The Real Story: First-Quarter Report Card
I knew that contrarian picks would surely raise some eyebrows and touch some nerves, as some of the feedback proved (see below).
But I remain convinced that one of the best ways to make money in the market is to zig when others are zagging.
A review of the performance of my first-quarter stock picks bears this out. Over the past three months, I have recommended six longs and six shorts. In total and broken down into longs and shorts, they have beaten the S&P 500, as the accompanying table indicates.(Results do not include
|The Real Story So Far
Beating the S&P, long and short
|Stock||Story date||Recommendation||Last *||Profit||Percentage|
|APPX||1/19||Short||28.25||9.18||24.5% closed 3/9/06|
|ADBE||2/27||Short||36.33||2.86||7.3% closed 3/23/06|
|Real Story Portfolio||2.6%|
|* as of close 3/30
Source: Thomson Financial
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