Hi P, Re: Long term with EW.............
2014 was when I first added EW to my portfolio at around $36 (split adjusted). So, it's done well for me. Last Sept I reduced my overall holding in EW by around 50% because of it becoming overweight in that 10 stock portf. That was at around $116/sh.
About a month later it dropped back to $93 and I added back some shares. It continued down and I managed to add more shares at around $85/share.
(Stacked Bar Histogram: Red on bottom is cash in reserve, Green is the stock value)
It's again starting to throw off some cash for me with a sale of 10% of the shares at around $110/sh. I need an additional +10% added to the price before I'll again take some off the table.
This week's newest EW report from Value Line has raised its "Timeliness" rank to 2 with a 3-5 year "appreciation potential" target of $150 to $220/share. It also remains on their "Highest Growth Stocks" list (Page 39 of the Summary and Index section). It carries a VL Financial Strength rank of A+ (second highest).
It has a "Price Growth Persistence" rank of 80 (5 to 100 range) but carries a "Stock Price Stability" rank of 35 (5 to 100 range). So, it would appear it has a long term upward trend with hick-ups along the way. I've been trading the hick-ups while enjoying the long term growth.
I, too, am surprised it doesn't have much following here.