Trade Alert: Two New Trades

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

Before we get to today’s picks, however, let’s do a little portfolio review — because our results continue to steadily outpace the S&P 500, which has inched up just 0.9% since the start of the year.

That means our system is working exactly the way we want.

Looking back at the past 20 trades closed in the Stock Trader Alert system, 65% have handed us gains. Of those winners, the average return has been roughly 12.5% versus our average loss of 3.14%.

Now, depending upon when you joined the Stock Trader Alert portfolio, your results may vary. We’re also using entry and exit dates from before the beta test started — but performance is holding right in line with our backtesting data.

In fact, right now, 15 of our 16 open positions are profitable.

And we’re looking to build on those gains once again with this week’s trades.

Today, the Stock Trader Alert system has triggered two new trades: one buy and one sell 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.

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 (NYSE Arca: SPY). We’re up more than 5% in this position.

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?

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

Kind regards,

Ted Bauman
Editor, Stock Trader Alert