After a series of very poor weeks, week 31 is actually up while the IWV is down. I have a week by week chart with both my performance and IWV performance:
So you can see I was up 5.0% going into this week and I am now up 1.9%. Meanwhile, IWV was up 5.3% and is now up 4.6%.
Did get some good news on GPS this evening (GAP says sales edge up 3 percent in second quarter). The stock is up 5% after the bell.
August 15th Picks, Rejects and Run Off
With just a week left before the sun sets on my August 15th 2013 tranche, I thought it'd be fun to take a look at the stocks I considered but didn't pick:
|Start||Current||Dividend||Pct Gain||R3K Gain|
|August 2012 Picks - Runoff 8/13-14|
So holding my five picks from 2012 would have still been up over 26% (I do not have dividends in here).
|August 2013 Rejects|
Interestingly, up almost exact same percentage. Almost every stock (except CYOU) was pretty decent.