As of close yesterday the portfolio is at $53,710.50. That is +7.42%.
Trades last week included purchasing Dollar General at 12.29, Navteq at 24.72, LTX Corp at 5.49 and Olin at 14.48. Of these I picked LTX and Dollar General from shares that had earnings announcements scheduled. The Olin and Navteq were simply purchased from the list of new lows that are few and far between on the NYSE right now.
The big miss was Micros Systems that jumped up from $39 to $48 for the week after its earnings announcement. I will listen to their broadcast.
The big mistake was LTX which I purchased as it was rising earlier in the week, and then got somewhat smashed at the end of the week. It is better to stick to the discipline of buying only those shares that don't show any sign of rising, I think. This mistake alone cost me $630 or 11.48% of that investment. Nevertheless, I did listen to their earning report and I think I will hold it a bit longer to see if it goes back up some. I will put a Stop Loss in, however, as well.
I have also placed stops for all of the other purchases which would protect me from any loss on those which all went up.