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Companies You Should Invest in Before 2018

GOBankingRates Logo By John Csiszar of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 11: <p>Investing in the stock market can be a roller-coaster ride. One day, stocks soar, and the next day they tumble. Volatility is the name of the game, and trying to time the ups and downs is usually an exercise in futility.</p><p>But an investment strategy built around buying quality stocks can help you ride out the inevitable downturns. The two main methods of looking for stocks to buy can be characterized as “top-down” and “bottom-up.” The top-down approach starts with a big-picture look at how broad industries or market sectors are expected to perform, and you then select the right stocks to buy. The bottom-up approach begins with picking individual companies that seem ripe for growth, then evaluating the growth potential in the sector and industry that include the stock.</p><p>If you need help deciding how to invest your money before the new year, use this list to help you <a href="https://www.gobankingrates.com/investing/9-safe-stocks-first-time-investors/">find some of the best stocks to invest in</a>.</p>

Investing in the stock market can be a roller-coaster ride. One day, stocks soar, and the next day they tumble. Volatility is the name of the game, and trying to time the ups and downs is usually an exercise in futility.

But an investment strategy built around buying quality stocks can help you ride out the inevitable downturns. The two main methods of looking for stocks to buy can be characterized as “top-down” and “bottom-up.” The top-down approach starts with a big-picture look at how broad industries or market sectors are expected to perform, and you then select the right stocks to buy. The bottom-up approach begins with picking individual companies that seem ripe for growth, then evaluating the growth potential in the sector and industry that include the stock.

If you need help deciding how to invest your money before the new year, use this list to help you find some of the best stocks to invest in.

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