Shadow Stock Portfolio Up 14.9% in 2010

by James B. Cloonan

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The Model Shadow Stock Portfolio still has not reached its pre-2008 high but it has moved up 14.9% year to date (May 31, 2010). That is significantly better than the S&P 500, which is down 1.5% so far this year (as measured by the Vanguard 500 Index fund). Complete performance data can be viewed in Figure 1 and Table 3.

Volatility remains high with all the dramatic news in the eurozone and our own Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. As I write this in early June, the market has had several very weak days and it looks like volatility may remain high well into the summer.

Table 1 lists the current holdings and Table 2 explains the rules for the portfolio. As shown in Figure 2 on page 33, the number of stocks passing the initial screen increased slightly to 16. Most of those passing were already in the portfolio and we made our final selection based on liquidity and lower price-to-book ratios.

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James B. Cloonan is founder and chairman of AAII.


James from California posted over 3 years ago:

I'm new to the web site. Suggest you add a column, Date and price of entry to your portfolio.

Stephen from California posted over 3 years ago:

That's an excellent proposal. It would also have an indirect bearing on the important question of spreads and how to minimize them. For the individual investor, some solid information about this topic would rival in value anything AAII has ever presented.

Robert from Georgia posted over 3 years ago:

Agreed: would like to see entry date & price, along with %profit for each component stock.

Stephen from Pennsylvania posted over 3 years ago:

IS there a min entry purchase for each pick? Being new to the site and not knowing the holdings of each makes it difficult to make realistic picks. I'm trying to setup my childrens 529 and have admired the sites portfolio criteria. Just looking for a little direction. thanks!

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