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VIDEO: Best Buy-and-Hold Stocks for 2013

InvestorPlace.com hosts an annual stock-picking contest where we pick the best stocks to buy on Dec. 31 and hold for an entire year.

This year’s Best Stocks for 2013 lineup should theoretically be impressive, given the 12% returns for the market year-to-date but … well, not so much.

Sure, Jon Markman is killing it with Fomento Economico Mexicano (NYSE:FMX) — better-known as Femsa — which has roughly doubled the S&P 500 since Jan. 1. And Steve Freehill, a guest contributor to represent our InvestorPlace readers, is up over 20% in Two Harbors (NYSE:TWO).

But collectively, the list is up a measly 3% in 2013. Not good.

Charles Sizemore and I both talk about our woeful underperformance in Daimler (PINK:DDAIF) and Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), respectively.

And we both are stubbornly bullish about these stocks through the end of the year.

Check out the video above, as well as links to the rest of the Best Stocks for 2013 feature.

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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. As of this writing, he did not own a position in any of the stocks named here.

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