Stocks are up 1% including dividends with just a day to go in Q1. Here is how the models look:
Top 20 continued to give up its recent gains, though it is still enjoying a strong month after a weak start to the year. For the week, the model fell 1.58% compared to a 0.44% drop in the S&P 500. For March, Top 20 is up 2.1% compared to the S&P 500 being roughly unchanged. EZPW and WFMI both declined more than 5%, and five other names fell 3-5%. 3 of the holdings rose by 3% or more.
Conservative Growth/Balanced had a very strong week, rising 0.53% while the benchmark of 60% stocks and 40% bonds fewl 0.15%. For the month, it is up 2.4% compared to the index being unchanged roughly. 8 of the 12 stocks rose despite pressure on the market, with no stocks moving more than 3% in either direction.
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