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Best Stock Picks 2011 Contest

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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 [2]-0.45%
The Financial Blogger [3]-1.64%
Wild Investor [4]27.15%
Million Dollar Journey [5]3.79%
Where Does All My Money Go [6]26.56%
Four Pillars [7]-35.25%
Zach Stocks [8]20.87%
My Traders Journal [9]10.39%
Dividend Growth Investor [10]26.08%

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 [11]. I have a Chevron stock analysis [12] 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 [13]

Dividend Growth Investor [14]

Wild Investor [15]

Intelligent Speculator [16]

My Traders Journal [17]

Beating The Index [18]

Million Dollar Journey [19]

Where Does All My Money Go? [20]

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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44 Comments To "Best Stock Picks 2011 Contest"

#1 Comment By Jaymus (RealizedReturns) On January 3, 2011 @ 7:41 am

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

I posted these on my blog here:

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.

#2 Comment By Jaymus (RealizedReturns) On January 3, 2011 @ 7:44 am

oh, and retweeted.

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#4 Comment By Craig On January 3, 2011 @ 9:52 am

Ok, let’s see how we do:

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

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#6 Comment By lionel On January 3, 2011 @ 10:08 am

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


#7 Comment By The Passive Income Earner On January 3, 2011 @ 10:43 am

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)

#8 Comment By DanP On January 3, 2011 @ 11:11 am

Ones i currently own and plan to add to in 2011

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

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#11 Comment By Sustainable PF On January 3, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

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

#12 Comment By Steve Zussino On January 3, 2011 @ 6:28 pm

I own or my wife owns all 4.

Here are my 4 picks for 2011: [27]

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

Good luck!

#13 Comment By Steve Zussino On January 3, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

Can I get involved in the contest for 2011?



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#17 Comment By Financial Samurai On January 4, 2011 @ 10:12 am

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

#18 Comment By stock glory On January 4, 2011 @ 10:26 am

TODAYS DATE: 1-04-11






#19 Comment By The Financial Blogger On January 4, 2011 @ 11:45 am

unless your fund is listed on as ETF , nope 😉 hahaha!

#20 Comment By Financial Uproar On January 4, 2011 @ 1:40 pm

Here are my 4 picks:

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

I blogged about them here.


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

#21 Comment By Financial Cents On January 5, 2011 @ 8:30 pm

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!

My Own Advisor

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#28 Comment By 101 Centavos On January 10, 2011 @ 7:13 am

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)

#29 Comment By Sportslady On January 10, 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

#30 Comment By kildozer On January 10, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

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)

#31 Comment By Moloko On January 10, 2011 @ 6:43 pm


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

#32 Comment By IronCork On January 11, 2011 @ 3:25 pm

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…

#33 Comment By Kevin @ Thousandaire.com On January 12, 2011 @ 11:04 am


Great idea, thanks!

#34 Comment By Sean On January 14, 2011 @ 8:15 pm

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

#35 Comment By Millionvester On January 18, 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.


#36 Comment By JTMcGee On January 22, 2011 @ 12:07 pm

I’m probably too late, but let’s go high risk:

That’s a winning portfolio right there!

#37 Comment By lotsoknots On February 16, 2011 @ 11:31 am

Interesting pennies…

HEO H2O Innovation
OPL Opel Solar
SWN Selwyn
MCI First Lithium

Fingers crossed???

#38 Comment By Simon On February 22, 2011 @ 12:08 am

Here’s mine for Australia:

MTU (Up 32% since i bought it back in Nov)
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: [30]

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#40 Comment By BRANDON On March 8, 2011 @ 11:30 am

BP Plc



#41 Comment By Kiefer On March 8, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

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

ALE.TSXV ** Same



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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