January 3, 2011, 6:54 am

Best Stock Picks 2011 Contest

by: The Financial Blogger    Category: Investing Ideas
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What will be the best stock picks for 2011? I don’t know yet but I can tell you that I didn’t make the right choices in 2010 for our stock pick competition! So before I write about my best stock picks for 2011, I’ll review what happened in 2010 with my stock picks…

When bad news comes in waves

I still believe I had good picks for 2010 and that, over the long run, those companies will perform. The proof is almost there as my 3 loser picks (RIM, MFC and GS) had grown in dramatic fashion over the last quarter. Too little, too late, I’m stuck with a losing hand for 2010!

RIM was hit big time as Apple entered in the smartphone ring with a huge uppercut. Bad news and rumors are now driving down RIM stocks towards the bottom of the pile. Fortunately, the company showed positive results and the stock is now back up.

When I first wrote about my best stock picks, I thought Manulife’s problems were over. I thought 2010 would be a great year for them and that the management team was strong enough to overcome their maelstrom…. Bad move, Manulife got hit by more bad news and was eventually downgraded by Moodys.

My last bad news bearer is one of the strongest investment banks that survived 2008 credit crisis; Goldman Sachs. If the SEC didn’t fill a lawsuit against them, they would have been pretty good in 2010. The stock is now back to where it was at the beginning of 2010, so just a small loss  for a great stock pick…

And the Winner is….

Here’s the final result of our 2010 stock pick contest. If you click on each name, you will get their latest post on the stock pick competition. Wild Investor is winning our stock competition this year but one of my reader beat all of us: Brian end-up with 94%! (here’s his picks: RHIE, ISCO, BTIM, ACTC)

Intelligent Speculator-0.45%
The Financial Blogger-1.64%
Wild Investor27.15%
Million Dollar Journey3.79%
Where Does All My Money Go26.56%
Four Pillars-35.25%
Zach Stocks20.87%
My Traders Journal10.39%
Dividend Growth Investor26.08%
Bryan94.66%
Chris16.12%
Matt18.27%
1stMillion-6.97%

Now it’s time to play again! Best Stock Picks 2011!

HUZ – Silver ETF, There is a problem with gold

I’m not a big fan of commodities. Why? Because they are based on pure speculation…but this is also the goal of our stock pick contest, isn’t? I’m taking a Silver ETF because I think it is undervalued compared to gold. The price of silver usually follows gold by 1/16 and now we are at…. 1/46! So either the price of gold is too high, or the price of silver is too low. I’m betting on the latter.

RIM – Research in Motion Strikes Back!

I still believe RIM is a good stock pick. And I think that it will be one of the best stock picks in 2011. RIM is the best player in emerging markets and now that the economy is restarting, they should increase their sales. At least Apple shouldn’t be able to play in this market for now as the iPhone cost and network coverage are too expensive for emerging markets for now.

CVX – Chevron, For those who are scared

I am slowly converting to dividend investing with my latest buy; The Dividend Guy Blog. I have a Chevron stock analysis over at this blog and I think this will be a good stock pick to stabilize my gambles. I think that Chevron will continue to pay a good dividend and the stock should be stable throughout the year. Therefore, it will be a good pick if silver or RIM fail at some point ;-).

POT – Potash, once investors are converted to believers, it will blow!

In 2010, we almost lost the biggest potassium producer in the world with the hostile bid by BHP Billiton. While this event helped Potash to be one of the best stock picks in 2010, its value will increase as the commodity will continue to rise. Potash seems like a good bet for such a competition.

Want to get more Stock Picking Ideas? Look at the other 2011 Best Stock Picks Contestants:

Here’s the chart with all the participants. If you click on each name, you will get more details on their stock picks (more to come in the upcoming days ;-) )

Money Smart Blog

Dividend Growth Investor

Wild Investor

Intelligent Speculator

My Traders Journal

Beating The Index

Million Dollar Journey

Where Does All My Money Go?

You want to Join in? Put your 4 stocks picks in the comments and tweet this post! IF YOU BEAT ALL OF US, I’LL MAKE SURE YOU GET A PRIZE ;-)

Last year, a few readers posted their picks, I want to encourage you to do it and I’ll offer a prize to the winner if you can beat our group of bloggers for the 2011 Best stock pick contest. If you want to participate, you simply have to put your 4 stock picks in the comment section and use the tweet box on the top of this blog (or the following:  Best Stocks Picks 2011 Contest @FinancialBlogr : http://bit.ly/gooxCw. Enter your 4 stock picks in the comment section to be in!) . I like Apple products, do you?

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disclaimer: I do hold RIM in my portfolio (and Chevron is on it’s way!)


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Comments

Here’s mine:
DML : Denison Mines
LLL : Lululemon
BMO : BMO Financial
SGF: Shore Gold

I posted these on my blog here:
http://realizedreturns.com/four-stock-picks-for-2011/

and will be putting up an article on each of those 4 picks over the next couple of weeks with my rationale for selecting each.

oh, and retweeted.

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Ok, let’s see how we do:

Caterpillar (CAT)
Starbucks (SBUX)
Amazon (AMZN)
ETRADE (ETFC)

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May I join the fun too this year? :)
Here’s my pick.

APOL
ESI
XLF
UUP

I tried to pick stocks that I would buy with my money based on risk and reward. All these are dividend payers except for Cisco (but it plans to start paying dividends).

Husky Energy (HSE)
Cisco (CSCO)
Royal Bank (RY)
Rogers Communication (RCI.B)

Ones i currently own and plan to add to in 2011

Rim(RIM)
Bank of America (BAC) – not hedged, so a play on currency also.
Carfinco(CFN.UN)
Suruco Energy (SRN)

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China Ming Yang Wind… MY
Ecology and Environment EEI
EnerNOC, Inc. ENOC
TransAlta Corporation TA

I own or my wife owns all 4.

