This is an update to our model portfolio report, The Best 29 Stocks for 2017.
Theoretical positions in both theoretical long models, Evercore Partners Inc. (NYSE:EVR) and Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE:APO), hit their price targets today January 26 and will be assumed closed at the end of trading tomorrow.
For the month to date, the theoretical long model portfolios are up +3.64% versus a +2.57% return in the S&P 500 and a +2.58% return in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY).
MTD, stocks in the theoretical Core Short Model portfolio are up 4.08% on average for the equivalent short sale loss. The Opportunistic Model Portfolio has assumed a 100% cash position since the January 4 close and retains its MTD loss of -5.56%.
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