My 2012 Tech Stock Picks… Mostly More Of The Same, Hopefully

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Date posted: 12.19.2011 (5:00 am) | Write a Comment  (0 Comments)

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After a successful year of trading in 2009, last year was a home run in almost every possible way. I do truly believe that the main changes I made last year ended up making a positive difference, especially my decision to stop opening trades later in the year. I know that it was not the most popular decision since those stock picks are among the most read posts but in the end, getting higher returns is the objective.

Last year, I got many questions regarding the stock picks or other technology stocks that I follow. I answered many of them by email, some were comments on the blog, but there was no ideal place really. I ended up creating a new mailing list, dedicated to tech stocks and the trades that I do. If you would like to get more information about the picks, other stocks that I like, or don’t, I highly encourage you to join, it’s free. I will also try to answer some of the questions that I get there since I’m not going to be writing 5 different posts about one trade. The mailing list is sent once every 1 or 2 weeks.

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Biggest Change For 2012

In the past, I’ve held at most 5 live trades on the stocks that I follow. This year, I will increase that number to 7. Why? There are a few different reasons. First off, it will help me trade more often since chances are greater that 1 of those 7 trades reaches its stop gain or stop loss. Also, it gives me less concentration on a few different names. Each person might have a different view on this but I personally prefer doing a few more picks with less money involved. That means less gains when a trade goes exceptionally well but also less losses when they don’t.

Why Not Add Even More Live Trades?

It’s always a matter of opportunities isn’t it? I track a universe of stocks and try finding opportunities in there. It’s not always easy to find good ones, even with 5. But I do believe that I will be more active on many of the recently turned public stocks such as Groupon (GRPN), Pandora (P), LinkedIn (LNKD) and even Zynga (ZNGA) as well future ones such as Facebook.  That will certainly provide more trading opportunities which is what I’m counting on to be honest. It’s a fairly big change so there is always that possibility that at some points in the year, I will not see good opportunities and prefer not trading for a few days/weeks but I somehow think I’ll find some good ones.

Better At Tracking

I’ve been reliable about posting trades on this blog but not as much in updating the live positions on the right sidebar and the results in the stock picks page. I will make an effort to make it easier for you to track my picks and performance.

What’s The Plan Now?

The plan is to continue to monitor the markets for the next 2 weeks, start preparing myself and then I will be opening a couple of trades in the first week of January. If you have any questions about the tech trades, comments or simply an opinion, feel free to contact me, I’d love to hear from you.

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