The U.S. stock market is the dominant market in the world.
Its record highs have kept it strong, but its downside is still very real.
Here are 10 stocks that have outperformed the market during this time.
Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) The stock was on a tear until it lost $1.9 billion on Wednesday.
Microsoft has seen its share price drop more than 60% in 2017.
Its stock price has fallen to around $20 per share and is now below $10.
This is just a snapshot of a stock that has seen a steep decline in the last year.
The stock has dropped more than 50% from its peak price of $200 per share in 2017, and is on track to fall even further.
Microsoft’s share price is also on the rise, and the company recently raised its dividend by about a quarter of a percent.
Microsoft shares are up more than 80% in the past 12 months.
General Motors (NYSE:GM) General Motors is one of the largest automobile companies in the United States.
The company is worth nearly $100 billion and has more than $500 billion in revenue.
It is the world’s largest automaker.
General’s stock has gained more than 70% in its last four years.
AT&T (NYSE/T) The telco is one a big player in the telecommunications industry.
Its shares are on track for their highest annual earnings ever.
AT &T is the No. 1 carrier in the U.K. and is a major provider of wireless services to consumers.
AT is also the fourth-largest telecommunications company in the nation.
Apple (NAS:AAPL) Apple has seen record-breaking quarterly earnings.
It reported a profit of $37.2 billion for the quarter ending June 30.
The iPhone 8 is now available for purchase for $649.99.
It also has the fastest growing smartphone market in history.
Apple shares are now up about 100% in 2018.
Facebook (NAS/FB) Facebook is a social media giant that has become the dominant platform for news.
The social media platform is worth more than 1 billion dollars.
Facebook’s stock price is up more then 20% in a year.
Google (NASD:GOOG) Google is a search engine giant that is one the largest technology companies in North America.
Its earnings have increased more than 100% over the past year.
Google shares are down around 90% from their peak price in 2017 and are down over 30% in 2020.
Nike (NYSE MKT:NKE) Nike is a well-known shoe company that has been one of Nike’s biggest financial supporters.
Its share price has been soaring since the end of 2018.
Nike shares are also up over 100% since 2018.
Facebook Twitter (NAS) Facebook has been criticized for its censorship of political speech and is seen as a major player in a global social media market that includes Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.
Facebook shares are soaring over the last two years.
eBay (NASDLK:EBAY) eBay is a popular online auction site that offers millions of sellers a way to sell their wares for money.
Its market value has more then doubled since 2017.
Google Google is the most popular search engine on the planet and the most valuable company in America.
Google is also one of Facebook’s largest technology players.
Its revenues have more than doubled over the year.