A newly joined subscriber to Stocko, I thought it would be an interesting exercise late last year to run in parallel two portfolios based on wholly different selection criteria. These were both assembled and valued at approximately the same time in mid to late December 2015. For better or worse I own all of the stocks mentioned, albeit in differing amounts to those used in these virtual portfolios.  As explained below, both portfolios were seeded with an initial £50,000 investment capital with the objective of making as high a return within 12 months as possible from Capital Gains.  (For the time being I have ignored dividends but will re-assess the possible impact they would have had at the end of the period).

Portfolio 1 - Naps Portfolio

Portfolio 1 is a NAPs portfolio chosen by picking 25 diverse stocks with high the highest available stock rankings in their industry sector. The original portfolio was outlined in a posting on December 15th, 2015 which for ease of reference I’ve cut and pasted an extract from here.

“The portfolio consists of 25 stocks with an initial gross investment of £2,000 each (i.e. pre dealing costs). Notwithstanding my better intentions of assembling the stocks over 3 months to spread the risk of a market sell off, (which is exactly what happened), I am now fully invested with all stocks purchased. These are all UK LSE/AIM listed and meet the general criteria of having a dealing spread of less than 5% and a market cap of more than £15 million. The portfolio currently consists of:-

Cambria Automobiles (LON:CAMB); Character (LON:CCT); Dart (LON:DTG); H & T (LON:HAT); Hydro International (LON:HYD); NWF (LON:NWF); Empresaria (LON:EMR); Inland Homes (LON:INL); Wizz Air Holdings (LON:WIZZ); Computacenter (LON:CCC); Headlam (LON:HEAD); Journey (LON:JNY); Somero Enterprises Inc (LON:SOM); Berkeley Group (LON:BKG);