It’s the first Friday of the month so it’s time for new picks for the Twitter Top 10 portfolio. Bank of America (BAC) is the only stock that stayed in the list from February. Here are the symbols for the March picks. BIDU, BBRY, BAC, GTAT, PCLN, KNDI, EBAY, CMG, IRBT, ZNGA Here are the next five symbols in the list. GILD, ACT, F, TRIP, MCP Below is a performance chart and details of the February picks. It is currently up 3.86% from the first Friday of February. Note: I’ll update the February details after the close today. After the close the portfolio was up 4.05% for the period. Start Date Symbol Shares Start Price Start Total End Price End Total % Gain / Loss 2/7/2014 $BAC 734 16.82 12345.88 17.33 12720.22 3.03% $GMCR 114 107.75 12283.50 106.00 12084.00 -1.62% $SCTY 228 71.31 16258.68 77.80 17738.40 9.10% $MU 504 24.51 12353.04 24.42 12307.68 -0.37% $GILD 157 78.75 12363.75 79.58 12494.06 1.05% $QIHU 128 96.48 12349.44 120.79 15461.12 25.20% $CELG 79
The StockTwits Top 10 Portfolio is up 4.48% from the first Friday in February and up 6.9% on the year. Solar stocks contributed the most to the gains with First Solar (FSLR) up 13.6% and SunPower up 12.7% on the month. It’s the first Friday of the month so it’s time for new portfolio picks. None of the stocks from last month stayed in the portfolio. Here are the symbols for the March picks. ZNGA, BIDU, AMD, SLV, EBAY, NOK, REGN, AA, GE, ANR Here are the next five stocks in the list. AIG, MS, HPQ, DIS, ABX Below is a performance chart and details of last month’s holdings. NOTE: I’ll update the details again after the close today. After the close the portfolio was up 4.64% for the February holdings. Start Date Symbol Shares Start Price Start Total End Price End Total % Gain / Loss 2/7/2014 $GILD 130 78.75 10237.50 79.58 10345.40 1.05% $CRM 166 61.55 10217.30 60.74 10082.84 -1.32% $FSLR 205 49.83 10215.15 56.11 11502.55 12.60% $SPWR
Below are charts with the bullish intensity scores for the most bullish stocks on Twitter for the week and month ended 3/4/14.
Below are charts with the intensity scores for the most active stocks on Twitter for the week and month ending 3/4/14.
Below are charts with the bullish intensity scores for the most bullish stocks on StockTwits for the week and month ended 2/25/14.
Below are charts with the bullish intensity scores for the most bullish stocks on StockTwits for the week and month ending 2/11/14.
The Twitter Top 10 portfolio has several stocks suffering large losses this month resulting in an overall loss of 5.5% from the first Friday of the year. The S&P 500 Index (SPX) is only down 2.55% over the same time period. Eight stocks are down on the month and only one stock, SolarCity (SCTY) up 26%, has notable gains. The losses come from several sectors and provide a bit of warning that the current decline in the market may not be over just yet. Widespread selling near market highs is often a sign of a rotation to safety. Keep an eye on the most loved stocks for some clues on where the market will head next. A strong rebound in the current portfolio holdings would be a very good sign for the market as a whole because it would signal that the dip is being bought. Continued deterioration will most likely accelerate the current decline. Below is a performance chart and details of the current holdings. Start Date Symbol Shares Start
The StockTwits Top 10 portfolio is down 3.65% from the first Friday of the year. It is lagging the S&P 500 Index (SPX) which is down 2.55% from the same date. The losers in the portfolio are widespread with six stocks showing losses more than 10%. Two stocks are keeping the portfolio competitive with SPX. They are Solar City (SCTY) up 27% and Yelp (YELP) up 13.7%. It is encouraging that the portfolio isn’t lagging too badly considering the carnage in stocks that span several sectors. Below is a performance chart and details of all of the current holdings. Start Date Symbol Shares Start Price Start Total End Price End Total % Gain / Loss 1/3/2014 $SCTY 168 59.27 9957.36 75.44 12673.92 27.28% $BAC 620 16.41 10174.20 16.83 10434.60 2.56% $YHOO 249 40.12 9989.88 35.9 8939.10 -10.52% $BIDU 57 175.28 9990.96 156.77 8935.89 -10.56% $GRPN 828 12.08 10002.24 10.58 8760.24 -12.42% $MA 120 83.03 9963.72 70.07 8408.40 -15.61% $WLT 626 15.98 10003.48 11.57 7242.82 -27.60% $CELG 58 169.81 9848.98 151.73
The buy signal from the Twitter stream for Baidu (BIDU) that was generated on 11/12/13 has been closed. This is the second disappointing signal for BIDU. The previous one was closed with a small gain just before the stock rocketed higher. This signal had a gain of 5.48% and I would have expected it to continue to climb above its 50 day moving average if there hadn’t been so much volatility in the market over the past several days. Update: 1/28/14 – With the bounce this morning you might want to give BIDU some room to run. See how it (and the market — SPX) reacts to the 50 day moving average. If it stalls and SPX looks to be painting a bear pennant then I’d close the trade at a larger gain and wait for another opportunity. If sentiment gets back above the trend line and the stock above the 50dma then falls below again I’d close the trade. I wouldn’t take a loss on the trade so for
The Twitter Top 10 portfolio is falling fairly hard during this down trend. It is now down 3.9% for the month. The largest drags on the portfolio this month are 3D Systems (DDD) down 16.97%, Groupon (GRPN) down 13.66%, and Himax Technologies (HIMX) down 6.36%. The lone standout in the portfolio is Solar City (SCTY) up 20.90%. Below is a performance chart and details of the current holdings. Start Date Symbol Shares Start Price Start Total End Price End Total % Gain / Loss 1/3/2014 $HIMX 925 14.63 13532.75 13.70 12672.50 -6.36% $MA 160 83.08 13292.96 80.45 12872.00 -3.17% $DDD 140 96.42 13498.80 80.06 11208.40 -16.97% $BIDU 77 168.71 12990.67 163.14 12561.78 -3.30% $YHOO 335 40.12 13440.20 38.53 12907.55 -3.96% $SCTY 228 59.27 13513.56 71.66 16338.48 20.90% $CELG 79 169.81 13414.99 163.11 12885.69 -3.95% $LVS 172 78.35 13476.20 74.90 12882.80 -4.40% $GRPN 1120 12.08 13529.60 10.43 11681.60 -13.66% $KNDI 1018 13.29 13529.22 12.73 12959.14 -4.21% Cash 437.08 437.08 Totals 134656.03 129407.02 -3.90%