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Great Start To The New Year!

After a spectacular 2017, the markets picked up where they left off by putting in an impressive start to the new year with all of the major indexes in the green!

I'm expecting another great year this year. Glad to see we're already moving in the right direction out of the gate.

In other news, yesterday's PMI Manufacturing Index increased to 55.1 vs. the previous month's 53.9 and views for 55.0. Analysts noted that the new orders component accelerated and backlogs are at a 2-year high. Stronger production and higher employment were also cited as positive factors in yesterday's report.

While it's fun to look back on what a great year 2017 was, now is the perfect time to reflect on what you did right last year, what you did wrong, and what you'd like to do differently and better in 2018.

Sadly, too many people underperformed the market last year. Hard to believe with all of the stars aligned just right. But it's true. While some people simply picked the wrong stocks (largely because their universe of familiar stocks was too small and they settled for all too common names that performed mediocre at best), others over-traded great stocks (needlessly getting in and out based on every headline or innocuous pullback), cheating themselves out of well-deserved gains.

It doesn't have to be that way. And that's why I urge you to check out our Zacks Top 10 Stocks for 2018. These are stocks that are poised to outperform in the new year. Some you may have heard of, while others probably not. But they've all passed the rigors of making it onto this coveted top 10 list. We layout the reasons for these picks beating out all of the others, and we update you on the stocks latest developments and if any changes need to be made throughout the year.

Give this list a look a look and see if it can help you beat the market this year.

Check out our Zacks Top 10 List for 2018


Kevin Matras

Executive Vice President, Zacks Investment Research


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