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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stock Investing Fast-Track by Ken Little

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Growth Stocks

Growth stocks are those that take off and never seem to retreat in price—at least that’s what investors hope. In truth, no stock rises in a straight line forever—sometimes not even for very long. Even true growth stocks have periods when the price falls back, but the growth pattern resumes eventually or they cease to be growth stocks. Growth stocks rise faster than the market in general in price and earnings. Technology stocks, for example, are often labeled growth stocks.

By their very nature, growth stocks can be exciting and glamorous. The hype surrounding a hot stock can be seductive, but you will almost always be buying at a premium price, which can make it difficult or impossible to turn a profit. The trick is to know what ...

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