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Investment Style


You've got style that would make Kanye West weep—but what's your investment style?

It depends on your personality, your investment ideas, and what your goals are.

  • Your style might be aggressive (you go after stocks you think will rise and rise fast, baby) or passive (you're not going to try to outperform the market, duh; you're into long-term growth). 
  • Your style might be focused on buying shares in big companies and holding on for a long time or buying smaller, growing companies and hoping they take off.
  • You might be all about value (buying stocks when you think they're undervalued) or growth (buying stocks now and hoping they grow).