Bought Ford & Silvergate

As we approach autumn, many pundits are speculating about a stock market correction in September or October, citing the season as overly volatile.  I’m not concerned.  Statistics can be manipulated to support any argument.  The way I interpret the data, Sep-Oct is not more prone to downturns, but when they occur, the drawdowns are moreContinue reading “Bought Ford & Silvergate”

PLURALSIGHT acquired by Vista

This week COVID90 portfolio stock PLURALSIGHT (PS) was officially acquired and taken private by Vista Equity Partners.  The sale price was $22.50/share.  This is the first of the COVID90 stocks I’ve parted with, and if given the choice, I wouldn’t have sold. I think PS could easily have gone to $30. As to my overallContinue reading “PLURALSIGHT acquired by Vista”

Buying the non-Volatility

The Market’s been choppy…but not volatile.  Although there’s been recent selling pressure, volatility as measured by the VIX has been in decline.  In fact, despite the current selloff, the VIX is at its lowest level since pre-COVID February 2020.  That’s an extremely positive market indicator. This drawdown is also characteristic of a 2021 pattern: end-of-monthContinue reading “Buying the non-Volatility”

February Tech Unwind- buying the dip

The Tech Unwind and the Rotation out of Stay-at-Home stocks accelerated this week with the NASDAQ declining 4% and dropping below its 50dma; while the S&P 500 absorbed some of the buyers, thus faring better, down only 2.5% and holding at its 50dma. Because of the underlying economic data, and recent stock market price action,Continue reading “February Tech Unwind- buying the dip”