Trade Alert: Two New Trades

Today, we have another pair of trades from the Stock Trader Alert system, which you’ll find below.

It’s been an up-and-down couple of weeks in the market. First, there was a bit of a drawback after the failure to pass the GOP health care bill. Since then, equities have recovered somewhat.

We should expect a lot more of that pattern in the near future.

Fortunately, the Stock Trader Alert system is designed to take the worry and emotion out of trading while generating returns better than the broader market — and our two trades today will keep us on that path. (For more information on returns, see our backtesting data and the full portfolio history.) Of course, to participate fully 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
Hormel Foods Corporation HRL Buy
AptarGroup Inc. ATR Sell
* Positions updated as of April 3, 2017

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

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

Stock Trader Alert Portfolio

Position Ticker
Church & Dwight Co. Inc. CHD
Cintas Corporation CTAS
Hormel Foods Corporation HRL
Jack Henry & Associates JKHY
3M Company MMM
Northrop Grumman NOC
Ross Stores Inc. ROST
TJX Companies Inc. TJX
WEC Energy Group WEC
Wal-Mart Stores WMT
* Positions updated as of April 3, 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