10 Best Stocks for 2016

The InvestorPlace 10 Best Stocks for 2016 contest features 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 2016. The year-to-date returns below will be based on market close Dec. 31, 2015.

Throughout the year, the contributors will regularly offer updates on the good, the bad and the unexpected as it relates to their 10 Best Stocks for 2016 pick.

Questions about the 10 Best Stocks for 2016 picks or contributors on the list? Email us at editor@investorplace.com or engage in the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #beststocks.

  1. Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE)

    Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE)
    53%
    Return
    Buy Price: $12.60
    Ending Price: $19.31
    Industry: Energy

    Latest News: Best Stocks Recap: Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE) Stock Still a Pipeline of Profits

  2. Ellie Mae Inc (ELLI)

    Ellie Mae Inc (ELLI)
    39%
    Return
    Buy Price: $60.23
    Ending Price: $83.68
    Industry: Technology

    Latest News: Best Stocks of 2016: Ellie Mae Inc (ELLI) Stock Leads the Charge

    Jason Moser
    Investor:
  3. Domtar Corp (UFS)

    Domtar Corp (UFS)
    9%
    Return
    Buy Price: $35.72
    Ending Price: $39.03
    Industry: Consumer Goods

    Latest News: Best Stocks of 2016: Domtar Corp (USA) (UFS) Could Make a Comeback

    Hilary Kramer
    Investor:
  4. American Express Company (AXP)

    American Express Company (AXP)
    8%
    Return
    Buy Price: $68.36
    Ending Price: $74.08
    Industry: Financials

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2016: American Express Company (AXP) — STILL Don’t Leave Home Without It

  5. Snap-on Incorporated (SNA)

    Snap-on Incorporated (SNA)
    1%
    Return
    Buy Price: $168.89
    Ending Price: $171.27
    Industry: Industrial Goods

    Latest News: Best Stocks of 2016: Snap-On Incorporated (SNA) Stock Is a Steal

    John Divine
    Investor:
  6. Total System Services, Inc. (TSS)

    Total System Services, Inc. (TSS)
    -1%
    Return
    Buy Price: $49.50
    Ending Price: $49.03
    Industry: Financial

    Latest News: Best Stocks of 2016: Total System Services, Inc (TSS) Lost Its Momentum

  7. Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD)

    Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD)
    -3%
    Return
    Buy Price: $159.65
    Ending Price: $154.40
    Industry: Restaurants

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2016: Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) Still Has Time

    Charles Payne
    Investor:
  8. Globant SA (GLOB)

    Globant SA (GLOB)
    -11%
    Return
    Buy Price: $37.51
    Ending Price: $33.35
    Industry: Technology

    Latest News: Best Stocks of 2016: Globant SA (GLOB) Emerges as Digital Transformation Leader

    Jon Markman
    Investor:
  9. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG)

    Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG)
    -21%
    Return
    Buy Price: $479.85
    Ending Price: $377.32
    Industry: Restaurants

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2016: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG) Endures

    Mike Turner
    Investor:
  10. Rave Restaurant Group Inc (RAVE)

    Rave Restaurant Group Inc (RAVE)
    -71%
    Return
    Buy Price: $6.39
    Ending Price: $1.88
    Industry: Restaurants

    Latest News: Best Stocks for 2016: Rave Restaurant Group Inc (RAVE) Taps Fresh 52-Week Low

    Rick Rouse
    Investor: