Not sure if people reading this have ever seen "Once". A great song is Falling Slowly, which won the Oscar for best original song several years ago. I have not seen the movie, but I really like the musical. Here is a youtube clip of the song:
Sadly, I am not talking about love - I am talking about MFI. And recently, it too is falling, albeit not that slowly. Check out my 4 most recent tranches of my tracking portfolios:
The second column is how the 50 stocks are faring and the third column is how the benchmark has done. The keen-eyed reader will note that the four most recent tranches for MFI are all negative. And they are all losing (fairly badly) to the benchmark.
It is a struggle. Perhaps some wine and listening to my You Tube video will help?
I know I am feeling a lot better about being up 2.6% (between my two MFI approaches) so far in 2017. That makes me almost giddy. Here are the 50 stocks from 12/31/16:
|Stock||Initial Price||End Price||Percent Change||Mkt Cap|
You'll note that 11 of the 12 worst stocks (top of the list) are all under $1b market cap and the one that isn't is a bio tech. Coincidence? I think not.
I am not going to tell you how to pick your stocks. But I highly advise you study some of the backtesting I do (a bunch in mid December 2016).