Ever since the "Beat the Market by Building a Better Watchlist" post, I've received a number of e-mails asking for more detail about how I build the watchlists that I post on the site.
It takes a complex, organic process that takes many factors into account to narrow a list of over 7000 stocks down to 100. Rather than address every e-mail half hazardly, I hope to have a detailed post on watchlist development ready in the coming weeks.
Today, 83 of the 100 stocks on the focus list beat the S&P 500. Even more impressive, 94 out of 100 had better weekly gains than the 2.8 percent posted by the index. Here are this week's 25 top gainers from the focus list: