You’ve probably already read about how the stock market finished 2013, but let me capsulize it for you: The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the S&P 500 ended the year with record closes and the biggest gains in 18 years.
Meanwhile, the Nasdaq closed above the key level of 4,000, a first since 2000, back on Nov. 26 and ended the year at 4176. The trio closed out the year up 26%, 29% and 38%, respectively.
That said, here are some weird highs and lows that you may not read in mainstream headlines — but are strangely compelling, nonetheless. Hail the glorious and wretched achievements of some less-than-familiar financial names.
On the following pages are 5 stocks that make up the “Best” and the “Worst” of 2013.
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