One of the biggest challenges in investing in the stock market is picking the best stocks. In my book, "The Confident Investor" I teach my readers how to pick Good Companies. This page is designed to show the raw performance of these companies. It is not designed to show my personal portfolio, which may or may not exceed the performance stated here. Since I use the trading system described in my book, you can assume that I beat the performance recorded here.

I have created three tables below. The first table is the general market - NASDAQ and S&P500. Every investor should try to beat the average of these two indexes. In this report, my larger Watch List beats this metric easily.

I must caution you, I do not actually propose that you "buy and hold" any given stock, but rather you should "buy to hold" the stock. My investing technique teaches you to efficiently move your money to the stocks that are currently increasing in value the most. I use my Watch List for this work, these are Good Companies that I wait for great buying opportunities. This strategy is well described in my book, "The Confident Investor" and tends to be a very safe strategy in bear markets while typically still providing above market returns in a bull or flat market.

My Short Term Watch List are 15 companies that are hot right now. I select this list every quarter. I evenly divide a portion of my portfolio among these 15 companies. The next quarter, I add or delete companies as necessary and then re-balance the portfolio. This tends to be a more risky strategy because I don't bail out on bad stock movement (at least until the end of the quarter). In a bull market or a flat market, these very well-run and high-performing companies tend to beat the general market by a significant margin.

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Stock Indexes Performance

1 week ago 1 month ago 1 quarter ago 1 year ago
Index Close Profit % Close Profit % Close Profit % Close Profit
^GSPC $2,348.69 1.51% $2,368.06 0.68% $2,280.90 4.53% $2,065.30 15.44%
^IXIC $5,910.52 2.32% $5,914.34 2.25% $5,613.71 7.73% $4,775.36 26.64%

Week average for Indexes: 1.92%
Month average for Indexes: 1.47%
Quarter average for Indexes: 6.13%
Year average for Indexes: 21.04%

Watch List Performance

1 week ago 1 month ago 1 quarter ago 1 year ago
Stock Close Profit % Close Profit % Close Profit % Close Profit
AAPL $142.27 0.97% $143.93 -0.19% $121.10 18.62% $91.80 56.48%
ABMD $125.03 4.23% $125.00 4.26% $106.15 22.77% $97.14 34.16%
ALGN $118.44 13.66% $113.96 18.13% $89.98 49.61% $72.19 86.48%
ALXN $116.82 9.38% $122.08 4.67% $128.05 -0.21% $139.28 -8.26%
AMAT $39.79 2.06% $38.89 4.42% $34.24 18.60% $20.19 101.16%
AMZN $898.53 2.94% $876.34 5.55% $830.38 11.39% $659.59 40.24%
AYI $177.65 -0.87% $206.41 -14.68% $204.70 -13.97% $243.31 -27.62%
AZPN $60.05 2.40% $58.91 4.38% $52.79 16.48% $38.03 61.69%
BABA $113.11 2.11% $108.85 6.11% $101.02 14.33% $76.94 50.12%
BWLD $161.75 -2.60% $151.10 4.27% $156.45 0.70% $133.66 17.87%
CBPO $114.08 3.44% $100.06 17.93% $113.36 4.09% $117.00 0.85%
COF $82.67 -2.77% $87.14 -7.76% $88.40 -9.08% $70.83 13.49%
CRUS $63.92 0.67% $60.66 6.08% $60.52 6.33% $36.10 78.25%
CVCO $116.50 1.93% $116.90 1.58% $97.65 21.61% $87.69 35.42%
DPZ $179.30 1.17% $184.11 -1.48% $173.50 4.55% $119.63 51.62%
EW $97.77 12.17% $93.86 16.84% $96.47 13.68% $106.21 3.26%
EXR $80.47 -6.14% $74.00 2.07% $71.55 5.57% $81.62 -7.46%
FB $143.68 4.57% $142.41 5.51% $130.98 14.71% $117.58 27.79%
GOOGL $858.95 7.63% $849.48 8.83% $823.83 12.22% $707.88 30.60%
GTN $14.65 0.00% $14.45 1.38% $11.80 24.15% $12.85 14.01%
GWR $67.19 0.85% $68.10 -0.50% $75.64 -10.42% $65.11 4.07%
HDSN $6.69 6.13% $6.37 11.46% $7.26 -2.20% $3.50 102.86%
HOG $55.81 1.79% $61.01 -6.88% $57.55 -1.29% $46.57 22.00%
HSKA $105.17 2.93% $102.75 5.35% $80.12 35.11% $30.60 253.76%
HZO $22.20 -8.33% $21.60 -5.79% $20.30 0.25% $19.01 7.05%
IDXX $159.12 5.41% $154.52 8.55% $120.50 39.20% $84.35 98.85%
LNCE $32.98 6.91% $40.33 -12.57% $37.97 -7.15% $31.39 12.32%
LULU $53.08 -2.03% $50.76 2.44% $66.89 -22.26% $65.55 -20.67%
MCK $135.92 1.74% $149.48 -7.49% $136.86 1.05% $166.67 -17.03%
MEI $43.75 1.83% $45.55 -2.21% $41.51 7.31% $29.45 51.28%
MET $51.27 1.05% $53.12 -2.47% $54.50 -4.93% $43.57 18.90%
MIDD $137.74 -1.17% $136.45 -0.23% $134.58 1.15% $109.64 24.16%
MNST $45.39 -0.02% $46.26 -1.90% $42.43 6.95% $48.07 -5.60%
MRK $61.89 0.71% $63.45 -1.77% $60.99 2.20% $53.20 17.15%
NFLX $142.87 6.53% $148.06 2.80% $141.22 7.78% $90.03 69.05%
NVDA $101.68 2.58% $109.40 -4.66% $109.88 -5.08% $35.28 195.67%
PCLN $1,752.01 5.41% $1,789.20 3.22% $1,602.31 15.26% $1,343.66 37.45%
REGN $370.12 4.96% $386.18 0.60% $344.50 12.77% $376.71 3.13%
SAM $139.05 3.81% $145.70 -0.93% $153.25 -5.81% $156.08 -7.52%
SBUX $60.61 -0.91% $58.16 3.27% $55.65 7.93% $55.33 8.54%
STZ $172.09 0.26% $162.44 6.22% $147.94 16.63% $154.48 11.69%
SUI $84.64 -1.22% $79.55 5.10% $77.53 7.85% $65.60 27.46%
SWKS $101.60 -1.83% $98.14 1.63% $92.71 7.58% $65.82 51.53%
THRM $35.30 5.24% $38.70 -4.01% $34.65 7.22% $36.74 1.12%
TMO $155.04 6.64% $153.91 7.42% $143.16 15.49% $143.68 15.07%
TRN $26.13 2.95% $26.55 1.31% $27.63 -2.63% $19.16 40.37%
UA $17.53 10.72% $18.37 5.66% $25.09 -22.64% $40.51 -52.09%
ULTA $279.50 0.69% $285.51 -1.43% $270.18 4.17% $208.28 35.13%

Week average for Watch List stocks: 2.51% compared to indexes for same period at: 1.92%
Month average for Watch List stocks: 2.09% compared to indexes for same period at: 1.47%
Quarter average for Watch List stocks: 7.24% compared to indexes for same period at: 6.13%
Year average for Watch List stocks: 34.70% compared to indexes for same period at: 21.04%

Short Term Watch List

1 week ago 1 month ago 1 quarter ago 1 year ago
Stock Close Profit % Close Profit % Close Profit % Close Profit
AAPL $142.27 0.97% $143.93 -0.19% $121.10 18.62% $91.80 56.48%
ABMD $125.03 4.23% $125.00 4.26% $106.15 22.77% $97.14 34.16%
ALGN $118.44 13.66% $113.96 18.13% $89.98 49.61% $72.19 86.48%
AMAT $39.79 2.06% $38.89 4.42% $34.24 18.60% $20.19 101.16%
AMZN $898.53 2.94% $876.34 5.55% $830.38 11.39% $659.59 40.24%
AZPN $60.05 2.40% $58.91 4.38% $52.79 16.48% $38.03 61.69%
CRUS $63.92 0.67% $60.66 6.08% $60.52 6.33% $36.10 78.25%
DPZ $179.30 1.17% $184.11 -1.48% $173.50 4.55% $119.63 51.62%
HDSN $6.69 6.13% $6.37 11.46% $7.26 -2.20% $3.50 102.86%
HSKA $105.17 2.93% $102.75 5.35% $80.12 35.11% $30.60 253.76%
MEI $43.75 1.83% $45.55 -2.21% $41.51 7.31% $29.45 51.28%
NFLX $142.87 6.53% $148.06 2.80% $141.22 7.78% $90.03 69.05%
NVDA $101.68 2.58% $109.40 -4.66% $109.88 -5.08% $35.28 195.67%
SUI $84.64 -1.22% $79.55 5.10% $77.53 7.85% $65.60 27.46%
ULTA $279.50 0.69% $285.51 -1.43% $270.18 4.17% $208.28 35.13%

Week average for Short Term Watch List stocks: 3.17% compared to indexes for same period at: 1.92%
Month average for Short Term Watch List stocks: 3.84% compared to indexes for same period at: 1.47%
Quarter average for Short Term Watch List stocks: 13.55% compared to indexes for same period at: 6.13%
Year average for Short Term Watch List stocks: 83.02% compared to indexes for same period at: 21.04%

Total Execution Time: 88.934890985489 Sec

This information was calculated on Apr 30, 2017 and is based on the closing value of the most recent trading day which may not be today.
This information is based on the Yahoo Historical Pricing and is only as good or as current as that data.
My Short Term Watch List (including $HSKA) grew by 83.02% over the last year

My Watch List (including $HDSN) grew by 34.70% over the last year

My Short Term Watch List (including $HSKA) grew by 83.02% over the last year

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As an example of the success that my book teaches, in a 7 year time frame from January 3, 2006 to December 31, 2012, Decker Corporation increased 304.7% if you would have implemented a pure buy-and-hold strategy. If you would implemented the strategy that I explain in my book, The Confident Investor, you would have seen a 371.2% return on your investment. This is a 21.8% increase on the profit percentage.

