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Kensho stats: Investing in this low-growth world

A stack of plywood is moved with a forklift in the warehouse at Maze Lumber in Peru, Illinois.
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A stack of plywood is moved with a forklift in the warehouse at Maze Lumber in Peru, Illinois.

The government said Thursday that the economy grew at just a 0.5 percent annual pace in the first quarter, missing economists' consensus estimate of 0.7 percent. Are there any stocks that do well in such a slow-growth environment?

Using hedge fund analytics tool Kensho, we searched for the top-performing sectors during time periods when real GDP growth was between 0 and 1.5 percent.

The results weren't pretty, but some shares can do well.

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