I thought it'd be interesting to see what everyone's number stock pick is and a brief description of why. Good way to get some interesting investment ideas. I guess I'll start. My current Number 1 stock pick is Apple (Ticker:AAPL), it's my largest position and I got in at an average price of about ~$465. Since then it's gone up quite a bit now especially recently but I still like it. The company has an incredible strong balance sheet with ~$160 billion in cash, with limited amount of debt. Recently raised it's stock buyback plans again showing that management believes the share price is trading a attractive valuation. Even if you don't believe in Apple's growth prospects, it's a cash cow and still valued fairly even on most pessimistic growth model projections. Steve Cook has came out to say that Apple will introduce a new product line this year, a potentially catalysts for the stock. The company is also in a space that is in the growth phase, in fact if you think about it. It's not about development countries and smartphones, it's going to be about how the smartphone is going to be integrated with many other items in the future playing an even larger role in people's lives. So in conclusion, it has a lot of cash providing a floor for the stock if things turn south, attractive valuation even with pessimistic assumptions and it's in a industry where the wind is on their side. And also for additional reassurance, many top fund managers that believe in the stock as well such as David Einhorn and Carl Icahn, which are currently AAPL as one of their largest positions.