The 10 best (and worst) shares in the FTSE over a decade

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They have had a rocky ride, but ultimately investors with nerves of steel who backed the UK's biggest commodity stocks over the last ten years would have been rewarded for their patience.

The winning stock in the FTSE 100 over the ten years to 3 March 2012 was African focused gold mining and exploration company Randgold Resources. Last week Randgold plunged more than 10% in a single day after a military coup in Mali threatened to impact its gold production. But if you had ridden the dips, a £100 investment in the stock in 2002 would have produced a return of £2,438 by 2012. Commodities and resources stocks are notoriously volatile, but a look at the best performing stocks over the last decade reveals more than of these firms in the winners’ list. Mining giant BHP Billi...

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