What is the performance of our picks?

Check out our pick performance over the years. 

Historical Performance Statistics

Total Picks

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% of Picks Appreciated

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% of Picks Doubled

67%

Top Gainers of All Time

Semtech Corp. (SMTC) +43,767%
Smithfield Foods (SFD) +29,000%
MICROS Systems (MCRS) +23,348%

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Sample Portfolio Performance

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 shy of 12 months. The oldest is over three years old, while the newest was added in September 2021.

Portfolio Value

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Beating the Market

The portfolio is up 479% lifetime when accounting for proceeds from sales and trade commissions. That's a CAGR of 9.17% compared to the S&P 500's CAGR of 7.17% over the same period (source).

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2020's picks

Date* Ticker Original Price** Current Price† Max Gain
January RVP 1.59 12.57 1,252%
February BUKS 0.70 0.59 7%
March FPAY 1.14 2.85 231%
April WYY 4.00 5.37 297%
May DSWL 2.64 4.34 94%
June TOMZ 10.00 2.11 70%
July ENG 1.15 2.10 717%
August BGCP 2.51 5.16 160%
September CLNE 2.61 7.87 658%
October YCBD 2.25 2.40 204%
November FLNT 3.03 2.72 181%
December OSS 2.98 5.96 219%

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

**Prices are one week after recommendation.

†Current prices are updated each March, June, September and December.

Recent performance

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