That's better. This time last year we were lamenting the difficulty of finding successful buy tips in a falling stock market and squirming with embarrassment about the overall performance of the buy ideas that we served up each week during 2011. Reviewing the 189 weekly tips that we suggested to readers in 2012 is a much more pleasant experience. Obviously, it has helped that, for the most part, we were selecting buy ideas against the backdrop of a rising market. Even so, in two categories of buy tips - growth and value - our selections did sufficiently well to give credence to the notion that the collective investment savvy of the IC's writers really does add value.