About MicNOVA

The Model Investment Club of Northern Virginia (MicNOVA) is sponsored by the D.C. Chapter of BetterInvesting and the Fairfax County Public Library. MicNOVA provides new and experienced investors with the opportunity to learn about investing in stocks and managing a portfolio. Our meetings are free and open to the public. You don’t have to be a member of BetterInvesting or the Model Investment Club to attend.

We keep stock watcher reports and stock selection guides for our portfolio, treasurer reports, meeting agenda, and copies of presentations in public folders on Bivio.com.

Club Files on Bivio

Monthly Meetings

Our club meets monthly at the Dolly Madison Library, 1244 Oak Ridge Ave, McLean, VA 22101. This is our home for 2016 during the renovation of the Tysons-Pimmet library. We start promptly at 7:00 pm and end by 9:00 pm.

The meeting agenda can be found on http://bivio.com/micnova. Here are the 2017 meeting dates.

  • Oct. 19 (3rd Thurs.)
  • Nov 16 (3rd Thurs.)
  • Dec 21 (3rd Thurs.)

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BetterInvesting

Since 1951, BetterInvesting has helped over 5 million people become better, more informed investors. BetterInvesting helps its members build wealth through educational webinars, web-based mutual fund and stock tools, in-person learning events, publications, an active online community and software. Learn more about BetterInvesting here.

The newsletter for the D.C. Regional Chapter of BetterInvesting contains a list of the activities and programs in the D.C. area for the Fall of 2017. Please join us.

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Our Portfolio

MicNOVA

Here is our portfolio. For more information about MicNOVA please visit Bivio.com. You will find stock watcher reports, including stock election guides, for each of our stocks.

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1-yr Return (09/30/2017)

Our Stocks

1-yr Return (09/30/2017)

  • IPG Photonics (IPGP) 124.8%
  • AbbVie (ABBY) 59.4%
  • Cerner Corp. (CERN) 59.1%
  • Cognizant Technology (CTSH) 52.8%
  • Air Lease (AL) 50.4%
  • T. Rowe Price (TROW) 50.2%
  • Apple (APPL) 38.9%
  • Microsoft (MSFT) 32.4%
  • Visa (V) 30.1%
  • Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) 26.9%
  • Alphabet (GOOG) 26.5%
  • Gentex Corporation (GNTX) 15%
  • C.H. Robinson Worldwide (CHRW) 13%
  • CVS Health (CVS) 5.4%
  • Dycom Industries, Inc. 1.7%
  • LKQ Corp. (LKQ) 1.5%
  • Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) .1%

Benchmarks

1-yr Return (09/30/2017)

  • MicNOVA Return 30.6%
  • Vanguard Total Stock Market 18.6%
  • S&P 500 (w/ dividends) 18.6%
  • Vanguard Mid Cap Index 15.2%
  • Vanguard Small Cap Index 17.3%