Paul Tracy

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 the market in the coming year.

We've published this annual list since 2003. And over the years, tens of thousands of investors have read -- and profited -- from our advice.

There's a good reason why this research is so popular year-in and year-out.

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 well.

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.

For example...

One of my favorite investments 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 exploding.

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 States will pass Saudi Arabia as the world's top oil producer by 2017.

Take a second to think about that... The consequences will be enormous.

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 (NYSE: EPD) as one of our Top 10 Stocks for 2013.

Enterprise is the largest master limited partnership (MLP) in the United States. In total, the partnership 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 to call "irreplaceable assets."


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