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The 5 Profit Seeking Methods

May 17, 2011 7:59 AM ET
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A number of our articles are written to provide education and commentary on various investment theories or application.  These tend to be a bit long and without actionable advice for Seeking Alpha.  But, for those of you who are interested in different investment approaches we would love to have you read our take on The 5 Profit Seeking Methods.  You can read the entire commentary here: 


I have enclosed the introduction from the article below.


All professionals and individual investors are seeking “The Prize” of higher returns.  Each will follow one of these methods; Market Trading, Focused Trading, Buying Low and Selling High, Buy and Hold or Buying Bargains. Each method offers the potential to create wealth and each has its own group of true believers.  

The Five methods
Market Trading – making investment decisions based on your ability to anticipate changes in the movement of the total market that is reflected in an unmanaged index.
Focused Trading – making investment decisions based on your ability to choose an individual issue or derivative that will do better than the market in a short period of time.
Buying Low and Selling High – You will buy only when the markets have fallen and the average investor has sold out of fear, then sell when the average investor enthusiasm has driven the market to new highs.
Buy and Hold – You will buy shares of an individual company’s securities based on your belief that the company will prosper long into the future at a rate greater than the average company.
Buying Bargains – You will invest only into securities that you believe are selling at a price well below the true value that you have determined, but the 1949 edition is special. 

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

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