From the research team that's nearly TRIPLED
the performance of the S&P 500 since 2003...
We're so confident in these stocks, we'll pay
you if they don't beat the market (full details below)...
My staff and I firmly believe that these 10 stocks,
which I'll tell you about in a moment, will deliver market-beating gains
in 2012 and beyond.
Some of the names within this select group of stocks you've likely heard
about before. But there are others that I'd be surprised if even 1
in 20 investors know about.
Of course, they all have one common thread: We think they have the
potential to beat the Dow... the Nasdaq... and the S&P 500 in the coming year.
There aren't any guarantees, but when you see statistics like the ones
we're about to show you, it's
easy to see why we're excited about this exclusive group of 10
That's just a taste of what we like about these
stocks... and other investors seem to agree that these investments are
"must-haves." Year-to-date these 10 stocks have returned
18.3% in 2011, and they've beaten the S&P by a better than 5-to-1
margin. But we think bigger gains could come in 2012.
Keep reading and I'll tell you more about this select group of just 10
stocks -- including several names and ticker symbols.
And if history is any guide, learning everything you can about our
Top 10 Stocks for 2012 is worth your time...
Without a doubt, this yearly report is our most popular piece of
annual research. In fact, we've published this annual list since 2003.
And over the years, literally tens of thousands of
investors have read -- and profited -- from this advice.
And there's a good reason why
this research is so popular year-in and
In our inaugural edition in 2003 our top picks
ideas beat the S&P by 12 percentage points over the course of the
year. And then came 2004... 2005... 2006... 2007... 2009... and 2010 --
our Top 10 Stocks trounced the overall market in
those years as well.
In fact, through 2010 (2011 results haven't been finalized yet) this annual list has returned 16.8% on average each
year, more than DOUBLE the returns delivered by the S&P. And if you look at the
compounded returns, we're beating the S&P 157.1% to 55.5%. That's more than 101
Along the way, we've racked up some phenomenal gains for our readers. In 2008 -- a year
marked by one of the worst market sell-offs in history -- we obviously
saw some losses, but we made 45.8%
with shares of Panera Bread (Nasdaq: PNRA)
And then in 2009 there was the 72.1% we earned on shares of CPFL
Energia (NYSE: CPL), the Brazilian utility company that soared as
the markets rebounded.
And in 2010 -- a year in which the S&P 500 gained a modest 6.7%, we
selected not one but two stocks that gained more than 100% on the
year -- Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq: SWKS), up 101.8%, and
Silver Wheaton (NYSE: SLW), up 159.9%.
Here's a sample of some of the big winners we've seen over the years...
Now, I can't guarantee every stock we
cover will be a winner. There's no doubt we've recommended stocks some
years that haven't beaten the market. And although we've trounced the S&P
in 7 of the past 8 full calendar years, we haven't beaten it every single
But here's what I can tell you -- thanks to our research team's
expertise and our track record of beating the market, I'm confident
enough in these picks to put my reputation -- and my own money -- on the
Put simply, if our selections for the Top 10 Stocks for 2012
don't beat the market, we'll pay you. I have more details
about this one-of-a-kind offer a little later. First, I'd like to
My name is Paul Tracy. I'm the co-founder of StreetAuthority, one of the
nation's fastest-growing financial research firms. As I said, without a doubt
our most anticipated piece of research each year is our annual "Top 10
But what I don't think
many understand is the risk we take in publishing this report year after
Let me explain...
Our entire livelihood is centered around finding profitable stocks for
individual investors like you. If we make bad calls, we know investors will
remember it. That means when we go out on a limb with these picks and
publish them for everyone to see, we're taking a BIG
financial risk. After all, there are no take-backs with this report.
Once it's published, we're locked in for the year.
Thankfully, so far that risk has paid off well. Here's what a few of our readers
have had to say about some of the stocks we've recommended in the past...
"Across about 50 client portfolios, we have about $700,000 invested in
the position [you recommended]. We've made about $150,000 so far."
-- Jim P., Forest Grove, Oregon
"I like that you are not on Wall
Street and I am impressed by your thorough but brief assessment of why
your recommendation is a valid one to consider."
-- John O., Panama City, Florida
"The information [you] provide almost eliminates any research I may have
to do myself. That type of info is hard to find out for people like me
that have a full time job and are busy with other stuff. [You] find
crucial investment information all investors should know about."
-- Tony P., Toronto, Canada
But it's not just our company's reputation on the line. We have skin in the game too.
