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When reasonable people come together and make reasonable decisions, much can be achieved. That was my belief when I formed Wax Ink, and that is my belief today.

Through all of the highs and lows that are investing, I have tried to show interested investors that a portfolio that buys great companies at great prices, and then holds those great companies for extended periods of time, will yield superior returns when compared to a portfolio in which the holdings are continuously changed.

I invite you to follow the Wax Ink Portfolio as I continue my journey through a world never intended for working class investors.

Wax

Performance – Week Ending 10/17/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 2.2% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 1%, the Nasdaq was down 0.4%, the S&P 500 was down 1%, the Russell 2000 was up 2.8%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 0.2%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 16.4%, the Dow is down 1.2%, the Nasdaq is up 2%, the S&P 500 is up 2.1%, the Russell 2000 is down 7%, and the VIX is higher by 55.2%.

The portfolio breakdown is 50% equities, 50% cash, and 0% bonds. There was a 3000 share change during the week with the addition of McDermott International (NYSE: MDR) to the portfolio.

This week’s portfolio winners were small tool maker LS Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX), up 7%, infrastructure supplier LB Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR), up 6%, and container maker Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE), up 6%.

This week’s portfolio losers were agricultural chemical company Agrium (NYSE: AGU), down 2%, and cigarette paper maker Schweitzer-Maudit International (NYSE: SWM), down 1%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 40% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 45% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR), , Helmerich and Payne, Inc. (NYSE: HP), Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE: OII), Adams Resources and Energy, Inc. (NYSE: AE), and Core Laboratories NV (Nasdaq: CLB).

There were no Value Alerts issued this week.

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.

Wax

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Performance – Week Ending 10/10/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 4.8% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 2.7%, the Nasdaq was down 4.5%, the S&P 500 was down 3.1%, the Russell 2000 was down 4.7%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 46%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 13.6%, the Dow is down 0.2%, the Nasdaq is up 2.4%, the S&P 500 is up 3.1%, the Russell 2000 is down 9.5%, and the VIX is higher by 54.8%.

The portfolio breakdown is 50% equities, 50% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.

This week’s portfolio winners were…there were no winners. All stocks ended the week in the red.

This week’s portfolio losers were container maker Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MYE), down 13%, the world’s most ignorantly named trucking company ArcBest Corporation (Nasdaq: ARCB), down 10%, and rubber king Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (NYSE: GT), down 10%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 40% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 48% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW), FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC), Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: APD), Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE: SXT), Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (Nasdaq: SIAL), Murphy USA, Inc. (NYSE: MUSA), Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG).

There were no Value Alerts issued this week.

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.

Wax

Wax Ink is a baseline equity research company not licensed or registered with any government agency
Copyright © 2014 Wax Ink

Performance – Week Ending 10/03/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 3.4% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 0.6%, the Nasdaq was down 0.8%, the S&P 500 was down 0.8%, the Russell 2000 was down 1.3%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 2%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 9.3%, the Dow is up 2.6%, the Nasdaq is up 7.2%, the S&P 500 is up 6.5%, the Russell 2000 is down 5.1%, and the VIX is higher by 6%.

The portfolio breakdown is 50% equities, 50% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.

This week’s portfolio pot-o-gold stock was drug maker Cubist Corporation (Nasdaq: CBST), up 2%.

This week’s portfolio green weenie stocks were ag chemical company Agrium, Inc. (NYSE: AGU), down 7%, small tool maker The LS Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX), down 7%, and refiner HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), down 6%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 37% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 43% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Gamestop Corporation (NYSE: GME), Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE: HLX), Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLMN), ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT), Methanex Corporation (Nasdaq: MEOH), Murphy USA, Inc. (NYSE: MUSA), and Packaging Corporation of America (NYSE: PKG).

There were no Value Alerts issued this week.

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.

Wax

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Performance – Week Ending 09/26/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 2.7% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 1%, the Nasdaq was down 1.5%, the S&P 500 was down 1.4%, the Russell 2000 was down 2.4%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 22.6%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 6.1%, the Dow is up 3.2%, the Nasdaq is up 8%, the S&P 500 is up 7.3%, the Russell 2000 is down 3.8%, and the VIX is higher by 8.2%.

The portfolio breakdown is 50% equities, 50% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.

This week’s portfolio pot-o-gold stocks were the ignorantly named trucking company ArcBest Corporation (Nasdaq: ARCB), up 1%.

This week’s portfolio green weenie stocks were container maker Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MYE), down 5%, cylinder maker Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR), down 5%, and small tool maker The LS Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX), down 5%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 33% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 35% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP), The Babcock and Wilcox Company (NYSE: BWC), Anixter International, Inc. (NYSE: AXE), Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HII), Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), Cytec Industries, Inc. (NYSE: CYT).

There were no Value Alerts issued this week.

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.

Wax

Wax Ink is a baseline equity research company not licensed or registered with any government agency
Copyright © 2014 Wax Ink

Performance – Week Ending 09/12/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 2.7% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 0.9%, the Nasdaq was down 0.3%, the S&P 500 was down 1.1%, the Russell 2000 was down 0.8%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 10.1%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 3.5%, the Dow is up 2.5%, the Nasdaq is up 9.4%, the S&P 500 is up 7.4%, the Russell 2000 is down 0.3%, and the VIX is lower by 3.0%.

The portfolio breakdown is 50% equities, 50% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.

This week’s winners were…none. The portfolio had no holdings that moved higher.

This week’s bed pan winners were refiner HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), down 8%, infrastructure company LB Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR), down 4%, and rubber king Goodyear Tie and Rubber Company(NYSE: GT), down 2%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 32% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 31% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Gentex Corporation (Nasdaq: GNTX), Oshkosh Truck Corporation (NYSE: OSK), WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, NV (NYSE: CBI), Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB).

There were no Value Alerts issued.

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.

Wax

Wax Ink is a baseline equity research company not licensed or registered with any government agency
Copyright © 2014 Wax Ink

Performance – Week Ending 09/05/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 0.4% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 0.2%, the Nasdaq was up 0.1%, the S&P 500 was up 0.2%, the Russell 2000 was down 0.4%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 0.9%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 0.8%, the Dow is up 3.4%, the Nasdaq is up 9.7%, the S&P 500 is up 8.6%, the Russell 2000 is up 0.6%, and the VIX is lower by 11.9%.

The portfolio breakdown is 50% equities, 50% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.

