Still Winning

I’m excited about how our system is performing compared to the broader market.

Since the Stock Trader Alert system is on hold after a busy past couple of weeks — meaning there are no new trades this week — I want to highlight that success.

See, even in light of the current pullback in the tech sector, you are still outperforming the market. Seven of your 10 Stock Trader Alert portfolio holdings are sitting comfortably in positive territory, with an average return of 3.88% per holding.

The overall return slipped a bit this week and currently rests at a gain of 38.77%, with Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC) and McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE: MCD) slipping last week. Both positions, however, are still positive since they were added to the portfolio.

What’s more, our exchange-traded fund (ETF) position in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE Arca: SPY) is up 8.5% year to date and continues to hit new all-time highs. (For more information on returns, see our backtesting data and the full portfolio history.)

All in all, the Stock Trader Alert system continues to focus on higher returns and lower portfolio management costs, providing more bang for your buck.

The Stock Trader Alert Portfolio

We continue to hold 50% of our portfolio in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF.

The remaining 50% of your portfolio should be divided evenly among the following 10 stocks:

Stock Trader Alert Portfolio

Position Ticker
AptarGroup Inc. ATR
Automatic Data Processing ADP
Clorox Company CLX
Costco Wholesale Corporation COST
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. CBRL
CVS Health Corporation CVS
Genuine Parts Company GPC
Jack Henry & Associates JKHY
McDonald’s Corporation MCD
Wal-Mart Stores WMT
* Positions updated as of June 5, 2017

Last, but certainly not least, if you have any questions about the ETF position, or any other part of the Stock Trader Alert system, please drop me a line at

I appreciate every bit of feedback you send my way.

As you know, we’re still in the beta test stage, so we’re constantly looking at ways to improve this service in any way we can before releasing it in full.

Your comments are an integral part of that evolution. So a big thank-you to those who continue to write in with your thoughts.

Kind regards,

Ted Bauman
Editor, Stock Trader Alert