Hitting New All-Time Highs

First, I’d like to apologize for the delay in getting you this week’s Stock Trader Alert portfolio update. These things happen sometimes in beta testing a service. But, rest assured that as we continue to iron out the bugs, we have your investments at heart.

This week, the Stock Trader Alert system continues to hold firm on our existing positions, with no new trades. The portfolio continues to perform admirably, with eight of our positions still sitting on solid gains.

Furthermore, our exchange-traded fund position in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE Arca: SPY) is up 9.8% and continues to hit new all-time highs, following the S&P 500 Index irresolutely higher. (For more information on returns, see our backtesting data and the full portfolio history.)

All in all, the Stock Trader Alert system continues to focus on higher returns and lower portfolio management costs, providing more bang for your buck.

As a reminder, we continue to seek out your feedback on the service. The new high-frequency rule has cut down on portfolio activity considerably, but is this situation working out for you? Also, how is the narrower portfolio working out in your personal trading? Be sure to drop me a line with your thoughts at stocktrader@banyanhill.com.

As we move into another week in the Stock Trader Alert portfolio, remember that to fully participate, you need to purchase all 10 stock positions and the ETF portion.

For a breakdown of current holdings and their allocations, see the table below.

The Stock Trader Alert Portfolio

We continue to hold 50% of our portfolio in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE Arca: SPY).

With the remaining 50% of your portfolio, we are currently holding these stocks at the following allocations:

Remember, if you have any questions about the overall system or this update, feel free to contact me at stocktrader@banyanhill.com. I appreciate every bit of feedback you send my way.

Kind regards,

Ted Bauman
Editor, Stock Trader Alert