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10 Best Stocks for 2014: How Our Expert Picks Stack Up So Far

Our list of the best stocks (and ETFs) is off to a rocky start

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#4 in the Best Stocks for 2014 Contest: Financial SPDR (XLF)

10-best-stocks-for-2014-financial-etf-xlfInvestors: John Jagerson and Wade Hansen
YTD Return: -6%

Once again, you’ve likely noticed — especially if you’ve been following out 10 Best Stocks for 2014 contest from Day One — that financials have been popular picks this year. But not all entrants wanted to pick just one financial stock.

Instead, John Jagerson and Wade Hansen decided to make a broader bet on financials via the Financial SPDR (XLF), a financial ETF from State Street Global Advisors.

So far, that bet has turned out alright. The Financial SPDR is currently sitting on just 4% losses and in fourth place. Plus, financials have been leading the S&P 500 in earnings growth … and it might just take a broader tailwind for that solid growth to translate into solid gains for this financial ETF.

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