The best stock picks contest for 2012 has come to an end. I did no speculative picks and stuck to my dividend strategy can work if you look at other dividend bloggers.
2012 Final Standings
Here are the final standings. Between 3 and 8, the race was a close one but the top 2 really had some really good picks. My hat to them
The best stock pick of them all was Bank of America (BAC) with 109% return on investment!
- 35.64% Where Does All My Money Go
- 12.69% Million Dollar Journey
- 8.63% My Trader’s Journal
- 8.26% Dividend Growth Investor
- 6.88% The Wild Investor
- 6.05% Dividend Mantra
- 6.04% Intelligent Speculator
- 5.87% The Passive Income Earner
- -10.78% The Financial Blogger
- -51.56% Beating The Index
My Best Stock Picks
I did pretty well with my picks but CNQ just simply decimated my overall results.
CNQ – Canadian Natural Resources
As a Canadian Dividend Aristocrat, CNQ is definitely underperforming and as you saw in my dividend stock analysis, it’s a stock with value but the price is just not reflecting that. As you can see, any other energy pick would have done better.
Disclaimer: I do not own CNQ at the time of writing.
BCE – Bell Canada
Disclaimer: I own BCE, RCI.B and Telus at the time of writing.
MFC – Manulife
MFC did alright for me with a 29.98% ROI. No complaining on that front. It’s clear over the past couple of years that MFC’s bottom is $10 or $11 and that’s where it was when I picked it. Have you started buying into the life insurance sector?
Disclaimer: I do not own MFC at the time of writing but I own SLF.
NA – National Bank
The banks have been stable in the past year. No major drop and no major gain. Just a solid investment. My NA pick had an ROI of 11.61% for the year. Which one of the bank would have been better than NA. Royal Bank would have been the best pick followed by Scotia Bank. Still, you can see form the graph that they pretty much all move together like a symphony.
Disclaimer: I own NA , RY, TD, BNS at the time of writing.
Readers: What picks would you have chosen?