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Report for July 2006

In July, the Moose Pond Investors portfolio declined 0.13% while the S&P 500 increased 0.52%. Year to date, the portfolio declined 0.12% while the S&P increased 2.28%. The unit value of a share was $13.12 on July 31.

The biggest gainers in July were Pfizer (PFE) +10.8%, Stryker Corp. (SYK) +8.1%, and Brown & Co. (BRO) +7.4%. The biggest losers were Capital One Financial (COF) -9.5%, Maxim Integrated products (MXIM) -8.5%, and Factset Research (FDS) -7.2%.

The portfolio remains diversified with 25 holdings. The following chart from Morningstar compares the sector diversification of the portfolio with the S&P 500.  In adding to the portfolio, we should probably avoid further overweighting of the services sector. 

As the chart on the rights shows, the portfolio consists of large cap (57%), medium cap (38%), and  small cap (65%) stocks.  We should focus on finding more medium and small cap stocks.

Looking at style, the portfolio consist of value (18%), blend (35%), and growth (48%).  This mix is probably OK but growth stocks have taking quite a drubbing over the past 12 months.  (For a comparison of growth and value stock returns by year see the Callan Periodic Table.)

2 Responses to “Report for July 2006”

  1. Chris Biegel says:

    Great report.

    How did you create the portfolio diversification chart?


  2. Ty H. says:


    The report came from the Morningstar “X-ray” report in their portfolio section. It may require a subscription to Morningstar to generate this report.

    Ty H.

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