Smarter Bets For Tougher Times

Markets will actually improve in 2001--but you have to know where to look

Shell-shocked investors can be forgiven for wondering: Where do we go now? The economy's slowing, the political outlook is cloudy, and the bull market that turned the most casual stock-picker into King Midas is gone, gone, gone. Last year's winners are today's biggest losers. Tech stocks? Down 28.5% in 2000. Telecoms? Off 32.8%. The winners of 2000: utilities, health care, and finance. How dull can you get?

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