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Which Stocks are Best to Invest in – Forbes vs Fool vs UsNews

Before we dive into the results from the top searches online, let’s look into what investing really means. As you continue to read, we will be comparing data from different financial advisors. 

What Does it Mean to Invest?

According to investopedia, "An investment is an asset or item that is purchased with the hope that it will generate income or appreciate in the future." With investing in stocks it is the same idea. We are holding stocks for a period of time to increase income.

This blog focuses on data results from holding stocks for a period of one year.  If your interests are trading different stocks each month, then I suggest looking at another blog that shows best stocks to buy for each month.   For me personally I trade stocks everyday.  You can see the results here for our daily stock picks.  

However, I do have some roth ira accounts along with coverdell accounts for my kids. It would consume so much of my time to trade each of those accounts individual. I am looking forward to this research and finding the best financial advisor with the best historical data.  I plan to use the data I research to personally invest in my IRA accounts.  

Purpose of this Blog - To Invest Wisely

If you do a search for “best stocks to invest in” you will be handed so much advice, you don’t even know where to begin.  There are so many blogs and videos giving advice of the best stocks to invest in, yet which one are you going to believe?  It is easy to find stocks to buy, but difficult to know actually which ones to invest in. 

I remember when I first started trading.  I had no idea what to buy.  One of my friends said, “Oh you should buy this penny stock…mm dad put his whole retirement fund in it. ” I am glad I didn’t follow his advice. His father ended up losing it all.  The first thing you never want to do is invest in penny stocks long term.  I personally trade them everyday but I hold each of them for less than 24 hours.  It is a great way to make money.  If you are interested in finding out more, you can check out our penny stock alerts. 

To Get Started, Let's Look at 3 Different Companies

American Business Magazine

It features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics. Forbes also reports on related subjects such as technology, communications, science, politics, and law.

Investing Advice Company

The Motley Fool is a private financial advisor. Its main business is online subscription services with investing recommendations, stock research, and analysis.

American Media Company

U.S. News & World Report publishes news, opinion, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis. U.S. News covers politics, education, health, money, careers, travel, technology, and cars.

What are we looking at to compare?

We are looking at stock picks that were chosen from each company to invest in for the year.  Some companies selected 10 stocks for the year while other companies suggested more or less.  

 It is very simple what we did.  We just took the results of holding the stock for one year and seeing if it was profitable or not.  After all the results were calculated we averaged out the total yearly gains or losses.  For example, one of the  picks from Forbes for 2019 was Disney (DIS)  We just took the chart from online and put the entry price for 1/2/2019 at $108.97 and exit price for 12/31/2019 at $144.63. If you were to invest in DIS for the year 2019 you would have had gains around 32%

COMPARING RESULTS FROM 2019

16%

Averaged Percentage Gains for 2019

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With 2019, Forbes results were okay.  They pretty averaged that of the SP 500.  They had some major wins with GBT and KBH.  However, they had too many stocks in the negative.  Almost half of the stocks were negative which is why the results are not as good as the other financial advisors. 

  • ONEOK (OKE)
  • Kraft Heinz Company (KHC)
  • TPI Composites(TPIC)
  • Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT)
  • Molson Coors Beverage Company (TAP)
  • EZCORP (EZPW)
  • B&G Foods (BGS)
  • W. P. Carey  (WPC)
  • Japan Airlines Co. (JAPSY)
  • KB Home (KBH)
  • Disney (DIS)
  • Enbridge (ENB)
STOCKEntry0:00Results
OKE53.0572.3536.38%
KHC42.7531.59-26.11%
TPIC24.3618.51-24.01%
GBT40.1979.4997.79%
EZPW7.686.82-11.20%
BGS28.7217.42-39.35%
WPC64.7178.6621.56%
JAPSY17.6315.52-11.97%
KBH18.7534.0781.71%
DIS108.97144.6332.72%
TAP55.8853.2913.13%
ENB30.7439.0226.94%
Average  16.47%
28%

Averaged Percentage Gains for 2019

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For 2019, Motley Fool did pretty well with the results.  Only 1 pick was negative which was ISRG.  Also, another one of their stock selections almost doubled in gains which was LULU. Overall averaged around 28% for the year.

  • Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF (VTI)
  • Vanguard Total International ETF (VXUS)
  • Amazon.com (AMZN)
  • Alphabet (GOOG)
  • Facebook (FB)
  • Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)
  • Axon Enterprises (AAXN)
  • AT&T (T)
  • Verizon Communications (VZ)
  • Ford Motor Company (F)
  • General Motors Company (GM)
  • ONEOK (OKE)
  • TerraForm Power (TERP)
  • Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP)
  • CareTrust REIT (CTRE)
  • iRobot (IRBT)
  • lululemon athletica (LULU)
  • Wayfair (W)
  • Netflix (NFLX)
  • Constellation Brands (STZ)
STOCKEntryExitResults
VTI125.75162.8129.47%
VXUS46.655.5319.16%
AMZN1465.21847.8426.12%
GOOG1016.571337.0231.52%
FB128.99205.2559.12%
ISRG469.5591.1525.91%
AAXN42.9973.2870.46%
T28.537.932.98%
VZ56.1660.127.05%
F7.539.1421.38%
GM32.8536.1610.08%
OKE53.0572.3536.38%
TERP11.1515.1936.23%
BIP30.844.1943.47%
CTRE18.2820.311.05%
IRBT82.0650.63-38.30%
LULU118.89231.6794.86%
W88.3490.372.30%
NFLX259.28323.5724.80%
STZ160.06188.1617.56%
Average  28.08%
51%

Averaged Percentage Gains for 2019

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Wow Roku was a huge winner! Over 300% but we can’t base our future trades on that one stock.  Only two negative picks and the rest positive. Even if you changed ROKU to 100% gain you would still be over 36%. Overall U.S. News had the best picks for 2019.

  • Tiffany & Co. (TIF)
  • Take-Two Interactive Software (TTWO)
  • Blackstone Group (BX)
  • Borg Warner (BWA)
  • MGM Resorts International (MGM)
  • Corning Incorporated (GLW) 
  • Capital One Financial Corporation (COF)
  • Ally Financial (ALLY)
  • Conagra Brands (CAG)
  • Madison Square Garden Sports  (MSG)
  • Guidewire Software (GWRE)
  • Wix.com (WIX)
  • Roku (ROKU)
  • Cree (CREE)
  • The Brink’s Company (BCO)
  • The Coca-Cola Company (KO)
  • Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX)
  • Alkermes plc (ALKS)
  • Zillow Group  (Z)
STOCKEntryExitResults
TIF79.35132.9567.55%
TTWO100.24122.4322.14%
BX29.2754.9987.87%
BWA34.0543.1426.70%
MGM23.8533.0338.49%
GLW29.5928.86-2.47%
COF74.49101.8440.05%
ALLY22.330.0634.80%
CAG21.1433.8159.93%
MSG263.51294.1911.64%
GWRE78.95109.7739.04%
WIX88122.3839.07%
ROKU29.82133.9349.03%
CREE41.9846.159.93%
BCO63.490.5384.77%
KO46.9454.8716.89%
BSX34.6545.2230.51%
ALKS28.9220.4-29.46%
Z30.3545.9451.37%
Average  51.47%

COMPARING RESULTS FROM 2020

These results are only reported from 1/1/2020 to 5/10/2020 

 Will update results again by the end of June

25%

Averaged Percentage Loss for 2020

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So far for 2020, Forbes only has two positive stock picks.  This data is only not the whole year so it is too early to tell. My feeling on these picks overall is that they be lucky to get in positive range by the end of the year. 

  • Kohl’s Corporation (KSS)
  • Kronos Worldwide (KRO)
  • Edgewell Personal Care (EPC)
  • Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS)
  • Party City Holdco (PRTY)
  • Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (NGVC)
  • Cohen & Steers Infrastructure Fund (UTF)
  • Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN)
  • Walmart (WMT)
  • Corning Incorporated (GLW) 
STOCKEntryExitResults
KSS49.1118.2-62.94%
KRO12.979.44-27.22%
EPC30.6228.75-6.11%
ADS112.4847.18-58.05%
PRTY2.320.58-75.00%
NGVC9.8415.5157.62%
UTF26.0121.15-18.69%
BDN15.5410.38-33.20%
WMT118.94122.943.36%
GLW29.9921.62-27.91%
Average  -24.81%
17%

Averaged Percentage Gain for 2020

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On a positive note, Motley Fool is the only company which stock picks averaged positive for 2020. That is a really good sign because the market has been crazy due to COV-19. We will see if these gains stay throughout the rest of this year. 

