BOSTON (TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 Index has advanced 7% in 2011 as investors ignored weaker-than-expected U.S. economic growth, Chinese inflation and the Japanese disaster and, instead, focused on corporate profits and accommodative monetary policy. However, not all index components performed comparably. The following 10 stocks have delivered the biggest gains this year. Below is a closer look at the stocks, ordered by 2011 return.
-- Written by Jake Lynch in Boston.
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