In today's edition of the Motley Fool's Where the Money Is, Fool financial analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson take a look back at the greatest performers and the absolute dogs from the financial sector for investors in 2013.

Among the stories discussed are whether Visa (NYSE:V) or MasterCard (NYSE:MA) makes the better investment today, what drove Blackstone's (NYSE:BX) recovery this year, why Evercore (NYSE:EVR) dominated for investors in the world of smaller investment banks, and what continues to be behind the suffering of mortgage REITs such as Annaly Capital (NYSE:NLY).

David Hanson owns shares of Annaly Capital Management and Zillow. Matt Koppenheffer owns shares of The Blackstone Group L.P. and Zillow. The Motley Fool recommends MasterCard, Visa, and Zillow. The Motley Fool owns shares of MasterCard, Visa, and Zillow. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not 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.