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7 Big Stocks That Could Ruin Your Retirement



While most traders love a sexy stock pick every now and then, at the end of the day, the bulk of people’s holdings are the tried-and-true “old guard” names. You know, companies designed to reliably grow a retirement portfolio to be tapped during an investor’s golden years.

Slow and steady wins the race, and you can never go wrong owning a household name, right? Well, what if investors’ perennially favorite names weren’t even coming close to dishing out the consistent progress most people simply presume is a foregone conclusion?

It’s happening with more stocks than you might imagine.

Today, we’re going to look at seven large-cap stocks that could very well hinder your retirement (even during retirement) because they’re not actually providing the growth nor the income they’re supposed to be driving.


And a word of caution: Some of these names may be quite surprising. But numbers don’t lie.

This slide show is from InvestorPlace, not the Kiplinger editorial staff.


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