A Snapshot of Top Performers

This month we are providing a snapshot summary of the S&P 500 top 10 performers for 2014 and 2013. Did you own the top 10 best-performing stocks last year? (Yes, you did!)

The best-performing stocks can go up over 100% or more.

Mathematically, the worst one stock can do is minus 100%.

So a few stocks going up more than 100% can outweigh the few that go down 75% or more.

Not owning the top 10 stocks represents an "opportunity cost" that contributes to active managers underperforming a broad stock-market index.

As the charts show, the names and industries of the best-performing companies change over the years.

S&P 500 Top 10 Performers

S&P 500 Top 10 Performers

Chances are, the best-performing companies in the future will be names we aren't familiar with today.

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As always, please contact us with any questions, comments or news. You can email me at bruce@bernofinmgt.com or call 513-474-9191. I'm always happy to hear from you!