The SOTM Top 100 brings together the market’s top rated stocks from each of the 10 industry sectors. However, instead of focusing on the biggest companies, as the S&P 500 does, the Top 100 includes only the best stocks from each sector.
While inclusion in the S&P 500 is based on the size of a company alone, the Top 100 Portfolio focuses on those companies that have displayed the key ingredients for success. The qualities necessary for consideration in the Top 100 include (but are definitely not limited to) strong earnings growth and company out-performance compared to its peers.
The SOTM Top 100 Portfolio
October 12, 2015
Health Care Sector
Consumer Staples Sector
Consumer Discretionary Sector
At the time of publication the editor and/or affiliated companies own the following positions: GPN, MANH, SSNC, FISV, FAF, STZ, POST, TE
Note: Positions may be bought or sold while this publication is in circulation without notice.
SOTM Top 100 Portfolio
This is NOT one of those “set it and forget it” type of portfolios. No, in short, our market pros don’t believe in this approach. Instead, our editors insist that any portfolio they put their name on must “adapt” to the changing market landscape. Therefore, in keeping with our overriding philosophy of “focusing on the leaders,” the 100 will hold only the top performing stocks.
This approach will force the portfolio to “own the best and ignore the rest” in terms of stock selection and to continuously “focus on the leaders” in terms of asset allocation.
Ask yourself a few simple questions. First, why would you want to own a stock that isn’t one of the market’s leaders? Next, does the size of a company really matter? And finally, doesn’t it make sense to own the market’s top rated stocks?
Our strategy for stock selection is designed to identify the top ranked stocks within the top performing industry sectors. Each week every stock in our universe is ranked in terms of earnings strength, earnings momentum, and company performance. In addition, the system ranks more than 100 Industry Sectors for performance and momentum. Only the top ranked stocks within the top ranked industries are eligible for selection.
Best of luck and as always… “May the Bulls be with you!”
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