alphab1 wrote:Being interested in Growth Stocks - not dividend incomes - I found a recent article in SippDeal's Share magazine giving lists of best performing FTSE
250 firms (as it calls them) over three, five and ten years. I was also previously interested in SMT (Scottish Mortgage), USA (Baillie Gifford) and OIG (Oryx). Here I have tabulated the performance (%) over 3 months, 1 year, 3 year (annualized) and 5 year (annualized) of some of these stocks:Period 3 mths 1 year 3 yrs 5 yrs
SMT 17.5 - 48.9 - 36.1 - 35.0
USA 18.7 - 50.0 - 38.0 - ***
OIG 28.7 - 89.7 - 32.2 - 25.7
FUTR 33.6 - 166.0 - 113.5 - 102.7
RCH 65.6 - 672.3 - 79.3 - 32.1
GAW 4.0 - 36.6 - 53.6 - 87.7
LIO 46.0 - 81.7 - 54.7 - 49.3
KNOS 35.0 - 72.9 - 75.5 - 63.3
(*** new Trust, less than 5 years old)
FUTR, RCH and LIO stand out followed by KNOS with OIG perhaps doing well recently. It is of course difficult to quantify the rank but SMT and USA (dependent far too much on US technology stocks) are not doing all that well.
Now if all of these numbers were guaranteed over the next 5 years, we would know which to select
I'm afraid that single stocks, particularly in the smaller company area, for non-specialist investors, are a bit of a gamble.
From your table, I had a look at FUTR, and I confess that I thought that their business in magazines was old hat, and certainly not high growth. Clearly I was wrong! I'll stick to collective investments.