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ENLIGHTENED AMERICAN PORTFOLIO 1/1/2010
Company Ticker Entry Date Last Close Price @ beg. of year or entry YTD Gain/Loss YTD Div (per share) YTD Return Inc Dividend Entry Price Total Div Total Return
Penn West Energy* PWE 2/13/2007 $17.60 $11.12 58.3% $1.91 75.5% $30.11 $8.67 -12.8% (c) one-third of position exited.  Weights adjusted accordingly.
Central Fund of Canada CEF 2/26/2007 $13.78 $11.22 22.8% $0.00 22.8% $9.94 $0.02 38.8%
General Electric* GE 4/13/2007 $15.13 $16.20 -6.6% $0.82 -1.5% $35.16 $2.90 -48.7%
Minefinders* MFN 2/15/2008 $10.30 $5.15 100.0% $0.00 100.0% $9.95 $0.00 3.5%
Brookfield Asset Mgmt* BAM 9/17/2008 $22.18 $15.27 45.3% $0.52 48.7% $25.80 $0.65 -11.5%
GlaxoSmithKline GSK 10/8/2008 $42.25 $37.27 13.4% $1.83 18.3% $39.79 $1.83 10.8%
Goldcorp Jan 2011 call spread GG 10/10/2008 $6.90 $3.50 97.1% $0.00 97.1% $3.50 $0.00 97.1%
iShares MSCI Singapore ETF EWS 10/20/2008 $11.49 $7.05 63.0% $0.32 67.5% $7.81 $0.61 54.9%
BP PLC BP 10/27/2008 $57.97 $46.74 24.0% $3.36 31.2% $40.80 $4.20 52.4%
Chesapeake Energy Prfd D* CHK-PD 11/14/2008 $84.25 $59.85 40.8% $4.52 48.3% $63.50 $5.65 41.6%
REDACTED - Join EA-Premium to see all portfolio info. 1/7/2009 $100.00 $62.00 61.3% $4.26 68.2% $62.00 $4.26 68.2% Transaction redacted due to liquidity or other reasons.  Neither this security nor its underlying company will be discussed on the blog from the position's entry date.  If it is, this transaction will be unredacted.
Yamana Gold* AUY 1/16/2009 $11.38 $8.70 30.8% $0.02 31.0% $8.70 $0.03 31.1% (auy) related transaction;  Option premium has been deducted from assigned share price.
URI MZ URI MZ 2/26/2009 ($0.10) ($0.65) 84.6% $0.00 84.6% ($0.65) $0.00 22.0%
MFN EV* MFN EV 9/30/2009 ($0.70) ($1.05) 33.3% $0.00 33.3% ($1.05) $0.00 2.2%
REDACTED - Join EA-Premium to see all portfolio info. 11/18/2009 $10.90 $10.00 9.0% $0.00 9.0% $10.00 $0.00 9.0% Transaction redacted due to liquidity or other reasons.  Neither this security nor its underlying company will be discussed on the blog from the position's entry date.  If it is, this transaction will be unredacted.
AUY DH* AUY DH 12/15/2009 ($0.70) ($1.09) 35.8% $0.00 35.8% ($0.50) $0.00 -1.0%
Current Portfolio: 38.7% 42.5% 22.6%
SOLD HOLDINGS - This will list all stocks sold since the beginning of this year.
Close Date Company Ticker Entry Date Price Sold Price @ beg. of year or entry YTD Gain/Loss YTD Div (per share) YTD Return Inc Dividend Initial Entry Price Total Div Total Return
12/24/08 NTE CU* NTE CU 12/22/2008 $0.19  $       0.25 -0.6%  $           -   -0.6%  $   0.25  $   -   -0.6% Technically, this transaction falls under 2008 returns but I accidentally left it out of 2008's portfolio so it is included here for thoroughness.
