The Lucky 13
01/30/2017 7:00 am EST
In January, 2000, we initiated The Lucky 13 portfolio to assist subscribers in establishing a foundation for their investment portfolios, observes dividend expert Kelley Wright, editor of Investment Quality Trends.
For the fifteenth time in its seventeen-year history, The Lucky 13 portfolio realized a positive total return with a gain of 16.30%.
Obviously, we welcome the positive performance for the year; however, we don’t believe that the return for any one-year period is reflective of a long-term body of work.
With that being said, since its inception in January, 2000, the arithmetic average annual total return for the portfolio is 12.69%. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) is 11.83%.
When compared to the arithmetic average annual return of 6.14% and CAGR of 4.47% for the S&P 500 over the same time period, the long-term benefit of limiting portfolio considerations to high-quality companies that offer good current value are clear to see.
I am holding off on recommending new money into the energy stocks until their economic internals improve, but if you are already long the stocks just continue to hold.
Coca-Cola (KO) is at its Undervalued high-yield area, and therefore technically a buy, but I would really like to see the P/E at 19 or lower before initiating a new position or adding to an existing one.
UnitedHealth Group (UNH) is still at Undervalue even after a huge year, but I want to see what changes Congress has in store for the Affordable Care Act, and how that could potentially impact health insurers.