Bye-Bye ExxonMobil, Hello Total

Yesterday I sold out of my ExxonMobil (XOM) position and bought Total SA (TOT). XOM is approaching my estimated fair value so my selling discipline forced me to sell. TOT is definitely one of the uglier houses on the energy block but the market seems to be over discounting the company just on a reserves [...]

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13 Deep Value Stocks: Opportunities Or Traps?

With markets remarkably resilient in the face of continued euro region troubles, an anemic US economic recovery and growing concerns of a crash in China, investors may want to consider deep value stocks for possible investment. While cheap stocks can always get cheaper, true value stocks (as opposed to value traps) will probably fall less [...]

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Exiting Penn West Expl. (PWE) … Sort Of

I have been looking to sell PWE around $20  for some time … for a rundown of my reasons, please see this article.  Investor optimism at the start of a new year provided that opportunity but instead of outright selling the shares (and missing out on future gains), I instead sold PWE $20 June 2012 [...]

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EA Portfolio Beats The Market 5th Straight Year

THE ENLIGHTENED-AMERICAN PORTFOLIO SPREADSHEET Enlightened-American Portfolio: +7.6% in 2011 (my actual IRR, including cash balance) Dow Jones Industrial Average:+5.5% Nasdaq: -1.8% S&P 500: 0.0% DJ Wilshire 5000: -1.4% Russell 2000: -5.5% Warren Buffett once stated an investor needed 5 years minimum of track record before any judgment on  investment acumen can be made. I have [...]

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