Braskem (BAK), the Brazilian chemical maker, highlighted earlier in the month [Dec 9, 2009: Braskem - Brazilian Chemical Maker] is our newest addition. The stock was in full break out mode when I wrote about it, which I prefer not to chase (even though that's been the preferred money making strategy of late). Yesterday and today we see the stock coming back to hit a supporting moving average which is a place I am more comfortable starting or adding to a position. By doing so I have a clearly defined place to exit if the trade does not work. I will begin a position in the name in the $15.40s with a tight stop loss, in the $14.80s.
Brazil, as a whole, has had a rough week - down 4% as the dollar carry trade blows up, ruining HAL9000s precious strategy.
Long Braskem in fund; no personal position