Between 1/11/11 and 7/11/11, my portfolio (henceforth known as YCM) is -.4%. The arrival of semi-annual interest payments should render the return approximately flat.
The performance can be characterized as unsuccessful stockpicking and successful merger arbitrage cancelling each other out. 2011-picked stocks include the following performances:
Merger arbitrage trades in 2011 were the following.
I have not included annualized return figures, but all trades (besides ADAM/EBIX) exceed 30%. Dates are conservative, as they represent the extremes of position accumulation.