Remember, this model has ZERO money management. We just update positions roughly once a month.
We updated our portfolio using the latest IBD50 Top-10 list with pricing as at the close on 12/31/13. This is our monthly portfolio which is adjusted every month to include the top-10 stocks in the IBD50. The positions are updated as of 11/29/13.
Talk about the strength of the bull market in 2013! The portfolio has a gain of 55.4% for the year. This compares to our weekly model which had a gain of 67% last Friday night. It is up to you to decide if the extra forty trading cycles a year is worth the additional gain (don’t forget to factor in trading costs and capital gains tax if you are working in a taxable account).
Also not be forgotten is that in our model portfolio we use no money management whatsoever. None. Simple trailing stops would have preserved large gains from GMCR and would also have cut off some trades that were closed out a month later at significant losses.
NuSkin amazes with a 125% gain in six months. We also sold out Fleetcor at the end of November for a better than 100% gain in a year.
You only have to buy twelve newspapers a year for this information………
The cheapest way to get the data you need to follow this strategy is to subscribe to the print edition of IBD which you may do HERE.