August Picks for StockTwits Top 10

By | August 1, 2014

Over the past month (from the first Friday in July) the StockTwits top 10 portfolio fell over 4% while the S&P 500 Index (SPX) fell about 3%. It was an interesting month with a divergence in performance between the picks. Normally the stocks tend to move together. This month there were three stocks with gains over 7.5% and four stocks with losses over 7.5%. As I’ve mentioned before, this looks like investors are getting more selective and suggests a thinning market. At the bottom of this post are details for all of the July picks. I’ll update the numbers with today’s closing prices sometime over the weekend.

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Since it’s the first Friday of the month it’s time for new picks. This is a model portfolio that simply picks the 10 stocks that have had the most support from the StockTwits community over the past month. The theory is stocks with a high support rate from the StockTwits community are a good starting point for portfolio construction. Premium members can see daily changes to all of the strongest stocks on social media lists.

Here are the top 14 stocks.

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Start Date Symbol Shares Start Price Start Total End Price End Total % Gain / Loss
7/3/2014 $TWTR 254 41.33 10497.82 44.13 11209.02 6.77%
$SCTY 147 71.34 10486.98 69.81 10262.07 -2.14%
$DDD 170 61.62 10475.40 47.93 8148.10 -22.22%
$MU 355 33.73 11974.15 31.09 11036.95 -7.83%
$AMD 2586 4.24 10964.64 3.97 10266.42 -6.37%
$GMCR 83 125.24 10394.92 119.76 9940.08 -4.38%
$SPWR 296 39.90 11810.40 34.36 10170.56 -13.88%
$FSLR 151 69.50 10494.50 62.03 9366.53 -10.75%
$BIDU 55 191.20 10516.00 212.38 11680.90 11.08%
$LNKD 60 173.71 10422.60 201.78 12106.80 16.16%
Cash 322.55 322.55
Totals 108359.96 104509.98 -3.55%
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