How have our picks performed?

Check out the results of our picks over the years. 

Historical statistics

Total Picks

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% of Picks Appreciated

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% of Picks Doubled

64%

Top Gainers of All Time

Micros Systems (MCRS) +23,348%
Smithfield Foods (SFD) +22,567%
Semtech Corp. (SMTC) +19,396%
Mesa Labs (MLAB) +9,745%

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Sample Portfolio

Since September 2001, we've tracked the performance of a hypothetical portfolio in each newsletter. Below are some of the statistics:

Number of Holdings

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Well Diversified

The Beginner's Portfolio has consistently held 18 Bowser picks over the past several years to maintain adequate diversification.

Average Age of Holdings

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Decent Turnover

The average age of each holding is just over 17 months. The oldest is over seven years old, while the newest was added in July 2019.

Portfolio Value

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Beating the Market

The portfolio is up 256% lifetime when accounting for proceeds from sales and trade commissions. That's a CAGR of 7.37% compared to the S&P 500's CAGR of 6.08% over the same period.

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2018's picks

Date* Ticker Original Price Current Price† Max Gain
January 2018 SMDM 0.47 0.29 21%
February 2018 ATGN 0.48 1.06 206%
March 2018 RADA 2.16 3.52 83%
April 2018 CAW 2.95 SOLD 2%
May 2018 TAIT 1.44 2.84 431%
June 2018 PRTS 1.61 1.21 12%
July 2018 BOSC 2.50 2.83 60%
August 2018 LSYN 1.61 2.97 87%
September 2018 SMIT 2.76 2.23 9%
October 2018 AEHR 1.95 1.53 12%
November 2018 SEAC 1.66 1.40 18%
December 2018 GVP 2.55 2.20 28%

*We use the prior year's picks to protect subscriber exclusive content.

†Current prices are those featured in the most recent monthly newsletter.

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