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With Help From Rupert Murdoch, The Occupy Wall Street Index Outperforms the S&P 500


On the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, it's time to look back at how our index has performed.

Did it pay off to bet on these supposed bad guys of corporate America?

Well, as it turned out, The Occupy Wall Street Index returned 26%, outperforming the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) by about 5.5 percentage points.

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Let's take a look at what drove the big upside.

Interestingly enough, the best performer in the Index was News Corp., which has come under enormous scrutiny in the past year over the UK phone-hacking scandal. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, however, survived the intense media and political scrutiny to announce a split of the company, a move that was very well-received by investors, who have sent the stock up a whopping 44%. (See: News Corp. Split May Make Disney Last Media Tycoon.)
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