Good Day for Us

Today was a good day for our Buy List. Our Buy List gained 0.71% while the S&P 500 lost 0.04%.

Of course, we get bad days as well, and I like to take each day with a grain of salt. Around here, we’re always focused on the long run.

Still, we’re human and it’s nice to see us do well. In fact, we’ve been in a bit of a hot streak lately. We’ve outperformed the S&P 500 10 times in the last 13 days. All three underperforming days were quite modest.

For the year, we’re now up 19.40% compared with 17.30% for the S&P 500 (not including dividends).

Here’s how each of our 25 stocks did today. You’ll notice that several really creamed the market.

Symbol Gain/Loss
ROST 4.31%
HRL 4.05%
ADS 3.37%
AXTA 3.33%
SBNY 3.25%
WAB 2.86%
SJM 2.38%
ESRX 2.31%
CNK 2.24%
SNA 1.92%
AFL 1.07%
RPM 0.74%
ICE 0.65%
INGR 0.49%
FISV 0.24%
BCR 0.11%
CERN 0.03%
CBPX -0.18%
DHR -0.40%
MCO -0.69%
SHW -0.90%
CTSH -1.04%
SYK -1.08%
MSFT -1.81%
HEI -3.16%

What made today’s trading interesting was the wide divergence between sectors. For example, the S&P 500 Financials were up 1.77% today while the S&P 500 Techs were down -2.56%.

The Dow Jones Transports gained 3.30% today to close over 10,000 while the Nasdaq lost -1.27%. The Nasdaq 100 lost -1.73%. We haven’t seen that kind of divergence in awhile.

The small-cap Russell 2000 rose 0.38% while the mega-cap S&P 100 fell -0.03%.

The S&P 500 Value Index rose 0.86% and the S&P 500 Growth Index fell -0.73%.

Posted by on November 29th, 2017 at 4:31 pm

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