Pottsy unflappable as losses gobble turkeys
WELL, the global crisis so fervently wished for by the racers chasing top spot has failed to materialise and Pottsy holds his nerve to take out the final contest of the year.
WELL, the global crisis so fervently wished for by the racers chasing top spot has failed to materialise and Pottsy holds his nerve to take out the final contest of the year.Our resident guru was treated generously by that jovial, well-fed yuletide figure, resplendent in flowing white beard, mischievous sparkle in his merry eye. No, not Gandalf! Of course, we are speaking of Sharesy Claus.Sharesy Claus doesn't care whether you've been naughty or nice - he's far less judgmental than that North Pole busybody and his morality police elves - and he's happy to take as well as give. And take he did.Aside from Pottsy, all our racers lost money as the market slipped 2.8 per cent to finish 3.3 per cent down over the four weeks. Astro nut Doreen Daze finished strongly, which means heartbreak once again for the AFR's Philip Baker, who takes home a bronze medal to add to his collection. Engineer Boz McDonald holds on to a spot in the top half of the ladder, despite a couple of his stocks losing about a third in value. Centro Properties was his best investment. Hmmm, there's something awry with that statement.Moving down the list, chartist Richard Pritchard swaps positions with Dartboard, giving him bragging rights in their eternal struggle of one-upmanship. At the foot of the table, investor John Schneider had a shocking last week (down 8 per cent) after five of his stocks dropped by about a fifth. That's got to be some kind of record. The best performer of the week was real estate agent Graeme Cullen, who is really hitting his straps, if a tad late.We're back in 2012 with more shares race action adventure. Thanks for reading and happy holidays.1st David Potts AFR InvestorAnglo Aust $12,222Carpentaria Exp $10,857Cooper Energy $9136Crossland Uranium $8941Flinders Mines $18,065Gold Anomaly $12,381Legend Min $8125Peninsula Energy $6522Poseidon Nick $9048Tap Oil $8936 $104,2322nd Doreen Daze AstrologerAntisenseTherapeutic $13,810AustarUnited $10,391Crown $9878IndiaEquitiesFund $7949MagellanFlagship $9704MSFSugar $9911Reckon $9038RichmondMin $7903TelstraCorp $10,219VirginBlueHldgs $10,000 $98,8043rd Philip Baker AFR Associate EditorANZ Banking Grp $10,097Auspaccoal $10,000Energy Res $7812Fletcher Bld $9850Freedom Food $10,353Invocare $10,750Myer Hldgs $9027REA Grp $9723Seek $10,180Virgin Blue Hldgs $10,000 $97,7924th Boz McDonald EngineerBHP Billiton $9465Centro Prop stp $13,972Cochlear $10,117Jacka Res $9667Leighton Hldgs $9586Metminco $7647Origin Energy $9573QBE Insurance Grp $9431Telstra Corp $10,219Vector Res $6737 $96,4155th Richard Pritchard ChartistBionomics $12,857Cape Lambert Res $8738Consegna Grp $9375Fortescue Metals Grp $9226JB Hi-Fi $9428Origin Energy $9573PanAust $8980Promesa $7157Seek $10,180StratumMetals $9524 $95,0376th DartboardAzumah Res $9213Cooper Energy $9136Endocoal $12,162Linc Energy $6361Matrix C & E $10,157Mirabela Nickel $8127News Corp pref $10,422Universal Coal cdi $8889Voyager Res $8718Western Desert Res $11,071 $94,2577th John Schneider InvestorAlkane Res $8197Bannerman Res $8148Focus Min $9153Gindalbie Metals $8034Horizon Oil $9130Mincor Res NL $8263OneSteel $7700QBE Insurance Grp $9431SevenWest Media $10,090Westfield Grp stp $9951 $88,0988th Graeme Cullen Real Estate AgentBlina Min NL $4286Broken Hill Prospect $9091Ceramic Fuel Cells $8750Consolidated Tin Min $9231Lynas Corp $9237Mutiny Gold $9875OBJ $8636Phosphagenics $11,471Prima BioMed $8378Tissue Therapies $7736 $86,691