Fool Portfolio Report
Thursday, September 28, 1995

A good day all around.

For starters, you have to love the debut of a new Fool forum right here on America Online. . . ROGUE. Rogue "went live" at 11:59 AM this morning, right about the time our portfolio kicked over the 1% daily return mark. Rogue (keyword ROGUE, as you might expect) is perhaps our best offering yet, an incredibly vital and dynamic new forum that looks at contemporary America: its politics, its television, its music, its books, and its art. It's got some darn fine games, too, and what we believe to be the most intelligent message boards anywhere. . . the ones that don't have to do with stocks, that is! Hope you'll check it out, and drop a note in our Rogue Suggestion Box to let us know what you think. Also, if you fall in love with Rogue, have a strong interest and background in any of our Rogue subjects (Art, Books, Music, Politics, and Television), and would like to contribute as a remote staff member, send an e-mail to Surowiecki (Jim Surowiecki) who runs the forum.

Our portfolio went on to cruise up to a 1.40% return for the day, easily beating the S&P 500 but unable to keep up with a sizzling NASDAQ. We were borne largely (and capably) on the wings of Applied Materials (up $6 1/4), KLA Instruments (up $2 7/8), America Online (up $1), and Ride Inc. (up $3/4). . . the last of which returned to being a two-bagger for The Fool Portfolio. Two stocks among our ten with greater than 100% returns. Gotta love it.

Iomega lost $1/2, unable to rise with the strong market. Our readers are diligently attempting to pin down distribution companies on when the Jaz portable hard drive will be available. . . as well as locating back-order numbers. Speculation remains about what the company's profitability will look like for the third quarter, a question that interest us as well. In our fantastic Iomega folder, Kevinfurr reminded us this afternoon that chief executive officer Kim Edwards stated confidently in his last conference call that IOMG would be profitable for the second HALF of the year, suggesting that even if Iomega reported negative earnings in the third quarter they would be more than made up for by the company's projections for its own fourth quarter. Fools watch closely.

Chevron, recipient of an UNATTRACTIVE rating from Paine Webber, also announced that company vice chairman Dennis Bonney will retire at year's end. Dennis has spent the last eight years of his life in this capacity for the company. We're not sure whether Chevron plans to replace the guy in Ben & Jerry's fashion or not, but if such a thing happened, you'll find it out first right here in Fooldom. CHV was up $1/4.

Interesting day. The NASDAQ drops more than 20 points during the day yesterday, causing many bears to say the bull run was over. What ends up happening today is that the NASDAQ races back up more than 20 points, erasing yesterday's losses and tacking on an extra gain. What an amazing stock market for 1995!

---David Gardner, September 28, 1995


Today's Moves

AMER +1

AMAT +6 1/4

CHV + 1/4

GE - 3/8

GPS + 1/4

IOMG - 1/2

KLAC +2 7/8

RIDE + 3/4

S + 1/2

SNIC ---


Today's Numbers

Day Month Year History FOOL +1.40% 5.49% 52.79% 69.65% S&P 500 +0.83% 4.27% 27.57% 27.81% NASDAQ +2.02% 2.64% 39.24% 45.39% Rec'd # Security In At Now Change 8/5/94 340 AmOnline 14.55 68.75 372.65% 5/23/95 510 Ride Inc. 9.91 20.00 101.88% 5/17/95 335 Iomega Corp 15.11 23.75 57.14% 8/5/94 165 Sears 28.93 37.00 27.92% 4/20/95 155 The Gap 32.55 36.00 10.60% 8/11/95 95 GenElec 57.91 63.13 9.00% 8/11/95 110 Chevron 49.00 48.88 -0.25% 8/24/95 65 KLA Instrm 89.42 83.50 -6.62% 8/24/95 50 AppldMatl 115.05 104.50 -9.17% 12/23/94 340 SonicSol 14.48 10.75 -25.77% Rec'd # Security Cost Value Change 8/5/94 340 AmOnline 4945.56 23375.00 $18429.44 5/23/95 510 Ride Inc. 5052.44 10200.00 $5147.56 5/17/95 335 Iomega Corp 5063.13 7956.25 $2893.12 8/5/94 165 Sears 4772.65 6105.00 $1332.35 4/20/95 155 The Gap 5045.25 5580.00 $534.75 8/11/95 95 GenElec 5501.87 5996.88 $495.01 8/11/95 110 Chevron 5389.99 5376.25 -$13.74 8/24/95 65 KLA Instrm 5812.49 5427.50 -$384.99 8/24/95 50 AppldMatl 5752.49 5225.00 -$527.49 12/23/94 340 SonicSol 4924.18 3655.00 -$1269.18 CASH $5927.47 TOTAL $84824.35 Transmitted: 95-09-28 17:52:35 EDT