Ask Colin

If you are fully invested do you continue to scan for stocks or do you only scan when you need stocks for your portfolio?

I scan the market every week. Partly this is looking for stocks to write about in BRW. So, I scan for new highs, but also new lows. The new highs scan is the only one with relevance to my portfolio. In effect I do the selection of a stock for my BRW column and analysis of possible stocks for my portfolio at the same time each week. Not surprisingly, the stocks I write about and the ones in my portfolio are the same.