I take part in an investing contest organized by visitors of the newsgroup misc.invest.mutual-funds. So far my returns for this year in the contest are just over 9% (slightly above the market=S&P500). I generally buy stocks at the begining of the year and hold them for the entire period. I do very little, if any trading. I will cover my holdings for this year in future posts.
Other than that I created an account at Motley Fool Caps – a social networking site for stocks. I rated a few stocks and so far am being totally beaten by the market, mostly thanks to my +ve rating for Blockbuster – which I thankfully do not own in real life and have covered before on this blog.
One neat feature of the Caps site is the Stock of the Day feature – where I am recommended some or the other highly rated stock. Of all the suggestions made to me so far, I like – Accenture Ltd. – ACN and Genlyte – GLYT. I will try to follow both of these in the future.