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8 of the best stocks to buy for the rest of 2018

U.S. News & World Report Logo By Rebecca Lake of U.S. News & World Report | Slide 1 of 9: Midyear is a great time to do a portfolio checkup and re-evaluate your stock choices. Where you invest now can set the tone for a strong finish to the year. While optimism remains high – the Wells Fargo Gallup Investor Optimism Index notched 103 through the second quarter – the possibility of this historically long bull market drawing to its close can’t be ignored. With that in mind, the best stocks to buy now are ones that offer stability in a volatile market. Some are value plays, while others have growth potential, but these eight picks represent the best stocks to buy for the second half of 2018.

Now’s the time to do a portfolio checkup

Midyear is a great time to do a portfolio checkup and re-evaluate your stock choices. Where you invest now can set the tone for a strong finish to the year. While optimism remains high – the Wells Fargo Gallup Investor Optimism Index notched 103 through the second quarter – the possibility of this historically long bull market drawing to its close can’t be ignored.

With that in mind, the best stocks to buy now are ones that offer stability in a volatile market. Some are value plays, while others have growth potential, but these eight picks represent the best stocks to buy for the second half of 2018. Click ahead to the picks.

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