Top picks for 2013
These 70 stocks were picked as favorites for the coming year by financial newsletter advisors.
With 75 stocks, funds and ETFs included in this year's survey, there's something for every type of investor, from high quality blue chips to speculative home run plays.
These ideas are a starting place for your own research. Only buy stocks that meet your own personal investing criteria, your risk parameters, and your time horizon. For your convenience, we've asked each advisor to specify whether each Top Pick is suggested for more aggressive or more conservative investors.
Importantly, these stocks represent each advisor's current outlook. As fundamentals change, a favorite "buy" can become a "sell." As such, it is up to each investor to monitor develops at the underlying companies to be sure that the reasons behind buying a stock remain in place.
We wish you the best of success with your investments in 2013.
Aberdeen Asia Pacific (Vivian Lewis)
Aflac (Richard Moroney)
AmREIT (Jason Cimpl)
Apple (Russ Kaplan)
Apple (Stephen Quickel)
ARM Holdings (Timothly Lutts)
Bank of America (Mike Cintolo)
Bank of Montreal (Kelley Wright)
BCE, Inc. (Gordon Pape)
Bombardier (Vivian Lewis)
CDI, Inc. (Benj Gallander and Ben Stadelmann)
China Mobile (John Reese)
Cisco Systems (George Putnam)
Corcept Therapeutics (Bill Mathews)
Coronado Biosciences (John McCamant)
CVS Caremark (Chuck Carlson)
Datawatch (Jim Oberweis, Jr.)
Datawatch (Tyler Laundon)
El Paso Pipeline Partners (Roger Conrad)
Enerplus (Gordon Pape)
Europe Financial Sector ETF (Paul Goodwin)
Fidelity New Markets Income (Jim Lowell)
Fidelity Select Industrials (Jim Lowell)
Fidelity Total Emerging Markets (Jack Bowers)
Fidelity Total International (Jack Bowers)
First Solar (Bernie Schaeffer)
Freeport Cooper & Gold (Adrian Day)
Freeport Cooper & Gold (Russ Kaplan)
General Dynamics (Kelley Wright)
General Electric (Benj Gallander and Ben Stadelmann)
Gladstone Commercial (Ian Wyatt)
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (Todd Salamone)
Google (Ian Wyatt)
H&Q Life Sciences (Nate Pile)
Illumina (Nate Pile)
Intel (Sy Harding)
International Business Machines (Peter Hughes)
InVivo (Tom Bishop)
iShares Mexico Investable (Mary Anne & Pamela Aden)
iShares Mexico Investable (Jim Powell)
iShares Mexico Investable (Nicholas Vardy)
Kellogg (Jim Stack)
Kroger (J. Royden Ward)
Loomis Sayles Bond (Walter Frank)
Matthews Asian Growth & Income (Janet Brown)
M&T Bank (Jack Adamo)
M&T Bank (Bernie Schaeffer)
MGIC Investment (George Putnam)
MTR Corp. (Carl Delfeld)
NCR (Jim Stack)
Nordea Bank (Carl Delfeld)
Oakmark International (Janet Brown)
Oakmark International (Walter Frank)
Oracle (John Reese)
Pacira Pharmaceuticals (John McCamant)
Peabody Energy (Elliott Gue)
PetroBakken (Tom Bishop)
ProShares Ultra Emerging Markets (Nicholas Vardy)
PulteGroup (Todd Salamone)
Shutterfly (Geoffrey Seiler)
Spectrum Pharmaceuticls (Andy Crowder)
Susser Petroleum (Geoffrey Seiler)
Telenor SA (Jack Adamo)
Thermo Fisher Scientific (Richard Moroney)
Time Warner Cable (Stephen Quickel)
Triumph (Richard Moroney)
United Parcel Service (Ingrid Hendershot)
US IPO Fund (Jim Lowell)
Wells Fargo (Peter Hughes)
Western Gas Partners (Elliott Gue)
Vermilion (Roger Conrad)
Yahoo (Richard Moroney)
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