Apple and AMD were the best stocks of 2019


Major stock indexes are up huge in 2019 thanks in large part to the success of some key technology stocks.

Apple led the way for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, gaining roughly 84% so far.

For the S&P 500, it was Advanced Micro Devices that took the crown, rising more than 150% since the start of January for the biggest gain in that benchmark.

Overall, the S&P 500 is up nearly 30% for the year, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has risen more than 22%.

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