Chapter 17
Buying Outside of the Box
You’ve read about some of the different types of stock available, and that investors must consider their own investing goals and circumstances when deciding which type of stock to buy. Not all investors are the same, and not all stock is the same; that much is certain.
When you buy stock, and under what circumstances, is as important as your decision to buy value stock, or growth stock, or income stock. In this chapter, we’ll look at some special circumstances in which stock is traded, and why you might or might not want to get in on some of the action.
You read a little bit about initial public offerings (IPOs) back in Chapter 1, but in this chapter, we’ll take a closer look at why some investors like ...

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