For 2018, the S&P 500 is higher by 2.03% from 1.74% for 2018. So far this year the Morning Matters Portfolio is higher by 4.24% from 2.80%.
The Nasdaq Composite is now above 740 from 7300 since our last update. The Dow remains above 24500 since our last update but still below 25000.
February and March were VERY volatile months and April continued that trend. May has calmed down with five days to go in the month.
The portfolio is now 67% invested long, 0% short and 33% in cash, net long 67%. For 2017, the value of the portfolio was 970.84%.
So far in 2018, the portfolio value is now 1013.87% from 998.85% last week. The portfolio holds up to 12 twelve stocks.
Since 2008 when we began this portfolio, we have had two losing years 2011 and 2016 which was filled with lots of geopolitical issues similar to 2011.
In 2012, we started a run that was up 10.09% into 2013.
We expect another such run will happen now. The portfolio is now into mid May and hanging tough.