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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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New York Times opinion writer Bari Weiss slammed for questioning whether...

New York Times opinion writer Bari Weiss slammed for questioning whether sexual assault should disqualify Kavanaugh from the Supreme Court

New York Times opinion writer and editor Bari Weiss was criticized online Tuesday after questioning whether sexual assault accusations should disqualify Judge Brett Kavanaugh... Read more ...

China Sets Tariffs On $60 Billion In U.S. Goods, Retaliating Against U.S. Duties

China Sets Tariffs On $60 Billion In U.S. Goods, Retaliating Against U.S. Duties

Hours after President Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, Beijing responded with its own levies on $60 billion worth of U.S. products. Read more ...

White House counsel Don McGahn was reportedly blindsided by Trump tweeting...

White House counsel Don McGahn was reportedly blindsided by Trump tweeting that he would be leaving the administration after he testified in the Mueller probe

White House counsel Don McGahn was reportedly blindsided when President Donald Trump tweeted that he would leave the administration when he had no plans to do so, The New York... Read more ...

A 2015 clip of Brett Kavanaugh joking about his days at an elite high school...

A 2015 clip of Brett Kavanaugh joking about his days at an elite high school has resurfaced and is going viral

A 2015 clip of Brett Kavanaugh making a joke about the elite Maryland high school he attended has resurfaced at an inconvenient time for the Supreme Court nominee. Kavanaugh... Read more ...

Supreme Court Orders Disclosure for Dark Money, As New Report Unveils Some...

Supreme Court Orders Disclosure for Dark Money, As New Report Unveils Some Donors

Groups such as the NRA and Chamber of Commerce must disclose who paid for campaign ads they run this fall. A new report says such groups pumped about $600 million into... Read more ...

Poland says it's willing to pay $2 billion to build 'Fort Trump,' and Trump...

Poland says it's willing to pay $2 billion to build 'Fort Trump,' and Trump sounds interested in the offer

Poland wants a permanent US presence, and the government has said its willing to pay for it. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump said the US was "looking at it very... Read more ...

U.S. Justice Department is investigating Elon Musk's statement on taking...

U.S. Justice Department is investigating Elon Musk's statement on taking Tesla private

Tesla said on Tuesday the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating Chief Executive Elon Musk's public statements in August that he was considering taking the electric... Read more ...

Alibaba founder Jack Ma says the US-China trade war is 'going to be a mess'...

Alibaba founder Jack Ma says the US-China trade war is 'going to be a mess' and could last 20 years

The US and China trade war could last 20 years, Alibaba founder Jack Ma said. Ma made the remark after President Donald Trump ordered the US Trade Representative to impose... Read more ...

Watch: Julie Chen Quits ‘The Talk' Via Video, Following the Resignation of...

Watch: Julie Chen Quits ‘The Talk' Via Video, Following the Resignation of Former CBS CEO Les Moonves

Julie Chen is out at The Talk , according to a video message she posted to Twitter on Tuesday. Chen's exit was first reported Monday night by The Hollywood Reporter . Farewell... Read more ...

NPD August 2018: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 was a top-seller

NPD August 2018: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 was a top-seller

It's no suprise Call of Duty be among the U.S. top 10 best-selling titles of the month. The annual military shooter franchise is among the top-selling games of every year. But... Read more ...