Here are my 4 picks for 2011: http://www.groceryalerts.ca/best-four-stock-picks-2011

ARISE Technologies Corporation (APV)
Unilever (UL – NYSE)
RBC (RY)
Exchange Income Corporation (EIF)

Good luck!

Can I get involved in the contest for 2011?

Thanks.

Steve

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Can my stock pick be The Samurai Fund?

It returned 19% in 2010, and it is plain as day visible to see on my site in tabs. Cheers

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unless your fund is listed on as ETF , nope ;-) hahaha!

Here are my 4 picks:

Nokia (NOK)
Duoyuan Printing (DYP)
Paragon Shipping (PRGN)
New Frontier Media (NOOF)

I blogged about them here.

http://financialuproar.com/2011/01/04/2011-stock-picking-contest-entries/

Also, if any other bloggers want, I track their results compared to mine. We’ll have our own stock picking contest! Screw you guys! ;)

Thanks for the offer, count me in!

1) SPE – Spartan Exploration Ltd.
2) HSE – Husky
3) BAC:US – Bank of America
4) BP:US – BP P.L.C.

I look forward to seeing the list and watching the action!

Cheers,
My Own Advisor

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CEG
AGNC
CVX
TRV

I posted these some days ago over in the comments at Beating the Index. I’d like to thrown these in the hat for 2011.

Magellan Midstream (NYSE: MMP)
Hawthorne Gold (TSX.V: HGC)
Denison Mines (NYSE Amex: DNN)
Transmontaigne Partners (NYSE: TLP)

by: Sportslady | January 10th, 2011 (1:05 pm)

Looks like fun. I’ll give it a go:

LDK-LDK Solar Co.
SA-Seabridge Gold
VMED-Virgin Media
GT-Goodyear Rubber & TIre

My 4 stock picks:

RTL …… Ratel Gold (1.83)

LKY ……. Lucky Strike (1.23)

ONE……. 01 Communique (1.74)

AGT……..Alliance Grain Traders (26.89)

fun!

Uranium One (TSX:UUU)
Bank Of America (NYSE:BAC)
Bank of Ireland (NYSE:IRE)
Atlantic Power (TSX:ATP)

My 4 Picks:

SNV-X ———— Sonoro Energy Ltd.

MDG-T ———— Medicago

BGBR-Q2 ——– Big Bear Mining

PEP-X ————- Petrostar Petroleum

Might as well start thinking about my prize…

GE
BAC
AMT
BP

Great idea, thanks!

Heres my four picks! I think each of them will be a plus this year.
AMR
UUU
DML
BBD
Im hoping Bombardier is a +15% in the next couple weeks!!

by: Millionvester | January 18th, 2011 (10:08 am)

V-SNV (Sonoro Energy)
T.ERD (Erdene Resource Development)
V.ATC (ATAC Resources)
T.FCO (Formation Metals)

Despite the fact that I have already realized gains of 100%-200%+ on each of these in 2010, 2011 is going to be the big year for most of these.

SNV is my #1 pick, they are going to be a new leader in heavy oil, 6,000,000 acres of land in IRAQ with exclusive rights and technology to boot.

ERD, solid company, solid management, they own alot of land and have a very aggressive strategy in place in several resources. Mind you I bought at .47 and now it’s at 1.50 after Jay Taylor announced it was his top pick for 2011. The stock jumped from .80 to 1.50 in a matter of hours. Thanks Jay.

ATAC Resources, they are sitting on one of the largest gold belts in the world. Buy now, this is going to be a $20.00+ stock over the next year or two once they get past the exploration stage. Probably a buyout target.

FCO, Formation Metals, is going to be the next leading Cobalt producer in North America. Correction, there is no leading Cobalt producer, they will be the only leading Cobalt producer in North America. They just closed 90 million worth of Idaho Gov’t backed bonds to fund their mine project that has been in development for years. As soon as they close the additional 60 million, very soon, we can see this stock hitting $7-10 easy over the next year or two.

GLTA, who needs a 401K plan when you have the stockmarket and my list of top picks.

-Millionvester

I’m probably too late, but let’s go high risk:
CNU
MDF
ADGF
WTT

That’s a winning portfolio right there!

Interesting pennies…

HEO H2O Innovation
OPL Opel Solar
SWN Selwyn
MCI First Lithium

Fingers crossed???

Here’s mine for Australia:

MTU (Up 32% since i bought it back in Nov)
JBL
WOW (Will jump well after it’s dip from the QLD floods and cyclone Yasi)
WDC (Had their float recently)

Ill me covering some of this on my blog: http://www.moneymaster.co

BIDU
CTRP
DANG
YOKU

BP Plc
C
CAK
MGT

A FEW GUESSES IF IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO JUMP IN. I DONE WELL WITH CAT, C, & DHT IN THE PAST YEAR SO I HAVE A FEW BUCKS THAT I HAVE PUT DOWN ON THE FOUR ABOVE.

BP DONE GREAT FOR ME UNTIL THEY LOST A FEW GALLONS IN THE GULF BUT I THINK THEY WILL GET BACK UP AROUND THE $60 OR HIGHER BEFORE THE END OF SUMMER.

VCA.TSXV *** Beyond serious upside, undervalued at the moment.

ALE.TSXV ** Same

SDX.TSXV* Same

NVS.TSXV

My bet: 200% minimum return within 6 months.

My merit : 2009 portfolio is now + %1000 averaged including losers; picks not much different than from- Canada in the hot seat!

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