This week’s winners were cigarette paper maker Schweitzer-Maudit International (NYSE: SWM), up 4%, chicken grease processor Darling International (NYSE: DAR), up 1%, and cylinder maker Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR), up 1%.

This week’s bed pan winners were small tool maker The LS Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX), down 5%, plastic container maker Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE), down 3%, and rubber king Goodyear Tie and Rubber Company(NYSE: GT), down 3%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 30% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 30% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (NYSE: ATK), CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR), Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC), and Silgan Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLGN).

There were no Value Alerts issued this week.

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.

Wax

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Copyright © 2014 Wax Ink

Performance – Week Ending 08/29/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 0.7% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 0.6%, the Nasdaq was up 0.9%, the S&P 500 was up 0.8%, the Russell 2000 was up 1.2%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 4.4%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 0.4%, the Dow is up 3.1%, the Nasdaq is up 9.7%, the S&P 500 is up 8.4%, the Russell 2000 is up 0.9%, and the VIX is lower by 12.7%.

The portfolio breakdown is 50% equities, 50% cash, and 0% bonds. The total number of shares held decreased this week by 4000 with the sale of URS Corporation (NYSE: URS) and International Rectifier Corporation(NYSE: IRF).

This week’s winners were small tool maker The LS Starrett Company(NYSE: SCX), up 6%, drug maker Cubist Corporation (Nasdaq: CBST), up 4%, and round rubber king Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (NYSE: GT), up 4%.

This week’s punch bowl floaters were stupidly renamed trucking company ArcBest Corporation (Nasdaq: ARCB), down 3%, refiner HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), down 2%, and chicken parts processor Darling International(NYSE: DAR), down 1%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 31% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 28% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF), AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), Unifirst Corporation (NYSE: UNF), MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ), Bemis Company (NYSE: BMS), and Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC).

Rounding out the week, a Value Alert was issued for Autonation, Inc. (NYSE: AN).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.

Wax

Wax Ink is a baseline equity research company not licensed or registered with any government agency
Copyright © 2014 Wax Ink

Performance – Week Ending 08/22/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 3.9% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 2.0%, the Nasdaq was up 1.6%, the S&P 500 was up 1.7%, the Russell 2000 was up 1.6%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 12.8%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is up 1.3%, the Dow is up 2.6%, the Nasdaq is up 8.7%, the S&P 500 is up 7.6%, the Russell 2000 is down 0.3%, and the VIX is lower by 16.4%.

The portfolio breakdown is 55% equities, 45% cash, and 0% bonds. The total number of shares held increased this week with addition of 2000 shares of Layne Christensen.

This week’s winners were semiconductor maker International Rectifier Corporation(NYSE: IRF), up 52%, stupidly renamed trucking company ArcBest Corporation (Nasdaq: ARCB), up 7%, and small tool maker LS Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX), up 7%.

This week’s punch bowl floaters were cigarette paper maker Schweiter-Maudit International (NYSE: SWM), down 2.0%, chicken parts recycler Darling International (NYSE: DAR), down 0.1%, and steel cylinder maker Worthington Industries(NYSE: WOR), down 0.1%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 31% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 28% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Snap-On, Inc. (NYSE: SNA), Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), Actuant Corporation (NYSE: ATU), Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SBH), and Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN).

There were no Value Alerts issued this week.

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.

Wax

Wax Ink is a baseline equity research company not licensed or registered with any government agency
Copyright © 2014 Wax Ink

Performance – Week Ending 08/15/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 2.0% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 0.7%, the Nasdaq was up 2.2%, the S&P 500 was up 1.2%, the Russell 2000 was up 0.9%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 16.6%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 2.4%, the Dow is up 0.5%, the Nasdaq is up 6.9%, the S&P 500 is up 5.8%, the Russell 2000 is down 1.9%, and the VIX is lower by 4.2%.

The portfolio breakdown is 55% equities, 45% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held. Consideration is currently being given to adding shares to the portfolio for selected issues.

This week’s winners were drug maker Cubist Pharmaceuticals(Nasdaq: CBST), up 4%, semiconductor maker International Rectifier Corporation (NYSE: IRF), up 4%, and infrastructure supply company LB Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR), up 3%.

This week’s punch bowl floaters were container maker Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE), down 0.1%, helicopter king Kaman Corporation (Nasdaq: KAMN), down 0.1%, and maker of all things company General Electric(NYSE: GE), down 0.1%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 35% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 48% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT), Deluxe Corporation (NYSE: DLX), Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT), and AGCO Corporation (Nasdaq: AGCO).

Rounding out the week, Value Alerts were issued for Mentor Graphics Corporation.

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.

Wax

Wax Ink is a baseline equity research company not licensed or registered with any government agency
Copyright © 2014 Wax Ink

Performance – Week Ending 08/08/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 1.9% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 0.4%, the Nasdaq was up 0.4%, the S&P 500 was up 0.3%, the Russell 2000 was up 1.5%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 7.4%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 4.4%, the Dow is down 0.1%, the Nasdaq is up 4.7%, the S&P 500 is up 4.5%, the Russell 2000 is down 2.8%, and the VIX is higher by 14.9%.

The portfolio breakdown is 55% equities, 45% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.

This week’s winners were infrastructure supplier LB Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR), up 9%, refiner HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), up 4%, and small tool maker LS Starrett Company (AMEX: SCX), up 4%.

This week’s punch bowl floaters were newly renamed trucking company ArcBest Corporation (Nasdaq: ARCB), down 1%, agricultural chemicals maker Agrium, Inc. (NYSE: AGU), down 0.1%, and drug maker Cubist Pharmaceuticals(Nasdaq: CBST), down 0.5%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 37% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 47% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Energizer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ENR), Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT), Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT), and Owens Corning (NYSE: OC).

Rounding out the week, Value Alerts were issued for Plantronics, Inc..

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.

Wax

Wax Ink is a baseline equity research company not licensed or registered with any government agency
Copyright © 2014 Wax Ink

Performance – Week Ending 08/01/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 4.0% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 2.8%, the Nasdaq was down 2.2%, the S&P 500 was down 2.7%, the Russell 2000 was down 2.6%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 34.2%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 6.2%, the Dow is down 0.5%, the Nasdaq is up 4.2%, the S&P 500 is up 4.2%, the Russell 2000 is down 4.2%, and the VIX is higher by 24.1%.

The portfolio breakdown is 55% equities, 45% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.

This week’s winners were container maker Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE), up 1%, and refiner HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), up 0.09%.

