Best of the Fool: Top 5 articles of the past week (02 December to 08 December 2013)

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3 stocks to buy and hold for 2014  December 02, 2013

Companies mentioned:  S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO), Telstra (ASX: TLS), Woolworths (ASX: WOW), Wesfarmers (ASX: WES), National Australia Bank (ASX: NAB), ANZ (ASX: ANZ), Westpac (ASX: WBC), Commonwealth Bank (ASX: CBA), Coca-Cola Amatil (ASX: CCL), Collection House (ASX: CLH) and M2 Telecommunications (ASX: MTU).

2 small biotech firms with big potential  December 02, 2013

Companies mentioned:  Acrux (ASX: ACR) and Prana Biotechnology (ASX PBT)

Why shares in Newcrest Mining are down 9% in five days  December 02, 2013

Companies mentioned:  Newcrest Mining (ASX: NCM), Alacer Gold (ASX: AQG), Northern Star Resources (ASX: NST), while just below the costs of Silver Lake Resources (ASX: SLR).

Are you ready for a market crash?  December 04, 2013

Companies mentioned:   S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO), Telstra (ASX: TLS), Wesfarmers (ASX: WES), Woolworths (ASX: WOW), Twenty-First Century Fox (ASX: FOX), Coca-Cola Amatil (ASX: CCL), Washington H Soul Pattinson (ASX: SOL), ANZ (ASX: ANZ) and Commonwealth Bank (ASX: CBA).

7 stocks yielding over 7%  December 03, 2013

Companies mentioned:  Tamawood (ASX: TWD), Prime Media (ASX: PRT), Seven West Media (ASX: SWM), SP Ausnet (ASX: SPN), Corum Group (ASX: COO), Korvest (ASX: KOV), Metcash (ASX: MTS), Woolworths (ASX: WOW) and DWS (ASX: DWS)

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Motley Fool contributor Erin Bouwmeester does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned here.

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