1/6/09 Nam Tai Electronics* NTE 9/16/2008 $6.23  $       5.50 13.3%  $        0.22 17.3%  $   8.60  $0.44 -22.4%
1/20/09 AUY MB* AUY MB 8/5/2008 $1.30  ASSIGNED  0.0%  $           -   0.0%  ASSIGNED   $   -   0.0% (auy) related transaction;  Option premium has been deducted from assigned share price.
1/20/09 AUY MU* AUY MU 9/9/2008 $1.10  $       0.00 14.7%  $           -   14.7%  $   0.00  $   -   14.7% Even though put options were assigned, the effective price of $6.40 per share was lower than the current year initial entry price so the option premium has been included in realized returns to reflect this.
1/20/09 NQ AD NQ AD 10/16/2008 $0.35  $       0.00 1.7%  $           -   1.7%  $   0.00  $   -   1.7%
1/20/09 ANQ AQ ANQ AQ 10/20/2008 $0.45  $       0.00 2.8%  $           -   2.8%  $   0.00  $   -   2.8%
2/23/09 MFN BB* MFN BB 10/28/2008 $0.35  $       0.00 3.5%  $           -   3.5%  $   0.00  $   -   3.5%
4/8/09 AUY DL* AUY DL 1/16/2009 $0.50  $       0.19 3.4%  $           -   3.4%  $   0.19  $   -   3.4%
4/17/09 NQ DC NQ DC 1/21/2009 $0.54  $       0.60 -0.4%  $           -   -0.4%  $   0.60  $   -   -0.4%
7/20/09 ANQ GL ANQ GL 1/22/2009 $1.60  $       0.00 17.8%  $           -   17.8%  $   0.00  $   -   17.8% (amat) related transaction;  Option premium has been deducted from assigned share price.
8/27/09 WNZ AW* AUY AW 1/30/2009 $0.50  $       0.05 2.6%  $           -   2.6%  $   0.05  $   -   2.6%
2/4/09 Northgate Minerals* NXG 10/17/2008 $1.37  $       0.83 64.8%  $           -   64.8%  $   0.70  $   -   95.4%
2/5/09 Northgate Minerals* NXG 12/22/2008 $1.37  $       0.83 64.8%  $           -   64.8%  $   2.20  $   -   -37.8% (nxg) related transaction;  Option premium has been deducted from assigned share price.
4/29/09 MQF VM MQF VM 3/2/2009 $1.35  $       0.27 8.3%  $           -   8.3%  $   0.27  $   -   8.3%
3/4/09 Petrobras 01/11 call spread PBR 10/24/2008 $4.15  $       3.00 11.5%  $           -   11.5%  $   3.00  $   -   11.5%
3/4/09 Freeport McMoran* FCX 9/16/2008 $32.55  $     24.44 33.2%  $           -   33.2%  $ 63.00  $0.50 -47.5%
8/24/09 MFN HB* MFN HB 3/16/2009 $0.40  $       0.00 4.0%  $           -   4.0%  $   0.00  $   -   4.0%
6/24/09 AUY GL* AUY GL 4/8/2009 $1.00  $       0.63 4.1%  $           -   4.1%  $   0.63  $   -   4.1%
6/23/09 NQ GQ NQ GQ 4/17/2009 $1.16  $       0.54 3.9%  $           -   3.9%  $   0.54  $   -   3.9%
5/20/09 Ensco International* ESV 10/30/2007 $35.62  $     28.39 25.5%  $        0.13 25.9%  $ 54.80  $0.26 -34.5%
7/16/09 Greenville Federal Financial GVFF 7/9/2009 $6.00  $       5.00 20.0%  $           -   20.0%  $   5.00  $   -   20.0%
7/20/09 Applied Materials AMAT 10/17/2008 $9.00  $     10.13 -11.2%  $        0.12 -10.0%  $ 15.10  $0.18 -39.2% (amat) related transaction;  Option premium has been deducted from assigned share price.
