|Day Low/High||13.91 / 14.33|
|52 Wk Low/High||10.04 / 15.03|
As the market averages added to recent gains this week, we continued to monitor the universe of low-dollar stocks for trading opportunities.
This week was fairly quiet for the model portfolio but U.S. stocks continued to rebound and posted gains in all five sessions.
Stocks with insider trader activity include SCSS, MGAM and GPK
Trade-Ideas LLC identified Graphic Packaging (GPK) as a pre-market mover with heavy volume candidate
Amid this week's 'tale of two markets' action, we used selloffs to add to three of our model portfolio positions.
Earnings were far higher than expected. Still, we'll consider taking profits above the next round number.
As the broader U.S. stock market averages added to recent losses, we used weakness to add to two of our model portfolio positions this week.
We put some cash to work this week by adding to one model portfolio holding. We also closed out one position for a nice gain, while another name was acquired by a competitor.
Investors in Graphic Packaging Holding Co saw new options begin trading today, for the September 20th expiration. One of the key inputs that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 242 days until expiration the newly trading contracts represent a potential opportunity for sellers of puts or calls to achieve a higher premium than would be available for the contracts with a closer expiration.
As earnings season picked up steam this week, we used a rally to book profits in one model portfolio name.
During a topsy-turvy week of trading, we initiated a model portfolio position, added to one name and booked some gains in another.
We used the action this week to book some profits in oen model portfolio name and we believe that trading volume will pick up again next week.
We did not make any trades during this holiday-shortened week, but one of our goals for 2014 is to introduce some new names to the model portfolio.
This week, we booked profits in one model portfolio position that had huge gains and sold most of a holding that received a takeover bid.
Though the market began the week by selling off, it managed to rebound and we used the volatility to add to one of our model portfolio positions.
We took advantage of the market's volatility this week to add a new name to the model portfolio and make a few other adjustments.
Stocks with insider trader activity include ELLI, QCOM, GPK, TUP and SYK
Stocks with insider trader activity include VPRT, GS, GPI, GPK and IP
Stocks with insider trader activity include WPC, CSOD, PANW, GPK and GSVC
We pocketed some gains in one model portfolio position this week and used the proceeds to add to another holding.
Stocks with insider trader activity include GE, GPK, MO, CSCO and IT
As earnings season came to a close this week, we used post-reporting weakness to add to one of our model portfolio positions.
In the latest look at stocks ordered by largest market capitalization, Russell 3000 component Graphic Packaging Holding Co was identified as having a larger market cap than the smaller end of the S&P 500, for example Abercrombie & Fitch Co. , according to The Online Investor.
We took advantage of the volatility this week to add to three of our model portfolio positions and we took profits in another holding.
Stocks with insider trader activity include GPK, ED, CLF, WAC and CUZ
U.S. stocks took a breather this week and we took advantage of the selloff to add shares to two of our model portfolio positions.
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