This week’s punch bowl floaters were newly renamed trucking company ArcBest Corporation (Nasdaq: ARCB), down 20%, tire king Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (NYSE: GT), down 13%, and small tools maker LS Starrett(AMEX: SCX), down 8%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 42% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 48% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Finisar Corporation (Nasdaq: FNSR), Patterson Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq: PDCO), CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CVI), Ashaland, Inc. (NYSE: NCR).

Rounding out the week, Value Alerts were issued this week for Cabot Corporation, and NCR Corporation.

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.

Wax

Wax Ink is a baseline equity research company not licensed or registered with any government agency
Copyright © 2014 Wax Ink

Performance – Week Ending 07/25/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 1.5% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 0.8%, the Nasdaq was up 0.4%, the S&P 500 was up 0.2%, the Russell 2000 was down 0.6%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 5.2%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 2.3%, the Dow is up 2.3%, the Nasdaq is up 6.4%, the S&P 500 is up 7.0%, the Russell 2000 is down 1.6%, and the VIX is lower by 7.5%.

The portfolio breakdown is 55% equities, 45% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.

This week’s winners were refiner HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), up 4%, agricultural chemicals company Agrium, Inc. (NYSE: AGU), up 1%, and rubber king Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (NYSE: GT), up 1%.

This week’s punch bowl floaters were municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 10%, pill maker Cubist Corporation (Nasdaq: CBST), down 4%, and maker of almost everything General Electric(NYSE: GE), down 3%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 39% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 46% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Reliance Steel and Aluminum Company (NYSE: RS), Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT), The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), Ingredion Incorporated (Nasdaq: INGR), and Tidewater, Inc. (NYSE: TDW).

Rounding out the week, Value Alerts were issued this week for NCR Corporation, and Cabot Corporation.

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.

Wax

Wax Ink is a baseline equity research company not licensed or registered with any government agency
Copyright © 2014 Wax Ink

Performance – Week Ending 07/18/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 1.7% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 0.9%, the Nasdaq was up 0.4%, the S&P 500 was up 0.5%, the Russell 2000 was down 0.7%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was basically unchanged.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 0.8%, the Dow is up 3.2%, the Nasdaq is up 6.1%, the S&P 500 is up 7.0%, the Russell 2000 is down 1.0%, and the VIX is lower by 12.1%.

The portfolio breakdown is 55% equities, 45% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.

This week’s winners were specialty contractor URS Corporation (NYSE: URS), up 13%, specialty chemicals company WR Grace Company (NYSE: GRA), up 5%, and agricultural chemicals company Agrium, Inc. (NYSE: AGU), up 4%.

This week’s punch bowl floaters were pill maker Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBST), down 4%, building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 3%, and infrastructure supplier LB Foster Company(Nasdaq: FSTR), down 2%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 38% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 40% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Seaboard Corporation (AMEX: SEB), Western Refining, Inc. (NYSE: WNR), Pitney Bowes, Inc. (NYSE: PBI), and Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE: DO).

Rounding out the week, Value Alerts were issued this week for Seaboard Corporation, and Pitney Bowes, Inc..

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.

Wax

Wax Ink is a baseline equity research company not licensed or registered with any government agency
Copyright © 2014 Wax Ink

Performance – Week Ending 07/11/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 3.3% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 0.7%, the Nasdaq was down 1.6%, the S&P 500 was down 0.9%, the Russell 2000 was down 4.0%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 17.1%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 2.4%, the Dow is up 2.2%, the Nasdaq is up 5.7%, the S&P 500 is up 6.4%, the Russell 2000 is down 0.3%, and the VIX is lower by 12.0%.

The portfolio breakdown is 55% equities, 45% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.

This week’s winners were specialty contractor URS Corporation (NYSE: URS), up 3%, and small tool maker The LS Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX), up 2%.

This week’s punch bowl floaters were municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 14%, building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 9%, and cigarette paper maker Schweitzer-Maudit International(NYSE: SWM), down 6%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 36% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 41% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Denbury Resources, Inc. (NYSE: DNR), Swift Energy Company (NYSE: SFY), Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR), Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI), Joy Global, Inc. (NYSE: JOY).

Also, Value Alerts were issued this week for Denbury Resources, Inc., and Baker Hughes.

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.

Wax

Wax Ink is a baseline equity research company not licensed or registered with any government agency
Copyright © 2014 Wax Ink

Performance – Week Ending 07/03/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 1.8% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 1.3%, the Nasdaq was up 2.0%, the S&P 500 was down 1.2%, the Russell 2000 was up 1.6%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 8.3%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is up 0.9%, the Dow is up 3.0%, the Nasdaq is up 7.4%, the S&P 500 is up 7.4%, the Russell 2000 is up 1.6%, and the VIX is lower by 24.8%.

The portfolio breakdown is 55% equities, 45% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.

This week’s winners were specialty contractor URS Corporation (NYSE: URS), up 12%, municipal contractor Layne Christensen Company (Nasdaq: LAYN), up 7%, and infrastructure supplier LB Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR), up 4%.

This week’s punch bowl floaters were small tool maker The LS Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX), down 3%, steel cylinder maker Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR), down 1%, and ag chemicals company Agrium(NYSE: AGU), down 1%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 30% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 32% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG), Baker Hughes, Inc. (NYSE: BHI), Kodiak Oil and Gas Corporation (NYSE: KOG), Modine Manufacturing Company (NYSE: MOD), and Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI).

Also, Value Alerts were issued this week for Modine Manufacturing , and Baker Hughes.

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.

Wax

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Performance – Week Ending 06/27/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 1.3% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 0.6%, the Nasdaq was up 0.7%, the S&P 500 was down 0.1%, the Russell 2000 was up 1.0%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 3.8%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 0.9%, the Dow is up 1.7%, the Nasdaq is up 5.3%, the S&P 500 is up 6.1%, the Russell 2000 is up 2.2%, and the VIX is lower by 17.9%.

The portfolio breakdown is 55% equities, 45% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.

This week’s winners were infrastructure wholesaler L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR), up 3%, cylinder maker Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR), up 2%, and industrial distributor Kaman Corporation (Nasdaq: KAMN), up 1%.

This week’s punch bowl floaters were refiner HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), down 11%, government contractor Layne Christensen Company (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 4%, and drug kingpin Cubist Pharmaceuticals(Nasdaq: CBST), down 4%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 31% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 36% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU), Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), and World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE: INT).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.

