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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 mutual... More
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  • The Five Greatest Stocks Portfolio Update For May 2012 0 comments
    May 31, 2012 9:05 PM | about stocks: MA, UA, GOOG, AAPL, AMZN

    We just ended a brutal May in the overall market, so I thought it would be a good time to check up on my portfolio of the Five Greatest Stocks For The Next Five Years. First and foremost, I want to emphasize that this portfolio is for the long-term and during the next five years this basket of just five stocks will definitely be more volatile than the S&P Index. This portfolio is now in its seventh month and has performed rather well considering how bad markets have been in May. The portfolio had a total return of over 15% with dividends reinvested (where applicable), while the S&P had a total return including dividends of only 6%. I must admit, even I am impressed with how well the portfolio has done.

    The five stocks and their returns with dividends reinvested (where applicable):

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL): Stock Price: $577.73, Return: +43%.

    Under Armour (NYSE:UA): Stock Price: $100.73, Return: +19.3%.

    MasterCard (NYSE:MA): Stock Price: $406.51, Return: +18.7%.

    Google (NASDAQ:GOOG): Stock Price: $580.86, Return: -0.7%.

    Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN): Stock Price: $212.91, Return: -2.0%.

    We can see that during this period, both Amazon and Google struggled and yet the portfolio still beat the S&P 500. The recent market correction has been a tough one, but I continue to feel confident that this portfolio will outshine the overall market.

    Stats courtesy of low-risk-investing.com.

    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 AAPL, MA.

    Stocks: MA, UA, GOOG, AAPL, AMZN
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