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When your stock gains more in one day than you paid for it.

Spiffy-pop is a term coined by Motley Fool Rule Breakers that refers to a situation whereby a stock's price increases more in a single day than the original cost basis.

When a stock in your portfolio becomes a daybagger -- gaining more in one day than you originally paid for it -- it has spiffy-popped.

In 2007, David Gardner asked the Rule Breakers community to help him invent a word to capture this phenomenon. Member Carol Binion came up with spiffy-pop as the winning verb that David selected. As he explained at the time, she "seemingly shares my bent toward the whimsical... seemingly understands what I will simply call the 'fizz' of language -- I've somehow been haunted by it."

A mere two days after announcing the winning words, Rule Breakers had its first stock spiffy-pop: Digital advertiser and marketer aQuantive received a buyout offer from Microsoft and gained more than $38 that day. From its recommendation price of $25, that made aQuantive the service's first daybagger.

"Spiffy is for closers!"
An impassioned discussion similar in force and breadth to Major League Baseball fan arguments for and against the designated hitter, a debate rages back and forth over exactly what constitutes a spiffy. Is it, as some believe, anytime during the day that a stock rises more than your cost? Or, does the stock have to close above your cost? On April 29th, 2010 at 12:48am EDT, David Gardner attempted to close the debate with the simple statement, "Spiffy is for closers." In other words, the term's champion strongly sides with those who believe a true spiffy-pop closes above your cost, does not merely flit briefly above it early in the day and get daybagger credit. The only exception that David allows on this point are those who decide -- for better or worse -- to sell their daybagger intraday, locking out the position at a spiffy price.

Otherwise, spiffy is for closers.

David Gardner Explains (Circa 2010)

Fool Lore
The most frequent Motley Fool premium services spiffy-popper -- long ago now a "forget-me-pop" (see below) -- is Priceline. Stock Advisor's May 21, 2004 selection has a cost basis of $23.71. With the stock more than a 50-bagger, Priceline's spiffy-pops long ago stopped counting. Another early classic spiffy-pop stock has been Motley Fool Rule Breaker Intuitive Surgical. For three straight years (2007-2009), Intuitive Surgical spiffy-popped the week of July 20th! The 2007 daybagger was July 20th, while in both 2008 and 2009 Intuitive Surgical spiffy-popped on July 23rd. Perhaps July 23rd should be relabeled Spiffy-Pop Day.

The Motley Fool premium services' original spiffy 3-pop (see below) occurred with the acquisition of Marvel by Disney, announced on August 31, 2009. The Stock Advisor scorecard went nuts, and one of David Gardner's best stock picks got gobbled up. (The investment with its outstanding returns continues, though, as Disney.) The most recent Motley Fool spiffy-pop -- the 12th of 2015 -- was achieved by Motley Fool Rule Breakers with Tim Beyers's pick of, the second time Salesforce became a daybagger for The Motley Fool. This came soon after a very notable spiffy-pop for That stock was first recommended by David Gardner for Stock Advisor at $15.98 on September 6, 2002. What made this spiffy even sweeter is that David's original cost basis on Amazon was actually much lower -- $3.21 from this original buy report in September 1997. Thus, Amazon's gain of $55.11 on April 24, 2015 was not only a spiffy 3-pop for Stock Advisor members, but the first-ever spiffy deca-pop (see below) for those who've been with David and Amazon from the beginning. Every Motley Fool spiffy multi-pop is to be cherished of course. Only those Fools who have truly drank from this cup can appreciate the alluring and -- to most of the world -- mysterious flavor. The Motley Fool continues to work its hardest to "share the taste of spiffy" with as many people as possible in pursuit of our mission to help the world invest better.

History of Motley Fool Premium-Service Spiffy-Pops
This is an incomplete listing of spiffy-pops achieved by Motley Fool premium services for members who've bought and held winners with us.

