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Thursday, March 5, 2009

February was no better

Well the free fall for the stock market continued in February. Lets take a look. The Dow Jones fell a whooping 11.7% and was down 19.5% for the first two months.

Lets look at our portfolios.
First the portfolio of 10 stocks from the Fortune Magazine article.

Name Symbol Feb Close Shares Cost basis Mkt value Gain Gain %
Altria Group, Inc. MO 15.44 65.74 1001.31 1015.0256 13.7156 1.37%
Annaly Capital Management, Inc. NLY 13.9 62.38 1000 867.082 -132.918 -13.29%
Dell Inc. DELL 8.53 96.68 1000 824.6804 -175.3196 -17.53%
Devon Energy Corporation DVN 43.67 15.07 1000 658.1069 -341.8931 -34.19%
Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. DO 62.64 16.8 1000 1052.352 52.352 5.24%
Fluor Corporation (NEW) FLR 33.25 22.06 1000 733.495 -266.505 -26.65%
Johnson & Johnson JNJ 50 16.55 1000 827.5 -172.5 -17.25%
Medco Health Solutions Inc. MHS 40.58 23.62 1000.71 958.4996 -42.2104 -4.22%
Pfizer Inc. PFE 12.31 55.9 1000 688.129 -311.871 -31.19%
Potash Corp./Saskatchewan (USA) POT 83.97 13.52 1000 1135.2744 135.2744 13.53%
Cash
-2.02

-2.02





10002.02 8758.1249 -1241.8751 -12.42%

So we were off 12.4% for the year.

Our low risk portfolio performed better, or less awful.
Name Symbol Feb Close Shares Cost basis Mkt value Gain Gain %
Schwab Total Stock Market Index Inv SWTIX 13.17 181.52 2800 2390.618 -409.382 -14.62%
Schwab International Index Inv SWINX 10.5 90.43 1200 949.515 -250.485 -20.87%
Schwab Total Bond Market SWLBX 8.65 670.77 6000 5802.161 -197.84 -3.30%
Cash



0





10000 9142.294 -857.706 -8.58%


It is no surprise that the medium risk portfolio did worse:
Name Symbol Change Feb Close Shares Cost basis Mkt value Gain Gain %
Vanguard Total Bond Market Index VBMFX -0.02 10.01 390.79 4000 3911.808 -88.1921 -2.4
Vanguard Total Intl Stock Index VGTSX -0.06 8.65 167.6 1800 1449.74 -350.26 -20.02
Vanguard Total Stock Mkt Idx VTSMX -0.38 18.29 195.43 4200 3574.415 -625.585 -16.66
Cash




0






10000 8935.963 -1064.04 -10.64%

but still beat the averages and beat the Fortune Portfolio.

Lastly the very simple rebalance portfolio
Name Symbol Feb Close Shares Cost basis Mkt value Gain Gain %
iShares S&P 500 Index (ETF) IVV 74.21 57.75 5217.45 4285.628 -931.823 -17.86%
Cash
4782.55
4782.55 4782.55 0 0.00%


0
10000 9068.178 -931.823 -9.32%

which we rebalance to

Name Symbol Shares Mkt value
iShares S&P 500 Index (ETF) IVV 61.10 4534.09
Cash
4534.09 4534.09



9068.18

For the year it is down 10.32%

Not a good start to the year.

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