Here is an update on how the Fox Business Block gurus are doing year to date compared to the indices (excluding dividends). This return is based on investing $1000 per weekly stock pick at the closing price Friday night.
Larry Glazer has only made one pick, F (Ford). He lead the league for awhile, but that company has taken a hit lately.
Rich Karlgard has also made just one pick, INTC (Intel).
Ben Stein makes a rare appearance near the top of the list. The index trackers seem to be holding up better than individual stocks, and Ben tends to stick to picks that track a market index or are at least widely diversified.
It doesn't surprise me to see Gary B. Smith and Gary Kaltbaum near the top of the list. I've often thought that those two seem to be the most consistent. Maybe this kind of study is confirming my gut feeling.
Charles Payne "tends to" pick volatile stocks. As the market trends strongly in one direction or another, his picks have a little extra beta to the upside or downside. One of his picks in April, $GTAT, went bankrupt. That’s a -100% return for this study.
At some point, I will go over each guru's best and worst picks. Maybe during a lopsided Thursday Night Football game. (As if we haven't had enough of those...)
Nothing shocking here. My suspicion was that the Cashin' In gurus would underperform the other gurus, and that most all of the gurus would underperform the SP500 (SPY).