MWRK Archive

Fat Pitch Financials Portfolio November 2008 Update

Sadly, there was no improvement for the Fat Pitch Financials Portfolio in the month of November. The portfolio ended November 28, 2008 with a balance of $848,439.73. This is down 8.1% since the end of October. I originally started this paper portfolio at Marketocracy with a balance of $1 million back on September 21, 2004. Until this

Fat Pitch Financials Portfolio October 2008 Update

The Fat Pitch Financials Portfolio ended October 31, 2008 with a balance of $923,449.36. That balance is down 21.04% since last month. In contrast, the S&P 500 return declined just 16.43% over the same time period. Over the past quarter, the portfolio is down 27.33% versus down 22.68% for the S&P 500. Over the last

96th Edition of the Festival of Stocks

Welcome to the July 7th edition of the Festival of Stocks. The Festival of Stocks is a blog carnival dedicated to highlighting bloggers best posts on stock market related topics. Fat Pitch Financials is the actual birth place of this online weekly event, so it is always a special occassion when I get the chance

Fat Pitch Financials Portfolio Update for May 2008

I just wanted to provide you with a quick update on the Fat Pitch Financials Portfolio. This Marketocracy portfolio ended the month of May with a total value of $1,291,425.91 (the account started with $1 million). The portfolio was down 1.48% for the month of May. For the last 12 months, the portfolio is down 2.58%. Nevertheless,

Fat Pitch Financials Portfolio First Quarter 2008

The Fat Pitch Financials Portfolio first quarter 2008 performance update is a bit overdue at this point. I’ve been playing around with the new SEC EDGAR XML feeds all week and a few things have taken a backseat, including this post. It’s been a tough quarter for stocks. The S&P 500 was down 9.44%. Thankfully, the Fat

Fat Pitch Financials Portfolio Update for February 2008

The Fat Pitch Financials Portfolio basically broke even in February. I started the month out with a balance of $1,375,445.21 and ended the month with a balance of $1,350,582.57 for a change of 0.04% this month. Nevertheless, this still beat out the negative 1.61% return for the S&P 500 over the same period. This month was not

Fat Pitch Financials Port Weathers the Storm

I thought some of you might be interested in seeing how the Fat Pitch Financials Portfolio positions fared today given all the doom and gloom in the air given yesterday’s international decline in equity prices. Today’s change in each of my position are as follows: Mothers Work (MWRK): +4.14% Western Sizzlin (WSZL): +2.69% US Bancorp (USB): +1.66% McGraw-Hill

Fat Pitch Financials 2007 Performance

The Fat Pitch Financials Portfolio performed nicely in 2007, especially given how rough the market was. According to Marketocracy, my paper portfolio produced a 12.22% total return in 2007. This was more than double the S&P 500 2007 total return. Portfolio Performance As you can see from the chart above, the Fat Pitch Financials Portfolio lagged the indexes

Fat Pitch Financial’s Pick for the Top Financial Bloggers Face-Off

Asif Suria of SINLetter is running a stock picking contest where he has invited top stock bloggers to a stock picking challenge. The contest involves selecting 3 picks (long or short) that will perform best in the first quarter of 2008 along with predicting the S&P 500 level at the end of the first quarter in

October Turnaround for the Fat Pitch Financials Port

The Fat Pitch Financials Portfolio had a great month in October. My portfolio was up 8.35% in October, 5.82% of which came within the last week.  The S&P 500 only returned 0.26% over this same period.  What really cheered me up was that the Fat Pitch Financials Port is finally beating the S&P 500 for the