In the first episode of Buy Hold Sell for 2017 we take a look at the most popular bigcap stocks from the Livewire Reader Outlook Survey: BHP, NAB, CSL, Macquarie, and QBE, which cumulatively attracted 13% of all reader votes. We’re only one month into 2017, however, there has already been plenty to keep investors on their toes. The average price change across the stocks is +3.2% vs ASX200 at -0.5%). This is driven in large part by CSL (+11.7%) on the back of a surprise profit upgrade, and BHP (+8.0%) on strong operational metrics. Rising interest rate expectations have seen financials well bid, and takeover rumours around QBE has added some spice. Join Ben Rundle from NAOS Asset Management and Chris Stott from Wilson Asset Management to see if the wisdom of crowds aligns with that of professional investors.