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Best Investments of the Year

2010 was an interesting year for investors, and for the most part, the big money was made in some of the more non-traditional places.

The following slides reveal the best investments in each category, from stocks and commodities to currencies and companies with the best cash flows. If you made some of these investments, you were on the right track. If not, lessons learned in 2010 could prove profitable in the year ahead. All numbers are as of market open on December 30th.

So, what were the best investments of the year? Click ahead to find out!

By Giovanny Moreano& Paul ToscanoPosted 30 Dec 2010

Photo: Adam Gault | OJO Images | Getty Images