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How Barron’s Roundtable Panelists’ 2021 Stock Picks Have Performed

As part of the 2021 Roundtable, Barron’s recapped the midyear performance of Rupal Bhansali’s 2021 stock picks.

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This article represents a mid-year report of stock picks mentioned in the January Barron’s article in which Rupal Bhansali candidly discussed her opinions, including her stock picks. Her opinions were current as of the date of the original article but are subject to change. The information provided in the article does not provide information reasonably sufficient upon which to base an investment decision and should not be considered a recommendation to purchase or sell any particular security. The information contained in the article is not guaranteed as to its accuracy or completeness.

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