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Deep Dive: 20 stocks that will help you sleep at night

With U.S. stocks at record highs, investors are fretting whether this nearly eight-year-old bull market has much life left in it.

Because the future can’t be predicted, maybe it’s best not to think about it.

Thus, we have compiled a list of stocks that have turned out to be long-term winners — and may continue to be. We did a similar article in November 2015.

We compared companies’ long-term returns on invested capital (ROIC) and saw a correlation with long-term outperformance for their stocks. According to FactSet, a company’s ROIC is its earnings divided by the sum of the carrying value of its common stock, preferred stock, long-term debt and capitalized lease obligations.

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