11/10/22 Stock Advisor Sherwin-Williams 2nd
11/10/22 Stock Advisor Cintas 5th
11/4/22 Rule Breakers Monster Beverage 2nd
11/4/22 Rule Breakers Insulet Corporation 1st^
10/21/22 Stock Advisor UnitedHealth Group 11th
10/21/22 Stock Advisor Boston Beer 6th
9/15/22 Stock Advisor UnitedHealth Group 10th
8/4/22 Rule Breakers Alnylam Pharmaceuticals 1st^
7/19/22 Stock Advisor UnitedHealth Group 9th
7/15/22 Stock Advisor UnitedHealth Group 8th
7/5/22 Rule Breakers Mongo DB 8th
6/21/22 Stock Advisor UnitedHealth Group 7th
6/2/22 Stock Advisor Costco 2nd
6/2/22 Rule Breakers Mongo DB 7th
5/13/22 Stock Advisor The Trade Desk 12th
4/26/22 Stock Advisor Sherwin-Williams 1st^
4/6/22 Stock Advisor UnitedHealth Group 6th
3/9/22 Stock Advisor Match Group 5th
3/9/22 Rule Breakers Mongo DB 6th
3/9/22 Rule Breakers Chipotle 13th$
2/24/22 Stock Advisor Adobe 4th
2/24/22 Stock Advisor The Trade Desk 11th*
2/16/22 Stock Advisor The Trade Desk 10th
2/9/22 Rule Breakers Chipotle Mexican Grill 12th
2/9/22 Stock Advisor The Trade Desk 9th
1/31/22 Stock Advisor The Trade Desk 8th*
1/31/22 Rule Breakers Chipotle Mexican Grill 11th
1/11/22 Stock Advisor Illumina 2nd
12/21/21 Rule Breakers Atlassian 2nd
12/21/21 Rule Breakers MongoDB 5th*
12/15/21 Stock Advisor UnitedHeath Group 7th
12/15/21 Stock Advisor Apple 13th$
12/10/21 Stock Advisor Costco 1st^
12/7/21 Stock Advisor Apple 12th*
12/7/21 Rule Breakers MongoDB 4th*
12/7/21 Rule Breakers Chipotle Mexican Grill 10th
11/19/21 Stock Advisor Intuit 1st^
11/16/21 Rule Breakers Etsy 4th
11/9/21 Stock Advisor The Trade Desk 7th
11/8/21 Stock Advisor The Trade Desk 6th*
11/4/21 Rule Breakers Etsy 3rd
11/2/21 Rule Breakers Arista Networks, Inc. 1st^
11/2/21 Rule Breakers IPG Photonics 6th
10/29/21 Rule Breakers Atlassian 1st^
10/27/21 Stock Advisor Silicon Laboratories 1st^
10/21/21 Stock Advisor Match Group 4th
10/14/21 Stock Advisor UnitedHealth Group 5th
10/12/21 Rule Breakers  HubSpot 2nd
9/22/21 Stock Advisor The Trade Desk 5th
9/22/21 Rule Breakers The Trade Desk 13th$
9/9/21 Rule Breakers Lululemon 1st^
8/5/21 Rule Breakers HubSpot 1st^
8/3/21 Stock Advisor UnitedHeath Group 5th
8/3/21 Stock Advisor Gartner, Inc. 1st^
8/3/21 Stock Advisor Tractor Supply Company 1st^
8/3/21 Stock Advisor Old Dominion Freight Line 1st^
8/3/21 Stock Advisor  CarMax 1st^
8/3/21 Stock Advisor Idexx Laboratories, Inc. 1st^*
8/3/21 Stock Advisor Gilead Sciences, Inc. 1st^
8/3/21 Stock Advisor Apple 11th*
8/3/21 Rule Breakers Middleby Corp. 1st^*
8/3/21 Rule Breakers Gartner, Inc. 1st^
7/26/21 Stock Advisor Hasbro 6th
7/26/21 Rule Breakers MicroStrategy 1st^
7/23/21 Stock Advisor The Trade Desk 4th
7/23/21 Rule Breakers The Trade Desk 12th*
6/25/21 Stock Advisor Nike 1st^
6/24/21 Stock Advisor The Trade Desk 3rd
6/24/21 Rule Breakers The Trade Desk 11th*
6/10/21 Stock Advisor Restoration Hardware 1st^
6/4/21 Rule Breakers MongoDB 3rd
5/14/21 Rule Breakers Trex Company 13th$
4/15/21 Stock Advisor UnitedHealth Group 4th
4/13/21 Rule Breakers Novocure 1st^*
3/26/21 Stock Advisor Boston Beer 5th
3/5/21 Stock Advisor UnitedHealth Group 3rd
3/1/21 Stock Advisor Boston Beer 4th
3/1/21 Stock Advisor Apple 10th*
2/12/21 Stock Advisor Illumina 1st^
2/10/21 Stock Advisor Match Group 3rd
2/2/21 Stock Advisor Boston Beer 3rd
1/28/21 Stock Advisor Match Group 2nd
1/26/21 Stock Advisor Appian 2nd
1/19/21 Rule Breakers Etsy 2nd
1/19/21 Rule Breakers IPG Photonics 5th
