Monitoring a Marketer

As a value investor, I am wired to look closer at stocks that are trading at all-time or new yearly lows. After all, price paid ultimately determines whatever future return an investor can expect to attain. You make money in stocks during the buying process; you don't realize it until the sale is completed.

Despite my attraction to beaten-down prices, the maxim "you get what you pay for" also rings true in the stock market. The market is not dumb and sometimes low prices will forever remain low prices. On the other hand, the most incredible investment opportunities occur when a company or the market in general is experiencing a period of maximum pessimism. Remember Apple (AAPL) when it was trading for less than $10? How about when Wells Fargo (WFC) was trading at $9 and Whole Foods (WFI) for less than $5?...385 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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