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Retail investors sour on UK equities in 2017

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The asset class has seen large outflows this year, despite stock markets hitting record highs
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How We Picked Our Best Stocks for 2018

How We Picked Our Best Stocks for 2018

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You had to work pretty hard to lose money in the stock market this year. Of the stocks in the S&P 500, only 128-barely a quarter-were down for the year when this issue went to press in early December. Over the previous 12 months, the index was up a skepticism-crushing 23.3%, including dividends, and 2017 was on pace to be the fourth-best year for stocks in this no-longer-new century.
Stocks rose, of course, on the flood current of a strong economy-and on hopes that a GOP-controlled Congress and White House would deliver corporate tax cuts. As of this writing, those wishes appeared to have...
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How Fortune's Best Stocks Crushed the Market in 2017

How Fortune's Best Stocks Crushed the Market in 2017

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Our investment team didn't go into 2017 as raging bulls. If anything, we thought overvalued U.S. stocks might put a lid on investors' returns. But we did know that there were sectors and companies that looked very likely to outperform-no matter what the market did. One year later, the results are in: Our 23 stocks and funds returned 34%-outperforming the high-flying S&P 500 by more than 10 percentage points. Here's what worked, and why:
Consumers spent freely
A so-so year for the auto industry still delivered big gains for our best-performing pick, Fiat Chrysler fcau
, as low fuel prices...
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Trump officials were warned about Mike Flynn at least 6 separate times...

Trump officials were warned about Mike Flynn at least 6 separate times before firing him

Top officials on the Trump transition team and in President Donald Trump's administration were repeatedly warned about hiring Michael Flynn. They were warned that Flynn could... Read more ...

Poll: More Voters Believe Trump's Accusers Over Roy Moore's Ahead of Alabama...

Poll: More Voters Believe Trump's Accusers Over Roy Moore's Ahead of Alabama Senate Race

Voters in Alabama go to the polls Tuesday in the special election race for the Senate seat between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones. Here's a related and timely... Read more ...

Major delays and services changes on the NYC subway as authorities...

Major delays and services changes on the NYC subway as authorities investigate explosion

The MTA announced major service changes to the subways in the Times Square area. Re-routings and delays affected subway service in other parts of the city. Subway service not... Read more ...

Even the Trump administration's own analysis shows the GOP tax plan won't...

Even the Trump administration's own analysis shows the GOP tax plan won't pay for itself

On Monday, the U.S. Treasury Department finally released its analysis of the GOP tax plan: a single page report that essentially concedes the analysis by the Joint Committee on... Read more ...

Democratic congresswoman asks Senate Sergeant at Arms to protect teen...

Democratic congresswoman asks Senate Sergeant at Arms to protect teen assistants from Roy Moore

A Democratic congresswoman urged the Senate Sergeant at Arms to take precautions in the event Roy Moore comes to the Senate and interacts with the Senate pages. The Senate page... Read more ...

NYC bombing suspect identified as 27-year-old Brooklyn resident from Bangladesh

NYC bombing suspect identified as 27-year-old Brooklyn resident from Bangladesh

Police identified the suspect in the New York City bombing as Akayed Ullah, a 27-year-old Brooklyn resident from Bangladesh. Ullah is a suspect in what the police believed to... Read more ...

Trump's MeToo moment is coming on Monday - and the Republican party may pay...

Trump's MeToo moment is coming on Monday - and the Republican party may pay a serious price

Three women who have accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct will be interviewed by NBC's Megyn Kelly on Monday. Trump has denied all allegations of misconduct, but... Read more ...

TRUMP: Failed New York City bombing shows why Congress needs to pass my...

TRUMP: Failed New York City bombing shows why Congress needs to pass my immigration agenda

President Donald Trump called for congressional action after Monday's failed New York City terror attack. "Today's attempted mass murder attack in New York City - the second... Read more ...

Small Businesses Struggle With Year-End Payment Problems, Survey Shows

Small Businesses Struggle With Year-End Payment Problems, Survey Shows

By Rieva Lesonsky The end of the year is a good time for small and midsize business owners who benefit from U.S. consumers Read more ...

Roy Moore, facing allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, sits...

Roy Moore, facing allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, sits down for interview with 12-year-old girl

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore was interviewed by a 12-year-old girl. He has been accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls when he was in his 30s. The interview... Read more ...