It’s that time of year again.  The end of the quarter calls for another update to our 2011 stock picking contest. My all out bullish picks looked like they were going to be in danger for a while and I started slipping in the ranks, but the last four days of the quarter helped me immensely.  My four ultra-ETF picks shot up with just about every equity sector rising.  I moved to within less than 1% of first place thanks to the end of the quarter rally and expect more good days to come still, if only I could get my international ETF to move positive I’d be cooking for real.  That’s the draw back to diversifying.  Not everything is going to work out at the same time.  For now I’m happy to stay in the top third of the group and retain my podium position moving into the second half of the year.

These are my four top ETF picks for 2011:

  • SSO – Closed 12/31/10 at $48.05.  Closed 3/31/11 at $53.27.  Closed 6/30/11 at $52.89
  • UWM – Closed 12/31/10 at $42.69.  Closed 3/31/11 at $49.24.  Closed 6/30/11 at $47.19
  • MVV – Closed 12/31/10 at $63.68.  Closed 3/31/11 at $75.10.  Closed 6/30/11 at $73.24
  • EET – Closed 12/31/10 at $109.55.  Closed 3/31/11 at $112.49.  Closed 6/30/11 at $108.12

Be sure to check out these other blogs.  All the links will be updated as I receive them from the other writers.  This is the current ranking of blogs after the second quarter:

  1. Intelligent Speculator: 9.35%
  2. DividendGrowthInvestor: 8.89%
  3. MyTradersJournal: 8.67%
  4. MillionDollarJourney: 8.06%
  5. WhereDidAllMyMoneyGo: -1.01%
  6. TheFinancialBlogger: -3.74%
  7. MoneySmartBlog: -5.72%
  8. TheWildInvestor: -7.69%
  9. BeatingTheIndex: -12.01%