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

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Value Stocks

The second major definition of stocks is called value stock. Value stocks represent the unappreciated and underappreciated stocks on the market. The companies behind value stocks have good financial health and may be doing relatively well in their markets, but for some reason the stock market does not appreciate the stock’s potential. When tech stocks are all the rage, growth investors want tech stocks and not metal fabricators or service or retail stocks. Because they are not in a hot industry sector, value stocks often languish until the market re-discovers their potential.

As unglamorous as value stocks may seem, many investors have done very well carefully looking for those companies trading significantly below their true value. ...

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