Saturday, 15 February 2014

The week in review - stocks and positions

The week in review - stocks and positions
 
At the end of each week I will briefly list some investment positions that I am - or have been - active in over the last week.  Again, the rationale is to share process and thoughts.  You know the disclaimer to the right.  

Lots of individual share action - usually following the publication of corporate results - during the last week.

Long / added to / closed shorts -

Apache - added to position after corporate results publication and observation that the share was (again) trading below book value.  Link here

Barclays - position initiated after quarterly results appraisal...and sharp fall in the share price.  Link here

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling - short partially closed after further share price fall following the quarterly report disclosure.  Link here

Oriflame - added to position after emerging market induced volatility in the Swedish listed direct sales company.  Specific report to follow.

Pepsi - short closed at a good profit after analysis of the latest quarterly report.  Link here

Rackspace - position added to in the cloud and related infrastructure company following volatility.  Link here

Telecity - position added to in the data centres operator following the publication of full year numbers.  Link here

Voya - another set of strong numbers from the US insurer led to a raising of my position.  Link here.

 
Short / sold -

Chemring - top-sliced shares in the UK defence company after a very strong performance over the last couple of months.

Gold - late on Friday I top-sliced some excellent gains in names such as Randgold, New Gold and Polymetal just to book a few profits.  I remain structurally long gold

Mosaic - initiated a short position in the fertiliser company following quarterly report appraisal. Link here

Rio Tinto - initiated a short position following an appraisal of the company's full year numbers.  Helps with general exposure management.  Link here

Statoil - initiated a short position following an appraisal of the company's full year numbers.  Helps with general exposure management.  Link here

 
Unless otherwise mentioned, positions from previous weeks have been maintained.   Please see the other weekly trading summaries for details (under the label 'trades'). 

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