1/7/21 Rule Breakers Trex Company 12th
12/22/20 Rule Breakers The Trade Desk 10th
12/17/20 Rule Breakers MongoDB 2nd
12/15/20 Stock Advisor Apple 9th*
12/10/20 Rule Breakers MongoDB 1st^
11/27/20 Rule Breakers Etsy 1st^
11/25/20 Stock Advisor Appian 1st^*
11/17/20 Rule Breaker The Trade Desk 9th
11/11/20 Rule Breaker The Trade Desk 8th
11/9/20 Stock Advisor Cintas 4th
11/9/20 Rule Breaker Planet Fitness 1st^
11/6/20 Stock Advisor The Trade Desk 2nd
11/6/20 Rule Breaker The Trade Desk 7th*
11/4/20 Stock Advisor UnitedHealth Group 2nd*
11/4/20 Stock Advisor Adobe 3rd
11/4/20 Rule Breaker Chipotle Mexican Grill 9th
11/4/20 Rule Breaker Trex Company 11th
11/4/20 Rule Breaker The Trade Desk 6th
10/23/20 Rule Breaker EXACT Sciences Corporation (Genomic Health below) 2nd
10/23/20 Stock Advisor Boston Beer 2nd
10/22/20 Rule Breakers Align Technology, Inc. 1st^
10/12/20 Stock Advisor Apple 8th*
10/6/20 Rule Breakers Alteryx 1st^
10/2/20 Rule Breakers Twilio 2nd
9/1/20 Stock Advisor Zoom Video Communications, Inc. 1st^*
9/1/20 Stock Advisor Apple 7th
8/26/20 Stock Advisor Adobe 2nd
8/21/20 Stock Advisor Apple 6th*
8/19/20 Rule Breakers Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 1st^
8/5/20 Rule Breakers LivePerson, Inc. 2nd
7/31/20 Stock Advisor Apple 5th*
7/24/20 Stock Advisor Boston Beer 1st^
7/6/20 Rule Breakers Chipotle Mexican Grill 8th
5/3/20 Rule Breakers The Trade Desk 5th
5/18/20 Rule Breakers Trex Company 10th
5/14/20 Stock Advisor Cintas 3rd
5/11/20 Stock Advisor Shopify 13th$
5/7/20 Rule Breakers Twilio 1st^
5/6/20 Stock Advisor Shopify 12th
5/6/20 Rule Breakers LivePerson, Inc. 1st^
5/5/20 Rule Breakers Trex Company 9th
5/5/20 Rule Breakers IPG Photonics 4th*
5/4/20 Stock Advisor Shopify 11th
5/4/20 Rule Breakers Trex Company 8th
4/29/20 Rule Breakers The Trade Desk 4th
4/22/20 Stock Advisor Shopify 10th
4/22/20 Rule Breakers Chipotle Mexican Grill 7th
4/20/20 Stock Advisor Shopify 9th
4/17/20 Stock Advisor Shopify 8th
4/14/20 Stock Advisor Shopify 7th
4/14/20 Rule Breakers Shopify 13th$*
4/13/20 Rule Breakers Shopify 12th*
4/8/20 Stock Advisor Shopify 6th
4/8/20 Rule Breakers Trex Company 7th
4/8/20 Rule Breakers Shopify 11th*
4/6/20 Stock Advisor Shopify 5th
4/6/20 Stock Advisor Apple 4th
4/6/20 Rule Breakers Chipotle Mexican Grill 6th
4/6/20 Rule Breakers Shopify 10th*
3/25/20 Stock Advisor Tesla 13th$
3/25/20 Stock Advisor Cintas 2nd
3/24/20 Stock Advisor Tesla 12th
3/24/20 Stock Advisor Shopify 4th
3/24/20 Stock Advisor Hasbro 5th
3/24/20 Stock Advisor Apple 3rd*
3/24/20 Rule Breakers Trex Company 6th
3/24/20 Rule Breakers Vertex Pharmaceuticals 13th$
3/24/20 Rule Breakers Chipotle Mexican Grill 5th
3/24/20 Rule Breakers Copart, Inc. 1st^
3/24/20 Rule Breakers Shopify 9th*
3/23/20 Rule Breakers Shopify 8th*
3/19/20 Stock Advisor TransDigm Group 1st^
3/19/20 Rule Breakers Vertex Pharmaceuticals 12th
3/19/20 Rule Breakers Trex Company 5th
3/19/20 Rule Breakers Chipotle Mexican Grill 4th
3/17/20 Stock Advisor Cognex Corporation 2nd
3/17/20 Rule Breakers Vertex Pharmaceuticals 11th
3/17/20 Rule Breakers 13th$
3/17/20 Rule Breakers IPG Photonics 3rd
3/17/20 Rule Breakers Shopify 7th*
3/17/20 Stock Advisor Shopify 3rd
3/13/20 Rule Breakers Vertex Pharmaceuticals 10th
3/13/20 Stock Advisor Adobe 1st^
3/13/20 Stock Advisor Apple 2nd*
3/13/20 Rule Breakers 12th
3/10/20 Rule Breakers Shopify 6th*
3/10/20 Stock Advisor Tesla 11th
3/10/20 Rule Breakers Tesla 13th$
