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High Growth Stocks Test Our Value Investing Skills
Jul 19, 2016

  • Growth at any cost is not a sustainable strategy
  • This bank is doubling every three years
  • Is your retirement plan a one-stock wonder?

What do Merrill Lynch, AIG, Toyota, Lehman Brothers, Suzlon Energy, DLF, Financial Technologies, and Unitech all have in common?

They all became so obsessed with growth that they forgot the essence of their business...and destroyed substantial value in the process.

Some of them shifted their priority from being number one in quality to being number one in global sales. Others compromised on safety, environmental, and regulatory parameters to minimise costs and boost profits. In any case, the temporary profits eventually led to permanent damage of their moat.

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