Week in Review 4/27 – DOW Breaks 13,000

The DOW breaks 13,000 and the bubbleheads are already talking about 14,000.  If the 13,000 was adjusted for inflation – we would still be below the highs from 2000, but that doesn’t make for a good news story.  The mantra on Wall Street is typically sell in May go away.  However, this year everyone is afraid of missing the run.  It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

On the commodities front, Precious and Base Metals lagged: Gold -2.0%, Silver -2.7% and Copper -2.4% for the week.  Oil found the plus side +3.6% for the week.

So, how did the portfolios perform?

Fab 4:

Scorecard for the week reads: BHP -3.8%, PBR -1.7%, PCU 1.7% and HBM.TO 2.7%.  As a group, the portfolio was down -0.3% for the week.

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BBO:

The Big Build-Out (BBO) adds another 1.2% on for week – bringing its year to date total to 21.9%.  What more can I say?  That sounds just like what I said last week.

Real Money:

Another week of under performance for the Real Money portfolio.  Read here for more details.

BRIC:

BRIC struggles continues.   I personally bailed on this strategy earlier this year and have been working on an alternative BRIC portfolio.  Read here for details.

Here are the rest of the regulars:

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SOX – Semiconductor Index
CEF – Gold and Silver Bullion ETF
CRESY – Argentine Beef, Grain and Farmland
GDX – Gold Mining Stocks ETF
GLD – Gold Bullion Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)
PHO – Water Resources ETF
USO – Oil ETF
BBO (Big-Build Out) – basket of 12 stocks critical to the industrialization of BRIC
BRIC – basket of 4 country ETFs: Brazil, Russia, India and China
Real Money – actual trades from one of my portfolios

Refer to the following links for more information on above stocks and portfolios:

SOX – Semiconductor Index
CEF – Gold and Silver Bullion ETF
CRESY – Argentine Beef, Grain and Farmland
GDX – Gold Mining Stocks ETF
GLD – Gold Bullion Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)
PHO – Water Resources ETF
USO – Oil ETF
BBO (Big-Build Out) – basket of 12 stocks critical to the industrialization of BRIC
BRIC – basket of 4 country ETFs: Brazil, Russia, India and China
Real Money – actual trades from one of my portfolios

Refer to the following links for more information on above stocks and portfolios:

GDX, CEF: Link
USO: Link
BRIC, BBO: Link
PHO: Link
Real Money: Link
Fab 4: Link

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