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Ultimate Stock-Pickers: Top 10 Buys and Sells

Top managers continue to find new opportunities, while taking full advantage of a rising stock market to book some gains.

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By Greggory Warren, CFA | Senior Stock Analyst

The rally in U.S. equity markets over the last five-plus years has led to a trebling of the S&P 500 Index--from a low of 676.53 on March 9, 2009, to a near record high of 2067.56 on Nov. 28, 2014--and has seen the market advance with relatively few corrections (of more than 5%), the last one taking place during the back half of 2012. Although the markets went a little haywire near the end of September (and start of October), they never quite made it into correction territory, and quickly recovered any of the ground that was lost and pushed on to new highs. While this has benefited the portfolios of most investors, it has limited the options for our Ultimate Stock-Pickers, many of whom continue to struggle to find ways to put new money to work. 

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