Monday, April 6, 2009

MANDA Weekend Update

A little late getting this out, but here it is.

Exar Corporation (Nasdaq: EXAR) successfully completed its acquistion of hi/fn, Inc. (Nasdaq: HIFN) at $4 per share as of midnight April 2nd. This transaction is reflected in the latest MANDA portfolio holdings shown below.

Note that in the MANDA portfolio as well as in the Channeling Stocks portfolio, the realized return is based on a total portfolio value equal to exactly that of the current holdings (where each holding is of equal dollar value). If a static portfolio value is assumed (say a $100,000), the realized return will be a different number (either more or less). There's no one correct way to calculate the theoretical total return. I prefer the former method for a couple of reasons: it's easier to calculate and easier to demonstrate, i.e., the reader can see exactly how each trade performed.

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