You won't find carbon-copied portfolios at The Motley Fool. True to our name, we encourage a range of investing opinions and try to analyze stocks from as many angles as possible. But in such a volatile environment, what stocks still stand out as screaming buys? Some of us decided to put our Foolish heads together to come up with a few great stocks for a variety of investing styles. Read on to find out what some of our staff picked as their favorites, and you might find that a little crowd-sourced Foolishness can go a long way.
John Reeves, writer/analyst
I feel that Google
Mike Klesta, online editor
In a word, energy. And I'm not just talking about oil, though a major oil player like ExxonMobil
Paul Chi, analyst development program
Two of my favorite companies right now are Berkshire Hathaway
Rik Silverman, content experience designer
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Alex Planes, writer development program
I'm a big believer in technology's power to transform the world, and a lot of my favorite picks are based on a company's potential to do just that. That's why I like 3D Systems
Foolish final thoughts
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