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

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Core Stocks

As you might guess from the name, core stocks are the foundation for your investment plan. It would be easy to assume that core stocks fall somewhere between growth and value stocks, but that isn’t quite right. While they do grow at a fairly reliable rate, they are seldom growth superstars. Because they are popular foundation buys, not only for individuals but also institutional investors, mutual funds and other big investors, they tend to be fairly priced over time. You will seldom find a core stock dramatically underpriced the way value stocks are.

Core stocks are always large companies and could rightly be called “blue chip” stocks. Think of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow. However, there are plenty of stocks that fit the qualifications ...

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