Trade Alert: 10 New Trades

Today, I have a set of 10 new trades recommended by our Stock Trader Alert system.

As I noted at the beginning of the year, we made a tweak to the Stock Trader Alert system in order to maintain last year’s outperformance and cut down on the trading fees incurred by moving in and out of the same position.

In short, we implemented a time-out rule for high-frequency stocks — with no impact to the portfolio’s performance according to our backtesting data.

Today’s 10 trades should mark the end of our repositioning. I hope this makes things a bit easier for you to follow while trading. But be sure to let me know what you think by sending me a quick email at

The Stock Trader Alert Portfolio

For today’s recommendations, our system has triggered 10 new trades: five buys and five sells for those who have established a position in the portfolio. Please remember that to fully participate in this portfolio, you need to purchase all 16 positions.

As you know, with our Stock Trader Alert system, we designate half the portfolio to our stock positions (no more than 15 stocks at a time) and the other half to one exchange-traded fund (ETF).

If you’ve already established a position in the portfolio, here are your new trades:

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:

After you make today’s new trades, please take a moment to send me an email letting me know how the trading process went. Were the directions easy to follow? Do you have any questions about the overall system or this new time-out tweak we just instituted?

You can contact me at I appreciate every bit of feedback you send my way.

Kind regards,

Ted Bauman
Editor, Stock Trader Alert