July 9, 2012, 5:30 am

Stock Picking Contest Q2

by: The Financial Blogger    Category: Investing Ideas,Investment, Market and Risk
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Wow…. Q2 was far from looking as good as Q1 on the market, huh? It’s interesting to see how fast the market can move based on a few bad news. I know… bad news coming from Europe are pretty bad. But still, most companies are making good money right now. Their value is still going down for no specific reason…

 

I’m getting dragged down by one of my pick after a disastrous first quarter; VNP continues its plunge to Neverland (as I’m never taking another gamble on the stock market!). Here’s the resume of my four picks:

 

National Bank – NA

National Bank is, once again, posting strong results during their last quarter. They also announced a dividend increase along with a repurchase program. In addition to that, they have been ranked 5th world most secured bank by Bloomberg. It’s definitely I truly feel that NA will be a good stock to hold for many years. It’s not doing much lately as the market is pretty bad. However, the dividend helps to be patient while the fundamentals are definitely there. National Bank is also showing the smaller P/E ratio among other Canadian banks :-D.

 

5N Plus – VNP

Argh! After a bad quarter, the management thought it would be a good idea to dilute shares with a new issuing. It had a catastrophic impact on the stock and we are now down by more than 50%! At least, their first Quarter of 2012 was showing positive earnings. They went from losing $0.54 per share to making $0.07 per share. Let’s hope that the next financial reports will be positive!

 

Intel – INTC

Another solid pick to go through the stock market storm as INTC is reporting strong results and steady dividend growth. I also like the fact that they are gradually entering into more partnership linked to tablets and Smartphone. This was their Achilles’ Heel as they are very strong in the computer environment. However, the growth is now coming from smaller gadgets J.

Chevron – CVX

Chevron is suffering from the oil barrel roller coaster value. Nonetheless, they continue to post strong financial results and dividend raise too. Can you the pattern with my 3 picks that are keeping their heads over the water? they all pay strong dividend. In a highly volatile market such as this one, it’s definitely the best place to invest!

 

And the results are….

 

Just click on the blogger’s name to read his article:

 

Where All Does My Money Go 13.34%

Intelligent Speculator                    12.25%

Dividend Mantra                             6.78%

Dividend Growth Investor          4.89%

Million Dollar Journey                   0.69%

My Traders Journal                        -1.37%

Passive Income Earner                 -5.65%

Wild Investor                                    -7.73%

The Financial Blogger                    -13.15%

Beating The Index                          -26.55%

 

Disclaimer: I’m long NA, VNP, INTC & CVX.

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Well on the bright side you aren’t in last place! One bad stock can ruin you and I don’t have enough time to research so that is why I stick with my diversified vanguard mutual funds. Best of luck in Q3