|Day Low/High||10.37 / 10.55|
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Despite some sense of normalcy returning to the market this week, we believe readers should remain alert.
The prolonged slump in energy prices has relentlessly battered oil and gas services provider McDermott International. The company now faces an existential threat.
We used this week's volatility to add to our positions in five portfolio stocks while booking more profits in Yamana Gold.
Oil services stocks are trying to recover from 20-year lows as crude oil stabilizes. Time to buy?
We used this week's lower small-cap prices to add to our positions in two stocks while cashing in a big profit on Yamana Gold.
Market turmoil is making a bad situation worse with these troubled companies, which carry unsustainable debt loads and have a history of burning cash.
We used price declines earlier in the week to add to our positions in two portfolio names.
Higher oil prices and, in at least one case, a solid earnings report lifted the fortunes of energy producers on the Real Money index of 20 troubled companies.
In what we're calling the "reverse Midas," oil and gas service providers feel the burnt of low energy prices.
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Weakness early in the week allowed us to add to our positions in not five, not six, but seven stocks.
We used this week's big selloff to add to our positions in four stocks and to initiate a position in another.
We put some of our cash to work amid this week's market tumble by adding a stock and building existing positions in others.
Investors considering a purchase of McDermott International, Inc. stock, but tentative about paying the going market price of $3.01/share, might benefit from considering selling puts among the alternative strategies at their disposal.
The model portfolio ends the year fractionally higher as we look ahead to a slew of data to ring in the new year.
TherapeuticsMD was the big model portfolio winner and we took some profits.
McDermott (MDR) shares are rising in afternoon trading today.
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