Monthly Archives: June 2010


New Positions on Covestor

Covestor model manager Robert Gay of Global Equity Analytics and Research Services LLC (GEARS) focuses his Speedboat model on the purchase of companies that are unusually depressed. He uses a proprietary program to interpret documents and identify companies that fit in his portfolio. This week Gay bought NVIDIA Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA), […]


A Variety of Stocks and Short-Term Price Swings

Portfolio manager Michael Arold’s Techincal Swing portfolio is filled with equities from many different sectors. In order to choose positions for his portfolio, Arold watches the market and individual sectors and uses many technical indicators. Once he has identified some positions that interest him he looks at the company’s fundamentals […]


Consumer Confidence Drops, As Does the Dow

For three consecutive months, the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index® has been rising—but not anymore. The report released today showed that there has been a deep decline in the month of June. The results are based on surveys of 5,000 U.S. households. For the most part, the consumers surveyed were […]


Confused Investors Help Dow Drop

There is a lot going on in Washington DC right now. A new potential Supreme Court justice is going through a confirmation hearing, a major Wall Street reform bill is still being adjusted, and one portion of the Sarbanes-Oxley law (which discusses strict internal audit and reporting procedures for companies) […]


FMOC Statements and Greece Debt Fears Spook Investors

The reality of the Federal Reserve’s FMOC Statement on Wednesday seemed to finally sink in today as investors abandoned ship and left the Dow Jones Industrial Average to plummet 145.71 points and close at 10,152.73. The statement discussed the fact that economic recovery was expected to continue at a moderate […]


New Positions on Covestor

This week, portfolio manager Alejandro Paschalides bought shares of Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc (NYSE:DO). Paschalides has a portfolio that focuses on the energy sector and he evaluates positions using a top-down approach—which means he considers the overall activity within the market and sector before examining the individual characteristics of one […]