Highlight Reel

Highlight Reel

The 2020 season for stocks has come to an end.

It’s highlight reel time.

Looking back, it was a stellar year for stocks…maybe our best yet.When you do a highlight reel, you show your versatility at skill positions. We’ll showcase:

  • Our top MAP View pick of 2020
  • Our Top 20 pick of 2020
  • Our top option trade of 2020
  • Our favorite blog posts

It was a wild and crazy year. Picking stocks is a lot like sports: you gotta deal with the elements. And the stock market had wicked factors to deal with. We started the year overbought, then fell into oversold, then sprang back into overbought.

It’s ok to have an up and down season. What’s important is that you finish strong. And MAPsignals did just that. Let’s now take a journey back through a stock market season like no other.

MAP View 2020 Highlight Reel

Closing out the year in style is what we like to do. As of 12/22/20, our MAP View picks had an average performance of +28.25% vs +17.38% for the S&P 500 (SPY ETF). That’s an outperformance of +63%!

That’s not easy to do. But it helps when you have elite teammates. Our best pick of 2020 was none other than Enphase Energy, Inc (ENPH). It was showcased on 5/25/20:

enph highlight reel

Source: MAPsignals, End of day data sourced from Tiingo.com (Disclosure: we hold a long position in ENPH in managed accounts)

A 203% gain in 7 months is juicy! It’s like a trick play that scores the touchdown. It worked so well that we picked it again just over 2 months ago. The setup was right.

Let’s keep going.

Top 20 Stocks 2020 Highlight Reel

It doesn’t feel natural to be braggadocious. But, that’s what you do in a highlight reel. You show the crowd the juice.

Our Top 20 report finds the best of the best. Some stocks are well-known frequent flyers. Others are newcomers. There were many that went up triple digits. But, there was one standout…a new name to us: Digital Turbine, Inc. (APPS).

It was first a Top 20 name on 6/16/20 at a price of $10.42. Since then, it’s +473%! And it didn’t show up just once. It signaled a top buy 8 times!

apps highlight reel

Source: MAPsignals, End of day data sourced from Tiingo.com (Disclosure: we hold a long position in APPS in managed accounts)

That’s the thing. Sometimes the best stocks appear out of nowhere. And looking above, we’d say that it wasn’t doing anything until Big Money came to play.

But what about options?

MAP Options 2020 Highlight Reel

I’ll come out and say it: We had a monster year in options. Plenty of trade ideas produced stellar performance.

But, in the gloomy days of March – we weren’t bearish. In fact, markets were oversold. And when that happens, we make bets like below.

On 3/22/20, SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (SEDG) was trading at 69.61. We decided to do a risk reversal…selling 1 SEDG June 45 Put @ 3.50 to buy 1 SEDG June 110 Call for 3.30.

If you don’t know much about options, let’s just say that this was our way of strapping on the helmet when the game was on the line. It was a bullish bet that the stock would be above 110 at expiration. The stock settled at $153.60.

This is a beaut:

sedg highlight reel

Source: MAPsignals, End of day data sourced from Tiingo.com

But we aren’t surprised at that performance. SEDG is a frequent name for MAPsignals. Do you see all of that green above? Those are the hidden footprints of Big Money. Don’t fight that trend!

Now, let’s look at our favorite blog posts.

MAPsignals Top Blog Posts 2020

No one wants to play favorites. But, we must. We enjoyed navigating this unprecedented year.

Here are the posts that made an impact:

That’s one heck of a highlight reel for 2020. As the year comes to a close, we are prepping for what’s ahead.

The 2021 stock market draft starts soon.

If you’re looking for our fantasy picks, get started here.

Happy Holidays everyone!