3/10/20 Rule Breakers Vertex Pharmaceuticals 9th
3/10/20 Rule Breakers 11th
3/4/20 Stock Advisor UnitedHealth Group 1st^
3/4/20 Rule Breakers Vertex Pharmaceuticals 8th
3/4/20 Stock Advisor Shopify 2nd
3/4/20 Rule Breakers Shopify 5th*
3/2/20 Stock Advisor Apple 1st^*
3/2/20 Stock Advisor Tesla 10th
3/2/20 Rule Breakers Tesla 12th
3/2/20 Rule Breakers Trex Company 4th
3/2/20 Rule Breakers Shopify 4th
2/28/20 Rule Breakers The Trade Desk 3rd
2/28/20 Rule Breakers Shopify 3rd
2/19/20 Stock Advisor  Tesla 9th
2/19/20 Rule Breakers Tesla 11th
2/18/20 Stock Advisor Tesla 8th
2/18/20 Rule Breakers Tesla 10th
2/13/20 Stock Advisor Tesla 7th
2/13/20 Rule Breakers Tesla 9th
2/12/20 Stock Advisor Shopify 1st^
2/12/20 Rule Breakers Shopify 2nd
2/4/20 Stock Advisor Tesla 6th
2/4/20 Rule Breakers Tesla 8th
2/3/20 Stock Advisor Tesla 5th
2/3/20 Rule Breakers Tesla 7th
1/30/20 Stock Advisor Tesla 4th
1/30/20 Rule Breakers Tesla 6th
1/21/20 Rule Breakers Tesla 5th
1/21/20 Stock Advisor Tesla 3rd
1/6/20 Rule Breakers 10th
11/12/19 Rule Breakers Ubiquiti 1st^*
8/7/19 Stock Advisor Match Group 1st^*
8/1/19 Rule Breakers Shopify 1st^
8/1/19 Rule Breakers Vertex Pharmaceuticals 7th
7/30/19 Rule Breakers Trex Company 3rd
7/23/19 Stock Advisor Hasbro 4th
7/17/19 Stock Advisor Cintas 1st^
6/10/19 Rule Breakers Universal Display Corporation 13th$
6/6/19 Rule Breakers Universal Display Corporation 12th
6/5/19 Rule Breakers 9th
5/3/19 Rule Breakers Universal Display Corporation 11th
4/23/19 Stock Advisor Hasbro 3rd
2/22/19 Rule Breakers Universal Display Corporation 10th
2/22/19 Stock Advisor The Trade Desk 1st^
2/22/19 Rule Breakers The Trade Desk 2nd
1/9/19 Rule Breakers NetEase (ADR) 13th$
12/26/18 Rule Breakers 8th
11/28/18 Rule Breakers 7th
11/15/18 Rule Breakers NetEase (ADR) 12th
11/7/18 Rule Breakers Genomic Health 1st^
11/7/18 Rule Breakers 6th
11/1/18 Rule Breakers NetEase (ADR)  11th
10/31/18 Rule Breakers Universal Display Corporation 9th
10/25/18 Rule Breakers 5th
10/23/18 Stock Advisor Tesla 2nd
10/23/18 Rule Breakers Tesla 4th
10/12/18 Rule Breakers 4th
10/1/18 Stock Advisor Tesla 1st^
10/1/18 Rule Breakers Tesla 3rd
8/10/18 Rule Breakers The Trade Desk 1st^
8/10/18 Rule Breakers Universal Display Corporation 8th
8/7/18 Rule Breakers Tesla 2nd
8/2/18 Rule Breakers Tesla 1st^
8/2/18 Supernova Odyssey 1 Tesla 2nd
7/31/18 Stock Advisor Cognex Corporation 1st^
7/31/18 Rule Breakers Trex Company 2nd
7/23/18 Stock Advisor Hasbro 2nd
7/12/18 Rule Breakers Intuitive Surgical 13th$
6/29/18 Rule Breakers Vertex Pharmaceuticals 6th
6/1/18 Rule Breakers Intuitive Surgical 12th
5/4/18 Rule Breakers Universal Display Corporation 7th
5/1/18 Rule Breakers IPG Photonics 2nd
4/26/18 Rule Breakers Chipotle Mexican Grill 3rd
4/18/18 Rule Breakers Intuitive Surgical 11th
4/17/18 Supernova Odyssey 1 Netflix 7th*
4/17/18  Supernova Phoenix 1 Netflix 9th*
4/17/18 Rule Breakers Intuitive Surgical 10th
3/29/18  Supernova Phoenix 1 Netflix 8th
3/26/18 Rule Breakers Intuitive Surgical 9th
3/09/18 Rule Breakers MercadoLibre 13th$
3/06/18 Rule Breakers MercadoLibre 12th
2/23/18 Rule Breakers MercadoLibre 11th
2/20/18 Pro AU Altium 1st^
2/14/18 Rule Breakers Universal Display Corporation 6th
2/12/18 Rule Breakers MercadoLibre 10th
2/9/18 Stock Advisor Nvidia 13th$
2/6/18 Stock Advisor Nvidia 12th
1/26/18 Stock Advisor Nvidia 11th
1/26/18 Rule Breakers MercadoLibre 9th
1/24/18 Supernova Phoenix 1 Netflix 7th
