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Before we head into 2013, let's take a look back at what investors were interested in in 2012.

Despite Facebook finally IPOing in the biggest IPO in a decade, it was another technology company that dominated the investing landscape. Everything else seemed to take a back seat to Apple this year.

But a few other investing themes also snuck in, especially towards the end of the year, as companies started announcing massive special dividends ahead of what seems to be likely tax hikes in 2013. Suddenly, special dividends were hot.

These 10 articles were the most popular on Zacks.com in 2012.

Dividends

11 Great Dividend ETFs

3 Big Dividend Stocks To Consider

3 Excellent Dividend ETFs for Safety and Income

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They Don't Ring A Bell At the Bottom

Stock Picks (Other Than Apple!)

3 Energy Stocks Gushing With Growth

4 Cheap Fertilizer Stocks

5 Fast Growing Stocks Under $10

But Everyone Still Wanted To Know About Apple

Apple's New Gadgets Thrill and Disappoint

Earnings Preview: Apple Inc.

2013 Predictions

What will we be talking about next year?

Will Apple remain an investor obsession?

Or will another company capture the public's imagination in 2013?

Happy New Year!

 

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