The media's December ritual is to recap the soon-to-end year. SN will do that in next week's annual “Year in Review” issue. What follows in this column is something else. It's a highly selective look at what was in favor and out of favor during 2006. So be warned: this list is quirky rather than comprehensive.
WHAT WAS IN:
Supermarkets (on Wall Street): Supermarkets were finally a hit with financial analysts after being out of fashion for years. Investors wer