How "Cool" Makes For "Hot" Stocks

Daymond John and Jim Cramer have compiled their second annual list of hot stocks for their Lifestyle Brand Index. Over the last year, the index has outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 index (^GPSC), 34 percent to 18 percent.

John is founder of FUBU and now more famous as a shark on the ABC's "Shark Tank." Cramer told smartCEO magazine, "He's made more money for 'Mad Money' viewers than just about any guest I have had in more than 2,000 shows." Since John's first iteration of the Lifestyle Index in 2010, those stocks are up 92 percent, compared to the S&P 500 up 54 percent.

This Year's Hottest of the 'Cool'

The 2014 list is Under Armour (UA), Facebook (FB), Tesla Motors (TSLA), Walgreen (WAG), Netflix (NFLX), Wells Fargo (WFC), AOL (AOL) and Samsung (SSNLF). There is a notable absence of names including Urban Outfitters (URBN), Visa (V), Yahoo (YHOO) and Nike (NKE). The biggest surprise delisting was Apple (AAPL), replaced by Samsung (SSNLF). John deems Apple phones not as cool anymore, but the new Samsung smartphones red hot.

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Annalisa Kraft has no position in these companies.

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