10 S&P 500 Stocks to Buy for Long-Term Outperformance

Although every investor probably should have at least some money invested in an index fund, right now, those same investors should consider piling into a few individual S&P 500 stocks.

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Do you own Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Microsoft (MSFT) or Netflix (NFLX)?

Congratulations if you do, because these members of the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index are up anywhere between 26% and 79% so far this year – and in the case of Netflix, its nearly 80% gains have come despite a 17% slide in July due to lower-than-expected subscriber growth.


Data is as of Sept. 5, 2018.

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Will Ashworth
Contributing Writer, Kiplinger.com

Will has written professionally for investment and finance publications in both the U.S. and Canada since 2004. A native of Toronto, Canada, his sole objective is to help people become better and more informed investors. Fascinated by how companies make money, he's a keen student of business history. Married and now living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he's also got an interest in equity and debt crowdfunding.