Trade Alert: Two New Trades

Today, we have another pair of trades from the Stock Trader Alert system, as the portfolio continues to beat the market by removing the emotion from trading.

And there has been quite a bit to get emotional about lately, with the Fed raising interest rates — and promising more hikes down the road — geopolitical turmoil swirling around Washington, and what some are calling a top-heavy stock market.

However, performance for the Stock Trader Alert portfolio has been solid since the beginning of March. Our 10 stock positions are up roughly 1.12% during this period, versus a drop of about 0.8% for the S&P 500.

That said, our SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE Arca: SPY) position remains a solid hedge, and is up more than 6% since the start of the year.

Once again, the whole point of the Stock Trader Alert portfolio is to take the worry and emotion out of trading while allowing you to realize returns better than the broader market. And with that, it 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:

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:

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