1/24/18 Supernova Odyssey 1 Netflix 6th
1/23/18 Supernova Phoenix 1 Netflix 6th**
1/23/18 Supernova Odyssey 1 Netflix 5th**
1/10/18 Rule Breakers Intuitive Surgical 8th
1/8/18 Rule Breakers IPG Photonics 1st^
1/8/18 Rule Breakers Universal Display Corporation 5th
1/8/18 Stock Advisor Nvidia 10th
1/3/18 Stock Advisor Nvidia 9th
12/13/17 Rule Breakers MercadoLibre 8th
12/13/17 Rule Breakers NetEase Inc (ADR) 10th
12/11/17 Rule Breakers NetEase Inc (ADR) 9th
11/17/17 Rule Breakers NetEase Inc (ADR) 8th
11/16/17 Rule Breakers NetEase Inc (ADR) 7th
11/10/17 Stock Advisor Nvidia 8th
11/6/17 Rule Breakers NetEase Inc (ADR) 6th
11/3/17 Rule Breakers Universal Display Corporation 4th
11/3/17 Rule Breakers MercadoLibre 7th
10/31/17 Rule Breakers Trex Company 1st^
10/6/17 Rule Breakers Intuitive Surgical 7th
9/15/17 Stock Advisor Nvidia 7th
9/11/17 Rule Breakers MercadoLibre 6th
9/7/17 Stock Advisor Activision Blizzard 13th$
8/30/17 Stock Advisor Activision Blizzard 12th
8/30/17 Rule Breakers Universal Display Corporation 3rd
8/22/17 Stock Advisor Activision Blizzard 11th
8/7/17 Rule Breakers NxStage Medical, Inc. 1st^
8/3/17 Stock Advisor Activision Blizzard 10th
8/1/17 Million Dollar Portfolio IPG Photonics 2nd
7/19/17 Rule Breakers Vertex Pharmaceuticals 5th
7/18/17 Supernova Phoenix 1 Netflix 5th**
7/18/17 Supernova Odyssey 1 Netflix 4th**
7/12/17 Stock Advisor Activision Blizzard 9th
7/12/17 Stock Advisor Nvidia 6th
7/10/17 Stock Advisor Nvidia 5th
6/8/17 Stock Advisor Nvidia 4th
6/7/17 Rule Breakers NetEase Inc (ADR) 5th
5/15/17 Rule Breakers NetEase Inc (ADR) 4th
5/10/17 Stock Advisor Nvidia 3rd*
5/5/17 Rule Breakers Universal Display Corporation 2nd*
5/5/17 Rule Breakers MercadoLibre 5th*
4/19/17 Rule Breakers Intuitive Surgical 6th
4/4/17 Inside Value General Communication, Inc. 1st^
3/29/17 Rule Breakers Vertex Pharmaceuticals 4th
3/1/17 Stock Advisor Activision Blizzard 8th
2/24/17 Rule Breakers Universal Display Corporation 1st^
2/16/17 Rule Breakers NetEase Inc (ADR) 3rd*
2/11/17 Stock Advisor Activision Blizzard 7th
2/6/17 Stock Advisor Hasbro 1st^
12/27/16 Stock Advisor Nvidia 2nd
11/11/16 Stock Advisor Nvidia 1st^*
10/18/16 Supernova Phoenix 1 Netflix 4th
10/18/16 Supernova Odyssey 1 Netflix 3rd
9/12/16 Rule Breakers NetEase Inc (ADR) 2nd
8/5/16 Rule Breakers MercadoLibre 4th
5/6/16 Stock Advisor Activision Blizzard 6th
2/25/16 Rule Breakers 3rd
2/16/16 Rule Breakers NetEase Inc (ADR) 1st^
1/28/16 Rule Breakers Under Armour 1st^
1/6/16 Supernova Phoenix 1 Netflix 3rd
12/7/15 Rule Breakers Keurig Green Mountain 9th*
9/16/15 Rule Breakers Baidu 13th$
9/2/15 Stock Advisor Walt Disney 13th$
8/27/15 Stock Advisor Walt Disney 12th
8/27/15 Rule Breakers Baidu 12th
8/26/15 Stock Advisor Walt Disney 11th
8/5/15 Stock Advisor Activision Blizzard 5th
7/24/15 Stock Advisor 13th$**
7/16/15 Supernova Phoenix 1 Netflix 2nd
7/16/15 Supernova Odyssey 1 Netflix 2nd
4/29/15 Rule Breakers 2nd
4/24/15 Stock Advisor 12th*
4/16/15 Supernova Phoenix 1 Netflix 1st^
4/16/15 Supernova Odyssey 1 Netflix 1st^
4/8/15 Rule Breakers Baidu 11th
3/30/15 Rule Breakers Catamaran 2nd*
3/12/15 Stock Advisor Walt Disney 10th*
2/26/15 Rule Breakers 1st^
2/4/15 Stock Advisor Walt Disney 9th*
2/3/15 Stock Advisor Walt Disney 8th
1/30/15 Stock Advisor 11th*
1/16/15 Stock Advisor Activision Blizzard 4th
11/10/14 Rule Breakers Baidu 10th
10/31/14 Rule Breakers MercadoLibre 3rd
