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Stocks and Funds to Weather All Market Conditions

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Do you want to know which stocks will provide you with long term growth no matter what the market throws at you? Fortune Magazine believes it has the answer. This is a timely story; with the markets behaving badly (that sounds like a mediocre sitcom) people want help and suggestions about how to invest. How did their picks perform recently?

Despite the recent uncertainty, we’re pleased to report that the FORTUNE 40 turned in a stellar year. From June 24, 2005, to June 2, 2006, our diversified group of small, midsized, and large domestic and international equities returned 17 percent. The S&P 500 gained 10 percent over the same period.

They’ve made some changes to the portfolio since then, but here’s what they have now. Would you buy a mutual fund based on the Fortune 40?

As it happens, Fortune also has suggestions for a mutual fund portfolio that centers around the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund (VTSMX). For those who like ETFs, Fortune also presents an equivalent for each mutual fund.

Updated February 6, 2012 and originally published June 15, 2006. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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Luke Landes is the founder of Consumerism Commentary. He has been blogging and writing for the internet since 1995 and has been building online communities since 1991. Find out more about Luke Landes and follow him on Twitter. View all articles by .

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