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Globe Investor editor Ian McGugan
Globe Investor editor Ian McGugan
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Guns, bling, and networking: Earnings season trends to watch

Ultra-trendy Tesla Motors Inc. has grabbed all the headlines over the past few months, but an investor would have done even better by loading up on boring old Alcoa Inc.

The aluminum giant jumped in trading Wednesday after reporting better-than-expected earnings. Its stock price has now nearly doubled over the past 12 months, which puts it solidly ahead of Tesla’s mere 81-per-cent gain.