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PONDERING ON WHAT STOCKS TO BUY?
One of the biggest and common natural trend for starter investors is to ask for the perfect stocks to buy at a particular time.
Surely you would see scattered recommendations and hot tips around (sometimes contradicting) from almost anyone who claims to have the experience and expertise to make such predictions, but those are all presumptions to some extent.
Nobody can predict interest rates, the future direction of the economy, or the stock market. Dismiss all such forecasts and concentrate on what’s actually happening to the companies in which you’ve invested. – Peter Lynch
Balance sheet is the anatomy of a company. And any anatomy tells whether the company’s health is improving, or is suffering from cardiac arrest. You just wouldn’t want to own a company that’s dying, or is losing stamina. Companies who are proud of their balance sheet disclose them to the public. If you can’t find it for a specific company, forget that company! Move on and find a stronger and healthier one.
Always be in-the-know of the industries emerging at any particular time. Depending on the prevailing national economic conditions, different times call for different needs, favoring specific industries over another.
UMMY OFFERINGS – the need for superior products and services.
Ultimately, this will speak for the company. Superior services and products maintains customer’s loyalty. This also enables them to attract more and more customer enlarging their share of the market. What does that mean? – Increased earnings!
Peter Lynch often said he found some of his best-performing investments while visiting the mall with his family. He noted that, “If you like the store, chances are you’ll love the stock.”
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