Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Time to Buy Citi?

Fortune says it might be time to buy Citi stock.

Other smart money has recently been speculating on the stock. Hedge fund legend George Soros bought nearly 100 million shares in the fourth quarter of 2009; John Paulson of Paulson & Co. added more than 200 million shares; and Daniel Loeb's Third Point bought shares worth $83 million.

But Berkowitz says investors can't ignore the Treasury's move to allow Citi to repay its Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds. "The only way the government was going to allow repayment was if they thought the bank was recapitalized," he says.

We bought some Citi stock a few weeks ago, in our IRA, when it was trading in the high $2 range. We'll see if it pays off.


Daddy Paul said...

It looks like you made a good buy. It closed today at 4.18. I do not like investing In single stocks but everyone has their sweet spot in the strike zone.

Sam said...

Paul, We limit our single stock investing to our IRA money ($5,000 for each of us per year).

To us, single stock investing is easier because it is easier to research one company than it is to research a fund made up of hundreds of stocks. We also like the fact that fees are limited to the trade fee. On the other hand, single stock investing generally carries more risk and lowers one's ability to diversify.

We buy and hold.