Well, I am eight days into my new "Big" MFI strategy. My five stocks, picked at random (gasp) are up 0.86% versus the IWV being down .38%. Early days, do not want to declare victory yet. It is interesting, I looked at the five stocks that did not get picked by my randomizer. They are down 2.94%. So at least after eight days, I would say the gods of the randomizer smiled upon me, even though I didn't exactly feel that way.
But again, way too early to say anything about anything, but fun to look.
I did make a purchase today for my divdend portfolio. I bought DO, the offshor driller. I know these stocks can still go down, but I also believe the market has gotten way too pessimistic on their outlook. I liked DO as they had the cleanest balance sheet, not much debt compared to equity. Also, analysts still have them projected to grow though I'd take that with a grain of salt(water).