It seems like we were just anxiously watching the neck-and-neck race for last year’s stock-picking contest, yet already, the first quarter of 2013 has come and gone.
So naturally, it’s time to check in and see how this year’s picks for InvestorPlace‘s 10 Best Stocks for 2013 are doing.
For those who don’t know, the annual contest offers a list of expert-picked buy-and-hold investments that, if held all year, should provide market-beating returns for investors.
After three months, things are looking alright. Seven of the picks ended the first quarter in the black, but only two are sitting ahead of the S&P 500‘s nearly double-digit gains. The bottom three are just downright ugly as this point.
Of course, it’s still early in the game. Keeping in mind that it’s a marathon — not a sprint — here’s a recap of InvestorPlace’s 10 Best Stocks for 2013 so far: