Familiar names continued to hold their ground in this year’s survey. At the very top of the list, many of the companies were near where they were last year. Ford Motor Company made a notable move upward, as clubs added the stock during the year.
Clubs also have become increasingly comfortable with Internet stocks, including Amazon.com and Baidu.com, the Chinese search provider. This year also marked the appearance in the Second 100 of exchange-traded funds tracking gold shares and the Nasdaq-100 index.
Note that this year we changed our methodology for gathering club information. We received aggregated information from myICLUB.com
for the lion’s share of the results. Other responses were from clubs that completed an online form.