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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Stock Market update

A big yawn for some of you I know- but I have decided to divulge my portfolio, although it was never a secret anyway. I was averaging a 30% rate of return until the unstable month of August, but I just looked, and it is back up to 25%. My goal is to keep it above 10%. So, I think I'm doing pretty well. I am not going to sell anything for awhile, and I have my own little theories that I've put together. My little portfolio is going to be my furniture fund, so that when I have a house again, I will have the cash to buy stuff! I am thinking extra large capacity washer and dryer, beds for the kiddos, great closet systems...

Here are the stocks I own:

Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD)- heard it was a good restaurant, and it is expanding into the untapped WEST- Maybe CA will be next!

Global Sources Lmtd. (GSOL) Wild Card- has done very well for me- has big ups and downs with a steady upward trend. Company located in the Bahamas that matches companies with foreign markets.

Nathan's Famous Hot dogs (NATH) Love their hot dogs, small company (micro) with steady performance.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (RMCF) I have to own stock in chocolate, and since my favorite See's candy is under the Berkshire-Hathaway umbrella, this was it. Pays small dividends, and has yummy product.

Meridian Bioscience (VIVO) Bought on a hunch just before it split. Steady performer that has treated my well. Plus, I like their ticker symbol- not very logical, I know.

I want to own stock in Chevron, which helped to make my grandparents rich. My grandpa worked for Standard Oil for years and had stocks as a perk. During the years (50's-80's) the stock did very well. I will start slow since it's kinda pricey for me. So there you go. My 25% performers, as of yesterday.


  1. buffalo wild wings is my favorite place. good picks.

  2. wow, i'm very impressed. i had no idea you were such a financial wizard. i'm lucky to keep the checkbook balanced and keep us relatively on budget. very cool!

  3. That's so neat that you play the stock market. I've always been fascinated with it and I know several people who have made lots of money that way. Good luck!

  4. Wow...those are interesting choices, I don't think I would have ever guessed. I don't eat chocolate, but I'll see what I can do about buying some for David so you can make more money. Good Luck!!