The 50 best stocks of all time

Professor of Finance Hendrik Bessembinder wants to let you in on a secret. It’s unlikely you’ll choose a winner. The trick, he says, is to diversify your portfolio.

The best investment since 1926? Apple

When analyzing publicly traded stocks that have yielded the highest returns since 1926, research by Professor of Finance Hendrik Bessembinder reveals a corporate giant of today at the forefront.

Needles in a stock picker’s haystack

Even if you luck out and pick a stock that outperforms the market, there is no certainty of success, or even survival, in the future, according to research by Hank Bessembinder, professor of finance at the W. P. Carey School of Business.