Thursday, March 7, 2013

CNN Made the Right Picks (for boring versus exciting that is!)

The heading on the CNNMoney article proclaimed Betting on boring stocks pays off. They had detailed stats and stock quotes to prove their point. One thing that they did not really prove (other than assumed common understanding)  the stocks they considered boring were actually boring and similarly why the exciting ones were really exciting.  So, I could not resist taking a quick look at Google Trend data for the stocks in question. And the conclusion is easy to see and proves that the author did his or her homework. AAPL and FB (symbols for Apple and Facebook) do get looked up a lot when compared to Hewlett-Packard and others. So, I guess go with the right kind of boring stock for better than boring gains. (Note: This blog is only meant for entertainment and not a place to get serious investing advice)