Virtually all of our tips gave up ground on twin fears that the US is preparing for tighter control of its money supply and that our own Bank of England may allow interest rates to rise sooner than previously thought.
Interest-rate concerns saw housebuilder Galliford Try and residential landlord Grainger sharply reverse after their big gains over recent weeks, while Aberdeen Asset Management also suffered an above-average fall. Its exposure to emerging markets makes it vulnerable to American financial belt-tightening.
Our biggest casualty of the week, however, was Scottish oil services group John Wood. It slumped to just above its published stop/loss level of 825p as directors announced satisfactory current trading but warned of a tougher 2014.
Surprisingly few of our other recommendations appear in imminent danger of triggering sell signals, but we are keeping a close eye on Barclays and Greggs, which both registered small gains last week after previous weakness.
Our 2013 portfolio was the hardest hit from last week's share-price slide, with a 2.5% fall. The 2010 and 2011 selections both gave up around 2%.
The depleted 2012 list had some protection because of its large cash holdings after previous share sales, which kept its overall loss to 1%.
The reversals justified our decision to hold off further purchases for now, but we will continue to monitor several possibilities with a view to loosening our purse strings in the autumn.