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Performance – Week Ending 06/20/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 2.2% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 1.0%, the Nasdaq was up 1.3%, the S&P 500 was up 1.4%, the Russell 2000 was up 2.2%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 10.9%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is up 0.5%, the Dow is up 2.2%, the Nasdaq is up 4.6%, the S&P 500 is up 6.2%, the Russell 2000 is up 2.1%, and the VIX is lower by 20.9%.

The portfolio breakdown is 55% equities, 45% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.

This week’s winners were tire maker The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (NYSE: GT), up 6%,refiner HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), up 5%, and drug maker Cubist Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: CBST), up 5%.

This week’s punch bowl floaters were muncipal contractor Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 9%, government contractor URS Corporation (NYSE: URS), unchanged, and conglomerate General Electric(NYSE: GE), unchanged.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 32% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 34% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
RigNet, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNET), Oil States International, Inc. (NYSE: OIS), Orion Marine Group, Inc. (NYSE: ORN), Dynamic Materials Corporation (Nasdaq: BOOM), Unit Corporation (NYSE: UNT), and Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name. Thanx.

Wax

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Performance – Week Ending 06/13/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 1.1% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 0.9%, the Nasdaq was down 0.2%, the S&P 500 was down 0.7%, the Russell 2000 was down 0.2%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was op 13.5%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 1.7%, the Dow is up 1.2%, the Nasdaq is up 3.5%, the S&P 500 is up 4.8%, the Russell 2000 is down 0.1%, and the VIX is lower by 11.2%.

The portfolio breakdown is 55% equities, 45% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change to the total number of shares held.

This week’s winners were specialty chemical company W.R. Grace and Company (NYSE: GRA), up 2%, semiconductor maker International Recifier Corporation (NYSE: IRF), up 2%, and chicken grease king Darling International (NYSE: DAR), up 1%.

This week’s punch bowl floaters were new reenamed trucker ArcBest Corporation (Nasdaq: ARBC), down 5%, container maker Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE), down 4%, and helicopter parts maker Kaman Corporation(Nasdaq: KAMN), down 4%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 33% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 27% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Superior Industries International (NYSE: SUP), AECOM Technology Corporation (NYSE: ACM), Forward Air Corporation (Nasdaq: FWRD), Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR), KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: KMG), Scholastic Corporation (Nasdaq: SCHL), Adams Resources and Energy, Inc. (NYSE: AE).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name.

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Performance – Week Ending 06/06/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 0.5% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 1.2%, the Nasdaq was up 1.9%, the S&P 500 was up 1.3%, the Russell 2000 was up 2.7%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 5.9%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 0.6%, the Dow is up 2.1%, the Nasdaq is up 3.5%, the S&P 500 is up 5.5%, the Russell 2000 is up 0.1%, and the VIX is lower by 21.8%.

The portfolio breakdown is 55% equities, 45% cash, and 0% bonds. There was a change to the total number of shares held with the close of the Dorman Products position.

This week’s winners were newly renamed trucker ArcBest Corporation (Nasdaq: ARBC), up 5%, drug maker Cubist Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: CBST), up 5%, and cylinder maker Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR), up 4%.

This week’s punch bowl floaters were rubber and plastic container maker Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE), down 4%, refiner HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), down 3%, and small tool maker The LS Starrett Company(NYSE: SCX), down 2%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 32% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 25% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Gentherm Incorporated (Nasdaq: THRM), Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (NYSE: PHG), Cooper Tire and Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB), Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX), Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL), Rofin-Sinar Technolgies, Inc. (Nasdaq: RSTI), and Apple, Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name.

Wax

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Performance – Week Ending 05/30/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 0.3% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 0.7%, the Nasdaq was up 1.4%, the S&P 500 was up 1.2%, the Russell 2000 was up 0.7%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 0.4%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 1.2%, the Dow is up 0.8%, the Nasdaq is up 1.6%, the S&P 500 is up 4.1%, the Russell 2000 is down 2.5%, and the VIX is lower by 16.9%.

The portfolio breakdown is 65% equities, 35% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change in the total shares held.

This week’s winners were infrastructure supplier LB Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR), up 3%, pharmaceutical company Cubist Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: CBST), up 3%, and rubber and tire king The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (NYSE: GT), up 3%.

This week’s punch bowl floaters were small tool maker The LS Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX), down 4%, after market auto parts company Dorman Products (Nasdaq: DORM), down 2%, and cigarette paper maker Schweiter-Maudit International(NYSE: SWM), down 2%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 35% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 25% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Ultra Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: UPL), McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE: MDR), Dawson Geophysical Company (Nasdaq: DWSN), Matrix Service Company. (Nasdaq: MTRX), Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN), Aegion Corporation (Nasdaq: AEGN), and National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name.

Wax

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Performance – Week Ending 05/23/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 0.9% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 0.7%, the Nasdaq was up 2.3%, the S&P 500 was up 1.2%, the Russell 2000 was up 2.1%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 8.7%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 1.5%, the Dow is up 0.2%, the Nasdaq is up 0.2%, the S&P 500 is up 2.8%, the Russell 2000 is down 3.2%, and the VIX is lower by 17.2%.

The portfolio breakdown is 65% equities, 35% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change in the total shares held.

This week’s winners were cylinder maker Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR), up 5%, building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), up 5%, and infrastructure supplier LB Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR), up 4%.

This week’s punch bowl floaters were chicken grease collector Darling International (NYSE: DAR), down 2%, refiner Holly Frontier (NYSE: HFC), down 2%, and drug maker Cubist Pharmaceuticals(Nasdaq: CBST), down 2%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 35% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 25% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Integra Life Sciences Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: IART), NACCO Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NC), EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NPO), The Dixie Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DXYN), and Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE: DO).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name.

Wax

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Performance – Week Ending 05/16/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 0.1% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 0.6%, the Nasdaq was up 0.5%, the S&P 500 was unchanged, the Russell 2000 was down 0.4%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 3.7%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 2.4%, the Dow is down 0.5%, the Nasdaq is down 2.1%, the S&P 500 is up 1.6%, the Russell 2000 is down 5.2%, and the VIX is lower by 9.3%.

The portfolio breakdown is 65% equities, 35% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change in the total shares held.

This week’s winners were were small tool maker The LS Starett Company (NYSE: SCX), up 12%, container manufacturer Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE), up 6%, and cylinder maker Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR), up 3%.

This week’s punch bowl floaters engineering and technical services contractor URS Corporation (NYSE: URS), down 7%, chicken grease collector Darling International (NYSE: DAR), down 4%, and after market auto parts maker Dorman Products(Nasdaq: DORM), down 3%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 38% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 26% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Transocean, Ltd. (NYSE: RIG), Attwood Oceanics (NYSE: ATW), E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (NYSE: DD), Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: WTS), Vertex Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: VTNR), Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: XRM), Gulf Island Fabricators, Inc. (Nasdaq: GIFI).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name.

