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Simply put, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) had a remarkable year in 2013. With a 26.5% return it delivered three times the historic average return of the stock market as a whole. 

But, just because the market roared higher doesn't mean that optimists are ready to cash in their chips just yet. There exist, within the Dow, certain companies that short-sellers just wouldn't dare bet against. I like to refer to these companies as the Dow's 5 Most Loved Stocks. 

Today, as we do every month, we'll take a look at what five stocks are avoided most by short-sellers and see what, if anything, these five companies have in common that we can use to help our stock selection process in the future to pick out winning companies. 


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A Fool since 2010, and a graduate from UC San Diego with a B.A. in Economics, Sean specializes in the healthcare sector and in investment planning topics. You'll usually find him writing about Obamacare, marijuana, developing drugs, diagnostics, and medical devices, Social Security, taxes, or any number of other macroeconomic issues.

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