Here’s the Crossing Wall Street Buy List for 2009:
Baxter International (NYSE:BAX)
Becton, Dickinson (NYSE:BDX)
Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY)
Cognizant Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:CTSH)
Eaton Vance (NYSE:EV)
Eli Lilly (NYSE:LLY)
FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS)
Jos. A Bank Clothiers (NASDAQ:JOSB)
Leucadia National (NYSE:LUK)
Nicholas Financial (NASDAQ:NICK)
SEI Investments (NASDAQ:SEIC)
Once again, I’m only making five changes to the Buy List. The five new buys are:
Three of the new buys are in health care.
The five sells are:
I’ll start tracking the new list this Friday, January 2, 2009, the first day of trading of the new year. I’ll assume that all of the stocks are equally weighted with the closing price as of December 31 as the buy price. As usual, the rules state that I'm not allowed to make any changes to the Buy List throughout the year.
My purpose is to show investors that by buying and holding a well-diversified portfolio of high-quality stocks, you can do well in the market. With only a few days left in 2008, we’re heading toward our second straight year of beating the S&P 500 while using less risk. Plus, our turnover is only 25% which is far less than most professional money managers.