My 2022 Top 5 Beat By >10%, Plus My Top Buys For 2023

Dec. 14, 2022 10:38 PM ETDFS, GLPI, LOW, NXST, PFE9 Comments


  • My top 5 picks for 2022 outperformed the S&P 500 by over 14%.
  • I provide an update for those stocks in this article, two of which remain top picks for the coming year.
  • A follow-up piece will provide overviews of my remaining top picks for 2023.
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As 2021 came to a close, I provided my top five picks for the coming year. Four of those five tickers outperformed the market. Not including dividends, the year-to-date average return was minus 2.91% versus a loss of 17.13% for the S&P 500.

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As of 12/08/2022 I am rated among the top 2.8% of authors in terms of overall results. This is according to TipRanks, which provides a 63% success rate and an average 17.3% annual return for my articles. (I update this score on at least a quarterly basis for readers.)

I could be characterized as a safety first investor.  My primary focus is on dividend bearing stocks.  I seek a degree of safety in my investments by concentrating on companies with competitive advantages and strong balance sheets. 

I am a also value / buy and hold investor.   Since I require a discount in the share valuations of my investments, my  ratings are generally very conservative.  My valuation requirements, combined with the high quality companies that I often highlight mean many stocks I rate as a hold  perform well over the long term.   Readers should consider this when weighing my buy/hold/sell recommendations.  

I am a retail investor, with no formal training in investing.  

I am a graduate of the U.S Army Ranger school and a former member of the 1st Ranger Battalion and The Old Guard (U.S Army Honor Guard.) I am a retired law enforcement officer. I have approximately 20 years experience as a retail investor. 

Best of luck in your investments, Chuck

Disclosure: I/we have a beneficial long position in the shares of DFS, LOW, PFE, GLPI, NXST either through stock ownership, options, or other derivatives. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

Additional disclosure: I have no formal training in investing. All articles are my personal perspective on a given prospective investment and should not be considered as investment advice. Due diligence should be exercised and readers should engage in additional research and analysis before making their own investment decision. All relevant risks are not covered in this article. Although I endeavor to provide accurate data, there is a possibility that I inadvertently relay inaccurate or outdated information. Readers should consider their own unique investment profile and consider seeking advice from an investment professional before making an investment decision.

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