Saturday, May 4, 2013

The Five Greatest Stocks Update For May 2013

When I originally wrote my post on The Five Greatest Stocks For The Next Five Years back in October of 2011, I really thought that these five great stocks would basically trounce the S&P 500 by now, but something certainly did change with one of the five greats named Apple Inc. (AAPL). At the time of the original post Apple was trading just over $400 per share and went on to rally to just over $700 per share by the middle of September of 2012 and then preceded to crash all the way under $400 in April of this year. I have attached a chart below to show what happened:



Chart courtesy of Barchart.com

Because of this correction in Apple, I now became convinced that the portfolio would now be on the losing end of things, but low and behold that would not be the case. So here are the results going into May 6th, 2013:

Portfolio Total Return With Dividends Reinvested: 34.6%
S&P 500 (SPY) With Dividends Reinvested: 32.9%

MasterCard (MA): Price: $553.55, Total Return of 60.1%
Under Armour (UA): Price: $57.71, Total Return of 36.7%
Google (GOOG): Price: $845.72, Total Return of 42.7%
Apple (AAPL): Price: $449.98, Total Return of 12.8%
Amazon (AMZN): Price: $258.05, Total Return of 20.9%
Stats courtesy of Low-Risk Investing

So there you have it, the Five Greats managed to continue to beat the S&P 500. Going forward. I think that the correction in Apple is probably done, but it now may be a company that is no longer in its growth phase, this is a bit concerning and something that I did not see coming this fast, but on a good note the company is committed to increasing their dividends as well as buybacks, this should allow the stock to at the least match the performance of the S&P 500. Once again, even after some corrections, I am still convinced that for the next 3+ years this portfolio should outperform the S&P 500.

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