Shining a Light on LEDs

I have said many times when making presentations at the MoneyShow, or speaking at chapters of the American Association of Individual Investors, or for Better Investing -- buy-and-sleep investing is over. Gone are the days of buying a stock and leaving it like a crockpot for a while. Not that you have to be an aggressive trader, but one must be a proactive investor -- and that means constantly updated your investment thesis and, when necessary, jettisoning positions that no longer work. A great rule is not to fall in love with your stocks and remain as cold-blooded as possible. 

For the record, I'm a believer in the light emitting diode (LED) industry as it makes its way into the general lighting market, as well as other backlighting and signage applications. According to market research from IHS in December, the global market for general-lighting LEDs is expected to grow to 3.6 billion shipped units in 2020 from 495 million shipped units in 2013. The penetration of LED lamps relative to total lamps is expected to rise to 31% in 2020 from 3% in 2013, supported by the increasing availability of attractively priced, quality LED-lighting products. ...293 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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