Like Dave Schultz and Bobby Clarke of the Philadelphia Flyers sometimes you just need to dump the puck in and then work hard, work hard to make something happen.
I dumped in today and sold some shares of good companies with good balance sheets that had 18-20 % gains , (GRMN) Garmin and (ADM) ArcherDanielsMidland. Sometimes, just like in hockey , you need to take shorter shifts, to get all four lines on the ice and keep everyone fresh. It just seemed like both issues were fully valued here.
I picked up some value stocks to plug in with defensive positions. I am not as bullish here as most of the soothsayers. I do not see a fast recovery at all. (BMY )Bristol Myers Squibb has a 6.2 % dividend yield, so you get paid to wait for a stock gain. They are also in a product partnership with Gilead Sciences , (GILD).
Foster Wheeler AG, (FWLT), a play on rebuilding infrastructure in heavy construction and engineeering. Both stocks are value plays that are lower beta volitility than Garmin and ADM. We'll see if we can get a quick goal here if the puck bounces right! These activities are in an IRA retirement account, so are a little bit more conservative picks.