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Best Stock Picker In The World?

Forget Goldman Sachs, if you’re looking for hot stocks we’ve found a brokerage that’s currently the best in the business!

According to Barron’s, if you’re looking for winners you should be listening to McAdams Wright Ragen. In the magazine’s latest stock picking contest this firm “now takes home the gold” generating the best returns over 12-months as well as 36-months.

That’s right, better than Goldman Sachs, better than Citigroup and even better than Guy Adami’s beloved Raymond James.

Considering their prowess for profits, we couldn’t wait to talk with McAdams Wright Ragen director of research Paul Latta to find out what he likes.

Here’s what he suggests:

Short Term Buys
Amazon
Nordstrom

Long Term Buys
Verizon
Pfizer

Surprised to see Amazon on the list?

Amazon has pulled back on Kindle fears but we think the death of the Kindle is largely exaggerated, says Latta. Not to mention the fact Amazon is still stealing market share from brick and mortar.

And at the close McAdams Wright Ragen added a new stock to their long term 'Buys' -- Campbell's .

We thought you'd want to know!


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Trader disclosure: On February 3rd, 2010, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Adami Owns (AGU), (C), (BTU), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE); Kaminsky Owns (LULU) June Puts; Pete Najarian Owns (AAPL) Call Spread; Pete Najarian Owns (AKAM) Call Spread; Pete Najarian Owns (INTC) Calls; Pete Najarian Owns (MGM) Call Spread; Pete Najarian Owns (MS), Is Short (MS) Calls; Pete Najarian Owns (QCOM) Call Spread; Pete Najarian Owns (X) Call Spread; Pete Najarian Owns (XLF) Calls; Pete Najarian Owns (YUM) Call Spread; Terranova Owns (BAC), (JPM), (OIH), (FCX), (GOOG), (EMC), (AAPL), (DELL), (MSFT), (QCOM)

For Joe Terranova:
Terranova Works For (VRTS)
Terranova Is Chief Market Strategist Of Virtus Investment Partners, Ltd.
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CLB)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DLR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (EXR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (IGE)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLY)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLP)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLB)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (SKT)

For Dennis Gartman:
Funds Managed By Gartman Own (SU), Are Short Crude Oil
Funds Managed By Gartman Are Long Australian Dollars, Canadian Dollars; Are Short Euro, Yen, British Pound Sterling
Funds Managed By Gartman Own Gold Futures, (GLD); Are Short British Pound Sterling
Funds Managed By Gartman Own (DRI), (PNRA), (BWLD)
Funds Managed By Gartman Are Short (MT), (NUE)
Funds Managed By Gartman Are Short (MOS)

For Paul Latta:
Latta Owns (SBUX)

Other Relevant Disclosures:
Jon Najarian Owned (KCI) Today

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