A month of downs and then ups on the stock markets.
First we got the downs, triggering many a prediction of a sharp 10-20% correction.
Instead, we got a rapid recovery as the half-year earnings reports flowed in.
A mixed bag of results as always.
The big winners from this week's results included QBE Insurance (QBE) which was up by more than 10% - as much as a result of being 'less bad' as anything
And another big winners this week was Ramsay Healthcare (RHC) which added nearly 9% to its share price on more strong results.
RHC has been one heck of a performer in recent years.
Healthcare being my favourite sector of all the market sectors, I sold my shares some time ago in RHC at a handsome profit but should have held for longer still clearly.
Also a big month for one of my old favourites almond kings Select Harvests (SHV) and Transfield Services (TSE).
Less good news for Boart Longyear (BLY) which got slammed by more than 35% in the month of February.
Also, a poor month for Wotif.com (WTF) which looks set for a period of consolidation having previously been seen as a sector leader and a growth stock.
And then we got a slight a breather at the end of the month as markets priced in unrest in Ukraine and as the market sat back to await the manufacturing data in China.
I looked at the China PMI data here yesterday.
Expecting a moderate start for the markets next week.