NerdWallet has looked at year-to-date performance and found the best performing stocks so far in 2019.
Are these the best stocks to invest in right now? Not necessarily. Not only is predicting the future of even the current top-performing stocks a job the pros haven’t yet mastered, but the best stocks for your portfolio aren’t necessarily the best stocks for someone else’s portfolio.
If you’re looking for the best stocks to invest in, NerdWallet’s recommendation is to invest in stocks through index funds, devoting 10% or less of your overall portfolio to individual stocks.
But this won't help you beat the market. If you're looking to beat the market, instead of matching the S&P, you'll likely want to invest in individual stocks.
Here are the best stocks in the S&P 500, measured by year-to-date performance.