I have an email out to the originator of this list, Eddy Elfenbein of Crossing Wall Street,  to see if any parameters/exclusions were used, however despite a lost decade in the stock market for the casual investor [Feb 5, 2009: Mutual Funds Have Tough Decade] [Mar 26, 2008 - WSJ: Stocks Tarnished by Lost Decade] [Oct 7, 2008: Bloomberg - 2000s Stock Market Worse than 1930s], there were some massive individual winners.  We've owned a handful of these names from time to time the past few years: QSII, XTO, AFAM, FCN, GROW but certainly only garnered a fraction of these decade long gains.

About 3 years ago when I saw a similar list, the #1 stock was Chico's FAS (CHS) - a woman's clothing store.  That moment pretty much marked the top in the stock, but ironically if you had bought in November 2008 ..... well you have a chance for a 2nd round trip at best stock in the decade ending 2018 .  Of course there was the small matter of the stock giving back all the decades gains in 2006-2008.

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Let's see if momentum crowd favorite, Green Mountain Roasters (GMCR) faces a similar fate in the coming decade.  

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Enjoy... and if you happen to know of a stock that will be on the list November 15th, 2019 my email is always open to you. ;)

Top Stocks of the Decade

 

GMCR..............Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.............7,895.4%

HANS...............Hansen Natural........................................6,504.1%

BYI...................Bally Technologies...................................6,394.2%

SWN................Southwestern Energy...............................5,108.4%

CLH..................Clean Harbors..........................................4,456.0%

DECK...............Deckers Outdoor......................................3,669.5%

AMED...............Amedisys.................................................3,669.2%

TNH.................Terra Nitrogen...........................................3,611.5%

BOOM..............Dynamic Materials....................................3,519.4%

QSII.................Quality Systems........................................3,497.2%

JOSB................Jos. A. Bank Clothiers...............................3,419.5%

CETV................Central European Media Enterprises........3,263.4%

XTO..................XTO Energy...............................................3,191.2%

SIRO ................Sirona Dental Systems..............................3,142.0%

AFAM................Almost Family...........................................3,071.6%

MCF..................Contango Oil & Gas...................................3,034.0%

JST....................Jinpan International...................................2,974.2%

TRA....................Terra Industries........................................2,339.7%

MDVN.................Medivation...............................................2,321.6%

RRC....................Range Resources....................................2,231.9%

ISRL....................Isramco....................................................2,093.5%

CGA....................China Green Agriculture...........................2,064.3%

CEDC..................Central European Distribution...................2,049.2%

FCN.....................FTI Consulting...........................................2,044.3%

GROW.................U.S. Global Investors.................................1,887.3%

Performance Through November 15, 2009

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