Wax

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Performance – Week Ending 05/09/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 2.3% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 0.4%, the Nasdaq was down 1.3%, the S&P 500 was down 0.1%, the Russell 2000 was down 1.9%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 0.1%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 2.3%, the Dow is unchanged, the Nasdaq is down 2.5%, the S&P 500 is up 1.6%, the Russell 2000 is down 4.8%, and the VIX is lower by 5.8%.

The portfolio breakdown is 65% equities, 35% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change in the total shares held.

This week’s winners were container maker Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE), up 6%, chicken grease collector Darling International (NYSE: DAR), up 3%, and semiconductor maker International Rectifier (NYSE: IRF), up 2%.

This week’s turds in the punch bowl were small tool maker The LS Starett Company (NYSE: SCX), down 7%, after market auto parts maker Dorman Products (Nasdaq: DORM), down 6%, and drug maker Cubist Pharmaceutials (Nasdaq: CBST), down 6%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 37% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 25% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD), Aceto Corporation (Nasdaq: ACET), International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), Diamondback Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FANG), Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU), Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE: AA), WPX Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WPX), Heska Corporation (Nasdaq: HSKA), Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name.

Wax

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Performance – Week Ending 05/02/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 1.2% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 0.9%, the Nasdaq was up 1.2%, the S&P 500 was up 1.0%, the Russell 2000 was up 0.5%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 8.2%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is unchanged, the Dow is down 0.4%, the Nasdaq is down 1.3%, the S&P 500 is up 1.8%, the Russell 2000 is down 3.0%, and the VIX is lower by 5.9%.

The portfolio breakdown is 65% equities, 35% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change in the total shares held.

This week’s winners were drug maker Cubist Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: CBST), up 14%, building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), up 7%, and industrial/aerospace parts maker Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), up 4%.

This week’s losers were municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 10%, rubber and tire company maker The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (NYSE: GT), down 8%, and container maker Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE), down 6%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain building materials company Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 36% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 23% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Snyder-Lance, Inc. (Nasdaq: LNCE), Monster Beverage Corporation (Nasdaq: MNST), Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY), Cambrex Corporation (NYSE: CBM), Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS), Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB), Haliburton Company (Nasdaq: HAL), Key Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: KEG).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name.

Wax

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Performance – Week Ending 04/25/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 1.8% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 0.3%, the Nasdaq was down 0.5%, the S&P 500 was down 0.1%, the Russell 2000 was down 1.3%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 5.2%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 1.2%, the Dow is down 1.3%, the Nasdaq is down 2.4%, the S&P 500 is up 0.8%, the Russell 2000 is down 3.5%, and the VIX is higer by 2.5%.

The portfolio breakdown is 65% equities, 35% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change in the total shares held.

This week’s winners were cigarette paper maker Schweiter-Maudit International (NYSE: SWM), up 3%, refiner HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), up 2%, and rubber and tire king The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (NYSE: GT), up 2%.

This week’s losers were rubber and plastic container maker Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE), down 18%, specialty chemical maker W.R. Grace and Company (NYSE: GRA), down 7%, municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 4%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain garage door and telephone headset maker Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 40% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 15% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR), Cubist Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: CBST), URS Corporation (NYSE: URS), General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (NYSE: GT), International Rectifier Corporation (NYSE: IRF), WABCO Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WBC), Albany International Corporation (NYSE: AIN), and Approach Resources, Inc. (Nasdaq: AREX).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name.

Wax

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Performance – Week Ending 04/18/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 3.2% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 2.4%, the Nasdaq was up 2.4%, the S&P 500 was up 2.7%, the Russell 2000 was up 2.4%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 21.6%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 0.6%, the Dow is down 1.0%, the Nasdaq is down 1.9%, the S&P 500 is down 0.9%, the Russell 2000 is down 2.2%, and the VIX is lower by 2.6%.

The portfolio breakdown is 65% equities, 35% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change in the total shares held.

This week’s winners were refiner HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), up 10%, rubber and tire king Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (NYSE: GT), up 7%, and rubber and plastic container maker Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE), up 6%.

This week’s losers were muncipal and heavy construction contractor Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 3%, and small tools maker The L.S. Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX), down 1%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain garage door and telephone headset maker Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 38% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 12% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE), Dorman Products (Nasdaq: DORM), W.R. Grace and Company (NYSE: GRA), Darling International (NYSE: DAR), Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR), Agrium, Inc. (NYSE: AGU), Schweitzer-Mauduit International (NYSE: SWM), Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS), Kaman Corporation (Nasdaq: KAMN), HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), The L.S. Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name.

Wax

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Performance – Week Ending 04/11/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 3.1% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 2.4%, the Nasdaq was down 3.1%, the S&P 500 was down 2.6%, the Russell 2000 was down 3.6%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was up 22.0%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 2.5%, the Dow is down 3.3%, the Nasdaq is down 4.2%, the S&P 500 is down 1.8%, the Russell 2000 is down 4.5%, and the VIX is higher by 24.1%.

The portfolio breakdown is 65% equities, 35% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change in the total shares held.

This week’s winners were rubber and plastics container maker Myers Indudstries (NYSE: MYE), up 10%, rail, piling, and tubular products maker LB Foster (Nasdaq: FSTR), up 2%, and municipal and heavy construction contractor Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), up 0.3%.

This week’s losers were steel cylinder maker Worthingtion Industries (NYSE: WOR), down 8%, drug maker Cubist Corporation (Nasdaq: CBST), down 8%, and cigarette paper king Schweitzer-Maudit International (NYSE: SWM), down 5%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain garage door and telephone headset maker Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 38% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 9% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for:
Avon Products (NYSE: AVP), Ecolab, Inc. (NYSE: ECL), Spartan Motors (Nasdaq: SPAR), Supreme Industries (NYSE: STS), Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC), and BorgWarner, Inc. (NYSE: BWA).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name.

Wax

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Performance – Week Ending 04/04/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 0.8% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 0.5%, the Nasdaq was down 0.7%, the S&P 500 was up 0.4%, the Russell 2000 was up 0.1%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 3.1%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is up 0.6%, the Dow is down 1.0%, the Nasdaq is down 1.2%, the S&P 500 is up 0.9%, the Russell 2000 is down 0.9%, and the VIX is higher by 1.7%.

