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TipRanks holds financial experts accountable for their recommendations by disclosing their stock ratings since 2009. Not only does TipRanks track sell-side analyst ratings, but it also tracks financial blogger recommendations.

Since 2009, the following ten financial bloggers have consistently proven their success by beating the market with their opinions, earning the title of the best financial bloggers on the Internet.

1. Dividend Growth Investor, Investor Place:

Dividend Growth Investor writes about stocks across all sectors. For example, on December 8 the blogger named the income stock Becton, Dickinson and Co. (NYSE: BDX) as a smart buy. Dividend Growth Investor has made bullish recommendations on Becton-Dickinson a total of five times since October 2012, earning a +19.6 percent average return on the stock.

Since 2009, the blogger has made 421 successful recommendations out of 500 total, earning an overall success rate of 84 percent and a +16.8 percent average return per recommendation.

2. Avi Morris, Seeking Alpha:

Avi Morris also writes about stocks across all sectors. For instance, on July 8, 2014, the blogger named Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) as a “quality dividend aristocrat for high and growing income during retirement.” This recommendation earned Morris a +29.9 percent return.

The blogger has made 347 successful calls out of 418 total recommendations since 2009, earning an 83 percent success rate recommending stocks and a +15.9 percent average return per recommendation.

3. David Alton Clark, Seeking Alpha:

David Alton Clark is not partial to any financial sector. For example, the blogger first named Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI) as a “rare find” on April 17, 2014. Since then, the blogger has made bullish recommendations six total times, earning a 100 percent success rate recommending the stock and a +18.3 percent average return per recommendation.

The blogger has made 363 successful recommendations out of 501 total since 2009, earning a 72 percent success rate recommending stocks and a +27.6 percent average return per recommendation.

4. Jim Woods, InvestorPlace:

Although Jim Woods has made recommendations for stocks across all sectors, the blogger has more recently been focusing on Technology stocks. For instance, on July 15, 2014, Woods commented on EPAM Systems Inc (NYSE: EPAM), advising investors to buy the stock on a pullback. As a result, the blogger earned a +26.0 percent return on his recommendation.

Since 2009, Woods has made 378 successful recommendations out of 506 total, earning a success rate of 75 percent and a +16.3 percent average return per recommendation.

5. Tim Beyers, Motley Fool:

Tim Beyers has also been known to make recommendations for stocks across a variety of sectors, such as Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP). On July 8, 2014, Beyers called Check Point a “rich opportunity for investors.”

Beyers earned a +23.3 percent return from this bullish recommendation.

The blogger has made 331 successful ratings out of 499 total since 2009, earning a 6 percent success rate and a +20.6 percent average return per recommendation.

6. PropThink, Seeking Alpha:

PropThink mostly covers healthcare and biopharmaceutical stocks. On May 1, 2014, PropThink named Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD) as a stock to “keep on the radar in 2014.” This bullish recommendation earned PropThink a +32.6 percent return.

Since 2009, PropThink has made 94 successful recommendations out of 136 total, earning a success rate of 69 percent and a +52.4 percent average return per recommendation.

7. Matt Koppenheffer, Motley Fool:

Matt Koppenheffer covers stocks in the financial and technology sectors. For instance, Koppenheffer named Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) as one of three financial stocks to buy on June 18, 2014.

The blogger noted that the financial company has “experienced considerable success in both its core insurance operations as well as [its] investing.”

Koppenheffer earned a +19.6 percent return on this Buy recommendation.

Koppenheffer has made 345 successful recommendations out of 500 total since 2009, earning a 69 percent success rate recommending stocks and a +16.8 percent average return per recommendation.

8. Rich Smith, Motley Fool:

Rich Smith covers stocks across a variety of sectors, such as Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD). The blogger issued a Buy rating on the restaurant stock on October 14, 2014, highlighting the fact that the company has been “churning out more and more cash with each passing year.”

This bullish rating earned Smith a +47.2 percent return.

Since 2009, Smith has made 283 successful recommendations out of 423 total, earning a success rate of 67 percent and a +21.7 percent average return per recommendation.

9. Arie Goren, Seeking Alpha:

Arie Goren is also known to cover stocks across many sectors. For example, on August 4, 2014, Goren called Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL) “a great investment opportunity.” On November 6, 2014, the blogger reiterated his Buy recommendation.

Overall, Goren has earned a +17.8 percent average return per recommendation.

Arie Goren has made 352 successful recommendations out of 501 total since 2009, earning a 70 percent success rate and a +13.3 percent average return per recommendation.

10. Dividends4Life, GuruFocus:

Dividends4Life has made recommendations for stocks across all sectors. On October 22, 2014, the blogger called Laclede Group (NYSE: LG) a high-yielding stock.

As a result, the blogger earned a +10.5 percent return on this bullish opinion.

Since 2009, Dividends4Life has made 373 successful recommendations out of 504 total, earning an 74 percent success rate recommending stocks and a +9.7 percent average return per recommendation.

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