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History shows this is how to profit from the strong GDP report

A worker assembles a box spring at the McRoskey Mattress facility in San Francisco.
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The government reported Friday that the economy grew at a 2.9 percent annual pace in the third quarter, beating the economists' consensus estimate of 2.5 percent. History shows certain stocks and sectors should outperform the market in the coming five days.

Using hedge fund analytics tool Kensho, we searched for the top-performing Dow Jones industrial average stocks and market sectors the week after GDP growth came in at least 0.4 percentage points better than consensus.