About twelve months ago, I released the 2012 version of Just Tell Me What Stocks to Buy. Now that a year has passed, I thought it would be a good time to look back at how those I recommended in the book did.
The overall average increase of all stocks was up 12.53%. Very healthy indeed. Especially as that doesn’t take into account all the dividend payouts during that time which means your income would have been even higher.
Of the 47 stocks that I wrote about, 37 of them increased in value, 9 decreased, and 1 company dissolved (Goodrich was acquired by UTX in July paying out stockholders a nice takeover price).
The biggest increase was Gilead Sciences whose stock price increased a massive 82.5%.
Overall a pretty successful year.
I’m currently researching companies in the S&P500, for the 2013 edition which I hope to have published sometime in January.
In the meantime I’d like to wish my readers a very happy Christmas and wonderfully prosperous 2013.