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MoneyShow’s 2018 Top Picks Report:

Each year in December the MoneyShow editorial team asks the nation's leading financial newsletter advisors for their favorite stocks for the coming year. Conducted for over 35 years, the annual Top Picks report features the advisory industry's most trusted and respected experts known for their high-quality research and long-term track records of success.

This year’s report features over 100 investment ideas for all types of investors, from high growth opportunities for risk takers to conservative, income-oriented favorites suitable for retirement portfolios. We share these Top Picks as a starting point for your own research. Make sure that any stock you buy meets your personal financial needs, risks parameters and time horizon. We wish you the very best for investment success in the new year.

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Top Stock Picks

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Top Picks 2018: CME Group (CME)
01/17/2018 5:00 am EST

CME Group (CME), previously known as Chicago Mercantile Exchange, is a conservative bet on the continuation of this long and strong bull market, states Timothy Lutts, editor of Cabot Stock of the Week...

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Timothy Lutts
Tickers: CME
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Top Picks 2018: Cognex (CGNX)
01/17/2018 5:00 am EST

In order to survive in the 21st century, companies are demanding greater speed and efficiencies in their processes and robots are ever increasingly the answer; that's why robot armies are spreading th...

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Tony Daltorio
Tickers: CGNX
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Top Picks 2018: Del Taco Restaurants (TACO)
01/17/2018 5:00 am EST

Del Taco Restaurants (TACO) is a new name among our recommendations but I believe there are very interesting catalysts that will propel the name higher, suggests money manager Peter Mantas, editor of ...

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Peter Mantas
Tickers: TACO
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Top Picks 2018: Scott’s Miracle-Gro (SMG)
01/17/2018 5:00 am EST

We’re witnessing the birth of an entirely new industry. It’s estimated that the opening of recreational and medical marijuana markets across the country in 2018 will drive legal cannabis s...

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Jason Williams
Tickers: SMG
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Top Picks 2018: Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK)
01/17/2018 5:00 am EST

While many home improvement items, if not all, can certainly be purchased on line, some costly supplies needed for remodeling projects (think lumber, sheet rock, and granite, for example) are more lik...

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John Reese
Tickers: SWK
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Top Picks 2018: Weatherford International (WFT)
01/17/2018 5:00 am EST

Our top speculative pick for 2018 is Weatherford International (WFT), one of the largest providers of drilling services to the global oil and gas industry, notes George Putnam, editor of The Turnaroun...

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George Putnam
Tickers: WFT
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Top Picks 2018: Arista Networks (ANET)
01/16/2018 5:00 am EST

Arista Networks Inc. (ANET) is bringing networking into the age of the Cloud, which can bring huge efficiency and scale benefits to legacy networking environments, asserts Jim Kelleher, analyst with A...

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James Kelleher
Tickers: ANET
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Top Picks 2018: CoreSite (COR)
01/16/2018 5:00 am EST

CoreSite (COR) builds private data center facilities – the “roads” for the bustling information superhighway. It then collects tolls by leasing them back to its clients, explains Bre...

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Brett Owens
Tickers: COR
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Top Picks 2018: Enbridge (ENB)
01/16/2018 5:00 am EST

Enbridge Inc. (ENB) — our top conservative idea for 2018 — has always been a highly dependable utility stock, with steady annual dividend increases and a gradual gain in share price, sugge...

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Gordon Pape
Tickers: ENB
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Top Picks 2018: Five Below (FIVE)
01/16/2018 5:00 am EST

Five Below (FIVE) is probably our favorite retail story from a fundamental perspective; the stock is a less aggressive idea for the coming year, notes Mike Cintolo, editor of Cabot Growth Investor....

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Michael Cintolo
Tickers: FIVE
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Top Picks 2018: Intel (INTC)
01/16/2018 5:00 am EST

Intel (INTC) is the sort of “old” tech company that is gaining favor on Wall Street because of its pivot toward higher-growth markets in the technology space, notes Chuck Carlson, editor o...

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Charles Carlson
Tickers: INTC
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Top Picks 2018: Southern Michigan Bank (SOMC)
01/16/2018 5:00 am EST

Southern Michigan Bank (SOMC) is a $700 million bank located in Michigan, with 15 locations. The bank has been around since 1871, observes explains Doug Hughes, editor of Bank Newsletter....

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Doug Hughes
Tickers: SOMC