Some of our prior best-company picks are still powerhouses. Others have floundered.
In the sea of streaming services, the options are nearly endless. To be clear, when we talk about Disney and streaming, we're not just talking about Disney+; the company also owns Hulu and ESPN. At $19.99 for the no-ads version -- aka Trio Premium -- TDB is one of the more expensive streaming options, on par with the top-tier Netflix plan.
Stocks rallied last month as investors reacted to signs that inflation is coming down and that the Federal Reserve could start slowing its pace of interest rate hikes as soon as next week when the Federal Open Market Committee meets. Of the three major indexes, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) finished the month up 5.7%, outperforming the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite, as shown in the chart below shows. Two high-profile consumer names were the worst performing of the bunch: Disney (NYSE: DIS) and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL).