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Excess Returns: A comparative study of the methods of the world's greatest investors by Frederik Vanhaverbeke

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CHAPTER F

DIFFERENT TYPES OF STOCK

“Most bad companies stay bad, and most cheap stocks get cheaper. Once you realize that, then you’re ready for investing in turnarounds situations.”

CHARLES KIRK, THE KIRK REPORT

THERE ARE VARIOUS types of stocks on the market and each one of them should be approached in a different way. Every investor who wants to make money must know these stock categories, their particular behaviour and how they should be traded. Without trying to be exhaustive, this chapter discusses the following types of stocks that all investors should understand:

1.   stocks in different growth phases: stocks of emerging companies, fast growers, and mature companies (including stalwarts and slow growers),
2.   cyclicals,
3.  

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