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7 Top Goldman Sachs Picks for 2018

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Goldman Sachs has released a bullish report highlighting its latest top stocks to buy for 2018.

Here I focus on seven of these ‘Conviction Buy’ stocks.

What’s worth nothing is Goldman’s intriguing sector analysis. While you might expect tech stocks to rank highest, this list focuses firmly on financials and industrial stocks. A couple of defense stocks and big insurance names also make the cut.

Indeed, Goldman says it expects the S&P 500 to rise to 2850 by year end, with the financials and industrial sectors set to outperform the rest of the market. In particular financial stocks should see significant benefit from tax reform, deregulation, capital return and rising interest rates.

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As a result, Goldman recommends investors equal-weight tech stocks and overweight these sectors instead. Tech stocks are at risk of unfavorable regulation and won’t benefit as much from tax cuts, so Goldman does not consider them top stocks to buy.

Here I am also including the overall outlook on these stocks from the Street’s top analysts.

I used TipRanks to check the best-performing analyst consensus on each of the stocks covered. This is a useful way to get a 360° take on a stock before making any critical investing decisions!

So, without further ado, let’s dive in and take a closer look at these 7 top stocks to buy for 2018:

Prices and data are from the original InvestorPlace story published on Jan. 26. Click on ticker-symbol links in each slide for current prices and more.

SEE ALSO FROM KIPLINGER: 50 Dividend Stocks You Can Count On in 2018

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

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