Click to Enlarge To help investors kick off 2012 the profitable way, InvestorPlace recently launched its 10 Best Stocks of 2012 page. The feature includes 10 long-term investments from a group of money managers, market experts and financial journalists. And these are no “set it and forget it” picks, either — throughout the year, the writers will regularly offer updates on the good, the bad and the unexpected as it relates to their best stock for 2012.
Of course, the investing world is made up of a lot more than just 10 people. It includes you, the reader! So in the interests of finding out where you plan on putting your money in the new year, we took a poll to get your thoughts about who in our panel — if anyone — got it right.
In the end, we got 7,646 votes. The final tally can be seen by enlarging the graphic on the right, but popular opinion trended toward the market’s big boys — three of the top five vote-getters were the three Dow Jones components picked by our panel.
The glaring last-place finish was Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (NYSE:TKC). While Turkish telecom might not be on many people’s radar, it was the top pick by Charles Sizemore, who rode Visa (NYSE:V) to a resounding victory in our 2011 feature.
Continue reading to find out what InvestorPlace readers chose as their top stocks for 2012: