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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: 22nd Century Group (XXII)
01/03/2018 5:00 am EST

Whether for recreational or for medicinal purposes, marijuana is one of the hottest areas of biotechnology research. Pot is quickly losing its pariah status to become a huge, mainstream business, asse...

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John Persinos
Tickers: XXII
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Top Picks 2018: Glaxo Smithkline (GSK)
01/03/2018 5:00 am EST

I’m not known for my patience when picking stocks. But once in a while a company comes along that begs for patience and even a momentum trader has to take notice, notes says Joe Duarte, editor o...

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Joe Duarte
Tickers: GSK
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Top Picks 2018: Morguard Corp. (Toronto: MRC)
01/03/2018 5:00 am EST

The S&P 500 is trading at 19 times earnings (which is on the rich side) so we think that any market gains next year will have to come from earnings growth versus multiple expansion, as multiples a...

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Matthew Castel
Tickers: MRC:CA
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Top Picks 2018: Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR)
01/03/2018 5:00 am EST

Nektar Therapeutics (NKTR) had an incredible 2017 as their wholly-owned pipeline emerged on multiple fronts; the company is poised for a big 2018, asserts biotech expert John McCamant, editor The Medi...

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John McCamant
Tickers: NKTR
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Top Picks 2018: Tech Data (TECD)
01/03/2018 5:00 am EST

Companies expect to boost their IT budgets in the coming year, a bullish signal for distributor Tech Data (TECD), notes growth stock expert Richard Moroney, editor of the specialized small cap advisor...

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Richard Moroney
Tickers: TECD
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Top Picks 2018: Ulta Beauty (ULTA)
01/03/2018 5:00 am EST

We have admired Ulta Beauty, Inc. (ULTA), the largest beauty retailer in the United States, for quite some time, explains Doug Gerlach, editor of Investor Advisory Services....

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Douglas Gerlach
Tickers: ULTA
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Top Picks 2018: Essent Group Ltd. (ESNT)
01/02/2018 5:00 am EST

Now that tax reform has become a reality, many economists as well as many investors are anticipating a boom in GDP of at least north of 3%, asserts Jim Woods, editor of Successful Investing....

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Jim Woods
Tickers: ESNT
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Top Picks 2018: Freeport-McMoRan (FCX)
01/02/2018 5:00 am EST

The explosive growth of electric cars, both here and abroad, is one of the developments that have exceptional potential to create investment profits, suggests Jim Powell, editor of Global Changes &...

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Jim Powell
Tickers: FCX
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Top Picks 2018: NGL Energy Partners L.P. (NGL)
01/02/2018 5:00 am EST

Oil prices have staged a nice rebound, with WTI trading between $55-$60/bbl and yet tax-loss related selling continues to weigh on most of the energy sector from depressed pricing for most of 2017. It...

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Bryan Perry
Tickers: NGL
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Top Picks 2018: Regions Financial (RF)
01/02/2018 5:00 am EST

Financials may be my favorite sector for 2018; Regions Financial (RF), my top pick for aggressive investors, is a large regional bank located in the Southeast, suggests income expert Chuck Carlson, ed...

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Charles Carlson
Tickers: RF
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Top Picks 2018: Steelcase (SCS)
01/02/2018 5:00 am EST

Founded in 1912 as the Metal Office Furniture Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan based Steelcase (SCS) designs and sells furniture and interior architectural design products through a network of 800 deal...

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John Dobosz
Tickers: SCS
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Top Picks 2018: The TJX Companies (TJX)
01/02/2018 5:00 am EST

Celebrating 40 years in business, The TJX Companies (TJX) — my top conservative pick for 2018 — posted record financial results in fiscal 2017 with sales topping $33 billion, suggests Ingr...

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Ingrid Hendershot
Tickers: TJX