  • Amazon.com (AMZN)
  • IsoRay (ISR)
  • NextEra Energy (NEE)
  • Exelixis (EXEL)
  • Pinterest (PINS)
  • SSR Mining (SSRM)
  • Innovative Industrial Properties (IIPR)
  • Facebook  (FB)
  • Livongo Health (LVGO)
  • Visa (V) 
STOCKEntryExitResults
AMZN1898237925.34%
ISRG597.26537.77-9.96%
NEE238.62229.73-3.73%
EXEL17.662647.23%
PINS18.819.795.27%
SSRM18.9718.12-4.48%
IIPR73.6375.512.55%
FB209.78212.351.23%
LVGO25.2253.96113.96%
V191.12185.09-3.16%
Average  17.42%
1%

Averaged Percentage Loss for 2020

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Pretty flat for 2020 so far.  Will have to see how the rest of the year plays out before we can pick sides on this one. Even though we are in a bear market, it is a good sign the stock picks even out. 

  • Apple (AAPL)
  • Microsoft (MSFT)
  • Amazon.com (AMZN)
  • Coca-Cola Company (KO)
  • Disney (DIS)
  • Nike (NKE)
  • Google (GOOG)
  • Goldman Sachs Group (GS)
  • Micron Technology (MU)
  • McDonalds (MCD)
  • Paypal (PYPL)
  • Diamondback Energy (FANG)
  • Visa (V)
  • UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)
  • Netflix (NFLX)
  • Tesla (TSLA)
  • Salesforce.com (CRM)
  • American Electric Power Company (AEP)
  • Uber Technologies (UBER)
  • T-Mobile US  (TMUS) 
STOCKEntryExitResults
AAPL300.35310.883.51%
MSFT160.62185.115.24%
AMZN1465.21847.8426.12%
KO54.9945.69-16.91%
DIS148.2107.2-27.67%
NKE102.290-11.94%
GOOG1016.571337.0231.52%
GS234.32182.05-22.31%
MU55.3947.86-13.59%
MCD200.79180.5-10.15%
PYPL110.75144.230.20%
FANG92.6541.73-54.96%
V191.12181.92-4.81%
UNH292.5288.26-1.45%
NFLX325.9442.7535.85%
TSLA430.26802.7-0.89%
CRM166.99178.186.70%
AEP93.4678.2-16.33%
UBER30.9931.561.84%
TMUS78.5996.723.04%
Average  -1.50%

Conclusion on the Results

2019 Results
16%
20120 Results - 1/1/20 - 5/11/20
- 25%
2019 Results
28%
20120 Results - 1/1/20 - 5/11/20
17%
us news financal
2019 Results
52%
20120 Results - 1/1/20 - 5/11/20
1%

As you can from the results, it is too early to tell for this year.  Motley Fool has the best results if you combine both years which is currently around 22%  However, again still too early to tell because UsNews could catch up and even Forbes too.  It will be interesting to find out if it is better to trade a different set of stocks every month or just to invest them for one year?  I have another blog collecting data on stocks traded every month.  You can check that here. 

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For 2019 and 2020, we have not only double our money for each year but triple our results!  If you traded $10,000 you would have over $20,000 in Profits! 

2019 Results
242%
2020 Results: 1/1/20 -5/11/20
284%

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The data below only displays the percentage gains or losses from the whole month.  If you would like to look at each individual trade please check our daily stock picks result page.  It has covers the entry and exit price of every trade plus the trades of 2019. 

January

PicksSold % Total %
1st105.69%25%26.42%
2nd6.50%25%1.62%
3rd83.36%25%20.84%
4th6.36%25%1.59%
Average  58.56%

April

PicksSold% Total %
1st 147.72%25%35.86%
2nd44.09%25%11.30%
3rd73.27%25%15.98%
4th71.34%25%15.18%
Average  87.38%

February

PicksSold % Total %
1st356.57%25%89.14%
2nd-71.12%25%-17.78%
3rd204.05%25%51.01%
4th162.57%25%40.64%
Average  159.95%

May

March

PicksSold % Total %
1st-44.31%25%-11.08%
2nd87.51%25%21.88%
3rd-1.32%25%-0.33%
4th-82.61%25%-20.65%
Average  -21.82%

June

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