Austock portfolio versus my model portfolio update (as at 31st Jan 2012)

Austock portfolio versus model 31 Jan 2012

Six months (the half way mark)  are up since I started the challenge of a model portfolio I picked in five minutes, versus Austock’s list of preferred stocks (at 6th July 2011). My model portfolio is comfortably beating Austock’s preferred stocks by more than 5%, and also outperforming the ASX 200 Accumulation Index by 0.8%. Had you followed Austock’s recommendations, you’d now be facing an un-realised loss of $29,181, compared to a loss of $12,836 if you had followed my tips.

This is despite Zicom Group (ASX:ZGL) shares in my portfolio falling 60%+, including over 30% in one day last week.

Much of investing is an art and you won’t always get every stock pick right. What matters is that your winners more than make up for your losers. As you can see from the picture above, 16 out of 30 stocks in my portfolio are beating the index, while the Austock portfolio only has 11 stocks beating the index, or in other words, 19 of Austock’s picks out of 30 are NOT beating the market – so much for vaunted stock pickers.

I’ve attached a copy of the spreadsheet (224kb), so you check out all the gory details yourself.

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