Only three stocks from the top 10 have lost value
Only 3 out of the top 10 most popular stocks lost value since the start of 2023. In fact, the average return of an equally weighted portfolio of these 10 stocks, would have returned a staggering 67% by the 11th of December 2023.
Meaning that an equally divided portfolio of £10,000 in the 10 stocks would have been worth £16,737.66 by the 11th of December 2023.
The 3 stocks that lost value are Nio, Alibaba and Paypal, losing 20%, 22% and 21% respectively.
NVIDIA eclipsed all other stocks
Perhaps unsurprisingly, NVIDIA eclipsed all rival stocks, returning 65 percentage points more than Meta, the next closest competitor.
Buying NVIDIA on the first market day of 2023, would have returned 226% by the 11th of December. This means that, over the course of one year, shareholders would have triple their initial investment.
A £1,000 investment at the start of 2023 would have returned £3,257.21 by the 11th of December 2023.
Close race for second place between Meta and Tesla
Tech giant Meta and EV manufacturer Tesla competed for second best when it comes to investment returns. The two companies battled throughout the year and exchanged places multiple times.
Meta took the lead around the end of September and this lead was solidified when Tesla’s shares slumped as a result of worse-than-expected Q3 financials in the middle of October.
Both stocks have yielded tremendous returns, with a fictitious £1,000 investment at the start of 2023 in Meta returning £2,607.66 by the 11th of December. The same investment in Tesla would have returned £2,217.76 over this period.