Our Focus List Stocks: Short Model Portfolio, the best of our Danger Zone picks, has beaten the S&P 500 by 31% since the start of 2021.

In 2023, the Model Portfolio didn’t not fare as well, as it returned -56% compared to -22% for the S&P 500 as a short and underperformed shorting the S&P 500[1] by 34%. 25 out of our 55 picks outperformed as shorts.

The Focus List Stocks: Short Model Portfolio outperformed shorting the S&P 500 by 36% in 2021 and 28% in 2022.

We’re starting 2024 by reviewing 2023’s worst performers from our Focus List Stocks: Short Model Portfolio. Next week, we’ll review our best performers of 2023.

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