With the year coming quickly to a close, it’s time for the usual traditions: the cleaning up of Christmas and holiday decorations, the making of New Year’s resolutions that will be forgotten in mere weeks and, of course, a fresh start to InvestorPlace’s annual stock-picking contest with the 10 Best Stocks for 2014 showdown.
The 10 Best Stocks for 2013 contest sure hasn’t disappointed, with our top two picks blowing away the broader market with one trading day to go in the year. But 2014 is a clean slate, and lots of laggards in this year’s contest are back with a vengeance.
Add in some fresh faces, and the 10 Best Stocks for 2014 contest is sure to be another exciting race to the finish.
One thing to note: This year, the title “Best Stocks for 2014″ is a bit misleading thanks to three experts who picked exchange-traded funds — a contest first. But, considering the sole ETF on our list last year posted a solid top-five performance, that fund focus might just make the 10 Best Stocks for 2014 contest even more competitive.
Let’s take a closer look at each pick for InvestorPlace’s 10 Best Stocks for 2014 contest: