XLF off by 18% but not really

From the look of the chart XLF appears to be falling off a cliff, actually it’s not. It’s all due to the 11th sector: Real Estate, being born from the Financials Sector. XLF will be shedding its current real estate holdings in the form of a special dividend, which will be paid to XLF shareholders … [Read more…]

Now there are 11 and it’s Real

According to the Schwab Newsroom dated today, beginning September 1, there will be a new sector added to the major classification system. The current GICS started in 1999 as published byt the S&P.  There are 10 (or were 10 if you are reading this after Sept 1) classifications: Consumer Discretionary; Consumer Staples; Energy; Financials; Health Care; … [Read more…]

Oil at 1950’s Prices

Chart of the day, Oil in the mid 20’s, the same price as the 1950’s. Some speculate that oil may fall as low as $18. If and when that happens we will have reached an investible bottom in Energy investments. My top energy holdings are CVX, VLO, OXY, KMI, EPD. Only VLO has outperformed the … [Read more…]

Change in Sector Investing 2012-2015

The Beaglefolio invests in 13 Sectors providing  both conservative capital appreciation through rents, royalties and dividends and medium risk growth investments at as core investment strategies. ETF’s, Real Estate and BTFs (Bonds, Treasuries and Funds) are top three sectors in the YE 2015 Beaglefolio. In 2012 BTF, Tech and Energy were the top three sectors. Energy Energy … [Read more…]

I’m Buying Stocks $DIS $AAPL

At 9:41 I bought more $AAPL at $100/share and on Friday at 2:46 pm I started a new position in $DIS at $99/share. Stocks are going on sale. With 10%, 20% even 30% discounts there are some good opportunities out there.

Buy DIS at $99

In my recent post, “Three $100 Buys on a Pullback” I suggested buying Disney (DIS) on a pullback to $100. However with the huge drop in price today (nearly 6%), I lowered my strike price to $99. Disney did cross under in late trading but is now hovering around the $100 mark.  Adding DIS to … [Read more…]

Buy GLD at $100

As a contrarian investor, I look for good entry points on my investments and gold is starting to look good. While everyone is selling gold I’m looking to buy my first lot of GLD, the gold ETF, if and when it hits $100. Chart: One year of GLD (Gold EFT) Can it go lower, surely … [Read more…]