Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I'm Buying: Redux

Most people get interested in stocks when everyone else is. The time to get interested is when no one else is. You can't buy what is popular and do well Warren Buffett

Well, I have had my eyes on Hallenstein Glasson [HLG.NZ] for some time and today it came down far enough for me to buy a very small holding of 1000 for NZ$2.53 per share. This is a new addition to my portfolio.

I also added another 1500 Postie Plus Group [PPG.NZ] at .44c per share, considering it a good punt since Jan Cameron revealed a 15.10% stake last week.

I am enjoying the sale that the NZX is having at the moment and will probably add more of what I already have if stocks get cheaper.

I have no desire to add any new companies to the Share Investor Portfolio and simply do not have the capacity in regard to time available for additional research or understanding of different sectors of the economy.

The Share Investor Portfolio now contains:

Auckland Airport
ASB Preference "B" Shares
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
Fletcher Building
Goodman Fielder
Hallenstein Glasson
Kiwi Income Property
Michael Hill International
Postie Plus
Pumpkin Patch Ltd
Ryman Healthcare
Sky City Entertainment
Steel and Tube
The Warehouse

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c Share Investor 2008


  1. 1500 shares at 0.44 is only $660. Why would you bother. And what brokerage are you on. With online brokerage of $30, that is brokerage of 4.5%!!

  2. Those were the only shares available at that price. So I bought them.

    My initial order was for 5000 shares but they were unable to be fulfilled.

    I canceled the remaining untraded shares but was charged the full brokerage.

    I see a good upside for this stock when the economy recovers anyway.

  3. I was wondering this myself (whether you have cheap brokerage) and I agree with CJ; do you include the cost of brokerage into the cost of the shares? Spread over 1500 shares, your purchase price is really $0.46.

  4. Absolutely Anon, you have to include brokerage in your cost factor. As you would also include dividends and imputation credits when calculating your return.

    Come and check out the Share Investor Forum www.shareinvestorforum.com and discuss


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