8/27/09 Vivid Learning Systems VVDL 8/7/2009 $0.20  $       0.20 0.0%  $           -   0.0%  $   0.20  $   -   0.0%
9/11/09 Maxxam Inc MXM 9/1/2009 $10.50  $       9.50 10.5%  $           -   10.5%  $   9.50  $   -   10.5%
9/11/09 Zareba Systems ZRBA 8/13/2009 $4.85  $       3.85 26.0%  $           -   26.0%  $   3.85  $   -   26.0%
9/21/09 BQL UA* BQL UA 4/20/2009 $1.05  $       0.00 21.0%  $           -   21.0%  $   0.00  $   -   21.0%
9/22/09 Cuisine Solutions FZN 6/18/2009 $1.30  $       1.15 13.0%  $           -   13.0%  $   1.15  $   -   13.0%
Sept. 09 AIG 5.85% 2018 Note 02687QDG0 Feb. 09 $76.00  $     71.00 7.0%  $        3.75 12.3%  $ 71.00  $3.75 12.3%
Sept. 09 AIG 5.45% 2017 Note 02687QBW7 Feb. 09 $77.05  $     46.50 65.7%  $        3.15 72.5%  $ 46.50  $3.15 72.5%
Sept. 09 CIT 6.15% 02/15/13 12557WBW0 Jul. 09 $38.03  $     36.06 5.4%  $        1.28 9.0%  $ 36.06  $1.28 9.0%
  REDACTED - Join EA-Premium for access to all portfolio information. 38.9%  $           -   38.9%    $   -   30.9% Transaction redacted due to liquidity or other reasons.  Neither this security nor its underlying company will be discussed on the blog from the position's entry date.  If it is, this transaction will be unredacted.
10/15/08 Yamana Gold* AUY 10/19/2009 $9.00  $       7.72 16.6%  $        0.04 17.1%  $ 10.70  $0.05 -15.4%  
4/8/09 AUY JL* AUY JL 10/19/2009 $1.33  $       0.00 14.8%  ASSIGNED  14.8%  $   0.00  $   -   14.8%
9/29/08 Intel Corp INTC 10/19/2009 $16.00  $     14.66 9.1%  $        0.42 12.0%  $ 17.73  $0.56 -6.6%
12/15/09 AUY AP AUY AP 9/3/2009 $0.50  $       0.18 2.3%  $           -   2.3%  $   0.18  $   -   2.3%
Return on Sold Stocks: 26.5%   28.1% 2.6%
Disclosure: Author is long all stocks listed except for those under SOLD HOLDINGS. Indices YTD
These figures do not include any frictional costs such as brokerage fees, taxes, etc. Dow Jones 18.8%
Portfolio Return (all securities shown) YTD: 32.0% Nasdaq 43.9%
Portfolio Return but with dividends YTD: 34.5% S & P 500 23.5%
Returns w/ dividends since inception (Jan 2007): 7.0% Wilshire 5000 26.5%
Cash Balance Available For Investment: 40.5% Russell 2000 27.0%
My Real-Life Portfolio IRR YTD (includes cash): 39.6%
Enlightened American Past Results S & P 500
2007 Portfolio Results 12.5% 2007 3.7%
2008 Portfolio Results -25.0% 2008 -38.5%
2009 Portfolio Results 39.6% 2009 23.5%
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Please note this page details our actual portfolio, warts and all, and will be updated monthly.  Changes made after the date shown at the top of the page are not reflected until the end of the month.  Also, the portfolio's performance may not be truly reflected as I'm too lazy to devise a system to measure each stock against the market at the time of entry as opposed to YTD. Finally, the portfolio as shown does not mirror our actual allocation. The stocks are shown here equal-weighted while our portfolio has different weightings as well as multiple buy points for some stocks as we average down. I have listed our initial entry point on this web page but our actual positions may have a lower or higher cost basis and thus our returns may differ substantially, hopefully to the upside!  Included are our real-world cash balance and IRR for reference.