Special Situations Real Money Portfolio Archive

Special Situations Real Money Portfolio February 2010 Update

For the first time in several months, the Special Situations Real Money Portfolio was down for the month. As of the market close on February 26, 2010, the portfolio had a total balance of $30,697.24. That is down 1.17% from the January Special Situations Real Money Portfolio closing balance of $31,057.05. Year-to-date the portfolio is

Special Situations Real Money Portfolio January 2010 Update

The Special Situations Real Money Portfolio ended the month of January up 0.38%. The closing balance at the market close on January 29, 2010 was $31,057.05.  That’s up slightly from the end of 2009 balance for the Special Situations Real Money Portfolio of $30,938.09. Since the portfolio’s inception on October 19, 2004, my total return

Special Situations Real Money Portfolio Returns 50 Percent in 2009

The Special Situations Real Money Portfolio exceeded all my expectations in 2009. When all was said and done, the portfolio returned 50.50% in 2009! My unique special situations portfolio achieved the 50% return that Warren Buffett once said he could achieve if he managed less than $1 million. My overall annualized rate of return since

Special Situations Real Money Portfolio November 2009 Update

Here’s a quick update on my Special Situations Real Money Portfolio. The portfolio closed the end of November with a balance of $26,972.91. That’s up 2.81% from the balance I reported at the end of October for the Special Situations Real Money Portfolio. The Special Situations Real Money Portfolio is a real Coverdell Education Savings

Special Situations Real Money Portfolio October 2009 Update

The Special Situations Real Money Portfolio is a real Coverdell Education Savings Account I created for my son on on October 19, 2004 with a focus on special situations opportunities in the stock market. Since then the portfolio has produced an average annualized return of 29.0%.

Special Situations Real Money Portfolio September 2009 Update

A few days back, I reported that the Special Situations Real Money Portfolio ended the month of August with a balance of $25,602.10. I’m happy to report that the portfolio gained another 3.9% this month. The portfolio closed today with a balance of $26,594.77. The year-to-date return on the portfolio is now up to 43.3%. 

Special Situations Real Money Portfolio Summer 2009 Update

It’s been a few month’s since I’ve last reported on the performance of my Special Situations Real Money Portfolio. The Special Situations Real Money Portfolio ended the month of June with a record balance of $23,579.28.  By the end of July, that account balance increased to $24,563.65 and by the end of August, the Special

Special Situations Real Money Portfolio June 2009 Update

The Special Situations Real Money Portfolio ended the month of June with a record balance of $23,579.28.   That’s up 7.5% from the portfolio balance I reported in the May Special Situations Real Money Portfolio update. The year-to-date return for the Special Situations Real Money Portfolio was 27.07% on June 30, 2009. The S&P 500

Recounting XTENT

In the May Special Situations Real Money Portfolio update, I mentioned that I purchased 5,000 shares of XTENT (XTNT). Let me recount how this investment came about and how it turned out. XTENT is a development stage medical device company focused on developing and commercializing customizable drug eluting stent systems for the treatment of coronary

Special Situations Real Money Portfolio May 2009 Update

The Special Situations Real Money Portfolio closed out the month of May with a balance of $21,944.03. This is up 2.2% from the record breaking performance in April. While the S&P 500 returned an amazing 5.5% last month, I’m still more than happy with how I did in May. The year-to-date return for the Special Situations