You see, unlike many investment research organizations, we invest
alongside our subscribers. We have
$700,000 in actual cash
behind our calls in the form of "real-money" portfolios across our
Yes, we put actual cash behind our investment ideas.
So you can invest alongside us knowing that our interests are perfectly
aligned with yours.
In fact, of the investments we've tagged as our Top 10 Stocks for 2012,
we already own six of them in our various real-money portfolios. (That
includes the two stocks I'll tell you about in a moment -- including
names and ticker symbols -- that are paying dividends like crazy.)
That "skin in the game" has certainly helped get our research
My business partner, Lou Betancourt, and I
started StreetAuthority a decade ago. We literally started the
business from our kitchen tables. It's funny to think about now, but
I can tell you back then we tried to keep our humble start a secret.
But then a funny thing happened...
People began to see StreetAuthority knew what we were talking about.
We were making investors money.
Gradually more investors learned about us. Then our analysis started
to appear on AOL, Forbes, Nasdaq, and Yahoo Finance. That brought
Over the years, our business has grown like a weed. We now have two
offices -- one in Gaithersburg, Maryland and another in Austin,
Texas. We employ dozens of people, and we have analysts and
researchers all over the U.S. and Canada.
Today, we publish our research to over 2 million readers in 175
But as I said, despite publishing thousands of
investment articles each year, StreetAuthority's most anticipated piece of
research is our annual "Top 10 Stocks" list.
Of course, this report's popularity certainly begs the question... how is it possible to
beat the market with only a handful of stocks? After all, if only a
couple stumble, doesn't that drag down returns?
Well, as you'll soon see, it's not only possible to beat the market with only a
stocks, but some of the world's greatest investors -- including Warren
Buffett -- swear by this strategy.
It's a pretty bold statement.
It goes against what literally thousands of retirement planners tell
millions of investors. In fact, it goes against one of the oldest axioms
I think diversification is a mistake.
Let me rephrase that. I think diversification is a mistake if you
want to beat the market.
If you want to simply follow what the market does, then by all means,
buy a simple index fund and you'll be done. Nothing is simpler.
I don't know about you, but my goal is to beat the market... not
simply float alongside it.
And it's impossible to beat the market when your portfolio IS the
market. The funny thing is, I'm not alone in thinking this way.
Legendary investor Warren Buffett also has similar feelings on
"If it's your
game, diversification doesn't make sense. It's crazy to put
money into your 20th choice rather than your 1st choice. It's
the 'LeBron James' analogy. If you have basketball phenom LeBron
James on your team, don't take him out of the game just to make
room for someone else."
- Warren Buffett
For the record, Warren Buffett's investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway's
(NYSE: BRK-B) holds nearly 95% of its wealth in just 10 investments. And when you start digging, it's pretty easy to see
why Buffett -- and a growing number of investors -- are putting their
money almost exclusively in their top few picks.
Take the bear market that lasted from October 9, 2007 until March 9,
2009. During that time, the S&P dropped from a peak of 1,565 to a
closing low of 676. That's a nauseating -56.8% drop.
But you couldn't avoid that drop, right? After all, the S&P dropped
that much... and it's an average of 500 of America's best companies.
Everyone lost -56%... or did they?
I looked up some statistics during that sell-off. In total, more than 50
stocks with market caps greater than $1 billion actually came away
from the bear market with positive returns -- despite one of the biggest
sell-offs in market history.
DeVry (NYSE: DV), the education company, gained 24% during that time --
beating the S&P by 80 percentage points. AutoZone (NYSE: AZO) gained 23%... Royal
Gold (Nasdaq: RGLD) was up 16%... even Walmart (NYSE: WMT) returned 7%.
With this in mind, is it any wonder why I think it's smart to focus on
your best ideas rather than simply following along with the entire
Of course, simply telling investors to put their
money in their best investments makes it sound simple.
The truth is, hunting out those picks best poised to beat the market is
difficult... especially in a market that moves sharply in one direction
one day... only to swing back harder the next day.
So why are we so confident in our select group of 10 stocks?
Frankly, we at StreetAuthority are of the opinion that investing doesn't
have to be hard... or stressful... or akin to gambling.
And after years of research, I've found that more often than not,
companies with a few basic characteristics are the ones that can make
you money long-term (more on these characteristics in a moment).
So what's our secret?
