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Best Stocks for 2013 – Intel and Daimler

Charles Sizemore has a great track record in our yearly stock-pick contest at In 2011 he won it all with a 44% return in Visa (NYSE:V) for the calendar year. Last year, he missed by one percentage point with Philip van Doorn edging out Charles 38% to 37% on the year. Philip picked Capital One (NYSE:COF) and Charles picked Turkish telecom Turkcell (NYSE:TKC).

So what’s the winner’s take on 2013? His favorite stock is Daimler (PINK:DDAIF). Charles says the pick is oversold and remains a dominant global brand, poised for growth in 2013 thanks to a big emerging market reach.

In a weird twist of fate though, he also likes my pick – Intel (NASDAQ:INTC). Charles likens Intel to tobacco stocks which, while not exactly in a booming business segment, nonetheless deliver big profits to investors.

Here’s my full take on Intel and Charles’ full take on Daimler.

Check out the full list of 2013 picks here on

Jeff Reeves is the editor of and the author of “The Frugal Investor’s Guide to Finding Great Stocks.” Write him at or follow him on Twitter via @JeffReevesIP. As of this writing, he held a position in Intel but none of the other stocks named here.

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