In 2014, some stock pickers on the TSX didn’t do as well as they expected, reports Canadian Business.

In fact, many investors who focused on Canadian, blue-chip companies that had the highest dividend yields at the beginning of the year saw their returns drop by the end of 2014.

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But, one of the main reasons their approach failed was many of these companies were in the energy sector, says Canadian Business. So investment prospects may be better this year, “depend[ing] on your position on energy prices, and whether you think they have bottomed out.”

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