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Looking for a big, big win? These stocks could leave you set for life

It has been an incredible eight-year bull market, marked by some of the stock market’s greatest ever success stories. I would bet that a great many experienced investors (such as yourselves, I assume, dear readers) have landed some pretty big fish by now. You know the positions I’m talking about, the ones up 100%, 200%, or even quite a bit more, that you glance at every day, but never really expect to sell. Some of you may even have a ten-bagger or two, something I do not, (though my NVDIA (NVDA) is getting very close).

I should mention that I’ve held NVDA for fifteen years, and in that time, it has done everything that a stock can do to try to buck off a stubborn investor. It has had some sharp drops, but its most threatening assaults were actually the years, often coming several in a row, in which it did nothing. I bought the stock with a theory and a discipline in mind. Noting that much of the brightest talent in the chip industry had gone into making GPUs, I concluded that GPU companies would ultimately be in a position to power a great many other things, so, I concluded, the only thing that would trigger me to sell NVDA was if the company ever lost its status as the maker of the most highly desired and powerful top-of-the-line GPU. I didn’t know then that NVDA’s breakout would come via self-driving cars and crypto-currency mining, as those things didn’t exist, but I knew I didn’t know that, and that’s important. Some bets look weaker, others stronger, when you factor in your profound ignorance of the future.

So, we are here today to find a new ten-bagger, a new life-changer, a new blue horseshoe, a new horse. Yes, I need a new horse at least as badly as you do. (How many times have I talked about NVDIA now?) So without further ceremony, today’s picks. Well, just one more thing: if you buy any of the stocks on today’s list, you are probably going to lose money. In fact, there is a not insignificant chance that you will lose most, or even all, of your money. How’s that for a disclaimer?

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Julian Close

Julian Close became a stockbroker in 1995. In his 20 years of market experience, he has seen all market conditions and written about every aspect of investing. Julian has also written extensively on corporate best practices and even written reports for the United Nations. He graduated from Davidson College in 1993 and received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Mary Baldwin College in 2011. You can see closing trades for all Julian's long and short positions and track his long term performance via twitter: @JulianClose_MIC.