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These outstanding returns were achieved mostly in established profitable
(and cash flow positive)
companies - and not risky penny stocks.
Most of our stocks would be considered value companies, or
"growth-at-a-reasonable-value". These include financials (banks,
property insurance, life insurance, wealth management), restaurants,
retail, railroads, cable, telephone, breweries, manufactures and more.
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Below are graphs that illustrate our performance and the
personal investment results of the editor of this site:
The following graph, shows (as of December 31,
2012) the performance of our Stock Picks and of my own
and of the S&P 500 and the Toronto Stock Index since the end of 1999 when this Web
Site started. The
Blue line is the average of our Buy or higher rated stocks, the pink line is
the performance of the personal portfolio of the editor/ owner of this Site, the black line is the Toronto stock index
and the red line is the S&P 500.
Here is how the
editor's personal RRSPs (including his spouse's) have grown since the end of
1999 / start of 2000 which corresponds to the period since the editor started
this Web Site. And, this was achieved by investing mostly in stable
dividend-paying companies. The editor suspects that very few people achieved a
better record over this time period. This is as of May 18, 2013.
shows the compounded rate of return on the editor's total personal portfolio
(includes more than the RRSPs) for the
multi-year period since each year shown to the present. As of December
The above graph
shows that the editor's compounded return has been in the range of 12% annually
and surprisingly stable. Money that has been invested for only a few years
(since about 2006) has compounded at various rates depending when invested, but money that has been
invested for more than seven years has compounded at rates that are remarkably
stable at around 12% whether invested for eight years or nine or ten, or even
twenty three years (since 1989). The annual returns were quite volatile and
include some negative years but when measured over a longer period of years the
return has tended to average back to about 12% per year compounded.
shows the editor's percentage return on his total investments each year. This
chart is updated to May 18, 2013
Another way to
look at return results is to look at the average compounded return earned over
various 10-year rolling periods. The editor of this site has been investing
since the start of 1989. We can look at the average compounded return achieved
in each of the 15 ten year rolling periods from 1989-1998 through 2003-2012.
Here are the results for the editor's personal total portfolio (includes his spouse
and education savings plan). This is as of December 31, 2012.
The above graph
shows that the editor has never made less than a 8% compounded annual return
over any ten calendar year period. The average return across all the 15 ten-year
rolling periods appears to be just under 12%. For the most recent ten year
period, my returns have averaged a compounded 16.8% per year. There is, of course, absolutely no
guarantee that these results will continue to apply in future.