Putting the Lessons of 2012 to Use in 2013


The following video is from Friday's Motley Fool Money roundtable discussion, with host Chris Hill and analysts Ron Gross, Joe Magyer, Tim Hanson, Charly Travers, Jeff Fischer, and Jason Moser.

In this edition: 2012 in review, and predictions for 2013. We hear why investors should be optimistic about the markets right now, which CEOs were naughty this year and which ones were nice, what some of the biggest trends in 2013 are going to be, and several stock picks our guys think might go along with those trends nicely.

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Charly Travers, Tim Hanson, Ron Gross, and Joe Magyer have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Chris Hill and Jason Moser own shares of Starbucks. Jeff Fischer owns shares of Apple and 3D Systems. The Motley Fool owns shares of Apple, Baidu, 3D Systems, and Starbucks and has options on 3D Systems and Starbucks. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Apple, Baidu, 3D Systems, and Starbucks. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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