Stocks To Consider For The New Year

Investors seeking out the best stocks picks for 2024 may want to focus on these four areas of the market.

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It's been a tough couple of years for stock investors. The market's been erratic since early 2022, caused in part by the Federal Reserve, which raised interest rates from near zero to above 5%. It was trying to tame an inflationary surge above 8%, something that retirees and older workers haven't seen in this century. It wasn't good.

At the same time, TV experts delivered near-daily forecasts that the economy and Wall Street together faced financial collapse. Unfortunately, while such punditry does a lot for TV ratings, it just scares many investors. 

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Simon Constable
Contributing writer

 Simon Constable is co-author of The Wall Street Journal Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators That Really Matter.