Trade Alert: 3 New Positions

Today, we have a trio of new positions from the Stock Trader Alert system, as the portfolio adjusts to shifting geopolitical tensions.

The emotional concerns swirling around U.S. involvement in Syria, rising oil prices and a brewing situation with North Korea are all key reasons why it’s smart to have a portfolio system like Stock Trader Alert. There’s no need to panic, as the portfolio is designed to take emotions out of the equation and allow you to relax a bit … despite the worrisome daily headlines in the mainstream media.

For instance, our SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE Arca: SPY) position remains strong in the face of this turmoil, and it’s up roughly 5.5% since the start of the year.

Remember, the point of the Stock Trader Alert portfolio is to let you sit back and relax during turbulent times, cutting down on brash trading errors and allowing you to realize returns better than the broader market. And in that, the portfolio continues to succeed. (For more information on returns, see our backtesting data and the full portfolio history.)

Remember that to fully participate in this portfolio, you need to purchase all 10 stock positions and the ETF position.

The Stock Trader Alert Portfolio

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

Stock Trader Alert Trade Update

Position Ticker Action
Fastenal Company FAST Buy
McDonald’s Corporation MCD Buy
Genuine Parts Company GPC Buy
Church & Dwight Co. Inc. CHD Sell
Hormel Foods Corporation HRL Sell
Northrop Grumman NOC Sell
* Positions updated as of April 10, 2017

We continue to hold 50% of our portfolio in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF.

The remaining 50% of your portfolio should be divided evenly among the following 10 stocks:

Stock Trader Alert Portfolio

Position Ticker
Cintas Corporation CTAS
Fastenal Company FAST
Genuine Parts Company GPC
Jack Henry & Associates JKHY
McDonald’s Corporation MCD
3M Company MMM
Ross Stores Inc. ROST
TJX Companies Inc. TJX
WEC Energy Group WEC
Wal-Mart Stores WMT
* Positions updated as of April 10, 2017

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?

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

Kind regards,

Ted Bauman
Editor, Stock Trader Alert