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Red-Hot Stocks Pause for Presidents' Day

Red-Hot Stocks Pause for Presidents' Day

Traders still have a day left in the long weekend, observing the Presidents' Day holiday by staying away from Wall Street on Monday. On Tuesday, they'll return to a still-active fourth-quarter earnings calendar that includes reports from Walmart (WMT) and Roku (ROKU). (You can check out the full list of notable reports here.)

Have the day off? Consider a quick evaluation of your portfolio to see if you want to change gears. A head of market steam has put growth back into play. You can go on the attack with broader strokes such as these 12 aggressive funds, focus on quality with Kiplinger's top stock picks for 2019, or get specific in a hot space like biotechnology -- say, these nine "best bet" biotech stocks or these six genome-sequencing plays. Many investors have been encouraged by a rejuvenated market that has seen the Dow and S&P 500 climb roughly 11% apiece in just a few short weeks. That performance has lifted the stock market fortunes during Donald Trump's presidency, putting him at double-digit annualized returns since his 2017 inauguration. Where does he stack up against the rest of America's presidents? We ran the numbers.

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