By Lou Carlozo, Go Banking Rates: No Magic 8 Ball, no matter how hard you shake it, can tell you which stocks are going to explode. Even if Google itself is worth a zillion dollars, the best any search engine can do is provide lots of opinions — some solid, some squishy — about which stock constitutes the next big ka-ching. That said, figures rarely lie, and those who study markets for a living have every incentive to get it right.
Here are 10 stocks to invest in right now before 2015 ends. Many of them are up-and-comers, and some are familiar names with newly fabulous flight potential. All of them have a chance to be the best growth stocks in 2016: NorthStar is spinning off its European real estate business — and that might be just the start. “Look for value creation through the potential spinoff of its mortgage assets, or separating the diversified real estate portfolio into single asset portfolios,” said Manish Kedia, senior analyst with The Edge Consulting Group, which provides expert analysis on spinoffs.