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Performance Of The Contrarian Approach Portfolio

Here’s a breakdown on how the Contrarian Approach Portfolio is performing.

Since beginning this Shadow Stock Portfolio on June 1, 2016, it owns five stocks and is 50% invested.

The return on the current holdings is 20.95%, and the total return when including cash is 10.07%.

 – This article appeared first on The Stock Market Blueprint Blog.

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Contrarian Approach Portfolio

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Here’s what the portfolio currently owns:

Stock 1:

– Company Name: Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:BHE)

– Ticker Symbol: BHE

– Shares Purchased: 47

– Buy Price: $21.03

– Buy Date: 6/1/16 (closing price)

– Current Price: $28.48 (intra-day price on 11/25/16)

– Reinvested Dividends: None

– Total Investment: $988.41

– Current Balance: $1,338.56

– Return: 35.43%

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Stock 2:

– Company Name: Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC)

– Ticker Symbol: WDC

– Shares Purchased: 20

– Buy Price: $47.66

– Buy Date: 7/7/16 (closing price)

– Current Price: $61.14 (intra-day price on 11/25/16)

– Reinvested Dividends: 0.18 shares

– Total Investment: $953.20

– Current Balance: $1,240.26

– Return: 30.12%

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Stock 3:

– Company Name: Dillard’s, Inc. (NYSE:DDS)

– Ticker Symbol: DDS

– Shares Purchased: 14

– Buy Price: $68.67

– Buy Date: 9/16/16 (closing price)

– Current Price: $73.39 (intra-day price on 11/25/16)

– Reinvested Dividends: 0.02 shares

– Total Investment: $961.38

– Current Balance: $1,028.93

– Return: 7.03%

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Stock 4:

– Company Name: Genesco Inc. (NYSE:GCO)

– Ticker Symbol: GCO

– Shares Purchased: 19

– Buy Price: $50.36

– Buy Date: 9/16/16 (closing price)

– Current Price: $67.35 (intra-day price on 11/25/16)

– Reinvested Dividends: None

– Total Investment: $956.84

– Current Balance: $1,279.65

– Return: 33.74%

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Stock 5:

– Company Name: Universal Corp (NYSE:UVV)

– Ticker Symbol: UVV

– Shares Purchased: 17

– Buy Price: $50.36

– Buy Date: 9/16/16 (closing price)

– Current Price: $54.70 (intra-day price on 11/25/16)

– Reinvested Dividends: None

– Total Investment: $956.84

– Current Balance: $929.90

– Return: -1.71%

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– Starting Balance: $10,000.00

– Invested Balance: $5,812.81

– Cash Available to Invest: $5,194.12

– Current Balance: $11,006.93

– Total Return: 10.07%

Shadow Stock Portfolios

As discussed here, The Stock Market Blueprint is building and tracking a Shadow Stock Portfolio for each Premium stock screen featured on the site.

The purpose of the shadow stock portfolios is to show investors how systematic investment strategies can be implemented using the stock screens featured on

Additionally, the Shadow Stock Portfolios are establishing track records for the strategies being implemented. These records provide actual investment results in real-time.

Contrarian Approach Description

Contrarian Approach is a simple screen which finds solid companies trading at low price ratios.

The screen is inspired by David Dreman’s contrarian investment philosophy. Dreman believes strongly in market overreactions and the principle of mean reversion.

His research and professional experience shows that a diversified list of financially strong, adequately sized companies, currently out-of-favor with the market, “provide superior returns over time.”

See a more detailed explanation of the screen here.

Build Your Own Portolio

By investing blindly based on what stock screens tell you to, rule-based investment strategies eliminate human emotions from the decision-making process.

Follow along every week to see the performance of a different featured Shadow Stock Portfolio. Each strategy is highlighted every eight weeks.

If you’re a Premium subscriber, you can follow along in real-time as well as implement the strategies yourself.

Mitchell Mauer is the Founder of The Stock Market Blueprint is a site that finds value stocks for investors building long-term wealth. The site’s investment philosophy is anchored in principles established by Benjamin Graham and his most reputable followers over the last 100 years.

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