The portfolio breakdown is 65% equities, 35% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change in the total shares held.

This week’s winners were grease and chicken parts collection company Darling International (NYSE: DAR), up 7%, rubber and plastics container maker Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE), up 6%, and trucking company Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS), up 5%.

This week’s losers were agricultural chemicals company Agrium (NYSE: AGU), down 2%, drug maker Cubist Corporation (Nasdaq: CBST), down 2%, and rubber and tire king Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (NYSE: GT), down 1%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain garage door and telephone headset maker Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 35% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 10% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for: Carters, Inc. (NYSE: CRI), Superior Uniform Group, Inc. (NYSE: SGC), Deckers Outdoor Corporation (Nasdaq: DECK), and Tredgear Corporation (Nasdaq: TG).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name.

Wax

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Performance – Week Ending 03/28/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 1.2% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 0.1%, the Nasdaq was down 2.8%, the S&P 500 was down 0.5%, the Russell 2000 was down 3.5%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 3.9%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 0.2%, the Dow is down 1.5%, the Nasdaq is down 0.5%, the S&P 500 is up 0.5%, the Russell 2000 is down 1.0%, and the VIX is higher by 5.0%.

The portfolio breakdown is 65% equities, 35% cash, and 0% bonds. During the course of the week, I closed my position in AAR Corporation (NYSE: AIR), having owned the stock 4513 days. The gain, net of all fees, was 241%.

This week’s winners were agricultural chemical company Agrium, Inc. (NYSE: AGU), up 3%, lots of stuff maker General Electric (NYSE: GE), up 2%, and technical services company URS Corporation (NYSE: URS), up 0.15%.

This week’s losers were cylinder maker Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR), down 10%, drug maker Cubist Corporation (Nasdaq: CBST), down 7%, and trucking company Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS), down 5%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain garage door and telephone headset maker Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 34% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 13% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for: Gilbraltar Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROCK), Olympic Steel, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZUES), and Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE: ACI).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name.

Wax

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Performance – Week Ending 03/21/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 0.8% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 1.5%, the Nasdaq was up 0.7%, the S&P 500 was up 1.4%, the Russell 2000 was up 1.0%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, decreased by 15.8%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is up 1.0%, the Dow is down 1.7%, the Nasdaq is up 2.4%, the S&P 500 is up 1.0%, the Russell 2000 is up 2.6%, and the VIX is higher by 9.3%.

The portfolio breakdown remains roughly 66% equities, 34% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change in the total shares held.

This week’s winners were trucking company Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS), up 5%, small tool maker The L.S. Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX), up 5%, and cylinder maker Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR), up 4%.

This week’s losers were aircraft repair company AAR Corporation (NYSE: AIR), down 6%, restaurant grease collection company Darling International (NYSE: DAR), down 1%, and cigarette paper maker Schweitzer-Maudit International (NYSE: SWM), down 1%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain garage door and telephone headset maker Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 31% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 11% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for: Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) CARBO Ceramics, Inc. (NYSE: CRR), and Exterran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EXH).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access any worksheet in this post, click on the associated company name.

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Performance – Week Ending 03/14/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio declined 2.3% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was 2.4% lower, the Nasdaq was 2.1% lower, the S&P 500 was 2.0% lower, the Russell 2000 was down 1.8%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, increased by 26.3%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is up 0.2%, the Dow is down 3.1%, the Nasdaq is up 1.6%, the S&P 500 is down 0.4%, the Russell 2000 is up 1.5%, and the VIX is higher by 29.9%.

The portfolio breakdown remains roughly 66% equities, 34% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change in the total shares held.

This week’s winners were refiner HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), up 5%, and helicopter company Kaman Corporation (Nasdaq: KAMN), up 1%.

This week’s losers were small tool maker The L.S. Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX), down 13%, municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 6%, and semiconductor maker International Rectifier Corporation (NYSE: IRF), down 4%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain garage door and telephone headset maker Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 32% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 14% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for Gordman’s Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: GMAN), Williams-Sonoma, Inc., (NYSE: WSM), Pep Boys (NYSE: PBY), Dick’s Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS), Hibbett Sports, Inc. (Nasdaq: HIBB), Tiffany and Company, Inc. (NYSE: TIF), Coldwater Creek, Inc. (Nasdaq: CWTR), Francesca’s Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: FRAN), Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS), Tech Data Corporation (Nasdaq: TECD), Mitcham Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIND), Ulta Salon Cosmetics and Fragrance, Inc. (Nasdaq: ULTA), Sea Change International, Inc. (Nasdaq: SEAC), Sigma Designs, Inc. (Nasdaq: SIGM), and Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access the worksheets for this post, click on the associated company name.

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Performance – Week Ending 03/07/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was increased 2.1% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was 0.8% higher, the Nasdaq was 0.7% higher, the S&P 500 was 1.0% higher, the Russell 2000 was up 1.7%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, increased by 0.8%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is up 2.6%, the Dow is down 0.7%, the Nasdaq is up 3.8%, the S&P 500 is up 1.6%, the Russell 2000 is up 3.4%, and the VIX is higher by 2.8%.

The portfolio breakdown remains roughly 66% equities, 34% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change in the total shares held.

This week’s winners were trucking company Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS), up 12%, airplane repair company AAR Corporation (NYSE: AIR), up 7%. and refiner Holly Frontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), up 4%.

This week’s losers were cigarette paper maker Schweitzer-Maudit International, Inc. (NYSE: SWM), down 5%, container maker Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MYE), down 3%, and drug company Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBST), down 3%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain garage door and telephone headset maker Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 29% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 9% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for New York and Company, Inc. (NYSE: NWY), Ross Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: ROST), Shoe Carnival, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCVL), SteinMart, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMRT), The Buckle, Inc. (NYSE: BKE), The Cato Corporation (Nasdaq: CATO), The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCE), The Men’s Warehouse, Inc. (NYSE: MW), The Wet Seal, Inc. (Nasdaq: WTSL), Zumies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZUMZ), J.C. Penny Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP), The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: BONT), Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG), Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG), Fred’s, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRED), The Kroger Company, Inc. (NYSE: KR), Conn’s, Inc. (Nasdaq: CONN),Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access the worksheets for this post, click on the associated company name.

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Performance – Week Ending 02/28/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 2.4% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 1.4%, the Nasdaq was up 1%, the S&P 500 was up 1.3%, the Russell 2000 was up 1.6%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, decreased by 4.4%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is up 0.5%, the Dow is down 1.5%, the Nasdaq is up 3.1%, the S&P 500 is up 0.6%, the Russell 2000 is up 1.7%, and the VIX is higher by 2%.

