2018 Top Investment Picks – Q1 Update

At the beginning of the year, I put together a list of Top Investment Picks for 2018 from the investment community and track them on this website. This is just meant to be a fun exercise to see how the picks do. As part of the process, I intend do provide quarterly updates on the picks to see how they are doing. This is the update after Q1.

Note that you can track the progress anytime by going to the Stock Picks page.

At the end of Q1, the top picks stand as shown below.

Dividend Investor leads the charge with a 47.8% return in Q1, in what has turned out to be a sea of red for the others. Congrats to shareholders of Imagin Medical (IME) — hope you were/are a holder DI. At the beginning of the year, this is what DI had to say about this company:

“Human trials are just now beginning. Potential expected results in 2018. They have what it takes to be very successful and potential acquired by a larger player. Extremely vast market for bladder cancer follow up technologies.”

Only 8 of the 36 picks are green as of Q1 2018 and will be interesting to see how things turn out for the rest of the year. My pick, including the rest of the crypto market, is going through a bloodbath as most crypots are down almost 1/2 in value since start of the year.

Happy Hunting


9 thoughts on “2018 Top Investment Picks – Q1 Update

  1. JC says:

    Ha, well I started off with a bang with almost a double up in the first week of the year, but it’s been uuuugly ever since. I forgot what I said for a more traditional DGI pick, but given the state of the market recently I’m sure it’s not looking all that great either. Thanks for compiling this and hopefully Q2 looks a little greener.

    • Yeah I remember that you were at the top of the chart the first few days/weeks of the year…looks like the pick has suffered after that, just like a lot of the others.

      Just went back and checked what you picked in the DG stock and it was Lowe’s…looks like that one is down 5% YTD.


  2. Great update. I see I’m not alone towards the bottom with my crypto guess. But, the year is far from over and as we both know we can see BTC at $2K or $20k just as easily. It will be interesting to see how this list compares towards the end of the year.

  3. Thanks for the update. My small flyer of a telecom (CNSL) is in the middle of the pack. I actually sold my small position earlier in the year to reduce risk in my portfolio. Will be interesting to see how it goes. Tom

    • Blockchains and cryptocurrencies go hand in hand, its almost hard to separate the two. Definitely something to look into if you want some new exposure to your portfolio that does not correlate with rest of the investing world.


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