How My Stock Picks Easily Beat Even the Red-Hot Nasdaq in the First Half of 2018

The first half of this year was a true hodgepodge of conflicting news. Stocks roared out of the gate in January only to collapse near the end of that month. Weakness persisted right through the beginning of April.

Since then the Nasdaq performed well, the S&P 500 clawed back to a small year-to-date gain and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) remained depressed. The Dow Industrials closed out the first half with a 1.81% loss excluding dividends....594 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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