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Year End Performance Comparison of Nation's Top 5 Tech Stock Gurus Only Two Weeks Away. Friday, December 16, 2011

Dec. 16, 2011 9:12 am
Categories: Stock Advice

The Technology Stock Advisor, an online newsletter for investors, managed by Thomas E. Vass, released a news update on the top ten TSA technology stock selections for 2011. Vass obtained a patent (No. 7,251,627) on his technology stock selection method in 2007.

“At the beginning of each year, I select 10 technology stocks that I think are the best investments for the coming year,” said Vass. Vass noted that every week he provides a news update on the TSA top 10 technology stocks so that interested readers can monitor his selections and investment performance over the course of the year.

“As a way of helping readers gain insights into professional money management styles, I also track the performance of what I consider to be the top five tech stock gurus in the nation,” said Vass. “I will release a comparison of the other professionals selections for the year 2011 in two weeks.”

The top five professional stock pickers in the comparison are listed below.

MarketWatch Selection of 10 Experts

As noted by Reeves, “Just to be clear, this is not meant to be a balanced portfolio. Each pick was given as the single best investment if each of these advisors could make only one purchase for all of the next year.

So if you had just one pick for 2011, one single stock to buy now and sell 365 days later, what would you pick? That’s exactly the question I put to 10 of Wall Street’s sharpest minds — well, nine and then my own — and I wasn’t surprised to find a common theme. Namely, that the biggest potential lies in tech and financials.”

Goldman’s 8 Best Tech Stocks for 2011

As described by Byrt, “The New York-based investment bank gives price targets and the premiums they represent to their closing price as of Dec. 29, 2010. Each company gets a “buy” rating on Goldman Sachs’ so-called Conviction Buy List. On the list are eight technology stocks.”

James Glassman’s 10 Stock Picks for 2011

Glassman is the Contributing Editor of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and begins, “My 2010 stock selections performed well. Here’s a batch of promising picks for the New Year. I have chosen these stocks because I expect them to outpace the market over the next 12 months or so. The companies vary by sector and size, but they aren’t meant to represent a truly diversified portfolio. Finally, these are suggestions. Follow up with your own research, and make your own decisions. I’m here to help.”

Landis 10 Top Tech Stocks for 2011

Aenlle notes that, “Landis, whose Firsthand Technology Opportunities Fund (TEFQX) gained 29.3 percent last year, compared to a 20 percent gain for the average tech fund in Morningstar Inc.’s database, offers Money Watch readers some under-the-radar selections. Kevin Landis has achieved success running technology funds by filling his portfolios with a mix of obscure names and the usual suspects. With a few days left in 2010, his Firsthand Technology Opportunities Fund (TEFQX) was up about 30 percent on the year,compared to 21 percent for the average tech fund in Morningstar Inc.’sdatabase, making it a very strong fund in a strong sector.”

Barron’s 10 Favorite Stocks for 2011

Bary states, “Given this constructive backdrop, which stocks might reward investors best in 2011? Barron’s has identified 10 big-caps worth buying now, including ExxonMobil, Wal-Mart Stores, Pfizer, JPMorgan Chase, General Motors and Cisco Systems. Most of our picks have been the subject of bullish articles in the publication in the past year, and many trailed the market averages in 2010.”

Vass said that he would compare the performance results of the other stock pickers with the 10 stocks that he selected in January of 2011.

The full list of the 2011 TSA Top 10 Technology Stocks:

Cantel Medical Corp. CMN

Comtech Telecommunications Corp CMTL

CTI Industries Corporation CTIB

Electro-Sensors, Inc. ELSE

EPIQ Systems, Inc. EPIQ

Arrhythmia Research Technology HRT

Miller Industries, Inc. MLR

Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp MRX

Mine Safety Appliances MSA

Total System Services, Inc TSS

Investment Disclosure: The past performance of an investment is no guarantee of future performance. All investments bear risk of loss of principal invested. There are no guarantees related to investing. Please visit to read the IM&I ADV Part II Disclosure Document.

About Thomas E. Vass: Vass is fee-based portfolio manager located in Raleigh, N. C., and the holder of a patent on selecting technology stocks for inclusion in an investment account. Vass is the author of Predicting Technology: Identifying Future Market Opportunities and Disruptive Technologies (2007), that explains his theory of technology evolution and its effect on the economy.

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