Well, for years we've noticed that investing has become more complicated. Options
strategies, complex derivatives, high-frequency trading, and dozens of
other investing methods that only a PhD could understand have been used
to help people "trade" (a.k.a. -- gamble) in stocks.
But we don't use any of those... and I doubt you do either.
In fact, we don't recommend these strategies to the vast majority of
investors. Unless you're an experienced professional, the majority of
them are ineffective.
So what do we recommend? We simply like to focus on companies with the following
After years of research, I've found that more often
than not, companies that fit within these three simple categories are the
ones that make you the most money long-term.
It makes sense -- strong companies that take care of their shareholders
tend to do better over the long-run. It doesn't take a PhD to understand
Of course, with investing there's never a surefire thing. Even the
seemingly strongest companies aren't guaranteed to deliver see a positive return.
But that said, if you invest in companies with one or more of these three simple traits,
then I think it gives
you the best chance of making money. After all, I don't know a better
strategy than focusing on shareholder-friendly companies. It's easy, it's simple, but
better yet... it works.
With that in mind, these are the types of companies that fill
our list of the top stocks for 2012.
And you'll find complete details on every one of these companies in a
brand-new report I'd like to share with you, entitled
StreetAuthority's Top 10 Stocks for 2012.
To claim your copy, with full details and profiles of all 10 stocks, I
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And for investors who join me through today's offer, I have one more
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on this offer to come...
But before you decide, let me tell you a bit more about the select
group of companies we chose for this year's report...
I told you a little about Stock #1 at the start of today's presentation.
The company has $14 billion allocated to share buybacks... has increased its dividend 110% over the past
five years... and just announced its sixth consecutive quarter of record
sales. Every $100 invested in this company in 1972 would be worth
And one more thing... Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway just opened a
new position in this stock -- buying 9.3 million shares worth more than
I call it my biggest "no-brainer" investment for 2012. When it comes
to the three characteristics I look for in the "perfect" stock --
enormous competitive advantages, strong dividends, and massive share
buybacks -- Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) is second to none.
You likely know Intel already. It's a major blue-chip company and the
world's largest semiconductor maker. The computer you're
reading this on
is likely powered by an Intel chip.
Some people may see the stock as "boring" and say that it hasn't gone
anywhere for years. But I see something different -- Intel's shares are
becoming more valuable quarter after quarter, and the share price isn't
rising... yet. Like a coiled spring, I think the pressure behind this
stock's price is building.
Let me explain...
Intel has posted record revenues for six consecutive quarters. Today the
company has sales totaling more than $14 billion every quarter... and
gross margins in excess of 60%. That puts Intel's margins in the same
neighborhood as some of the world's most profitable companies,
including Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT). And it's
significantly higher than Apple's (Nasdaq: AAPL) 40% gross margin.
considered a bellwether -- one of the tech industry's most prominent
corporations. It ranks number 56 on the Fortune 500 list of America's
largest companies. It's even a component of the Dow Jones Industrial
Average. In other words, we're talking about a massive company with a
history of solid earnings.
But don't let that fool you into thinking that Intel is some stodgy
company that isn't seeing any growth.
In fact, 2010 saw record revenues of more than $43 billion dollars. That
translated to $11 billion in earnings -- more than 160% growth over 2009.
Meanwhile, this company carries more than $15 billion in cash on its
books, amounting to $2.97 per share.
And yet, the shares haven't budged.
Right now, Intel's shares trade at the same level they
did back in the spring of 2010, when earnings were just $1.09 per share
in the previous 12 months. But today, earnings over the last year
total $2.31 per share -- more than 100% higher.
That's led to an incredibly cheap entry point for new investors. In
fact, I think Intel's shares are the most attractive I've seen since
the overall stock market bottomed out in early 2009.
Meanwhile, Intel's management team is continually making every single
share of its stock more valuable -- even if the company's overall earnings
grow a cent.
That's because the company is buying back massive amounts of stock.
During the past year the company has bought back 538 million shares --
worth $11.5 billion. Management has allocated another $14.2 billion
to future buybacks. At recent prices, that adds up to about 587 million
shares -- or nearly 10% of all shares outstanding.
But there's one more factor that I think is going to draw the most
attention from investors...
Intel pays a solid dividend of $0.21 per share every quarter. That
provides a yield of 3.5%. I don't normally get too excited about a 3.5%
yield... but this one is different.
see, Intel not only pays a 3.5% dividend now, but it also boasts one of
the most impressive dividend growth track records I've ever seen.
