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The Dow’s 2 Best and 2 Worst Stocks

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arrowsThe Dow Jones Industrial Average is breaking new ground in every subsequent day of trading, leading just about every investor to ask, “Can the Dow keep it up?”

Of course, given that the SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSE:DIA) — the sole ETF trading the whole Dow — has a mere pittance in assets compared to those invested in the S&P 500, it’s a safe assumption that most people aren’t even invested in the whole Dow. They’re more likely invested in just a few components of the Dow.

So, rather than asking, “Can the Dow keep it up?” perhaps a better question is, “Which stocks in the Dow can keep it up — and which can’t?” While a number of components are at play here, let’s look at two that definitely look poised to keep running, and two others that could easily hold the index back in the next couple years.

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