Weekly Roundup January 26-30

Feb 5, 2015   //   by Profitly   //   Profitly  //  Comments Off on Weekly Roundup January 26-30

Time for another weekly roundup. Our gurus are all in the green for the year while the major stock averages are starting the year in the red. The Dow Jones Industrial average ended the month down about 3.5%, the S&P 500 down 3% and the Nasdaq down 2%. Both national and international fears have come to the forefront once again as Greece struggles with austerity, China continues to slow, and a continued slide in oil prices has caused worries about a global slowdown.

Earnings have also been disappointing. Outside the likes of Apple, several companies have disappointed. Everything from energy (low oil prices) to tech and retail (strong dollar making U.S. goods more expensive overseas) have weighed on corporate profits in their most recent quarter.

Two energy names: Chevron and Exxon Mobile, both had really bad days last week. Chevron traded down 4.39% one day, Exxon Mobil traded down 3.42% another. For tech, Microsoft was a huge laggard, trading down nearly 15% on the week. The company reported earnings on Monday that failed to meet expectations and the stock is obviously paying the price.

McDonalds also posted poor earnings (again) and a new management change–ousting their CEO. The company continues to disappoint while other more high end burger chains like Shake Shack excel. $SHAK debuted on the NYSE on Friday and rose more than 100% from their IPO price of $21. Keep in mind that it opened around the $45 mark, so only the insiders that got in before the trading debut made a lot of money.

Apple was a standout, however, as the company said that on average they sold over 34,000 iPhones every hour, 24 hours a day, every day of the quarter. I guess the iPhone 6 and 6 plus have gone over well? Apple is sitting at an all time high and is up 6% this year.

Our gurus are all aware of these developments, but it doesn’t mean they can’t continue to make profitable trades. They each know how to make money in an up or down market. So, let’s see how they have done this past week and what they have made year to date.

We’ll start with Tim, who had a bit of a slow start (I mean, the guy just got engaged so he’s been a bit on the busy side), yet he is still up close to $17,000 since the start of the year. That’s definitely a lot more than a lot of people make in a month.

Everyone on the Tim Challenge list is also doing extremely well so far this year. If you look on Profit.ly, they have posted $120,000 in profits since January 1. Not bad! One of Tim’s most “well-known” millionaire students, Tim Grittani, is already up close to $100,00 since the start of the year with a number of trades around the $10,000 mark in profits.

Next we’ll take a look at Superman’s recent trades. This guy is on FIRE! He is up more than $400,000 just since the start of the year! Wow. He didn’t make a lot of trades this past week, but here are the two that he did do:

It’s also worth noting that everyone on the Super Pro subscription list has posted a total of more than $500,000 in profits year to date.