10/30/14 Rule Breakers Catamaran 1st^
10/30/14 Rule Breakers Baidu 9th
10/28/14 Rule Breakers Baidu 8th
10/21/14 Stock Advisor Walt Disney 7th
10/17/14 Stock Advisor Walt Disney 6th
9/18/14 Rule Breakers Baidu 7th
9/2/14 Rule Breakers Baidu 6th
8/22/14 Rule Breakers Keurig Green Mountain 8th
8/15/14 Rule Breakers Monster Beverage 1st^
7/25/14 Rule Breakers Baidu 5th*
7/23/14 Rule Breakers Intuitive Surgical 5th
7/22/14 Rule Breakers Chipotle Mexican Grill 2nd
7/11/14 Stock Advisor 10th
6/24/14 Rule Breakers Vertex Pharmaceuticals 3rd*
6/13/14 Rule Breakers OpenTable 1st^
6/6/14 Rule Breakers Keurig Green Mountain 7th
6/5/14 Stock Advisor 9th
5/8/14 Rule Breakers Keurig Green Mountain 6th
5/7/14 Stock Advisor Activision Blizzard 3rd
3/4/14 Stock Advisor Walt Disney 5th
2/25/14 Supernova Odyssey 1 Tesla Motors 1st^
2/7/14 Stock Advisor Activision Blizzard 2nd
2/6/14 Rule Breakers Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 5th*
2/6/14 Stock Advisor Walt Disney 4th
1/30/14 Stock Advisor 8th
10/25/13 Stock Advisor 7th*
10/18/13 Rule Breakers Chipotle Mexican Grill 1st^
10/10/13 Stock Advisor Walt Disney 3rd
9/25/13 Rule Breakers MAKO Surgical 1st^
7/26/13 Stock Advisor Activision Blizzard 1st^
7/25/13 Rule Breakers Baidu 4th
6/17/13 Stock Advisor Netflix 13th$
5/7/13 Rule Breakers MercadoLibre 2nd
4/23/13 Stock Advisor Netflix 12th**
4/19/13 Rule Breakers Vertex Pharmaceuticals 2nd*
1/25/13 Stock Advisor Netflix 11th
1/24/13 Stock Advisor Netflix 10th**
1/23/13 Rule Breakers Intuitive Surgical 4th
10/26/12 Stock Advisor 6th
7/27/12 Stock Advisor 5th
5/7/12 Rule Breakers Vertex Pharmaceuticals 1st^
4/27/12 Stock Advisor 4th*
2/2/12 Rule Breakers Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 4th
1/26/12 Stock Advisor Netflix 9th
11/11/11 Stock Advisor Walt Disney 2nd
11/8/11 Stock Advisor Booking Holdings 13th$
11/3/11 Rule Breakers MercadoLibre 1st^
10/27/11 Stock Advisor Booking Holdings 12th
10/24/11 Stock Advisor Booking Holdings 11th
10/6/11 Stock Advisor Booking Holdings 10th
8/23/11 Rule Breakers Baidu 3rd
8/23/11 Stock Advisor 3rd
8/23/11 Rule Breakers Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 3rd
8/23/11 Stock Advisor Booking Holdings 9th
8/23/11 Stock Advisor Netflix 8th
8/5/11 Stock Advisor Booking Holdings 8th
7/27/11 Rule Breakers Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 2nd
7/5/11 Stock Advisor Netflix 7th
6/21/11 Stock Advisor Booking Holdings 7th
3/15/11 Stock Advisor Netflix 6th
3/10/11 Rule Breakers Green Mountain Coffee Roasters 1st^*
2/24/11 Stock Advisor Booking Holdings 6th
2/14/11 Stock Advisor Netflix 5th
2/10/11 Million Dollar Portfolio IPG Photonics 1st^
2/9/11 Stock Advisor Walt Disney 1st^
2/1/11 Rule Breakers Baidu 2nd
1/27/11 Stock Advisor Netflix 4th**
1/5/11 Stock Advisor Booking Holdings 5th
11/22/10 Stock Advisor Netflix 3rd
11/9/10 Stock Advisor Booking Holdings 4th
10/21/10 Stock Advisor Netflix 2nd
08/04/10 Stock Advisor Booking Holdings 3rd*
05/10/10 Stock Advisor Booking Holdings 2nd
4/29/10 Rule Breakers Baidu 1st^
4/22/10 Stock Advisor Netflix 1st^
11/18/09 Global Gains China Green Agriculture 1st^
11/10/09 Stock Advisor Booking Holdings 1st^
10/23/09 Stock Advisor 2nd
8/31/09 Stock Advisor Marvel 1st*^
7/23/09 Rule Breakers Intuitive Surgical 3rd
7/23/08 Rule Breakers Intuitive Surgical 2nd
7/25/07 Stock Advisor 1st^
7/20/07 Rule Breakers Intuitive Surgical 1st^
5/18/07 Rule Breakers aQuantive 1st^