Dividends per share have increased 110% in the past five years... and
50% in the past two. Even so, Intel paid
out just 32% of its earnings in the form of dividends during the
latest quarter -- leaving plenty of room for growth.
In fact, the company has raised its dividend payment at a 16% annual
pace during the past five years. If that pace continues -- and right now
there is little reason to think it won't -- just five years from now
Intel would pay $0.44 per share every quarter, giving today's investors
a future yield of more than 7% based on today's purchase price.
Intel's impressive dividend record certainly attracted me to the stock,
and I think it will help attract others as well. Meanwhile, with
billions in share buybacks and steadily increasing revenues and earnings,
I think Intel makes a "no-brainer" addition to my Top 10 Stocks
for 2012 report.
But it's not the only opportunity my team and I have found...
There simply aren't many opportunities like this
one. It's an energy investment, but it's a far cry from the oil "majors" like ExxonMobil
(NYSE: XOM) or Chevron (NYSE: CVX).
In fact, this is one of those investments I'd guess only 1 in 20
investors know about.
Let me explain...
Most energy investments you find on the New York Stock Exchange are
actually pretty complex. They are companies that own land, wells,
derricks, and trucks. They have employees. They have to deal with
spills, lawsuits, and cleanups. That's a lot to handle and still pump
out a profit.
Take Chevron, for example.
In a recent quarter, it generated $64 billion in revenues... but $52 billion of
that went toward employee salaries, marketing campaigns, administrative
overhead and other operating expenses.
And then Uncle Sam took $5.5 billion in corporate taxes.
That still left a respectable $7.7 billion in pure profit. But Chevron
pumped the vast majority of that right back into the business to find
and develop new sources of oil.
Chevron is a complex oil giant, but the company I'm going to tell you
about in a moment is the exact opposite. This stock couldn't be any
simpler... or more lucrative.
This stock -- SandRidge Mississippian Trust (NYSE: SDT) -- simply takes in royalties and
then pays them out to investors.
As a royalty trust, SDT owns a stake in dozens of wells run by its
parent company, SandRidge Energy (NYSE: SD). SandRidge Energy takes care
of the drilling, production, marketing, and selling of the oil and gas
The royalty trust -- SDT -- is passive in the relationship. It doesn't
have to do a thing. In return for the initial investment when it went
public, its investors get a cut of all the oil and natural gas sold from
the wells between now and when the trust is scheduled to dissolve in
create SDT, SandRidge Energy packaged a 90% interest in 37
of its oil and natural gas wells in Oklahoma. In other words, for every
dollar in oil or gas pumped by these more than three dozen wells, owners
of the royalty trust are now entitled to 90 cents in royalties.
But that's just the start...
You see, most trusts simply package up some of their reliable reserves
and wells, sell them to the public as a trust, and that's the end of the
story. Those interests in the wells pay out steady dividends and not
But SDT is a different breed of trust. That's because in addition to the
37 wells it owned at its inception, the trust also gets a bonus. Between
its inception in December 2010 and December 2015, parent company
SandRidge must drill an additional 123 wells, of which SDT will own a
In other words, over the next several years each unit of this trust will
have a stake in an increasing number of wells... meaning increased
royalties and distributions.
Because the trust is so new, it has only made two dividend payments so
far -- one of $1.07 per unit (for a longer than usual period of January
through May 2011) and another for $0.82 per unit.
But the trust has outlined its projected distributions for the next four
years. If you take the midpoint of those projections, it adds up to
payments of $2.73... or a 10% yield at recent share prices.
But here's the best part -- the trust has significantly topped its
projected distributions so far. In the recent quarter when it paid $0.82
per unit, it had targeted a distribution of $0.66.
In other words, the trust topped its targeted distribution by 24%.
I have more details about SandRidge Mississippian Trust in my Top
10 Stocks for 2012 report.
In fact, I spell out everything you need to know about SDT, as well as all 10 of our
Top 10 Stock #3 owns oil pipelines and
terminals across the United States. That sounds like a "boring"
business, but this company just saw its quarterly profit rise to
a new record... and 67% above one year ago.
That's great news for its investors, because this company returns every penny it can to shareholders.
Since going public in 2001, stock #3 has raised its dividends
205%... and now pays $3.20 per share in dividends every
year. Meanwhile, over the past five years, the shares have
total returns of 129%.
Top 10 Stock #4 is one of Brazil's largest
electricity generators... but you don't have to go to Brazil to
buy the shares. They trade right here in the U.S.
