At the start of every year newspapers and private investors produce lists of their top share tips for the coming year; below are the share tip lists for 2012.

Hub – Private Investor
+26.2% in 2010
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1. Anglo Asian Mining (AAZ) www.aamining.com
Gold, Silver, Copper – Explorer & Producer
Risk – MEDIUM
2010 Dec 31st sp 70.75p
Target Price: 170p.

2. Beacon Hill Resources (BHR) www.bhrplc.com
Coal, Magnesite – Explorer & Producer
Risk – HIGH
2010 Dec 31st sp 15.75p
Target Price: 36p

3. Bowleven (BLVN) www.bowleven.com
Oil & Gas – Explorer & Producer
Risk – MEDIUM
2010 Dec 31st sp 379p
Target Price: 790p.

4. Caza Oil & Gas (CAZA) www.cazapetro.com
Oil & Gas – Explorer & Producer
Risk – HIGH
2010 Dec 31st sp 44.25p
Target Price: 120p.

5. Firestone Diamonds (FDI) www.firestonediamonds.com
Diamond Miner – Explorer & Producer
Risk – MEDIUM
2010 Dec 31st sp 32.25p
Target Price: 85p.

6. Gulf Keystone (GKP) www.gulfkeystone.com
Oil & Gas – Explorer & Producer
Risk – HIGH
2010 Dec 31st sp 168.5p
Target Price: 550p.

7. Herencia Resources (HER) www.herenciaresources.com
Zinc, Silver, Lead, Gold – Explorer
Risk – HIGH
2010 Dec 31st sp 3.725p
Target Price: 9.5p.

8. Ithaca Energy (IAE) www.ithacaenergy.com
Oil & Gas – Explorer and Producer
Risk – MEDIUM
2010 Dec 31st sp 169.75P
Target Price: 275p.

9. Max Petroleum (MXP) www.maxpetroleum.com
Oil – Explorer and Producer
Risk – HIGH
2010 Dec 31st sp 18.25P
Target Price: 55p.

10. Nautical Petroleum (NPE) www.nauticalpetroleum.com
Oil – Explorer and Producer
Risk – MEDIUM
2010 Dec 31st sp 396p
Target Price: 700p.

The Sunday Telegraph
+23.8% in 2010
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1. Aviva (AV)
2010 Dec 31st sp 393

2. Avocet Mining (AVM)
2010 Dec 31st sp 236.75

3. Barratt Developments (BDEV)
2010 Dec 31st sp 88.65

4. Bowleven (BLVN)
2010 Dec 31st sp 379

5. Informa (INF)
2010 Dec 31st sp 407.5

6. Mulberry (MUL)
2010 Dec 31st sp 902.5

7. Petrofac (PFC)
2010 Dec 31st sp 1587

8. Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)
2010 Dec 31st sp 39.07

9. Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB)
2010 Dec 31st sp 2138

10. Vodafone (VOD)
2010 Dec 31st sp 165

The Guardian
+22.6% 2010 list
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1. Barclays

2. BG Group

3. Centrica

4. Compass

5. Dixons

6. Hiscox

7. HMV Group

8. Promethean World

9. Real Good Food Company

10. SuperGroup

The Sunday Times
+20.8% 2010 list
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1. BP (BP)
2010 Dec 31st sp 466

2. British American Tobacco (BATS)
2010 Dec 31st sp 2463

3. Capita (CPI)
2010 Dec 31st sp 696

4. KBC Advanced Tech (KBC)
2010 Dec 31st sp 59.5

5. Pace (PIC)
2010 Dec 31st sp 182

6. Pennon (PNN)
2010 Dec 31st sp 640

7. Raven Russia
(RUS)
2010 Dec 31st sp 62.5

8. Sports Direct (SPD)
2010 Dec 31st sp 160

9. TUI Travel
(TT)
2010 Dec 31st sp 246.5

The Independent
+13.5% 2010 list
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1. African Barrick (ABG)
2010 Dec 31st 611p

2. Arm Holdings (ARM)
2010 Dec 31st 423p

3. BHP Billiton (BLT)
2010 Dec 31st 2551p

4. BP (BP)
2010 Dec 31st 466p

5. Domino Printing (DNO)
2010 Dec 31st 650p

6. F&C Asset Management (FCAM)
2010 Dec 31st 84p

7. Rio Tinto (RIO)
2010 Dec 31st 4487p

8. Smith & Nephew (SN)
2010 Dec 31st 677p

9. Sports Direct (SPD)
2010 Dec 31st 160p

10. Wm Morrison (MRW)
2010 Dec 31st 268p

Daily Express
+10.9% 2010 list
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BHP Billiton (BLT)

Capital Drilling (CAPD)

China Food (CFC)

Entertainment One (ETO)

Endace (EDA)

Fenner (FENR)

Johnson Matthey (JMAT)

Lloyds Banking (LLOY)

Renovo Group (RNVO)

Investor Chronicle
-1% 2010 list
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Income Stock Of The Year
Aviva (AV.) – Buy 409p
Also consider AstraZeneca (AZN) and FirstGroup (FGP)

Value Stock Of The Year
Asian Plantations (PALM) – Buy 203p
Also consider Trading Emissions (TRE) and San Leon Energy (SLE)

Growth Stock Of The Year
NCC (NCC) – Buy 540p
Also consider Spirax-Sarco (SPX) and Cranswick (CWK)

Old Reliable Stock Of The Year
Tesco (TSCO) – Buy 432p
Also consider GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Associated British Foods (ABF)

Recovery Stock Of The Year
Charter International (CHTR) – Buy 830p
Also consider BP (BP.) and Debenhams (DEB)

Investment Trust Of The Year
British Empire Securities & General (BTEM) – Buy 502p
Also consider Oakley Capital (OCL) and BlackRock Smaller Companies (BRSC)

Blue-Sky Stock Of The Year
Chariot Oil & Gas (CHAR) – Buy 191p
Also consider AFC Energy (AFC) and SKIL Ports & Logistics (SPL)

Newcomer Of The Year
Metric Property Investments (METP) – Buy 107p
Also consider Burford Capital (BUR) and Manroy (MAN)