2015 was a rocky year for investors, and so far the new year has been anything but smooth, as China-related fears continue to rock global markets.
With the new year comes a new list of analyst recommendations for which stocks will wind up being the top-performers during the year. Unfortunately, no one can see the future, so we have to weed through all the noise and try to pick out a handful of stocks that have the greatest potential to perform well in an otherwise rocky market.
Investors have been spoiled in recent years by a strong bull market, but the bull market is showing signs of weakness, and now more than ever it is important to put in the extra time and work needed to make sure that your portfolio is in tip-top shape for the upcoming year.
The following five stocks are all top analyst picks for the upcoming year, and if the stocks are able to live up to expectations, they could provide a nice boost for shareholders during the year.
Let’s take a closer look at each stock, and what is working in their favor that could drive shares to market-beating returns in 2016.