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EXPE recently took a nose dive after the company reported 4th qtr 2010 earnings of $0.32 per share on 2/10/11. They missed the $0.36 the street had expected. Compounding the disappointment was guidance that indicated earnings growth for the first portion of this year would be curbed due to some investments that were made.
Gone are the days of buy-and-hold investing. Stock picking was the strategy for the past decade, and these 10 companies were the best performers in the S&P 500.
Stock picking trumped buy-and-hold over the past decade, reversing the reigning investment strategy that encouraged investors to pile into passively managed index funds.
Huge run-ups in these stocks' prices have left most of us wishing for profits that might have been. A consolation: Analysts expect some to keep rising.
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index ($INX) is up about 10% this year, which pales in comparison to the outsize gains of some stocks, such as Citrix Systems (CTXS), which on Nov. 30 was up 61% on the year.