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I am a Blue-Collar worker that has been investing for over twenty years. I will invest across all types of investments: Tech, growth, dividends, bonds, & options. I believe that people can invest on their own and in due time can build a portfolio of stocks that will easily surpass many... More
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  • The Five Greats Update May 2014 0 comments
    May 31, 2014 11:52 PM | about stocks: AMZN, AAPL, GOOGL, MA, UA

    We are now past the half way point of the The Five Greatest Stocks for Next Five Years article that I wrote back in 2011, so I figured an update was overdue. The portfolio as a whole continues to do well even with the rather lackluster performance of Amazon (AMZN) as of late. Once again, I am confident that the portfolio will continue to outshine the S&P 500 going forward.

    Amazon (AMZN), $312.55: Total Return of 46.4%.

    Apple (AAPL), $633: Total Return of 63.6%.

    Google (GOOGL): $571.65: Total Return of 92.7%.

    MasterCard (MA), $76.45: Total Return of 122.1%.

    Under Armour (UA), $50.79: Total Return of 140.7%.

    The Total Return of The Five Greats Portfolio was 93.1%.

    The Total Return of The S&P 500 (SPY) was 61.8%.

    Stats and chart courtesy of low-risk-investing.

    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 Investing, where a small investor can create their own portfolio of up to 30 stocks with a minimum investment of $250.

    Disclaimer: All articles are written as an opinion of the writer or writers. The contributors on this website are not professional investment advisors. These articles are written to share investing ideas that may be of interest to the reader. Always seek the advice of a professional investment advisor before investing.

    Disclosure: I am long MA, UA.

    Stocks: AMZN, AAPL, GOOGL, MA, UA
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