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Planting the Seeds—Are Value Stocks Ready to Grow?
Barron's
April 28, 2018

After a decade of shade, value stocks may be poised for a comeback. Are sunny skies ahead?

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A growth investment strategy seeks stocks that are deemed to have superior growth potential. Growth stocks offer an established track record and are perceived to be less risky than value stocks. A value investment strategy seeks undervalued stocks that show a strong potential for growth. The intrinsic value of the stocks in which a value strategy invests may be based on incorrect assumptions or estimations, may be affected by declining fundamentals or external forces, and may never be recognized by the broader market.

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