the ^ indicates first -- "you never forget your first"
the * indicates a spiffy multi-pop (see below)
the ** indicates a very rare supernova multi-pop
the $ indicates the fabled forget-me-pop (the 13th and final day-bagger we recognize -- see below)

All-Time Fool Daybagger Stats
With Priceline having become our first-ever forget-me-pop (see below), and having since daybagged several more times, it is believed that Priceline enjoys the status of spiffiest Fool pick ever. That said, in June 2013 Netflix also forget-me-popped, so Priceline has competition. Amazon and Baidu may not be far behind. The record number of daybaggers in a single month for Motley Fool premium services is six in August 2011 and then again in October 2014. The group in 2011 included a memorable Netflix supernova for Stock Advisor members, while the group in 2014 included Baidu doing it two times in three days (and four times in two months). The still amazing record number of daybaggers in a single day for Motley Fool premium services is August 23, 2011. On that remarkable day, FIVE different Fool stocks spiffy-popped. Records of stock movements from our original Fool Portfolio -- which included AOL (at one point AOL was a 100-bagger) and and others -- are not included, though it is presently suspected that David Gardner's original cost basis of $3.17 in would be the Motley Fool selection that -- for more than a decade -- has probably spiffy-popped the most, long ago a "forget-me-pop." However, as Amazon was repicked for Motley Fool Stock Advisor, its stats appear in the table above. 

