Here’s the end of 2006 update for my portfolio. All the quotes are from the close of December 29th, 2006. As usual, I’m not posting my IRA investments.
Stocks I’ve bought since 2005:
|Symbol||Shares||Current Price||Current Value||Purchase Date||Cost||$ Gain||% Gain|
| || || ||08/02/2005||1,611.50||685.5||39.62|
My Annualized Gain: +37.6%
SP 500: +8.1%
Wilshire 5000: +9.1%
Russel 2000: +9.8%
I haven’t sold anything at all since my last update.
I’ve still got my Amgen stock from way back when, a little bit of my in an index fund and my IRA investments. I carry a margin balance, so my portfolio isn’t worth the amount listed above..
I feel vindicated about buying 盛大. I’m pretty happy with all of my holdings, and I still want to buy some 尚德电力, once I have some money.
All in all, though, this half a year was an investing failure- I didn’t add a single dollar to my savings. That’s a terrible mistake, especially at my age.
Since moving back into the city to work at a start-up company, I really haven’t had any extra money to put aside. It’s really too bad, because I missed a great opportunity to finally invest in 百度 (Baidu). With how much its price has increased recently, I’m not sure if I will or not now. As my new job becomes more profitable, I’ll definitely starting saving and investing in something, though. Pretty much all of the companies I’m looking at now are the same ones I wanted to buy six months ago.
 Due to a 3-2 stock split, I now have 90 shares instead of 60.
 I carry a margin balance. That means that I’ve borrowed money to make some of my investments. The liquidation value of my account isn’t actually $37k.
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