Last Solar Stocks Portfolio Position Closed Out - outperforms market by 397%
New York, NY - April 15, 2013 - (www.investorideas.com renewable energy stocks newswire) Investorideas.com, a leader in renewable energy stock research for independent investors, issues a solar stocks portfolio update by solar columnist and expert, J. Peter Lynch.
Solar Stocks column at Investorideas.com:
J Peter Lynch
Today (4-15-2013) we closed out our last position in our 2013 Solar Portfolio realizing a gain of 44.94% for the first 14 weeks of 2013 vs. an average gain of 11.32% for the general market indexes.
I will have a more comprehensive article out later this week with more details and thoughts.
The HARDEST THING for investors to do is know when to sell. That is why you have to set specific, non-emotional prices to exit if things do not go right. You cannot allow your emotions to get involved and take over your thinking.
Remember: markets fool the majority of investors by "Climbing a Wall of Worry" which is exactly what it is doing now. Once losses start and keep getting worse then investors generally get on the "Slopes of Hope" and hope that their stock comes back - trust me, the "I hope my stock comes back" technique will NOT work.
Trust in your system and follow it regardless of what you think "should happen". Once you try to impose your will on your portfolio you will stop paying attention to what is most important – and what is most important to understand is “ what is actually happening” NOT what you think should be happening.
If you looked at the portfolios of the most successful investors you would, in general, see the following pattern:
Approximately 80% of trades would be either small losses and/or small gains and approximately 20% would be very significant gains. This is exactly how we dramatically outperformed the markets in 2012, 2011 and 2010 – see summary performance below.
Solar Portfolio Track Record
2012: Solar Portfolio outperforms markets by 325%
Solar Portfolio + 39.7%
Solar Industry Average - 13.93%
Major Markets Average + 12.19%
2011: Solar Portfolio outperforms markets by 1,416%
Solar Portfolio + 17.56%
Solar Industry Average - 70.3%
Major Markets Average + 1.24%
2010: Solar Portfolio outperforms markets by 310%
Solar Portfolio + 42.94%
Solar Industry Average -14.2%
Major Markets Average + 13.87%
Basically we accomplished this performance by simply following the #1 rule of investing – we cut our losses when things did not work out and we let our profitable stocks run and maximized our gains.
Background Analysis Notes
Keep in mind that there are two basic types of equity (stock) analysis. Below are a brief description of each and its primary purpose:
Fundamental Analysis - this is the analysis of the fundamental financial condition of a company to identify which stocks you may want to buy when the timing is right. This form of analysis will give you NO indication of the best time to buy a stock or sell a stock.
Technical Analysis - this form of analysis will tell you "when" to buy a stock and when to sell the stock. It will do this by showing you (in chart format) the basic interaction of supply and demand and when the two change and shift which will indicate a time to buy or a time to sell.
Mr. Lynch has worked, for 36 years as a Wall Street security analyst, an independent security analyst and private investor in small emerging technology companies. He has been actively involved in following developments in the renewable energy sector since 1977 and is regarded as an expert in this field. He was the contributing editor for 17 years to the Photovoltaic Insider Report, an early publication in PV that was directed at industrial subscribers, such as major energy companies, utilities and governments around the world. He is currently a private investor and has from time to time been a financial/technology consultant to a number of companies. He can be reached via e-mail at: SOLARJPL@aol.com. Please visit his website for the promotion of solar energy – www.sunseries.net.
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