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The worst companies in America have been great investments

Is being bad better than being good? Our sister website, The Consumerist, annually selects the year's most ignoble companies, and after taking a look at the stock performance of their leading contenders, the answer would seem to be yes.Academics have long suspected that respected companies may not always be the better performers in a stock portfolio. This suspicion was born out in a 2010 study of Fortune Magazine's most admired companies, which concluded that the more admired the company, the less you can expect from its stock performance. In fact, as a whole, the less-than-admirable companies outperform. But because the returns of these companies widely vary, an investor would have to purchase at least dozens of these stocks to capture the outperformance.But those researchers didn't have the collective wisdom of an annoyed consumer base to tap. We do.The Consumerist's sixth-annual "tournament," in which readers determine which store, service, or bank, is, unequivocally, The Worst Comp...

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