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Author: jjaym Three stars, 500 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 2753  
Subject: Re: Stocks for 2009 Date: 12/30/2009 9:13 AM
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I'll wrap the year up a little early, since I'll be busy the next couple of days. Shouldn't affect the outcome all that much.

An evenly balanced portfolio of my 2009 picks held all year, including dividends (not reinvested) would have yielded about 60% vs 27% for SPY (S&P500 ETF.) I'd call that a successful year both absolutely and relatively.

JAS +137%
SCHL +124%
LTD +101%
MSFT + 64%
MDT + 45%
DIS + 44%
AMAT + 38%
BKS + 31%
BBOX + 12%
PFE + 9%

SPY + 27%

Only BBOX and PFE trailed the S&P and all were positive. A good year to be fully invested or close to it. BKS & BBOX were up higher but have slumped a bit lately. Most everything else at or year the annual highs. Retail, in general, seems to have done particularly well; Tech & Pharma/Medical not so much.
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