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My Best Top 5 Stocks

|Includes: Alaska Air Group, Inc. (ALK), AMAG, EBIX, GILD, SKX

Here are some stocks selected from the 100 stocks from my new book Best Stocks 2016.

Choice List

It includes selected stocks from the screens that work recently. It may have short-term surges from my previous experiences. However, time the market as the book suggested. You do not want to buy any stock during a market plunge.

I put my money where my mouth is. I invested more than $150,000 on the first two days when the book was published. They are all in retirement accounts as I can trade them without considering the tax consequences. I also have ALK, EBIX, GILD and SKX in my previous purchases months ago.

The following is my evaluation of the stocks in this list as of 6/29/2015.

Stock

Score

S.T. Score

L.T. Score

Blue Chip

Fidelity

Price

Passing

Score

2

15

15

B

7

6/29/15

             
             

ALK

6

13

25

B

10

63.86

AMAG

3

17

30

A

3

67.14

EBIX

7

19

32

A

10

32.36

GILD

8

18

35

A

10

115.46

SKX

3

10

29

A

9

110.46

Explanation

· Three scoring systems have been used. They are used as references only.

· The first one Score is described in my book Scoring Stocks. It is adaptive, so it may not be identical from the book.

· The other two scoring systems (S.T. for short term) are proprietary incorporating rankings from several vendors I subscribe.

· Blue Chip Growth is currently free.

· Fidelity's Analyst Opinion is available for their customers. If you are not one, use finviz.com's Recomm.

· From the above, most stocks score pretty good with some minor exceptions. AMAG scored 3 on Fidelity's Analyst's Opinion. ALK and SKX do not pass the S.T. Score.

More on stock analysis

You need to know yourself. Are you a growth investor or value investor? I have divided all my stocks into these major categories. In addition, I created many short lists such as Large Cap, Small Cap and Dividend.

Here is a way to find the information using Finviz.com and SeekingAlpha.com. There are many other financial web sites will give you additional info. I will concentrate these two first.

1. Find the current stock price and most fundamental metrics about the stock from Finviz.com in your browser. The next chapter will describe them in detail.

2. Find information about the company. Enter SeekingAlpha.com in your browser. Enter the stock symbol such as IBM. You should have many articles of this stock. If you have a handful of stocks, use the Portfolio function that will give you updated articles. When the stock is a small cap with low volume, ensure the description is not written by one trying to "pump and dump".

Risky Market

2015 and 2016 are risky years for the market. I provide the following in this book.

1. I provide a simple market timing technique without charting. It will tell us when to unload the portfolio and when to come back. The average loss of the last two major market crashes is 45%.

2. I select more value stocks than growth stocks and large cap over small cap.

Summary

It would save you a lot of time to research the stocks selected by the book. Do not forget do your home work and you are the only one who is responsible for your trading.

Disclaimer

Do not gamble money that you cannot afford to lose. Past performance is a guideline and does not guarantee future performance. All information is believed to be accurate, but there is not guaranteed. All the strategies described have no guarantee that they will make money and they may lose money. Do not trade without doing due diligence and be warned that most data of this book would be obsolete by the time you read it. All my articles and the associated data are for informational purposes only. I'm not a professional investment counselor or a tax professional. Seek one before you make any investment decision. The above mentioned also applies for all other advice such as on accounting, taxes, health and any topic mentioned in this book. I am not a professional in any of these fields. Same for all the links contained in this book. I may own a few stocks in the recommended list. As a trader, I may sell these stocks, but I may buy them back later. My limited size will not change the stock prices. Some articles may offend some one or some organization unintentionally. If I did, I'm sorry about that. I am politically and religiously neutral. I try my best effort to ensure the accuracy of my articles. Data also from different sources was believed to be accurate. However, there is no guarantee that they are accurate and suitable for the current market conditions and /or your individual situations.

Disclosure: I am/we are long ALK,AMAG,EBIX,GILD, SKX.