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3 "Buy Now" Stocks From the World's Greatest Retirement Portfolio

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Brian Stoffel
November 2, 2012

It's been 17 months since I introduced the World's Greatest Retirement Portfolio to Foolish readers. This was, has been, and will continue to be my way of helping the world to invest better. Putting my money where my mouth is, I pledged to put at least $4,000 behind each stock and attempt to hold each one for at least three years -- though I've already broken that promise.

Since I began, the market has returned 10.9%, not bad at all by historical measures. But this portfolio has lived up to its moniker as the "World's Greatest," outperforming the market by 19 percentage points.

Below, I'll show you why it's doing so well, offer up three stocks that I think are excellent buys right now, and offer access to a premium report that offers deeper analysis than I can cover in one article.

Company

Publication Date

Change

Vs. S&P 500

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG  )

6/26/11

40.9%

28

PriceSmart 

6/28/11

66.3%

54

Baidu (Nasdaq: BIDU  )

9/15/12

(3.6%)

(14)

Intuitive Surgical (Nasdaq: ISRG  )

7/25/11

35.2%

27

National Oilwell Varco (NYSE: NOV  )

7/28/11

(8.5%)

(20)

Coca-Cola 

6/21/11

16.2%

4

Whole Foods 

7/5/11

49.7%

41

Amazon 

7/12/11

10.2%

0

Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL  )

6/30/11

78.1%

68

Johnson & Johnson 

8/1/11

15%

2

       

Total

 

30%

19.1%

Source: Fool.com, all returns as of market close Nov. 1, 2012. *Retu