October 3, 2011, 9:06 am

2011 Best Stock Picking Contest Q3 Results

by: The Financial Blogger    Category: Investment, Market and Risk
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The Market is down seriously and so are my picks ;-). Nonetheless, it’s time for another update on everybody’s performance. Believe it or not, there are 2 bloggers that are positive! Crazy isn’t?

 

RIM

If you ask me, I think it’s over for RIM. I took a serious beating in my own portfolio, sold it at $44. I thought they were able to compete with their Blackberry but it seems that the customers have decided otherwise. While I am still a Blackberry fan (nothing can type faster!), I must admit that it might be my last phone with them too… sometimes, you take guesses and are wrong. RIM is one of the bets I lost! I just hope that it won’t go down further by the end of the year. I promise I won’t pick it next year ;-).

HUZ

Silver was doing well until the recent September debacle when it followed gold in the dive. Then again, I would not hold silver in my portfolio but this is the kind of stock that can help you win a 1 year contest. I think we have room for a jump before the end of the year. Let’s keep our fingers cross!

POT

I’m pretty happy with Potash to be honest. While it is off slightly, it is still in a pretty good position to finish the year strong. If the plan to save European countries is strong enough and news from emerging markets are encouraging, we can easily see Potash going back up and showing a positive gain in 2012.

CVX

Aaahhh… a good old dividend paying stock! Honestly, I’m not surprised to see CVX being my best stock this year. I would not have bet on this stock at the beginning of the year as I was expecting to be my defensive pick in a bull market. But things evolved differently and Chevron played exactly its role! The dividend payout makes it a pick that is positive as of today. No wonder I switched my portfolio towards a dividend investing strategy this year ;-D.

 

Now on to the big guys… Kuddos to Intellingent Speculator and Dividend Growth Investor for being positive! Here are all the results:

 

Dividend Growth Investor 3.39%

Intelligent Speculator 3.19%

Million Dollar Journey -5.98%

Money Smarts Blog -13.14%

Where Does All My Money Go -18.12%

The Financial Blogger -20.31%

My Traders Journal -35.82%

Wild Investor -37.26%

Beating The Index -45.07%

 

And all the picks:

 

ISKMB US EQUITY16.3%
ISPEP US EQUITY-3.1%
ISCTRP US EQUITY-20.5%
ISAMZN US EQUITY20.1%
TFBHUZ CT EQUITY-3.7%
TFBRIM CT EQUITY-63.2%
TFBCVX US EQUITY3.8%
TFBPOT US EQUITY-16.0%
WIWHR US EQUITY-42.7%
WIJPM US EQUITY-28.1%
WIPZE US EQUITY-46.9%
WISLB US EQUITY-27.8%
MDJV US EQUITY22.5%
MDJRY CT EQUITY-5.6%
MDJHSE CT EQUITY-11.7%
MDJECA CT EQUITY-29.2%
WDAF US EQUITY-42.4%
WDASVR-U CN EQUITY0.9%
WDACM CN EQUITY-3.1%
WDAVWO US EQUITY-25.6%
MSBCGL CN EQUITY-13.2%
MSBCGL CN EQUITY-13.2%
MSBCGL CN EQUITY-13.2%
MSBCGL CN EQUITY-13.2%
BTISKW CN Equity-59.4%
BTIARN CN Equity-21.8%
BTIBWD CN Equity-55.0%
BTIREL CN Equity-39.7%
MTJSSO US EQUITY-20.6%
MTJUWM US EQUITY-36.2%
MTJMVV US EQUITY-29.5%
MTJEET US EQUITY-48.7%
DGIJNJ US EQUITY5.7%
DGIPG US EQUITY0.6%
DGIPM US EQUITY10.0%
DGIPEP US EQUITY-3.1%

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It’s been brutal for everyone. I loved my BlackBerry and the stock, but I have since changed to an iPhone. I was resistant at first, but I have to say, it is a pretty good smartphone, too. Can’t believe how quickly dominant businesses get taken out these days. With all this turmoil, I’m hedging my bets with dividend stocks, too.

The parallels between Blackberry and Nortel are not good for Canadian companies. Any chance that Blackberry is able to downsize, focus solely on its business-dominated niche, and create a profitable company in the long-term?

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I felt the sentiment on RIM too; it used to be peaking at $150+ before 2008 slump, and by all means, when I bought it at $ 65 in 2009, all financial figures shows that RIM is indeed a value investing company. However, end of the day, consumer sentiment trumps all, I can hardly believe that it kept on dropping like bricks quater after quarters. I hold on till $35 about 6 months ago, while buying puts. It dropped to $28 in one day on earnings announcement. I minimized my loss by cashing in my puts, but still disappointed to this day. Oh well, part of learning experience :)

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