I think of this stock as the "safe" way to play Brazil. The
country is seeing massive growth... and that can lead to
volatility. But by investing in one of the nation's biggest
electric providers, we have a way to participate in the upside
of a growing country without the swings seen in many emerging
market investments. Of course, the fact that the stock pays a
dividend yield of 9.0% only adds to this company's appeal.
Top 10 Stock #5 gives you a stake in dozens of
infrastructure monopolies throughout the world.
It owns electric grids in Chile. It holds railroads in
Australia... ports all over Europe... coal facilities in
Australia... toll roads in South America... and timberland in
the United States and Canada.
In total, 78% of the partnership's revenues are under
contracts or are regulated. Those revenues are practically
guaranteed. Right now the stock pays $0.35 per unit each
quarter. That dividend has increased 27% in less than one
year and gives the units a yield
Top 10 Stock #6 is a fund whose job is
simple -- invest in the most stable utility stocks on the earth
and pay investors a fat dividend yield.
It owns telecoms in New Zealand, electric companies in Brazil,
and energy businesses in Wisconsin.
It's returned 10% per
year since its inception in 2004... and it has boosted its
dividend 28.9% along the way. In total, the fund has paid more
consecutive dividends and currently yields 6.0%.
But don't expect to have heard of this one... it trades only about
70,000 shares a day -- about what Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) trades in two
Top 10 Stock #7 is a tech powerhouse, but
in recent years investors have given
it the cold shoulder. I don't think that will last much
The company has amassed an enormous pile of cash from rising
revenues. At last count, this
company held nearly $45 billion in cash on its books.
That amounts to $8.25 per share in cash... and the stock trades
for less than $20.
But that's not all. To attract investors the company
initiated its first-ever dividend in 2011. And while that
payment is modest right now, the amount of cash this company
holds suggests these payments could rise quickly.
Top 10 Stock #8 owns energy pipelines in
nearly 20 states. You simply don't find many investments with
the mixture of high yield and growth seen by this company.
Not only does it pay a yield of 5% and has never cut its dividend -- going all
the way back to 1994 -- but it is also expanding rapidly to take
advantage of the boom in shale gas in the United States. In
total, it plans to spend $3.3 billion for expansion projects by
2015 (about 30% of its current market cap).
That's one reason why the company recently announced that its
net income in 2012 should be between $740-800 million... roughly
20% higher than for 2011.
Top 10 Stock #9 makes one of the basic
building blocks for feeding the world -- fertilizer. Record-high
food prices show no signs of abating... and that is sending demand
for this company's product through the roof. In the first
half of 2011, revenues rose nearly 50% over the same period the
year before, while net income nearly doubled. And the company is
preparing for more growth -- it is adding another plant to
increase production capacity 50%.
Best of all, this company is barely known by investors. It just
went public in mid-2011. And thanks to its profitable business
model, it is already showering investors with enormous
dividends. Management is committed to distributing $1.92 per
share over the 12 months ending March 31, 2012. That gives the units a
yield of 8.0%.
Top 10 Stock #10 is one of the world's most
important oil companies... but I
doubt many investors have ever heard of it before. You may not
realize it, but Brazil has made several major oil discoveries
over the past few years. And as Brazil's resident oil company,
this business has first shot at those fields.
How big is the opportunity? Reports from The Economist state the
success rate of wells in these new finds is 87% -- compared to
25% for the industry as a whole. Meanwhile, estimates are that
the fields this company will access have 50 billion barrels of
oil -- a little less than everything in the North Sea. Best of
all, this oil is off the coast of just one country...
and this single company will be the driving force in exploring
these oil rich fields.
As I said earlier, I think one of the best ways to
make money in the market is to focus your portfolio on those
stocks you think will perform best.
And from my research, I think the 10 stocks I've included in my Top 10
Stocks for 2012 report offer the best potential to beat
the broader market in the coming year.
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Around our research office in Austin, Texas, we
just call them our "Forever" stocks.
Put simply, this is the set of stocks you can buy today and hold for the
rest of your life. When you own them, you may no longer need to worry about
things like inflation or deflation... bear markets or recessions...
flash-crashes or rising interest rates.
One of these is a special "toll" company with more
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billion in transactions.
Since it went public
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attracted the world's greatest investor -- Warren Buffett.
