It’s not an easy task to stay profitable in any marketplace however in this market I’m beating all the numbers. I have invested in these stocks which are outperforming all benchmarks.
Dollar General (NYSE:DG)
Since I purchased Dollar General as IPO three years ago it was grown over 130% from $20.90 to currently trading around $54.35. Why is Dollar General trading ahead of the market? It’s simple. Dollar General continues to provide consumers with great brand name merchandise at a savings. As long as their customer base believes they are getting great prices and DG keeps their overhead down the stock will continue to do well. My Dollar General stock this year is up 82% against the market.
China’s Baidu (NYSE: BIDU) and Qihoo 360 Technology (NYSE:QIHU)
When I looked into my position at Baidu, the second largest search engine in the world, I noticed it was losing market shares to an aggressive competitor Qihoo 360 Technology. Though my shares in Baidu are up 71% since I purchased it three years ago, Qihoo was making a dent into its penetration into the Chinese market.
Qihoo provides anti-virus protection for Internet and mobile applications. Qihoo 360 browser uses multi-browsers to protect user’s computers against virus attacks. I purchased Qihoo in February and soared 129% within months. I believe investors are looking at the numbers. Baidu maintains 80% of search market in China but Qihoo is snipping away little at time.
China’s search engine market according to some analysts remains untapped. If research is accurate 60% of Chinese do not have access to a computer making long-term investments in Baidu and Qihoo profitable for the future. My Baidu stock did 25% better than the market while my Qihoo stock outperformed the market by 117%.
Facebook (NASDAQ: FB)
I held on to my Facebook stock even though it dropped so low that I was questioning my long term commitment. I believed the company that could accumulate over a billion followers could come up with something. They did. Facebook generated 40% of its revenues from mobile applications and over 70% Facebook users access their account using mobile technology.
Facebook stock rose over 40% this year on great earning quarter bringing my investment into a profitable position. According to Evan Nui from Motley Fool, www.motleyfool.com Facebook doesn’t have to do anything new they have the momentum.
These three stocks are helping me beat the market. I’m outperforming the market with my long term investments and advancing my portfolio with an outstanding new performer.