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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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Sources: Blackstone will buy mobile video ad firm Vungle for $750 million...

Sources: Blackstone will buy mobile video ad firm Vungle for $750 million; founder lawsuit settled

Sources said that Blackstone paid more than $750 million to acquire Vungle, the mobile video ad company started by Zain Jaffer in 2011. Read more ...

'Maybe a Bernie-Warren ticket?': 13 activists weigh in on the 2020 primary...

'Maybe a Bernie-Warren ticket?': 13 activists weigh in on the 2020 primary at the biggest gathering of progressives in the country

Nearly 4,000 progressive activists gathered at Netroots Nation in Philadelphia last week to strategize and hear from some of the most outspoken Democrats on the party's left... Read more ...

Biden leans on maximum donors to fund 2020 campaign

Biden leans on maximum donors to fund 2020 campaign

Joe Biden raised more than one-third of his early campaign cash from donors who gave the maximum allowable amount, helping the former vice president rack up $22 million in the... Read more ...

GOP mega-donors pour money into Trump campaign

GOP mega-donors pour money into Trump campaign

President Donald Trump savaged the mega-donor class during his 2016 campaign. Now, he's turning to them to bankroll his 2020 effort. The Trump political machine raked in $108... Read more ...

Trump fired off some more tweets as Democrats called his recent Twitter...

Trump fired off some more tweets as Democrats called his recent Twitter outburst a 'distraction'

President Donald Trump fired off a flurry of tweets as a press conference featuring four freshman House Democrats was underway at Capitol Hill on Monday afternoon. "We will... Read more ...

Hollywood A-listers, tech executives top Warren's donor list

Hollywood A-listers, tech executives top Warren's donor list

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has forsworn private fundraisers for her presidential campaign, focusing instead on raising money online. But as the Democrat gathered steam in the second... Read more ...

Baseball Report: Twins, Yankees Likely Buyers At Trade Deadline

Baseball Report: Twins, Yankees Likely Buyers At Trade Deadline

As summer heats up, so too does the MLB trade market. The official trade deadline is July 31. And in the next couple weeks, contenders will look to sure up rosters, while... Read more ...

Beto O'Rourke fundraising fell to $3.6 million in second quarter

Beto O'Rourke fundraising fell to $3.6 million in second quarter

Beto O'Rourke will report raising about $3.6 million from April through June, a startlingly small sum for a candidate whose presidential campaign once appeared ascendant and... Read more ...

What would happen if the Donald and Melania Trump got a divorce?

What would happen if the Donald and Melania Trump got a divorce?

First couples face extreme scrutiny and are often surrounded by rumors about their personal lives, which likely makes marriage at the White House rather stressful. However, no... Read more ...

FIFA 2020 and Megan Rapinoe? 1,100 fans petition EA to put women's soccer...

FIFA 2020 and Megan Rapinoe? 1,100 fans petition EA to put women's soccer star on cover

Fans are petitioning Electronic Arts to put women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe on the cover of its next video game, FIFA 2020. Read more ...