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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 is dragging Obama for 'failures' in dealing with Russia's election...

Trump is dragging Obama for 'failures' in dealing with Russia's election meddling and Putin

President Donald Trump is attacking Obama for his response to Russia's meddling in the US's 2016 presidential election. Senior Obama administration officials reportedly... Read more ...

Qualcomm raises NXP offer to $44 billion as it seeks leverage against Broadcom

Qualcomm raises NXP offer to $44 billion as it seeks leverage against Broadcom

In today's episode of As the Semiconductor Industry Turns , Qualcomm has increased its offer for NXP from $39 billion to $44 billion as the company continues to fend off the... Read more ...

Business News: Albertsons agrees to buy Rite Aid

Business News: Albertsons agrees to buy Rite Aid

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Banks are mulling a creative way to enforce gun control even if the...

Banks are mulling a creative way to enforce gun control even if the government doesn't make a single change

A New York Times columnist floated the idea of having banks and credit card companies cut business ties with retailers that sell assault weapons and accessories. Some finance... Read more ...

There's a specific reason why Trump leveled an unprecedented level of...

There's a specific reason why Trump leveled an unprecedented level of frustration toward the Russia probe this weekend

This past weekend, President Donald Trump fired off 14 tweets following the latest charges in the Russia investigation. Trump alternated between declaring his innocence... Read more ...

Mueller's office just unsealed a charge against a new player in the Russia...

Mueller's office just unsealed a charge against a new player in the Russia investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller's office charged Alex van der Zwaan, a wealthy and connected Russian lawyer, with making false statements to the FBI. Van der Zwaan is accused of... Read more ...

Hypergiant launches AI product incubator and seed stage fund

Hypergiant launches AI product incubator and seed stage fund

Hypergiant is launching out of stealth today to help large companies develop an AI strategy to meet their business goals. The company is also launching Hypergiant Ventures, an... Read more ...

The GOP tax law hit an important milestone in a new poll

The GOP tax law hit an important milestone in a new poll

A new poll from The New York Times and SurveyMonkey found that 50% of people surveyed approved of the GOP tax law while 45% disapproved. This is the first time the law has seen... Read more ...

Trump just had his wildest weekend in months

Trump just had his wildest weekend in months

President Donald Trump had one of his most rambunctious weekends in months. He went on a huge Russia tweetstorm. He was in Florida on the heels of the Parkland school... Read more ...

Redlock: Hackers used Tesla's public cloud for cryptocurrency mining

Redlock: Hackers used Tesla's public cloud for cryptocurrency mining

Mega cybersecurity breaches have left the public and companies feeling vulnerable, and, according to a new report by cloud security firm RedLock, Tesla is one of the latest... Read more ...