10 Best Stocks for 2014

The InvestorPlace Best Stocks for 2014 contest includes 10 stock picks from a group of money managers, market experts and financial journalists competing against each other for the best return throughout all of 2014. The year-to-date returns below will be based on market close Tuesday, Dec. 31.

Throughout the year, the contributors will regularly offer updates on the good, the bad and the unexpected as it relates to their Best Stocks for 2014 pick.

Questions about the Best Stocks for 2014 picks or contributors on the list? Email us at editor@investorplace.com or engage in the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #beststocks.

MAJOR INDICES - YTD PERFORMANCES
DOW:
S&P 500:
NASDAQ:
1
Emerge Energy Services LP (EMES)
Emerge Energy Services LP (EMES)
192%
Current Return
Buy Price: $42.69
Current Price: $124.55
Industry: Diversified Energy
Jon Markman
Investor:
2
Tesla Motors (TSLA)
Tesla Motors (TSLA)
71%
Current Return
Buy Price: $150.43
Current Price: $256.92
Industry: Automaking
Kyle Woodley
Investor:
3
FleetCor Technologies (FLT)
FleetCor Technologies (FLT)
21%
Current Return
Buy Price: $117.17
Current Price: $142.18
Industry: Business Services
4
Fortegra Financial (FRF)
Fortegra Financial (FRF)
20%
Current Return
Buy Price: $8.27
Current Price: $9.91
Industry: Insurance
Hilary Kramer
Investor:
5
Banco Santander (SAN)
Banco Santander (SAN)
14%
Current Return
Buy Price: $8.68
Current Price: $9.89
Industry: European Banking
Bryan Perry
Investor:
6
MTN Group (MTNOY)
MTN Group (MTNOY)
13%
Current Return
Buy Price: $20.37
Current Price: $23.02
Industry: Telecommunications
7
Financial SPDR (XLF)
Financial SPDR (XLF)
9%
Current Return
Buy Price: $21.69
Current Price: $23.61
Industry: Financial
8
Vanguard Div. Appreciation ETF (VIG)
Vanguard Div. Appreciation ETF (VIG)
6%
Current Return
Buy Price: $74.52
Current Price: $78.68
Industry: Dividend Fund
9
Citigroup (C)
Citigroup (C)
2%
Current Return
Buy Price: $52.09
Current Price: $53.32
Industry: Banking
Greg Harmon
Investor:
10
ProShares Short MSCI Emer. Mkts. ETF (EUM)
ProShares Short MSCI Emer. Mkts. ETF (EUM)
-7%
Current Return
Buy Price: $26.30
Current Price: $24.49
Industry: Emerging Markets