Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Five Greatest Stocks Update-July 2015

It is about that time for another update on The Five Greatest Stocks for the Next Five Years that I wrote about on October 30th 2011. At that time I believed that the overall performance of these stocks would beat the performance of the S&P 500 (SPY) and indeed that portfolio is roaring ahead like never before, trouncing the overall market with impressive returns. So without further ado, let's witness those returns....

Amazon (AMZN), $536.15: Total Return of 151.1%.

Apple (AAPL), $121.30: Total Return of 123.3%.

Google (GOOGL): $657.50: Total Return of 121.7%.

MasterCard (MA), $97.40: Total Return of 185.4%.

Under Armour (UA), $99.33: Total Return of 370.7%.

The Total Return of The Five Greats Portfolio was 190.4%.

The Total Return of the S&P 500 (SPY) was 81.1%.

Stats and charts courtesy of low-risk-investing.

In conclusion, these five great companies continue to be strong and well positioned in their industries. With the fourth year closing in, I continue to believe that the portfolio as a whole will continue to out-perform the S&P 500.

Special note: I have been questioned many times from my followers and readers on how exactly can a small investor invest in these five stocks when the prices of the shares are so high. The simple solution is to use the investment services of Motif Investingwhere a small investor can create their own portfolio of up to 30 stocks with a minimum investment of $250.

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1 comment:

  1. Well I guess I don't own any of these names in my portfolios. Am I too focused just in dividend returns and not capital appreciation?