Thursday, December 8, 2011

My Portfolio, Dec. 8, 2011

Here's a look at my holdings as of Thursday. (You can right-click and view the image if there's a sizing problem).

It's been a while since I've updated this. Recent adds include my positions in timber trust Rayonier (RYN), auto parts maker BorgWarner (BWA), Corning glassworks (GLW), as well as additions to oilwell services company National Oilwell Varco (NOV).

Hard hits keep coming lately on stem-cell therapy developer Cytori Therapeutics (CYTX). This was not long ago a $9 stock. Now at $2.31.
But this is my speculative stock -- no profits yet, lots in development -- so I won't be looking to unload anytime soon. (Although I should have parted with some when it was up between $8 and $9.)
I may add a bit more if prices do not recover.
The question is, with this thing falling so sharply, where to buy?

Boston Beer (SAM), meanwhile, has been brewing up nice gains. So much so, that it made itself quickly back out of my comfort range for additions. I'll consider adding on a pullback.

For that matter, I'll consider adding just about anything on here on a dip.

Starbucks (SBUX) newly on my radar.


  1. Ford is weighing pretty heavy, but it should come back. Pretty good mix of growth/value stocks.

  2. The return of Ford's dividend is a good sign. I like the company's direction.

  3. you need more commodities exposure. just my opinion.

  4. Agreed with the exposure to commodities above. With commodities demand expected to grow, there may be a few well positioned stocks out there that you could add to your portfolio.

  5. I am considering adding a miner here, as well as adding to some of my existing postitions.
    I'm too fearful of gold and other precious metals, which I wrote about earlier this fall.

    As it stands, I have Chesapeake and National-Oilwell as energy plays, Mosaic and Balchem as ag plays and Rayonier in timber.
    Together, they make up 26 percent of my portfolio.

  6. Hey John-Erik, you mentioned Starbucks. Motley Fool had a column about it today:

    - Gary