They don’t call ’em “experts” for nothing. For years, InvestorPlace‘s top minds have been helping investors make sense of the market while leading them toward wealth through both prudent long-term strategies and aggressive short-term plays.
While every successful adviser and stock-picker can recount a slew of smart decisions that gradually built the mountain of returns, there’s nothing quite as exhilarating as thumping your chest and pointing out the game-changing pick that really made your year. And four of our advisers — Jon Markman (Trader’s Advantage), Bryan Perry (Cash Machine), Louis Navellier (Blue Chip Growth) and Hilary Kramer (GameChangers) — had a few home-run shots this year.
But like any great champion, these advisers aren’t sitting back and admiring the fruits of their work — they’re already thinking ahead to next year. And that’s why in addition to reviewing the greats that were, these advisers also are ready to give you the stock picks they think will define a successful 2012.
Here are the InvestorPlace experts’ big winners of 2011 and their top trades for 2012.