Articles

Cover Stories

Latest: Best Small Companies (2017 & 2018), by Mark Robertson on Nov 01, 2017
Our Best Small Companies chosen one year ago delivered an average total return of 31.7% with five of them more than doubling. This annual feature now has an average total return of 15.2% over the last twelve years vs. 10.3% for the Wilshire 5000. What are the companies selected for the 2018 Best Small Companies?

Solomon's Selects

Latest: Five Below (FIVE), by Mark Robertson on Jun 01, 2018
Nick Stratigos selected Five Below (FIVE) during the Round Table LIVE from the 2018 NAIC National Convention in Orlando, Florida. Influenced by the colorful slides and a new world record usage of the word “awesome,” the live audience seconded his selection.

Stock Screens

Latest: Sweet 16: Screening Results, by Mark Robertson on Mar 01, 2018
For the February Round Table, some went looking for oversold opportunities or companies trading close to 52-week lows ... and certainly companies with favorable long term return forecasts.

Model Portfolios

Latest: Tin Cup Demonstration Portfolio (June 2018), by Mark Robertson on Jun 01, 2018
Another strong month of outperformance for the Tin Cup portfolio, making it 9-of-the-last-10 months with the 10th a tie. We accumulate CVS, express our gratitude to Illumina (ILMN) and bid adieu ... and buy Amazon (AMZN).

Fund Manifests

Latest: Hoard vs. Herds, by Cy Lynch on Apr 01, 2012
Buy iShares DJ US Oil Equip (IEZ)

Funds & Featured Portfolios

Latest: AdvisorShares Focused Equity (CWS), by Mark Robertson on Sep 28, 2017
After beating the S&P 500 in 8 of the last 10 years, it looks like a photo finish for 2017 for Eddy Elfenbein and his Buy List-based ETF as the 4th quarter of 2017 unfolds.

Discovery Clubs

Latest: Best Sources For Small Company Ideas, by Mark Robertson on Nov 10, 2017
We turn to the best long term performers among small company funds for sources of ideas ... the current leader board includes PRIMECAP Odyssey Aggressive Growth, T. Rowe Price New Horizons and Brown Capital Small Company.

Perspectives

Latest: Analysis Across The Chasm, by Mark Robertson on Dec 02, 2016
During our stock studies, we are sometimes confronted with a Kobayashi Maru, a test that seems to defy a solution.

Clubhouses

Latest: Divining Dashboards: Source of Ideas, by Ken Kavula on May 01, 2016
This month, we focus on dashboards of portfolios that you can access directly from the Manifest Investing site.

Features

Latest: Manifest 40 Update, by Mark Robertson on Jul 01, 2014
This managed “tracking portfolio” of your collective favorites has outperformed the Wilshire 5000 by +2.8%.

Guides

Latest: Guide: Getting Started, by Kurt Kowitz on Jan 01, 2012
Step-by-step instructions on getting started with Manifest Investing.