It’s been an ugly year and most are truly fed up with the markets and the global woes. There’s no magic wand unfortunately and you have to take the rough with the smooth. After 2 bullish years in 2009 and 2010, small cap commodities performed well off their respective lows.
The big question is – will the small cap commodity sector perform in 2012?
Well, it’s that time of year again when thesharehub invites readers to submit and share their recommendations for the 2012 list.
The format will be the same as previous years with 10 stocks forming the Hotlist. However, for 2012 there will be two different lists. Instead of having 2 x commodity heavy hotlist picks, there will be one Hotlist for commodities and a second B-list which will focus on a mix of sectors. The latter will be more comparable to the newspaper stock picks where sector breadth is always a crowd pleaser.
A full summary of the 2011 Hotlist results will be issued around Jan 2nd 2012 with the new 2012 Hotlist (and B-list) being issued shortly after.
Commodities may have exited 2010 on a high, but it looks fairly certain many will exit 2011 on lows. That might in itself be a good reason to look at bottom picking especially if the broader markets show a new verve in 2012.
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