Glowing returns from our Ultimate Stocks in 2019
Our 20 stocks beat the 27% increase in the S&P 500 in 2019 and generated over twice the returns of the FTSE All Share even after accounting for the costs of buying and selling. Here is an overview of the top and bottom performers of the year.
Buying what you know or, more accurately, what you use has proven a good strategy for our Ultimate Stocks Portfolio in 2019. When we put together the portfolio at the start of the year, the idea was to fill it with companies which are equally popular with their customers and their investors. We looked for strong sales and profit growth, excellent cash flow and a decent return on capital employed. Company size, location and, to a certain extent, valuation were of lesser importance when making our selections.
On average, the share prices of the 20 stocks in the portfolio at the…
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