It’s been a while since I checked up on my CNBC’s Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge account. And oops, the contest ended a couple of weeks ago. I can’t view my last standing anymore. Bummer.
If I remember correctly, at one point I was at the 2% mark. Not bad. Not good enough to get onto the leaderboard, but not bad.
How did my stocks do, though? Hmmm, let’s take a look. Here are the prices as of last Friday’s close.
Eh, not bad for a few months. It was diversified enough (relatively speaking) to weather the volatility of these growth stocks.
I should note that I changed my strategy halfway through the contest. Instead of keeping this portfolio, I created a total of six accounts, each holding just one of these stocks. The AEIS account is what got me to the 2% mark. VCLK didn’t pop until after the contest. COG also split, giving me some nice gains.
What does this all mean? It means I’m not going to become a day trader any time soon. But 5.20% ain’t bad. At least I beat the banks by a few tenths of a percentage.