The Vice Squad
By Stephanie D. Smith

(MONEY Magazine) – +110%

New Year's resolutions tend to become old acquaintances we forgot by February. Maybe that's why the so-called vice stocks--companies that peddle tobacco, booze, gambling or arms--are such a hard habit for investors to break. Over the past five years, vice stocks have pummeled the S&P 500's -6% total return by an intoxicating 116 percentage points. --S.D.S.