Investment Stock Market

Goodbye, JAS (Jackstones, Inc)

After putting JAS on HOLD for 4 long months, I finally sold it today at a loss. It’s difficult for me to sell a losing stock but I had to do it, otherwise, the loss would even get bigger.

I bought it in June 20, 2014 when the price was ranging from P5 to P5.5 per share. It seemed to be an active stock during that day or week so when it hit P5, I bought 2,000 shares thinking that it was a good opportunity. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen like I speculated.

One of the big mistakes in investing in the stock market is not researching enough about the stock. In short I, myself, just speculated and sadly, it didn’t work for JAS. Another lesson learned for me.

I actually had no plans of selling JAS this early but I received a TENDER OFFER from JAS to sell it at P2.7 per share. Based on how I understood the memo, JAS will be handled by another group of directors or company and will make it private which means that they’ll remove it from the public listing of the Philippine Stock Exchange. Having said that, they’re encouraging stock/shareholders to sell their remaining shares with JAS until November either through the tender offer which is P2.7 per share or by selling it directly based on the current market price.

Like I said earlier, I only have 2,000 shares of JAS which I bought at P5 per share and considering their tender offer of P2.7 per share, I don’t think it’s fair to let go of it at almost 50% loss. The market price of JAS as of this writing is P3.9 per share but the highest bid is P3.75. Without thinking twice, I sold all my remaining shares with JAS at 25% loss. Yes it’s a loss but it’s definitely better than the 50% loss if I accepted the tender offer.  

It’s also a good thing that I didn’t invest much on this stock. Had I invested more, for sure that 25% loss would be equivalent to a pale of tears and regrets.

Goodbye now, JAS (Jackstones, Inc)! I only had you 4 months ago but I stayed with you until the end of your public listing. I got my capital back at a loss but the lessons I learned were all worth it. Hope you get better and more successful in your new home.