While the broader market had a fairly typical year, several stock stories caught the financial press completely off guard. Here's a look at five big surprises. More
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What stocks torched a path to eye-popping gains in 2012? What mutual funds can you expect to carry your portfolio across 2013? InvestorPlace takes a look at the best, worst and otherwise notable news in the investing year that was — as well as what to look forward to once we flip the calendar to 2013.
Even if Washington manages to successfully navigate the fiscal cliff, the U.S. likely won't see anything more than lackluster growth in 2013. More
If a double-whammy of higher global production amid sluggish economic growth continues, oil prices won't see much action to the upside in 2013. More