The portfolio breakdown remains roughly 66% equities, 34% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change in the total shares held.

This week’s winners were container maker Myers Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MYE), up 9%, pipe, rail, and piling company L.B. Foster (Nasdaq: FSTR), up 9%, and airplane repair company AAR Corporation (NYSE: AIR), up 6%.

This week’s losers were garage door and telephone headset maker Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 1%, refiner Holly Frontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC), down 1%, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 1%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain garage door and telephone headset maker Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 31% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 13% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.. (Nasdaq: GIII), lulumon athletica, inc. (Nasdaq: LULU), Oxford Industries, Inc. (NYSE: OXM), Perry Ellis International, Inc. (Nasdaq: PERY), Phillips Van Husen Corporation (NYSE: PVH), Brown Shoe Company, Inc. (NYSE: BWS), Vera Bradley, Inc. (NYSE: VRA), Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE: KKD), Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P), Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO), American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYSE: AEO), Ann, Inc. (NYSE: ANN), Destination XL Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DXLG), Citi Trends, Inc. (Nasdaq: CTRN), DSW, Inc. (NYSE: DSW), Express, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXPR), Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), Genesco, Inc. (NYSE: GCO), Guess?, Inc. (NYSE: GES), Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. (Nasdaq: JOSB).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access the worksheets for this post, click on the associated company name.

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Performance – Week Ending 02/21/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 1.8% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 0.3%, the Nasdaq was up 0.5%, the S&P 500 was down 0.1%, the Russell 2000 was up 1.3%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, increased by 8%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 1.9%, the Dow is down 2.9%, the Nasdaq is up 2.1%, the S&P 500 is down 0.7%, the Russell 2000 is up 0.1%, and the VIX is higher by 6.8%.

The portfolio breakdown remains roughly 66% equities, 34% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change in the total shares held.

This week’s darlings of the portfolio were after market auto parts maker Dorman Products (Nasdaq: DORM), up 7%, drug maker Cubist Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: CBST), up 6%, and technical and government services contractor URS Corporation (NYSE: URS), up 6%.

This week’s portfolio stinkers were maker of lots of stuff General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), down 3%, pipe, rail, and piling company L.B. Foster (Nasdaq: FSTR), down 2%, and steel cylinder maker Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR), down 2%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain garage door and telephone headset maker Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 31% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 12% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN), Kohl’s Corporation (NYSE: KSS), The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TJX), Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), Titan Machinery, Inc. (Nasdaq: TITN), Verint Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRNT), and Raven Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: RAVN).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing. To access the worksheets for this post, click on the associated company name.

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Performance – Week Ending 02/14/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 2.2% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 2.3%, the Nasdaq was up 2.9%, the S&P 500 was up 2.3%, the Russell 2000 was up 2.9%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, decreased by 11.2%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 3.7%, the Dow is down 2.5%, the Nasdaq is up 1.6%, the S&P 500 is down 0.5%, the Russell 2000 is down 1.2%, and the VIX is lower by 1.1%.

The portfolio breakdown remains roughly 66% equities, 34% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change in the total shares held.

This week’s darlings of the portfolio were rubber king Goodyear Tire and Rubber (NYSE: GT), up 14%, municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), up 9%, and small tool maker The LS Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX), up 7%.

This week’s portfolio stinkers were technical services company URS Corporation (NYSE: URS), down 9%, and after market auto parts maker Dorman Products (Nasdaq: DORM), down 1%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain garage door and telephone headset maker Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 31% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 13% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK), Marvel Technology Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq: MRVL), Virco Manufacturing Corporation (Nasdaq: VIRC), Movado Group (NYSE: MOV), Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH), Aerosonic Corporation (NYSE: AIM), TiVo, Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO), Abercrombie and Fitch Company, Inc. (NYSE: ANF),The Gap, Inc. (NYSE: GPS).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing.

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Performance – Week Ending 02/07/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 1.7% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 0.6%, the Nasdaq was up 0.5%, the S&P 500 was up 0.8%, the Russell 2000 was down 1.3%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, decreased by 16.9%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 5.7%, the Dow is down 4.7%, the Nasdaq is down 1.2%, the S&P 500 is down 2.8%, the Russell 2000 is down 4.0%, and the VIX is higher by 11.4%.

The portfolio breakdown remains roughly 66% equities, 34% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change in the total shares held.

This week’s darlings of the portfolio were container maker Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE), up 3%, small tool maker The L.S. Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX), up 3%, and specialty chemical company W.R. Grace and Company (NYSE: GRA), up 2%.

This week’s portfolio stinkers were trucking company Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS), down 10%, steel cylinder maker Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR), down 6%, and cigarette paper maker Schweiter-Maudit International (NYSE: SWM), down 5%.

The portfolio’s worst performing stocks remain garage door and telephone headset maker Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 30% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 20% since being added to the portfolio.

Worksheets were updated this week for Alco Stores, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALCS), Rex American Resources, Inc. (NYSE: REX), Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: HAST), Trans World Entertainment Corporation (Nasdaq: TWMC), Petsmart, Inc. (Nasdaq: PETM).

Please note that worksheets are updated basis the most current SEC 10-K ANNUAL filing.

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Performance – Week Ending 01/31/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 0.6% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 1.1%, the Nasdaq was down 0.6%, the S&P 500 was down 0.4%, the Russell 2000 was down 1.2%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, increased by 1.5%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 4.0%, the Dow is down 5.3%, the Nasdaq is down 1.7%, the S&P 500 is down 3.6%, the Russell 2000 is down 2.8%, and the VIX is higher by 34.2%.

The portfolio breakdown remains roughly 66% equities, 34% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change in the total shares held.

This week’s darlings of the portfolio were trucking company Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS), up 6%, rubber king The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company (NYSE: GT), up 3%, and paper company Schweitzer-Maudit International (NYSE: SWM), up 2%.

This week’s portfolio stinkers were garage door and telephone headset maker Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 10%, municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 3%, and semiconductor maker International Rectifier Corporation (NYSE: IRF), down 3%.

This week’s straining to go stocks remain garage door and telephone headset makerGriffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 30% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 16% since being added to the portfolio.

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Performance – Week Ending 01/24/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 2.7% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 3.5%, the Nasdaq was down 1.7%, the S&P 500 was down 2.6%, the Russell 2000 was down 2.1%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, increased by 45.8%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 3.5%, the Dow is down 4.2%, the Nasdaq is down 1.2%, the S&P 500 is down 3.1%, the Russell 2000 is down 1.7%, and the VIX is higher by 32.2%.

