Each January, InvestorPlace runs a feature that highlights 10 experts picking 10 different stocks for the New Year. The theory is that you get only one investment, and you have to hold if for a full year — no swing trading, no bailing out early, just buy and hold.
So … what would you pick?
In 2013, InvestorPlace will include one reader-submitted stock in our annual buy-and-hold contest. And if your pick is chosen, we’ll comp you a free subscription to any of our paid newsletters as a way of saying thanks.
Here’s all you have to do:
- Make a pick: Choose one stock (not a mutual fund) you think will outperform from the first day of trading in January 2013 to the last day of trading in December 2013. Remember, dividends are included in your total returns.
- Write 300-800 words: Write no less than 300 words and no more than 800 words explaining your investment thesis.
- Make disclosures: Clearly disclose whether this stock (or any other you mention in the article) is currently part of your personal holdings. It doesn’t prohibit you either way, but please be honest.
- Email me: Send your submission in the body of an email to email@example.com with “My stock pick for 2013” in the subject line.
- Include contact info: Include a valid email address and phone number in your submission.
Increasingly, it has become clear that the mainstream financial media is facing a big threat from individual bloggers and traders with great viewpoints. After all, all you need is a good head for stocks and an Internet connection to be authoritative.
This is your chance to show your stuff — and get a free subscription to a premium service in the process.
Heck, if you’re the winner of this thing we may have YOU write the next InvestorPlace stock newsletter. You never know.
You can review the 2012 list of picks here for background. Some of the picks, including financial stock Capital One (NYSE:COF) and emerging market telecom Turkcell (NYSE:TKC) cashed in big-time. Others like Latin America restaurant stock Arcos Dorados (NYSE:ARCO) and medical device innovator Mako Surgical (NASDAQ:MAKO) fell flat. On the whole, the 10 Best Stocks for 2012 were in the green, but slightly underperformed the market.
Clearly some of our experts weren’t so sharp with their picks … myself included. So show us what you got.
Jeff Reeves is the editor of InvestorPlace.com and the author of “The Frugal Investor’s Guide to Finding Great Stocks.” Write him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter via @JeffReevesIP. As of this writing, he did not own a position in any of the stocks named here.