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The Zulu Principle: Making extraordinary profits from ordinary shares by Jim Slater

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14. Leading Shares

Major companies are no different from smaller companies. You will not find any shells amongst them, but you will find plenty of growth stocks, cyclicals, turnarounds and asset situations. One advantage of dealing in leading stocks is that there is undoubtedly a greater degree of safety. Large stocks are more established, more a part of the fabric of society, and therefore less likely to fail from lack of funds or unexpected disasters. Furthermore, the market in the shares of larger companies is far more liquid. With a small company, you will quite often find that the market has suddenly contracted to only 1000 shares with a very wide spread. With leading shares, you should always be able to deal when you come to take your ...

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