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5 of the Best Stocks for 2013

InvestorPlace once again offered up its 10 best stocks for the year with our annual stock-picking contest, featuring 10 buy-and-hold plays from 10 market experts. The goal is to deliver outsized returns from Dec. 31, 2012 to Dec. 31, 2013 without trading in-between.

In today’s podcast, Charles Sizemore of Sizemore Capital Management and I talk about half of the picks and offer our personal take on the investments. On the whole, we’re very bullish for the list in terms of retirement portfolios … but we do handicap the short-term potential of each pick in terms of this “swing for the fences” contest where you’re trying for big gains in a horizon of just 12 months.

The picks we cover include:

Check back next week for the final five picks in the contest, and read more about the 10 best stocks for 2013 on InvestorPlace.com.
Jeff Reeves is the editor of InvestorPlace.com and the author of “The Frugal Investor’s Guide to Finding Great Stocks.” Write him at editor@investorplace.com or follow him on Twitter via @JeffReevesIP.

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