Though a trade war with China continues and the stock market has seen patches of volatility and turbulence, this year has been good for investors. "Yes, the huge market decline in December 2018 made that possible, but even compared to the peak in 2018, the S&P 500 is still up a couple percentage points," says Kevin Panitch, of Just Start Investing. As of November, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq were also up for the year. Among the top performers are many well-known household names, including Apple and Chipotle. Here's a closer look at some stocks you should have bought.
Note: All stock performance averages and percentages were for the year to date as of mid-November.