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10 Best Stocks for 2016

The InvestorPlace 10 Best Stocks for 2016 contest features 10 stock picks from a group of money managers, market experts and financial journalists competing against each other for the best return throughout all of 2016. The year-to-date returns below will be based on market close Dec. 31, 2015.

Throughout the year, the contributors will regularly offer updates on the good, the bad and the unexpected as it relates to their 10 Best Stocks for 2016 pick.

Questions about the 10 Best Stocks for 2016 picks or contributors on the list? Email us at editor@investorplace.com or engage in the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #beststocks.

1
Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE)
Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE)
53%
Return
Buy Price: $12.60
Ending Price: $19.31
Industry: Energy
2
Ellie Mae Inc (ELLI)
Ellie Mae Inc (ELLI)
39%
Return
Buy Price: $60.23
Ending Price: $83.68
Industry: Technology
Jason Moser
Investor:
3
Domtar Corp (UFS)
Domtar Corp (UFS)
9%
Return
Buy Price: $35.72
Ending Price: $39.03
Industry: Consumer Goods
Hilary Kramer
Investor:
4
American Express Company (AXP)
American Express Company (AXP)
8%
Return
Buy Price: $68.36
Ending Price: $74.08
Industry: Financials
5
Snap-on Incorporated (SNA)
Snap-on Incorporated (SNA)
1%
Return
Buy Price: $168.89
Ending Price: $171.27
Industry: Industrial Goods
John Divine
Investor:
6
Total System Services, Inc. (TSS)
Total System Services, Inc. (TSS)
-1%
Return
Buy Price: $49.50
Ending Price: $49.03
Industry: Financial
7
Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD)
Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD)
-3%
Return
Buy Price: $159.65
Ending Price: $154.40
Industry: Restaurants
Charles Payne
Investor:
8
Globant SA (GLOB)
Globant SA (GLOB)
-11%
Return
Buy Price: $37.51
Ending Price: $33.35
Industry: Technology
Jon Markman
Investor:
9
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG)
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG)
-21%
Return
Buy Price: $479.85
Ending Price: $377.32
Industry: Restaurants
Mike Turner
Investor:
10
Rave Restaurant Group Inc (RAVE)
Rave Restaurant Group Inc (RAVE)
-71%
Return
Buy Price: $6.39
Ending Price: $1.88
Industry: Restaurants
Rick Rouse
Investor: