Stock Picking Contest – Q2 Results

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Date posted: 07.03.2012 (5:00 am) | Write a Comment  (6 Comments)

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Today we are taking a look at the first quarter results from the friendly stock picking competition. After winning the first year, I was not able to repeat the next two ones so I was hoping to get back on top. So far, 3 of my 4 picks have done extremely well and honestly even the fourth isn’t terrible. That being said, while I am still in second place, I was finally able to close the gap with WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo who has been doing extremely well. That being said, 2nd place at mid-year with a very respectable return is a good start:) So let’s start by taking a look at my 4 picks:

Apple (AAPL) +48,04%

Clearly, I’ve been very bullish on Apple, ranking it #1 in my Tech Stock Power Rankings and writing a post about how crazy you’d be to not own Apple. With the launch of the very anticipated iPhone5 only months away, details of the upcoming Apple TV slowly coming out, it looks like a great time to remain long Apple which is exactly what I’d want to do:)

 

Intel Corporation Inc (INTC) +12,22%

Both on the blog and in our mailing list, I’ve seen Intel Corp come out as one of the top dividend stocks that can be bought. It has an amazing business, trades at a decent valuation and should be able to keep increasing payouts for many years in the future.

 

Aflac (AFL) -0,48%

Unfortunately, like much of the market, Aflac fell into negative territory in Q2. It’s not an exceptional return, but Aflac (AFL) is a very solid pick. It’s not by chance that Aflac is the stock that I decided to add to the Ultimate Sustainable Dividend Portfolio in a recent update.

 

Travelzoo (TZOO) -7,23%

Travelzoo continues to be a disappointment for me so far this year but I do still believe it remains a good pick

So hopefully things keep improving in Q2… in the meantime, congrats to WDA who continues to do very well at this mid-year point. Here are the standings after 21, I will be adding links towards their posts as they are published:

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6 Comments »

  1. Pingback by 2012 Stock Picks Contest – Q2 Update — July 3, 2012 @ 5:34 am
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  3. Comment by Hans — July 3, 2012 @ 6:52 pm
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    Excellent work, IS, especially considering what the general indexes have done…

    Apple has been a good stock for everyone to own; I hope that the trend continues…

  4. Comment by IS — July 3, 2012 @ 8:13 pm
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    @Hans – Thanks a lot, I do hope and expect the stock to end 2012 on a good note with the iPhone5 launch:)

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