Our Portfolio Is Up 65%

Today, we have more proof that the high-frequency trading rules we implemented last month are having a positive effect.

In fact, since there are no new trades for the Stock Trader Alert portfolio this week, let’s take a closer look at how our positions continue to rack up gains.

Of our 10 stocks, eight are sitting pretty with solid gains. The two laggards, Brown & Brown Inc. (NYSE: BRO) and CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS), both made strong moves higher at the end of last week and are poised to join the rest of the portfolio’s gainers in short order.

Overall, the total return for our holdings sits at an impressive 65%! (For more information on returns, see our backtesting data and the full portfolio history.)

Our exchange-traded fund (ETF) position in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE Arca: SPY) is also performing as expected, and today, the SPY is following the S&P 500 Index into fresh all-time high territory as the market relaxes following a brisk corporate earnings season and an easing of trade rhetoric toward China and Japan from the Trump administration.

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.

But we especially want to hear from you.

How is the new high-frequency rule working out? Is the narrower portfolio providing better focus for 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.

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