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They focus purely on technology, and some really early market stuff…

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….and yet they’re probably better stock pickers than 95 percent of professional fund managers.

TechCrunch is one of the most visited technology blogs in the world. They know tech trends as well as anyone, and are generally spotting new trends before the consumers (and certainly Wall St) make big shifts.

At LikeFolio, we really don’t care what people are saying about the stock… we care what they’re saying about the brands and products the company makes.

Here’s the 10 companies behind the products that TechCrunch has talked about the most (The TechCrunch Top 10) over the past 12 months:

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For those of us in the market, that’s quite a list: Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), AOL, Inc. (NYSE: AOL), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO), Samsung, Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE: SNE).

That basket of 10 stocks has 7 winners and 3 losers over the past 12 months.

Even better, the TechCrunch Top 10 returned a profit of over 23 percent for the past year, easily beating the S&P 500 (12.97 percent) and a vast majority of well-paid fund managers.

So did Buzzfeed!

Investing doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, we believe it’s best when it’s kept simple. Invest in the things you understand and like. Find trends in social volume and ride them. Have fun with it. You’re good at this!

— Andy Swan is the founder of LikeFolio, which searches all of Twitter for important shifts in consumer behavior around the brands owned by publicly-traded companies.

The following article is from one of our external contributors. It does not represent the opinion of Benzinga and has not been edited.

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