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The decade’s best stocks ranged from streaming giants to freight companies. Here are the 11 best performing equities of the 2010s.

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  • The last 10 years saw the US economic expansion become the longest in history, but some stocks surged far higher than the S&P 500 index through the 2010s.
  • While tech firms took the spotlight for their rapid growth and cultural impact, some of the decade’s best performing equities operate in far older industries.
  • Here are the 11 best performing S&P 500 stocks over the last decade, ranked in ascending order.
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The past decade saw the US economic expansion become the longest in history, but a handful of stocks outperformed the S&P 500 index more than ten times over.

The key index is up roughly 183% in the decade-to-date, rising steadily amid geopolitical uncertainties, a continued economic shift away from manufacturing, and worries around whether the bull market could last.

While tech companies took center stage through the 2010s for their rapid growth and cultural impact, some of the best performing stocks in the period operate in far older industries.

Here are the 11 best performing S&P 500 stocks of the 2010s, ranked in ascending order.


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