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No. of Recommendations: 3
Since no individual companies in the Dow meet all the criteria in order to be selected as a BI Long pick for 2013,
the criteria was loosened a bit to include candidates that have >0 earnings, but still met all other criteria.
Based on these slightly relaxed criteria, three companies were selected and bought on Dec 26, 2012 at their closing prices.

Benchmark Portfolio
12/26/12 CSCO bought 167 shares @$19.92
12/26/12 DD bought 74 shares @45.04
12/26/12 MSFT bought 124 shares @26.86
No dividends issued to date
Total return ending 1/31/13 = +%3.6
Difference vs. SPY = -2.0 pct pts

S&P500 ETF benchmark (SPY ETF) bought 70 shares on 12/26/12 @141.75
No dividends issued to date
SPY Total return ending 1/31/13 +%5.6
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