Monday, August 30, 2010

Bye Bye Banks

I got out of some of my banks and a telecom today, Citigroup (C), Bank of America (BAC) and Research In Motion (RIMM). They were killing my returns. I think the banks will rise at some point, but I think they will continue to fall until at least 1Q11 (first quarter 2011). As for RIMM, unless they got an answer to the iPhone, they're toast in the long term. And it's getting warm...

And looking at my holdings, I'll be pulling out of more stuff tomorrow. The "market" is hovering around 10,000. It dropped 140 points today, the big loser was Frontier Financial (FTBK.PK), losing 25% today on absolutely no good or bad news. I think the Dow will hit 9,000 before 11,000. Why? Because it is having a heck of a time holding itself above 10,000 and the economy is still stalled. Businesses aren't hiring (trust me, I know). The market has tried to lift itself for the past 6 months, but it can't sustain it. Therefore, I think 10,000 is an artificial level and it will slowly drift down over the next 4-6 months. Given that, I think some of my good holdings might have to be cut. Ironically, I'm only down 8% in AIG (AIG), the one who started this mess.

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