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Should One Look for Specific Triggers in Undervalued Stocks Before Buying Them?
Dec 5, 2017

We're sitting on handsome gains on three of our Microcap Millionaires open positions.

Curiously, most of these gains have come in the form of sudden and sharp spurts in stock price after fairly long periods of dull action.

Historically too this has been the case with a quite a few Microcap Millionaires past recommendations.

With such large gains, it is tempting to believe and easy to convince oneself that for xyz reason 'we saw it coming'. But the way this service functions, that's seldom the case.

You see, many believe that it one needs to know exactly why and when a stock will go up and have such definite triggers in place for a stock before picking it. Not in Microcap Millionaires though.

As you would know, this product has been inspired by Benjamin Graham. The reason Graham outlined this method of stock picking was because over the years he became convinced, that if you simply buy a group of stocks with consistently strong balance sheets and low enough valuations, you don't necessarily have to look for specific triggers.

Simply because, in a group of stocks, there will be some that will have enough triggers that end up not only covering for the ones that don't go up but also result into the overall portfolio doing really well over a long term period.

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