As difficult as it may be to believe, we’re about to close the books on 2016 and turn the calendar to the next year. That means a market-wide hunt by individual and institutional investors alike for the best stocks to buy for 2017.
Not that investors should time their trades to coincide with the transition from one year to the next. But it’s certainly not a bad time or reason to rethink your current positions, update your tax strategy and reset your portfolio for the foreseeable future.
Once the new year starts, it’s simply too easy to keep postponing these types of much-needed maneuvers. More likely than not, you have a couple vacation days coming up, so there’s no better time.
With that as the backdrop, traders on the hunt for the best stocks to buy headed into 2017 might want to start (and perhaps even finish) their hunt right here with a close look at these 10 top stocks. They were selected for a variety of reasons, including strong growth, robust dividends and the potential for income growth down the road.
In no particular order, here’s a look at the 10 best stocks to buy for 2017: