People who own stocks for a short term (say 4 to 6 weeks) usually run streams of money to do this. I looked at a typical guy who posts his record in a limited way. The results are shown below. Mr. Marketâs Money streams. I label them alphabetically and then I list the sequence of stocks owned in the stream and also when the stream is in cash. 2002 Stream A: DHOM, SAH, RYL, JOSB, cash (Starting JUN to end of 2002.) Stream B: GNWR, GAN, TENT, HAMP, cash (Starting JUL going to end of 2002. Stream C: ANH, cash ( Starting APR goingto end of 20002) Stream D: MHK, OHB (held OHB into JUN 2003) Four streams were determined by looking a where he held stock simultaneously.. The stocks were: SAH, GNWR, NHK and ANH. He is in cash a lot. By the month for 2002 it is as follows: JAN 75% to 25% cash; FEB 25% to 0%; MAR 0%; APR 0% to 25%; MAY 25%; JUN 75% to 50%; JUL 50% to 25%; rest of year 75% cash. You will be more surprised by 2003. Now that the first six months are over we can see he needed 9 strems of capital to do his side by side holding of stocks. Ordinarily One branches into more streams as capital accumulates. With the returns he is having the only alternative he used was to put new money in the streams since there was none there in cash. I will post the first six months of 2003 next. Finally I will post the current 12 stream situation that Mr. Money is running. Again to get to 12 streams from 9 streams it takes new money since it is not available from his sells. This is getting to be fun. Use Mr Marketâs home page where he still has this data posted as of now (.08JUL03 ). You will noticethe completed trades are not arranged in any particular order. I just made a chart of the times each stock was held and spliced them together to get the minimum possible streams. What I see first is that money is being added (2003) to the account to buy stocks often. There is no available cash usually starting in 2003. About half of 2002 was wasted from an investment point of view by being in cash.