The Best and Worst Investments of 2013 (So Far)

A worker at a nuclear power plant owned by0xA0Tokyo Electric Power Co., the best-performing international stock of 2013's0xA0first half. Photograph by Toshifumi Kitamura/Pool via Bloomberg

The first six months of 2013 were a great time to be an electric-car aficionado who owns an oil well. It was a lousy time to be a gold miner and it remained an awful time to be a Spanish banker. That is, at least, if you judge by the performance of financial markets.

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