So I had around $7000 invested in different companies that i consider to be "growth" companies. For me that was way too much compared to my portfolio size (around $32,000). So I ended up to close some of my positions and move that money towards safer dividend investing and that way to reduce my overall risk. I'll list these companies below with some information why I did sell them and so on.
First I closed my position of Starbucks (SBUX) This company did not produce anything for me, it have been trading close to flat around a year for now, I did get some dividends from it but because of my low $ position it was not ideal to keep. I did get pretty much same amount that I went in with, if you calculate the dividends.
Second I sold my position on Coloplast A/S (COLO-B) this trade was more like i was looking for, my shares gained around 15% increase in around 1 year period, did make a few bucks there. Overall i think it is a good company but lower dividend, high P/E got me turned away, also I may buy into similar company and I don't want to keep two positions in this sector.
Third was Novo Nordlisk A/S (NOVO-B) Recently Novo Nordlisk gained a big upscale because few of its drugs got passed in EU, so shares soared quite a bit, so i decided this would be a good place to exit, Novo also gives a small dividend yield around 1.16% with current price, that is too low for me. I think the company will go higher but because of my small position it would not give me so huge boost, and i felt the risk could be higher moving on. I decided that its better to choose steady dividend income, than a change that it may go higher. I gained around 45% increase for my original investment plus one dividend.
Fourth was China Ming Yang Wind Power Group LTD (MY) This was one of my riskiest investments, but it did pay off. Need to make some calculations but i made around 70% profit on this one so it was rely good for me, now i don't expect to see these kind of numbers everyday. I got lucky, I read the right pages at the right time and made my move, nothing else.
Fifth was Yahoo! (YHOO) this sucked, I made my investment last week and I was counting on increase because of the Alibaba IPO, and i was wrong.. it happens. This is one of those things you can learn from and grow as an investor. I did what i learned from one video I saw on the net. One of the big hedge fund managers who had make millions of dollars on their career, he sad something like this:" if you take a position and it will go wrong way what you were counting on, you just need to fuc**ng sell it and not stay on it and risk loosing more money. You need to suck it up and take your losses and move on" And that's what i'm doing.
Overall i'm looking good positive numbers on these trades, now i have a bunch of cash that can be invested in new companies. I will updated my portfolio when i have more time in my hand.
Any thoughts ? Did i make right choice?
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