12/31/12 - 951,950 (S & P 1,426) Balance at beginning of 2013
01/02 - 1,000,725 (S & P 1,462) - 2013 valuation low to date
01/29 - 1,067,885 (S & P 1,508)
02/08 - 1,050,545 (S & P 1,518)
02/19 - 1,072,805 (S & P 1,531)
02/25 - 1,050,295 (S & P 1,488)
03/22 - 1,088,085 (S & P 1,557) - last session prior to inception of BIDU portfolio
03/28 - 1,111,960 (S & P 1,569) - 2013 valuation high to date
Up 16.8%. 2013 Combined portfolio gains to date
Up 10.0%. S & P 500 (1,426 to 1,569)
Note: If BIDU, now a greatly undervalued stock at $88, can make it to $110 by the end of the year, I will log my third consecutive year of combined portfolio gains exceeding FORTY percent a year. In non-crash markets, nobody earns the kind of consistent, outsized returns that I do. NOBODY!
Oh, I don't know. I made as much as you did, with the exception of the first day. That skews your data a bit (not taking anything away from your expertise). But since then, my gains have outpaced yours (percentage wise), on a portfolio half again as big.
My combined portfolios earned 58% in 2011 in a flat market. Last year, my overall returns were 42% and this year it's almost 17% for the first quarter. Yes - there are others that may have done as well as or better than me this quarter as Pfizer got away from me on the upside. But over the last 27 months, I can't imagine a lot of people doing better than me in a portfolio of any size.