Tag: stocks

  • Dividend paid 3 cps

    ALZ held up at 1.40 when it went ex-dividend on 9 August. Very strange I expected it to drop 0.03 to match the dividend. I’m holding for the dividend payment, but have a sell in at 1.44 just in case (that’s just shy of my 3% trading target). [Update] The dividend cheque arrived on Wednesday…

  • NCP Market Commentary

    I’ve been travelling on business. As it turns out I didn’t have a usable internet link. I’m back today as the market closes on NCP at 9.95. Makes me wish I’d sold all the holding at 10.85 last week. I’m still bearish on the longer term and maybe I should be trading Puts instead. I…

  • NCP Market Commentary

    NCP ran up to 10.62 in the first 40 minutes of trade. 10.77 is the price target for the parcel I bought on 25 June. Can it hit it? Maybe. An hour later it’s dipped and come back up to 10.64. Looking good until it stops dead and trades in a 10.58 to 10.60 range…

  • NCP Market Commentary

    NCP open $10.05, close $10.12, high $10.26, low $10.01 Another roller coaster. By 1:30pm it was on its highs. Sell target is $10.46 or $10,000 worth around $10.17 tomorrow if it doesn’t do much (that’s not likely). That will give me the 3% return. Hmmm time to rethink, maybe I should sell after a down…

  • Buy 1010 NCP @ 9.85

    Ouch another fall. Maybe I’m trying to learn Dollar Cost Averaging? I think it is not a good strategy for a trader. The case for is at Motley Fool. The case against is at Investopedia University.

  • Sell 820 NCP @ 12.99

    Nice profit for two weeks holding. For those who don’t want to work it out it is 6.48% before commissions.

  • Sell 2602 NCP @ 12.80

    Glad to be out with a tiny profit. It will probably jump up a bit, but the trend is down.

  • Buy 652 NCP @ 11.96

    It seemed too cheap.

  • Buy 1950 NCP @ 12.80

    Back from holidays and NCP is down again. So like a moth to flame I jump back in.

  • Sell 1940 NCP @ 13.34

    On holidays in Queensland and having a losing open position is stressing me. Sell so I can at least enjoy my holiday. Plus I can return and trade without waiting for my stocks to recover.