Dec 28 Merry SOTWAre you kidding me? A 53% average annual gain over the last three years?  I think most of us would be thrilled with half that return, especially considering this year’s 10% decline in the TSX. And yes, all but three of these long-term winners, two banks and a railroad, have posted a positive return so far in 2015. Royal Bank is the worst performer this year, down 5.7%. Still, the average 2015 YTD gain is 40.21%, including the three losers.

So where do we find these stocks? The list is a compilation of top stocks from six of my favourite Conservative, Prudent and Retirement VectorVest searches run on Dec 24, 2015.

These 40 stocks have made the cut for our new January 2016 WOW Dividends WatchList which you will find in VectorVest’s Special WatchList folder. The list will be updated Jan 4 with these 40 stocks. After that, the list will be updated on a monthly basis throughout the year, dropping off any stocks that are faltering in fundamentals and replacing them with stocks that have stronger fundamentals. The list will be maintained at 40 stocks, something new this year.

Want the list? Join me Tuesday, Dec 29 at 12:30 p.m. ET for our regular weekly SOTW Q&A webinar. We’ll study the list and see what VectorVest indicators have to say about them. We’ll also examine several graphs and determine together which of these top 40 long-term winners are the best buys right now. Click here to register.

Can’t attend Tuesday’s live event? Register now for the replay and your list of Top 40 Retirement Stocks.

Below is a 3-year WatchList Average Graph of these top 40 Retirement Stocks. The graph allows us to study the equity curve of these 40 stocks using the average price through the years. Prices do not include the dividend which is currently an average 1.47% annually. Current average Dividend Safety (DS) is 79 which is excellent on a scale of 0-99.



Register now for our Jan 2, 2016 Online Forum.   Click here. Let’s make 2016 your best year yet. Join us Jan 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. ET for our first VectorVest Canada Online Forum of the year. In addition to a thorough market review, Petra Hess will deliver our feature presentation on How To Set Up and Manage Your Portfolio for 2016 Using VectorVest’s Portfolio Manager. You don’t want to miss it! We’ll have some interesting Industry Group Analysis and re-visit The Birthday Game, a simple way to find stocks to hold for the long term. Seating is limited for the live event and replay, so please register early and avoid disappointment.

Wishing you continued Happy Holidays and a healthy and prosperous NEW YEAR.

Presented by Stan Heller, Consultant, VectorVest Canada

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this Blog is for education and information purposes only. Example trades must not be considered as recommendations. You should always do your own analysis and invest based on your own risk tolerance, investment style, goals and time horizon. There are risks involved in investing and only you know your financial situation, risk tolerance, financial goals and time horizon.