Wednesday, December 13, 2006

A Year Of Beltway Investing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Forbes.com this year, we've consistently offered readers ideas for Beltway-themed stock investing. The idea, of course, is that you can profit from businesses that are enjoying legislative, regulatory or procurement-related tailwinds.
So, how are we doing? At least in the short-term, not badly. In 2006, this author wrote 23 Beltway investing columns, which mentioned 107 stocks favorably. They've posted an average total return of 15%, using prices from the date of publication through Monday night's market close, against a return of 10% for the S&P 500 index during equivalent time periods.