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