Mar 3, 2009

How My Stocks are Faring

In short... not so well.

In long... ignoring the $7500 I've "lost" in my Roth and Vanguard index funds, I've lost another $1051.99 thus far. I have invested in 11 different stocks and ETFs in my Sharebuilder account ranging the gamut from a gold index to a natural foods supermarket, and everything in between. Not one of them is in the "green."

The best performing is my gold ETF (GLD), which is down $10.95 on a $533 investment. Not bad, but it's also not making money.

Everything else is doing really shitty.

Here's my investment list, and losses:

Comverge (COMV) - Invested $205.51 thus far, it's currently worth $115.96 (loss $89.55)
Wisdomtree India Earnings (EPI) - Invested $482.59, now $262.56 (loss: $220.03)
iShares Brazil Index (EWZ) - invested $251.72, now $104.30, (loss: $147.42)
SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) - invested $533.67, now $522.72, (loss: $10.95)
iShares Medical Devices (IHI) - invested $150 recently, now $146.58 (loss $3.42)
Market Vectors Coal ETF (KOL) - invested $120.26, now $32.76 (loss $87.50)
McDonalds Corp (MCD) - invested $296.74, now $273.41 (loss $23.33)
Powershares Global Clean Enegry - invested $462.31, now $195.88 (loss $266.43)
Procter & Gamble - invested 100.00, now $89.03 (loss $10.87)
Whole Foods Market (WFMI) - invested $121.23, now $36.33 (loss $84.90)
Financial Select Sector (XLF) - invested $148.29, now $41.20 (loss $107.09)

For a grand total of...

-$1051,59.

or -36.61% of my total investment.

For what it's worth, I've invested $14,950.00 into my Roth IRA and Vanguard Index Funds, and I'm currently down $6849.33 on that account, or 45%.

So even though my stock picks are doing crappy, they're still doing better than my basic index funds for now. I wonder how they'll all look in a year from now.



2 comments:

myprettypennies said...

Thanks for following me on twitter! I love reading your blog and have added you to my blogroll. Good luck with those investments... it's pretty grim for most right now.

Dividends4Life said...

Each decline presents an opportunity to buy quality companies on sale!

Best Wishes,
D4L

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