The markets seem to be suffering from a monthlong New Year’s hangover … and it’s showing in our 10 Best Stocks for 2014 contest.
The S&P 500 slid almost 4% in January, and most picks for our Best Stocks for 2014 contest had a hard time shaking that southbound breeze. As a result, only three picks are are even sitting in the black, while a few are actually suffering double-digit losses.
Still, the finish line remains a long way away … so leaders can’t get too confident or laggards too discouraged by the standings after a mere four weeks. A lot can change over the course of 11 months … and perhaps the only guarantee at this stage in the game is that a lot will.
Still, let’s take a look at how the entries stack up for InvestorPlace’s 10 Best Stocks for 2014 contest with a month in the books: