And because there is more fear in the markets, our traffic light has changed from 70% stock to 74% stock (and therefore cash changed from 30% to 26%). Stock markets are preparingfor a second wave of corona infections and this way we can benefit from it. We think it might be a good time to buy now. The change is still small because we want to keep some cash in hand for when most shares will go down even more.
Update July 24th 2020:
There is a bit more unpredictability now that the results for Q2 and also the past six months will be published. These changes can be seen in all the major indexes but also the GCC Index has gone down and especially in the Vix (fear index). All these figures combined are our traffic light (as you can see on its own page on this website).
Update July 16th 2020:
It is expected that the vast majority of companies performed considerably worse than in the first six months of 2019. Also we have some new corona virus trouble lurking around the corner. So the general consensus is negative. But of course there are always positive exceptions such as Zoom video and Hellofresh. Unfortunatly one swallow does not make a summer.