Can your investment system beat the market by that much?

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Symbol Stock Price change today
ALGN Align Technology Inc. 12.10%
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 5.97%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc. 3.71%
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories Inc. 3.05%
HSKA Heska Corporation 2.88%
SAM Boston Beer Company Inc. (The) 2.52%
FB Facebook Inc. 1.73%
STZ Constellation Brands Inc. Comm 0.87%
BWLD Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. 0.74%
AMZN Amazon.com Inc. 0.72%
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. 0.69%
PCLN The Priceline Group Inc. 0.60%
HDSN Hudson Technologies Inc. 0.28%
MEI Methode Electronics Inc. Commo 0.22%
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation 0.20%
TRN Trinity Industries Inc. Common 0.19%
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Limited A 0.06%
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corporatio 0.00%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc. -0.09%
AAPL Apple Inc. -0.10%
CBPO China Biologic Products Inc. -0.19%
MCK McKesson Corporation Common Sto -0.36%
MRK Merck & Company Inc. Common St -0.40%
AYI Acuity Brands Inc (Holding Comp -0.42%
LNCE Snyder's-Lance Inc. -0.45%
ABMD ABIOMED Inc. -0.46%
AZPN Aspen Technology Inc. -0.49%
NFLX Netflix Inc. -0.57%
MET MetLife Inc. Common Stock -0.63%
EXR Extra Space Storage Inc Common -0.68%
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc Co -0.82%
GWR Genesee & Wyoming Inc. Class A -1.14%
SUI Sun Communities Inc. Common St -1.21%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation -1.27%
MIDD The Middleby Corporation -1.36%
CVCO Cavco Industries Inc. -1.45%
LULU lululemon athletica inc. -1.46%
AMAT Applied Materials Inc. -1.74%
HZO MarineMax Inc. (FL) Common St -1.93%
CRUS Cirrus Logic Inc. -1.95%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation -2.02%
UA Under Armour Inc. Class C Comm -2.07%
HOG Harley-Davidson Inc. Common St -2.10%
DPZ Domino's Pizza Inc Common Stock -2.24%
COF Capital One Financial Corporati -2.34%
THRM Gentherm Inc -3.38%
GTN Gray Communications Systems In -4.25%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc. -4.28%

This information is exclusively for the registered owners of my book, "The Confident Investor" and will not be visible to other visitors to this site (you must be logged in to this site as a book owner in order to see the following analysis).

If you have registered and cannot see the technical indicators on each stock of my Watch List below, make sure you are logged in and refresh your browser.

As an example of the success that my book teaches, in a 7 year time frame from January 3, 2006 to December 31, 2012, Decker Corporation increased 304.7% if you would have implemented a pure buy-and-hold strategy. If you would implemented the strategy that I explain in my book, The Confident Investor, you would have seen a 371.2% return on your investment. This is a 21.8% increase on the profit percentage.

Can your investment system beat the market by that much?

BL-TCI-cover

You can purchase my book wherever books are sold such as AmazonBarnes and Noble, and Books A Million. It is available in paperback as well as e-book formats for NookKindle, and iPad

Thank you for being a registered book owner. Please remember that the below indicators should NOT be considered signals for you to invest in or sell any of these stocks. Rather, you should double check all analysis and understand that the decision to invest in or sell one of these stocks is purely your own. This information is purely provided for educational purposes.

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This information is exclusively for the registered owners of my book, "The Confident Investor" and will not be visible to other visitors to this site (you must be logged in to this site as a book owner in order to see the following analysis).

If you have registered and cannot see the technical indicators on each stock of my Watch List below, make sure you are logged in and refresh your browser.

As an example of the success that my book teaches, in a 7 year time frame from January 3, 2006 to December 31, 2012, Decker Corporation increased 304.7% if you would have implemented a pure buy-and-hold strategy. If you would implemented the strategy that I explain in my book, The Confident Investor, you would have seen a 371.2% return on your investment. This is a 21.8% increase on the profit percentage.

Can your investment system beat the market by that much?

BL-TCI-cover

You can purchase my book wherever books are sold such as AmazonBarnes and Noble, and Books A Million. It is available in paperback as well as e-book formats for NookKindle, and iPad

Thank you for being a registered book owner. Please remember that the below indicators should NOT be considered signals for you to invest in or sell any of these stocks. Rather, you should double check all analysis and understand that the decision to invest in or sell one of these stocks is purely your own. This information is purely provided for educational purposes.

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