Spiffy Multi-Pops
But what happens when a stock of yours rises two or more times what you paid for it in a single day? This perplexing situation greeted long-time Motley Fool Stock Advisor members on August 4, 2010 -- coincidentally the 16th birthday of The Motley Fool online -- when closed up $50.63 a share, more than double David Gardner's 2004 cost on the stock of $23.71.

The answer is that we say that your stock has "spiffy 2-popped" or "spiffy 3-popped," etc.

This is much simpler to say than "triple daybagger" or "quadruple spiffy-pop," and the elegant use of the numeral also quickly conveys the power of the jump.

The same goes for "supernova 2-pop," which happened for the first time in early 2011 when Netflix went seriously spiffy.

Good luck with all your Spiffy Multi-Pops!

The Fabled "Forget-Me-Pop"
Upon achieving your 13th spiffy-pop for a given stock, you have just scored what David Gardner calls your first "forget-me-pop." This is so called because, after a certain frequency of occurrence of a given daybagger, it's just not all that interesting or worth noting anymore. From here on out, you as an investor (and those of us running Motley Fool premium services) should concern yourself with finding new spiffy-pops. Of course, nothing stops you from tracking all your spiffies, even post their official forget-me-pop. 

The first-ever Forget-Me-Pop for modern-day Motley Fool premium services became Priceline. On November 8, 2011, Priceline rose $43.85, well above its original cost basis of $23.71. This was its 13th spiffy-pop -- its forget-me-pop. As Priceline had been originally picked on May 21, 2004, that set a new record then for the fastest-ever forget-me-pop: 7 years, 5 months, 18 days.

The second Motley Fool premium services forget-me-pop belonged to Netflix. On June 17, 2013, Netflix rose $15.24 (+7.1% for the day). That was the company's 13th since its December 17, 2004 pick date. As it took about 8.5 years to happen, Netflix couldn't outdo Priceline in speed, either. We're not complaining.

The third was Amazon. On July 24, 2015, Amazon rose $47.24 (+9.8% for the day). That was the company's 13th since its September 6, 2002 pick date. Given that Amazon's cost basis for Stock Advisor was $15.31, that final pop was a spiffy three-pop and a grand way for Amazon to exit spiffy-pop tracking. That forget-me-pop took nearly 13 years, over which time Amazon rose 34 times in value.

The fourth was Walt Disney. On September 3, 2015, Disney rose $2.38 (+2.4% for the day). That was the company's 13th since its June 7, 2002 pick date as Marvel -- which Disney subsequently bought out. That gave us a DIS cost of $1.39 for Stock Advisor, so that final pop tacked on an extra 99 cents just for the fun of it. This forget-me-pop took 13 years, during which time Disney stock -- starting as Marvel (recommended several times, and then David also had some Pixar positions purchased by DIS as well) -- has so far risen 52 times in value. Disney also has the most active recommendations in Stock Advisor -- six open multi-bagger positions -- despite David never actually having recommended Disney, per se!

Other Spiffies?
Spiffies can come in many flavors and the Fool Community continues to play with the language and possibilities here. For instance, on a dour note, when a stock loses more value in a single day than you originally paid for it, that's a spiffy-drop. While that's never fun, it generally only happens to stocks for which you are already showing outsized gains; so chin up, Fool. Back to the positives! Motley Fool Chief Investment Officer Andy Cross extended the term further with divvy-pop -- when you are paid more in dividends today after an increase than your original purchase price. And on March 31, 2010, Motley Fool member oikukio achieved an impressive and related, though different, condition: "Hello, Stock Advisor team, I'm proud to report today that the total *interest* earned on my Stock Advisor portfolio has just surpassed my original starting balance! It's not a spiffy-pop, because it took 3.3 years to get here... but it's still pretty cool. Is there a term for it? The 'Day of Surpassion?'" Why not? Very cool. Note these landmarks when you achieve them! And if there isn't already a word for what you just did, invent one. That's spiffy. 

But Wait, What If It Didn't Feel Spiffy?
It's noteworthy that one can achieve some "cheap spiffies" from time to time -- when, say, a stock has a big spiffy-drop and then spiffy-pops just about back where it was before the drop.

For example, the August 2011 spiffy-pop for Priceline was a $44 rise after the stock had lost $38 the day before.

Similarly, on January 24, 2013, Netflix moved up $43 (+42% gain for the day) from $105 to $148. That was a spiffy 3-pop for Stock Advisor, but some members quite reasonably wondered aloud on the Netflix discussion board if that was a spiffy-pop at all -- if it was worthy of celebration, since the stock was still less than half of its all-time high.

While we recognize that such spiffies may feel hollow compared to a leap to new highs, nevertheless there is no guarantee one might ever score a big move up after precipitous drops. As David Gardner articulated the day after that Netflix move, "A spiffy-pop is a spiffy-pop and a spiffy-drop is a spiffy-drop." In the game of baseball, some home runs are more consequential, or more exciting, than others. But they're home runs nonetheless. Or, as David sometimes quotes something he believes Forrest Gump must have once said: "Spiffy is as spiffy does."

How and whether members celebrate or not is a matter of individual context. Most of us swathed in the positive energy that is Fool HQ believe in celebration.

This article is part of The Motley Fool's Knowledge Center, which was created based on the collected wisdom of a fantastic community of investors. We'd love to hear your questions, thoughts, and opinions on the Knowledge Center in general or this page in particular. Your input will help us help the world invest, better! Email us at [email protected]. Thanks -- and Fool on!

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