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AroniSmartInvest in Action: A Few Wins Despite Downward Trends in the Markets

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During the month of September 2014, AroniSmartInvest in Action™ selected a few promising stocks.  The stocks were identified during a period of high market uncertainty and volatility. The uncertainty that started in September has continued in October 2014. By early October, the stock market had recorded an unprecedented decline in major indices and had erased almost all the gains accumulated since the beginning of the year. In early October, in a just one morning, the Dow Jones lost close to 4%.

The US stock market uncertainty appears to be driven by major events and underperformance of economies around the World including: slowing economic growth in China, continued wars in Middle East, the unresolved conflict in Ukraine, the sluggish European economies.

A few wins despite a decline in all major indices

 AroniSmartInvest in Action™ identified the few stocks during a roller-coaster period, that has seen the major indices hitting record highs before pulling back and forth, and finally back. However, despite the dramatic negative trends in the market, AroniSmartInvest™ In Action outlook of the stock markets remains positive. Many savvy investors appear to have decided to remain active in  the stock markets. 

Since September 19, 2014 the Dow Jones Industrial Averager (^DJI) has declined from 17,279.74 to 16,380.41, or 5%. The Standard and Poor Index (^GSPC) has declined from 2,010.40  to 1,886.76 or a decline of 6%. NASDAQ Composite index (^IXIC) has declined from 4,593.43 to 4,258.44, or 7%. 

 Most of the sectors and industries have followed the movement of the indices.

AroniSmartInvest had picked the following  the stocks to consider: BTI, ETR, HUM, INTU, SHW, TTDKY, WGL, CNL,MFSF, RCII, TEVA. Since September 19, 2014, the stocks have performed as follows:

  • British American Tobacco plc:  (YAHOO: BTI) British American Tobacco plc stock price went from $118.85 to $111.51 or a decline of 5%.
  • Entergy Corporation: (YAHOO: ETR) Entergy Corporation price increased form $76.82 to $79.33, or an increase of 3%.
  • Humana Inc :  (YAHOO: HUM) Humana Inc price went from $134.91 to $128.23 or  a decline of 5%.
  • Intuit, Inc : (YAHOO: INTU) Intuit Inc price remains almost flat from $85.52 to $81.03 or a decline of 5%
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company:  (YAHOO: SHW)  Sherwin-Williams Company  price declined from $219.05 to 217.01 or a decline of 1% .
  • TDK Corp : (YAHOO: TDK).  TDK Corp $56.60 to 51.60 or 9% decline.
  • WGL Holdings Inc: (YAHOO: WGL) WGL Holdings Inc price increased from  $42.55 to $44.17, or 4%.
  • Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. (CNSL): (YAHOO: CNSL)Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc  24.99 to 26.46
  • Mutualfirst Financial Inc.(MFSF): (YAHOO: MFSF) Mutualfirst Financial Inc., 20.85  to 22.33
  • Rent-A-Center Inc : (YAHOO: RSII)  Rent-A-Center Inc  22.27 to 31.30
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (TEVA) (YAHOO: TEVA):  52.41 to 51.14

Although in general, the stocks followed the overall downtrend of the DJI, S&P and NASDAQ indices, but a large number of stocks selected by AroniSmartInvest in Action have outperformed the mart. These include Yahoo, Sherwin-Williams Company,  Entergy Corporation, Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc, Communications Holdings Inc, Mutualfirst Financial Inc,  Rent-A-Center Inc, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited

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