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The Five Greatest Stocks Update-April 2015

|Includes: AAPL, Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), GOOGL, MA, SPY, UAA

It has been almost three and a half years since I wrote my post on The Five Greatest Stocks for the Next Five Years on October 30th 2011 and during that time I believed that the overall performance of these stocks would beat the performance of the S&P 500 (SPY), but I never thought that the portfolio would return almost double the amount of the index this soon. I suspect being part of a great bull market and having Under Armour (UA) part of the portfolio can't hurt. Without further ado....

Amazon (AMZN), $421.78: Total Return of 97.6%.

Apple (AAPL), $125.15: Total Return of 129.5%.

Google (GOOGL): $548.77: Total Return of 85%.

MasterCard (MA), $90.21: Total Return of 163.9%.

Under Armour (UA), $77.55: Total Return of 267.5%.

The Total Return of The Five Greats Portfolio was 148.7%.

The Total Return of the S&P 500 (SPY) was 78.5%.

Stats and charts courtesy of low-risk-investing.

In conclusion, these five great companies continue to be strong and well positioned in their industries, I continue to believe that the portfolio as a whole will continue to out-perform the S&P 500 going forward.

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.

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Disclosure: The author is long AAPL, MA, UA.