The year is just more than half over, and our Best Stocks for 2017 contest has just climbed over its midpoint. And if there’s one thing I know about the competition for sure, it’s that I wouldn’t want to have to guess the eventual winner.
We’ve already seen some early laggards shoot up by double digits to reach the top spots, while some front-runners have struggled in the second quarter.
The sometimes-unpredictable headlines associated with the Donald Trump administration haven’t always helped either — for instance, banking stocks are still watching for some of the surge that many hoped would come on looser regulations.
While the markets have slowed somewhat, competition is still fierce, and it could be anybody’s game.
Overall, our experts’ picks are largely looking good, with seven of the 10 outperforming the S&P 500 Index through the middle of the year, and all but one performing in the black. A lot can change between now and 2018, but if history is any indication, many of our experts’ best stocks have the legs to run further.