Mic Drop

Mic Drop

There’s good, there’s great, and then there’s MAPsignals.

There…I said it.

In this business, no one else is going to pound the drum for us, so we have to do it ourselves; especially when our stock picks go into beast mode.

Here: we can say it many ways:

  • Our call the bottom and buy 15 stocks beat the market by 63% since 3/19/2020.
  • Our showcased Top 20 stocks doubled the market returns for the first 6 months of the year- that’s beating the S&P 500 by 100%.
  • Our MAP View stocks beat the market by 72% the last 12 months (2nd half 2019, 1st half 2020).

Mic drop.

The Big Money Mic Drop

Honestly, nothing more needs to be said after that. But we’re going to give you some juicy details.

MAP opened its doors 6 years ago in 2014 with a simple goal: use quantitative data to find amazing stocks.

Announcing we were walking away from our Wall Street jobs to do this didn’t earn us many fans. In fact, we got a lot of rolled eyes and chuckles of pity.

But now, that’s what people come to us for: they want the best stocks.

In a bull market, people want to know how you perform in a bear. It’s a fair question. But, there’s no way no know for real until we had one.

We had several corrections since 2014; one even kissing a bear market. But finally, in 2020, we got the big bad bear: a volatile year like we’ve never seen. Our true capital is data, and the data we captured was priceless.

But, here’s what we discovered long ago: No matter what market we see, outlier stocks will find a way to win. And they are found on our Top 20 list: a weekly list of big money buying in the best quality stocks according to our metrics.

Now, for some people – looking at 20 stocks each week is too much. We get it. Not all of us have the time or the energy to skim through a list and isolate what speaks to us.

That’s why we showcase 2 stocks from each week that we like. Think of them as names we know rather well. As an example, here are the showcased stocks from 3 months ago (5/19/20).


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MAPsignals, End of day data sourced from Tiingo.com

Ciena Corp:

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MAPsignals, End of day data sourced from Tiingo.com

We want to make it easy – so, narrowing down to two picks does that.

So, how did those showcases do in the first half of 2020? Well, back to our mic drop – our stocks have been spanking the market.

In the first half of the year, there were 26 weeks. That means 52 stocks. Here’s how they performed from the date of initiation held through 8/18/20. We compare it to the S&P 500 (SPY ETF):

map 20 showcased stocks 2020

*performance as of the date of initiation and held through 8/18/20

Again: mic drop. That’s a double vs the SPY! Heck, that performance even beat the mighty NASDAQ 100…which, in this tech-heavy market, ain’t easy folks.

But, let’s keep talking stocks.

Top 2 Big Money Stocks In 2020

When Big Money comes to play, things get interesting. If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know that the recent level of buying in stocks has been unprecedented in our 30-year history.

Bull markets make stocks and brokerage accounts soar alike.

We are all about data here, but we love to visualize it. Let’s take a look at how powerful the Big Money signal is by looking at the 2 most frequent stocks on our Top 20 list in the first half of 2020.

First is a well-known favorite for us: Adobe, Inc. If you have a computer, it’s a near certainty that you’ve seen at least one of their products.

Below are the times that Adobe has been a Top 20 stock.

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MAPsignals, End of day data sourced from Tiingo.com

It’s been a Top 20 stock 51 times since 2017 and has gained 306% since! Need we say more?

OK- we’ll go on- check out the number 2 stock of 2020, Quidel Corp. This is a newer name for us, but we listen when the stock gods speak to us…check it out:

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MAPsignals, End of day data sourced from Tiingo.com

The stock’s up 231% in 2020 alone. Since our first signal, it’s gained +154%. The thing to notice is how the stock was unexciting until Big Money came to play. Let’s take a moment of silence and bow our heads: RIP QDEL shorts.

Here’s the bottom line: outlier stocks are the name of the game. Betting against the Big Money is and always will be a losing battle over the long-run. At MAPsignals, that’s what we believe to be the case. Thus far, there’s an enormous amount of proof: we have 30 years of it.

While 2020 has been a year many of us will want to forget, it’s been a mic drop year for outlier stocks.

It’s just like when you see a mind-blowing music performance.

The artist knows they’ve killed it. The mic drops and they silently walk off stage.

And those rolled eyes and pity chuckles? They have turned to silent wide-eyed gazes of amazement.

Like I said- no one is going to beat the drum for us.

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