The S&P 500 rose 2.1% this week and remains just 1.6% below all-time highs.
This week there was a strong jobs report with the U.S. adding 196,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate remaining at 3.8%.
Source: Dupont Investor Relations
I plan to keep a close eye on these 3 spin-off companies for a few reasons.
- Two legendary investors taught me that spin-offs can be very profitable. Peter Lynch favored spin-offs in his book One Up One Wall Street favored. Joel Greenblatt has an entire section related to the merits of spin-offs in his book You Can Be A Stock Market Genius.
- Two spin-offs in recent memory have been wildly successful. Paypal (PYPL) spun-off from
Ebay(EBAY) in 2015 and Zoetis (ZTS) from Pfizer (PFE) in 2013. Paypal is up 173% in 4 years. Zoetis is a 3-bagger, up 205% in 6 years.
There haven’t been any changes to my long-term strategy. As the S&P 500 reaches new highs, I still plan to keep about 25% cash in my individual stock portfolios and wait for another buying opportunity.
My mutual fund portfolios are 100% in stocks since I have a 20+ year time horizon. I continue to dollar-cost average into them.
How are you guys handling the market? Share your thoughts by commenting below.
I/we are long PYPL.
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