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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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David's Bridal files for bankruptcy, says company will stay open for business

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The Best Investing Advice for 2019 From Fortune's Experts

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Mark Zuckerberg reportedly blamed Sheryl Sandberg for the Cambridge...

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