Ever since we started Value Research Stock Advisor, that has been a frequent question that I am asked. My answer is always that we recommend stocks that will make money for you. This sounds like a non-answer to some people but it’s not. It does avoid saying the kind of things that some investors expect but does so with careful thought. The expectation that investors have is that they will hear well-worn terms like dividend stocks, value stocks, growth stocks, or large/mid-small or contrarian stocks, or some such common way of classifying stocks. They await an answer that is filled with such jargon.
They are fully justified in expecting such answers because that’s the way things have always been done in the business of stock recommendations. There are plenty of stock advisories that have different services for mid-caps or value stocks or whatever. Just like any other business where specialist professionals guide the casual customer, there is an upside in creating complexity and creating lots of different products. We don’t believe in that. That’s something that has been a guiding principle of Value Research over the long (almost three-decade) period that we have been guiding investors.
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