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10 best stocks of 2013 (so far)

While many were predicting a positive year for stocks, the speed of the gains has taken Wall Street by surprise. Add dividends to the S&P 500's rise and the total return for the first half is 13.8%.

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Jul 8, 2013 8:25AM
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Why the hell do we have to scroll through 12 pages to see the 10 stocks, cant you just list them on ne page?
Jul 1, 2013 10:04PM
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My Tesla Motors stock is up about 330% this year, where is Tesla on this list?
Jul 2, 2013 10:24AM
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Interesting.  6-8 months ago MSN Money was predicting the demise of Best Buy.
Jul 2, 2013 1:41AM
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The MSN/NBC money people are so horrible at giving stock and money advice, now they are giving advice on what has done well in the past.  Terrific.  Cant ever be wrong going that route.
Jul 2, 2013 12:01PM
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Your stock experts suck. I agree go back a year ago and Best Buy was on the verge of going away. Do not listen to these experts......they really just do a bad job on giving advice.
Jul 1, 2013 9:38PM
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I'm a bit confused... Game Stop is up because of the new consoles?  But the Xbox 360 games will be coded to their "owner's" box.  So you can't resell them.  The the new Playstation is supposed to be the same.  So what is Game Stop going to resell?  Which is a huge part of their business.

 

And weren't all the "experts" saying that this was the year that Best Buy was going under?  But we are supposed to believe those same "experts" now?

Help me with these...

Jul 1, 2013 8:03PM
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With the death of Circuit City, how could Best Buy not do well. Who will fall next, Frys ?. As the Highlander said, " There can only be one "
Jul 8, 2013 4:25AM
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This whole story is a joke, it ran a few weeks back with the same info. 
Best Buy is a joke, they offer more variety than most stores when it comes to electronics, but there tech folks are freaking know it alls that know nothing. 
1. Listened in on a sales pitch to a lady wanting to buy a laptop. The rep was explaining the advantages disadvantages between the two laptops. One was AMD powered the other was Intel powered. His big pitch  was the AMD was lower priced but outperformed the intel chip by nearly double the processing power due to AMD having a four core processor and the Intel having a dual core processor. AMD did not make a four core processor at that time. I made an attempt to pull the salesman off to the side, but he would not leave his customer until the sale was complete. Too late for him to correct himself, however i still managed to corral him after the sale. The comment was I did not know what I was talking about.
2. My daughter purchased a laptop and it two weeks it would not boot. I was asked to look at it to see if I could fix it for her, "I build custom desktop gaming pc's,". One quick test showed her hard drive had failed. Told her take it back to Best Buy since it was still in their return window or else she would have to pay shipping back to manufacturer for warranty repair. She took it back and 3 weeks later gets a call that her laptop is ready. Seems they could not fix it on site and had to ship it to another place for repair. She gets home and turns it on, nothing but a black ntldr screen. Seems they replaced the hard drive but failed to install the Windows operating system on the PC. One more trip back to Best Buy, now one week later she gets a call picks up her laptop and cannot get half of the product to work. This time they did not install any of the hardware drivers for the PC. No audio, no wireless or lan drivers, no video drivers, etc. This time I went online and got the drivers and got her system up and running. She says finally, after a month it is working. That lasted three weeks, then I got a call saying that she keeps getting a pop up telling her to register that she may not have genuine windows install. The serial number on the PC's label would not work. Well back to Best Buy again, they got the windows install validated for her. I would not take make worst enemy to Best Buy for administering a death sentence. They would botch it some way and they would be back on the street.
Jul 2, 2013 8:35AM
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After the stock market drop in '08, ALL stocks are a good buy with massive gains today. They're only rebounding back to their average prices.
Jul 8, 2013 6:04AM
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What does everyone expect from best buy employees? They make how much? They have what kind of medical plan and or retirement?  Zero!  So, of course they dont know crap. Anyone with any true knowledge or salesmanship works for someone that pays them accordingly.  As for AMD, yes intel processors are better, always have been, but for the price AMD processors are and continue to be a better dollar vs performance choice.  Intel processors are not 4 or 5 times better than AMD to warrant the 4 to 5 times the price difference.  And as for these stock advisors, they don't have a clue what's gonna happen or who or what is gonna fail or succeed. Why? Cause the market is too chaotic at the moment. Business in general are going in to opposite directions. You have businesses like Best Buy who offer the lowest price for the most part, but customer service, expertise, and personal overall confidence in their employees is a crap shoot.  Then, you have the experts in the field with true know how and salesmanship and honesty, but that will cost you tens if not hundreds more in price than best buy.  In this economy, its no wonder why Best Buy is doing so well.  As a business owner you don't have the luxury of having both expert employees and the lowest prices! It cant be done.  If DC doesn't make things change some only big business will survive!
Jul 8, 2013 9:07AM
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Yeah MSNBC the same morons that carry water for Obama and look how that is turning out...country going bankrupt.

I wouldn't believe anything these idiots say, predict or report

Jul 8, 2013 9:39AM
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first the talking heads say Best Buy is all but bankrupt.  now it's stock is up 130+%!!  so much for the so called experts!
Jul 2, 2013 2:50PM
Jul 8, 2013 1:02PM
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Hmmm...I purchased a bit more Tesla stock in early January at just under $33 per share. The last close was less than a dime over $120 per share. I obviously suck at math then because I'd swear that that increase year to date was more than 49.4% for the number 10 slotted H&R Block and more than the 130.6% of the number 1 Best Buy. Why no Tesla love? Tesla is even bests them both in volume and market cap as well.  MSN, please look into another "expert" when wanting to post an article like this and if any MSN employees are using the folks at the InvestorPlace as financial advisors/brokers, I'd look into retaining another house's services.
Jul 2, 2013 12:05PM
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Best Buy is a Joke.  they do not stand behind what they sell.  If you have a problem with a  purchase you just get a bunch of $hit..Been there, done that
Jul 1, 2013 8:34PM
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AMD is a good chip company and I would think they will be around for awhile, besides that we need AMD to keep Intel from a monopoly.

Best Buy can turn around if they can do two things boost customer service and continue to price match Amazon.

Micron made some good chips, so I would not call them dead. The laptop and PC market isn't dead yet, but micron makes chips for other things as well.

Jul 8, 2013 11:33AM
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What About Tesla Motor??! Stock price going from $25 to 120......
Jul 2, 2013 11:58AM
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I would only be happy for these companies! 
Jul 8, 2013 11:08AM
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Best Buy is going to go down as the stupidest stock buy in history.   You might make money on a very short term basis,  but in all,  it's like buying into the Titanic.
They just don't get it.  They are hostile,  fraudulent,  and liars.  Their customer service is laughable.  They store policies are awful.  They deserve to be shuttered.
MSN told of their impending doom earlier in the year,  but today they are a good company worth buying?
What's up with that?  Nothing changed except some sharks are skimming money in a pump-and-dump operation.

Jul 8, 2013 11:04AM
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I would say that AMD's bread and butter is going to be the that they are providing chips for the newest gaming consoles PS3 and XB One. It's also worth noting that previously they had provided chips for the Wii as well. These provide steady revenue, but won't put the company over the top.
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