Without a doubt, it's our most popular piece of research...
Each year we publish our annual "
Top 10 Stocks
" list. Put simply, these are the 10 stocks my research staff and I
think have the best chance of beating themarket in the coming
We've published this annual list since 2003. And over the years,
tens of thousands of investors have read -- and profited -- from
There's a good reason why this research is so popular year-in
In our inaugural edition in 2003 our top picks beat the S&P
by 12 percentage points during the course of the year. And then
came 2004... 2005... 2006... 2007... 2009... and 2010 --
our Top 10 Stocks trounced the overall market in those years as
In fact, through 2011 (2012 results haven't been finalized yet)
this annual list has beaten the market seven out of nine years.
Now... there are no guarantees we'll beat the market yet again
in 2013. But my staff and I have spent countless hours researching
this year's top picks, and I think we've selected our most
promising Top 10 ideas to date.
One of my favoriteinvestments for 2013 is already making a
fortune thanks to "The New American Energy Boom." And its profits
should only continue to grow with the boom.
If you've been following the headlines, then you probably
already know that oil and gas production in the United States is
Thanks to the spread of techniques like hydraulic "fracking" and
horizontal drilling, previously unrecoverable oil and gas is now
being pulled from shale fields across the country. That's created
an unprecedented U.S. energy boom.
In fact, this trend is so big that the International Energy
Agency predicts the United Stateswill pass Saudi Arabia as the
world's top oil producer by 2017.
Take a second to think about that... The consequences will be
And one thing is for certain: Companies in the energy sector are
going to see a lot more business because of it.
That's why my research team and I chose
Enterprise Products Partners (
as one of our
Top 10 Stocks for 2013
Enterprise is the largestmaster limited partnership (
) in the United States. In total, thepartnership owns more than
50,000 miles of pipelines used to carry natural gas, oil and
refined chemicals around the country.
We're particularly excited about Enterprise because it owns what
we like tocall "irreplaceable assets."
Once a pipeline is built, it typically enjoys near-monopoly
status and it acts like a tollbooth, capturing a steady stream of
income year-in and year-out as oil and gas flows through its
Moreover, Enterprise operates a business that's vital to
day-to-day life. Without the oil, natural gas and other commodities
it ships through its pipelines, our lives would be drastically
As U.S. oil production continues to rise, Enterprise should see
increasing demand for its pipelines and services. And because the
company is structured as an MLP, it is required to pay 90% of
itsearnings to shareholders. This should translate into rising
distributions for shareholders.
In the past year, Enterprise has paid more than $2 billion in
distributions. And sincegoing public in 1998, the partnership has
increased its distribution 40 times. In fact, the company has
increased itsdividend every quarter since 2004.
Right now Enterprise pays a 5%dividend yield . That's not bad
considering the average stock in the S&P 500 yields just 2.11%.
And with the partnership's rising distribution payments, investors
who buy today will likely enjoy a higheryield in the future.
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Of course with investing, nothing is 100% certain. But as long as
energy demand remains strong, I think Enterprise will continue to
reward its investors in 2013 and beyond.