• Retail stocks have been crushing the market against all odds - and traders are betting on more gains

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    Retail stocks have been outperforming the broader market over the past month.
    Even after these market-beating returns, the options market shows that traders are getting more bullish on the sector going forward.
    For months, market experts have been sounding the alarm on the retail apocalypse. As Amazon wields its mighty influence over multiple industries, it's been all but assumed that many traditional retailers will lose a huge chunk of value, if they survive at all.
    But against all odds, retail stocks have been mounting a silent comeback in the stock market over the past month. Foot...
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  • Retail investors sour on UK equities in 2017

    Retail investors sour on UK equities in 2017

    9 days ago - By eFinancial News

    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

    9 days ago - By Fortune

    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

    9 days ago - By Fortune

    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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