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The Top 8 Stocks to Invest In: What Are They?

Updated on May 10, 2011

It is always great to know which, of the thousands of stocks, to make your investment in. After all, it is YOUR money. Playing the stock market game is what it is. Simply knowing what and when to buy and what and when to sell based on past trends of the  stock you are researching. It takes up a lot of time. It does not always payoff and there are a zillion different opinions (many with hidden agendas) about what stocks should be in one's portfolio. It is overwhelming and the problem is akin to a weather report: once the report is made, it could change within hours. Stocks are volatile.

Based on the performance in 2010, the top analyst firms pick the top eight stocks based on their returns. Your only dilemma is, do you invest?

  • Intermune, a biotech firm, had a 789% return.
  • Acme Packet, telecommunications equipment, had a 376% return of investment.
  • Las Vegas Sands, a Vegas hotel, 208%.
  • Grupo Financiero Galacia, a bank that did well, 166%.
  • North American Palladium, a mining company, 155%.
  • Deckers Outdoors, a clothing firm, 135%.
  • Northern Oil and Gas, oil and gas producer, 132%.
  • Netezza, a computer and office equipment firm, 121%.
I would definitely look into investing in the first three with returns like those! Incredible. Think of just investing $100 in Intermune and getting nearly eight times back. Of course, the price of the stock may also be very high, but still, it is a sure thing investment. 

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      Deborah-Diane 7 years ago from Orange County, California

      Great investment ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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      perrya 7 years ago

      thanks for the info.

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      LRCBlogger 7 years ago

      So classic move by analysts. Their firms own big positions in a lot of these stocks so they have their analysts rate them up and then tell their advisors and brokers to sell them to their customers. They can then sell their positions in these companies and exit at huge profits 789%, 376%, etc.

      I'm more than a casual investor and I'll say this. Stocks have been very strong, I would consider sectors. It is easy an inexpensive to use ETF's to invest in sectors rather than picking individual winners. If you want more risk/reward, invest in 'Ultra" etf's that trade 2x or 3x the sector

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