The portfolio breakdown remains roughly 66% equities, 34% cash, and 0% bonds. There was no change in the total shares held.

This week’s darlings of the portfolio were small tool maker The L.S. Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX), up 5%, after market auto parts maker Dorman Products (Nasdaq: DORM), up 2%, and pill maker Cubist Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: CBST), unchanged.

This week’s portfolio stinkers were mega company General Electric (NYSE: GE), down 6%, rubbers king Goodyear Tire and Rubber (NYSE: GT), down 6%, and specialty chemicals company W.R> Grace (NYSE: GRA), down 5%.

This week’s straining to go stocks remain garage door and telephone headset maker Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 22% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 14% since being added to the portfolio.

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Performance – Week Ending 01/17/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 0.1% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 0.1%, the Nasdaq was up 0.5%, the S&P 500 was down 0.2%, the Russell 2000 was up 0.3%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, increased by 2.5%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 0.6%, the Dow is down 0.7%, the Nasdaq is up 0.5%, the S&P 500 is down 0.5%, the Russell 2000 is up 0.4%, and the VIX is lower by 9.3%.

The portfolio breakdown remains roughly 67% equities, 33% cash, and 0% bonds.

This week’s darlings of the portfolio were pill maker Cubist Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: CBST), up 6%, metals processor Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR), up 4%, and agricultural chemicals company Agrium (NYSE: AGU), up 3%.

This week’s portfolio stinkers were after market auto parts maker Dorman Products (Nasdaq: DORM), down 7%, rubbers king Goodyear Tire and Rubber (NYSE: GT), down 6%, and oil refiner Holly Frontier (NYSE: HFC), down 4%.

This week’s straining to go stocks remain garage door and telephone headset maker Griffon
Corporation
(NYSE: GFF), down 21% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 9% since being added to the portfolio.

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Performance – Week Ending 01/10/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 0.5% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 0.2%, the Nasdaq was up 1.0%, the S&P 500 was up 0.6%, the Russell 2000 was up 0.7%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 11.8%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 0.8%, the Dow is down 0.8%, the Nasdaq is unchanged, the S&P 500 is down 0.3%, the Russell 2000 is up 0.1%, and the VIX is down 11.5%.

The portfolio breakdown remains roughly 67% equities, 33% cash, and 0% bonds.

This week’s darlings of the portfolio were rubbers king Goodyear Tire and Rubber (NYSE: GT), up 11%, municipal and heavy industry constructor Layne Christensen Company (Nasdaq: LAYN), up 10%, and small tool maker The L.S. Starrett Company(NYSE: SCX), up 7%.

This week’s stinkers of the portfolio were after market auto parts maker Dorman Products (Nasdaq: DORM), down 3%, metals processor Worthingtion Industies (NYSE: WOR), down 3%, and chicken gonand processor Darling International (NYSE: DAR), down 2%.

This week’s straining to go stocks remain garage door and telephone headset maker Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 23% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 8% since being added to the portfolio.

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Performance – Week Ending 01/03/2014
The Wax Ink Portfolio was down 0.6% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was down 0.1%, the Nasdaq was down 0.6%, the S&P 500 was down 0.5%, the Russell 2000 was down 0.4%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 0.2%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is down 1.2%, the Dow is down 0.6%, the Nasdaq is down 1.1%, the S&P 500 is down 0.9%, the Russell 2000 is down 0.7%, and the VIX is up 0.3%.

The portfolio breakdown remains roughly 67% equities, 33% cash, and 0% bonds.

This week’s darlings of the portfolio were heavy industry constructor Layne Christensen Company (Nasdaq: LAYN), up 3%, cylinder maker Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR), up 2%, and small tool maker The L.S. Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX) was up 2%.

This week’s portfolio smellers were airplane repair company AAR Corporation (NYSE: AIR), down 6%, container maker Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE), down 5%, and cigarette papers maker Schweitzer-Maudit International (NYSE: SWM), down 2%.

This week’s straining to go stocks remain garage door and telephone headset maker Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 23% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 17% since being added to the portfolio.

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2013 Portfolio Performance
The Wax Ink Portfolio closed up 48.5% for the year. By comparison, the Dow was up 26.5%, the Nasdaq was up 38.3%, the S&P 500 was up 29.6%, the Russell 2000 was up 37%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 10%.

By way of year-over-year comparison, the Wax Ink portfolio closed 2012 up 18.2%, while the Dow 2012 closed up 7.3%, the Nasdaq closed up 15.9%, the S&P 500 closed up 13.4%, and the Russell 2000 closed up 14.6%.

The portfolio ended the year with roughly 66% of holdings in equities, 34% in cash, and 0% in bonds.

Admittedly, had it not been for the Federal Reserve keeping bond yields artificially low during 2013, there is no way the portfolio could have performed as it did last year.

So thank you Mr. Bernanke, my portfolio is sad to see you go.

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Performance – Week Ending 12/27/2013
The Wax Ink Portfolio was up 1.2% for the week. By comparison, the Dow was up 1.6%, the Nasdaq was up 1.3%, the S&P 500 was up 1.3%, the Russell 2000 was up 1.3%, and the Volatility Index, commonly known as the VIX, was down 9.6%.

Year to date, the Wax Ink portfolio is up 47.6%, the Dow is up 25.7%, the Nasdaq is up 37.7%, the S&P 500 is up 29.1%, the Russell 2000 is up 36.7%, and the VIX is down 18.2%.

The portfolio breakdown remains roughly 66% equities, 34% cash, and 0% bonds.

This week’s moving on up stocks were rubber and heavy industry constructor Layne Christensen Company (Nasdaq: LAYN), up 5%, keep on truckin’ company Akansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS), up 3%, and small tool maker The L.S. Starrett Company (NYSE: SCX) was up 3%.

This week’s floaters in the bunch bowl were airplane repair company AAR Corporation (NYSE: AIR), down 2%, container maker Myers Industries (NYSE: MYE), down 2%, and after- market auto parts maker Dorman Products (Nasdaq: DORM), down 2%.

With the recent changes to the portfolio, the new portfolio choke and puke stocks are garage door and telephone headset makerGriffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), down 26% since being added to the portfolio, and municipal/industrial construction company Layne Christensen (Nasdaq: LAYN), down 19% since being added to the portfolio.

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