His giant investment firm, Berkshire Hathaway,
bought a 216,000 share stake in this "Forever" stock just a few
short months ago. And then he "doubled down" -- buying 189,000
In the past three years, another "Forever" stock has raised its
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Since being spun-off from its parent company in 2008, this
company has bought back nearly 20% of its outstanding shares,
which helps support the share price in just about any market.
One of our favorite "Forever" stocks is also owned by a
staggering 22 members of Congress. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-WI)
reports that via his wife, he has a stake of up to $500,000 of the
stock. And in 2010, that stake earned at least $15,000 in dividends.
You can see for yourself in his latest financial disclosure I had our
research team dig up on the Representative:
Here's the funny thing. When you find a stock that
a herd of Congressmen love... you usually find that some of the richest
people in the world also invest in it. It's almost like there is a
direct link between the two...
In fact, Representative Sensenbrenner and his wife could shake hands
with the world's richest man -- Mexican telecom magnate Carlos Slim
-- at this company's annual meeting. That's because along with a couple
dozen members of Congress, Mr. Slim also has a stake in this
world-dominating company... owning more than 12,550 shares worth
It's the same story with another "Forever" stock we found. It's owned by
dozens of the market's biggest players. Legendary investment
Fidelity owns more than 15,500,000 shares worth almost $8 billion. And
Goldman Sachs owns nearly another 3,000,000 shares.
But let me be clear -- these "Forever" stocks ARE NOT solely reserved for
Congressmen, billionaires, or the elite.
In fact, individual investors just like you have been making money from
these types of stocks for decades. That's because when you find the
right stocks and
hold the shares "Forever," great things can happen.
Put simply, the market's greatest stocks -- not the extremely
risky plays that skyrocket and crash seemingly overnight -- take
years to reach their full potential.
meantime, investors who hold these stocks are able to steadily compound
their gains year in and year out.
a well-known case -- shares of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL). Apple has been one
of the market's best performers for years. But even in the stock's best
one-year period, investors made 289%.
I wouldn't sneeze at a 289% gain, but anyone who bought for a year... or
an even shorter time... sold themselves short.
You can see from my chart that Apple wasn't done after six months or a
Since 2003, Apple has gained 5,549%. That's an average annual gain of
58% and enough to turn every $100 invested into more than $5,500.
Investing for a short period in a stock like Apple is like ordering a
7-course meal and only sticking around for the appetizer. Sure you get a
taste... but wouldn't you rather have the whole meal?
But I'd bet you already knew holding for the long-term is smart. Many of
the market's brightest minds -- including Warren Buffett -- have
heralded the powers of long-term investing.
The simple fact is it can be tough to hold for long periods. After all,
there are bear markets, recessions, flash crashes... it can be enough to
make your head spin.
Even if you want to hold for the long term, don't you have to
have nerves of steel?
The answer is no. Absolutely not. IF you're invested in
the right stocks, you can beat the market with less volatility than you
Hear me out...
I've run the numbers on our 10 "Forever" stocks during the nasty bear
market that lasted from October 9, 2007 until March 9, 2009.
Only 1 stock of the 10 fell more than the S&P 500 during the bear
market. And in the 18 months after the bull market returned, this stock
with a vengeance... more than doubling the S&P.
As for the other 9 picks? Well one of them wasn't listed until after the
bear market, so I left it out of our calculations to be fair. Of the
rest, they fell an average of 30% less than the broader market.
And the vast majority of these picks beat the S&P 500 on the way back
up. So not only did this select group of stocks hold up better in a down
market... they also whipped the S&P in the bull market.
See for yourself...
It's like having your cake and eating it too.
Now, I'll be honest. There's a major caveat. You can't just buy any
stock, hold it forever, and expect to come out ahead. The market is
littered with Enrons, Worldcoms, even General Motors. Holding forever
didn't matter a lick with them.
That's why my staff and I have put so much time, effort, and money into
completing our list of 10 "Forever" stocks.
The performance of these stocks since the start of the bear market isn't
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in the first place.
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Current Holdings Showing
Current Holdings Showing
Top 10 Stocks
* as of November 2,
Annual Top 10 Reports
(S&P 500 Return)
2003: 38.4% (28.7%)
2004: 16.8% (10.9%)
2005: 11.5% (4.9%)
2006: 30.8% (15.8%)
2007: 6.9% (5.5%)
2008: -46.4% (-37.0%)
2009: 37.0% (26.5%)
2010: 38.7% (15.1%)
2011: -37.7% (2.1%)
Performance for calendar