Monthly Archives: September 2010


Spain’s Debt is Downgraded and U.S. Markets Feel Global Economic Concerns (POT, NOK, JNJ)

There was good news on the unemployment front this week. The Department of Labor’s weekly unemployment claims report (which you can read here) reported a 16,000 claim decrease for the week ending September 25th. Unfortunately, the good news from the Labor Department did not do enough to allay investor’s fears […]


Interview with Covestor Model Manager Mark Holder (AER, RVBD, FCX, LIWA, MEE, PUDA, ANR, TEX, LULU, MMYT, TSLA, RVBD)

As of September 27th, 2010, manager Mark Holder’s Opportunistic Arbitrage model has enjoyed a 22.56 percent return since its inception in February 2010. Holder uses a variety of strategies to achieve this return, including investing in IPOs and beaten down sectors. We talked to him this week to get some […]


Michael Arold Bullish on AVB

Author: Michael Arold Disclaimer: Michael Arold owns AVB in his Covestor Technical Swing model. September 16, 2010:  Avalonbay Coummunities (NYSE: AVB) is a residential REIT, focused on rental apartment communities. I believe that AVB is currently in a sweet spot of the market: – More and more individuals are choosing […]


BioTechs Finally Perking Up (CEPH, RIGL, SVNT)

Limiting portfolio sizes to 20-30 stocks allows for diversification without getting to levels of diworstification. Hence, I have always had a few ‘risky’ biotech stocks. Based on the results of Savient Pharma (SVNT) the rewards have clearly outweighed the risks. Additionally, Rigel Pharma (RIGL) and Cephalon (CEPH) have seen bullish trading of late. Not being predisposed to investing in this sector, I just found the valuations too compelling.