Ten stocks for 2010

By many measures, this past decade was a downer. We experienced the dot-com bust, terrorism attacks, the Enron scandal, Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, at least two wars and the Jonas Brothers. Oh, and lest I forget, one of worst financial crises in history.

For anyone reading this, congratulations. You've survived, though it hasn't been pleasant. But we have many things to look forward to. Among them are my 10 favorite stock picks for 2010. Several trends are in the works over the next year that I believe make the companies I've selected good bets.