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Growth vs. Value Investing

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In more than 15 years in the financial services industry I worked with many different investment theories and with almost as many different kinds of investors. Some were extremely conservative and would only invest in bonds or CDs while others were aggressive speculators dabbling in various options strategies or betting on the futures market. There [...] View the full article: Growth vs. Value Investing on The BiggerPockets Blog. This content is Copyright © 2017 BiggerPockets, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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    Chad
    Replied about 12 years ago
    I prefer the stock market over real estate. I have been able to get a better return in a shorter amount of time. Reply Report comment
    Chad
    Replied about 12 years ago
    I prefer the stock market over real estate. I have been able to get a better return in a shorter amount of time.
    Dallas Homes
    Replied about 12 years ago
    Chad, dont you think you could lose it in a shorter amount of time also.
    John Sherrod
    Replied about 12 years ago
    “When greed overtakes sanity and reason you will find people making rationalizations to justify their behavior.” Amen to that. Timing is everything in both real estate and stock investing. Personally, I like certain types of real estate investing over stocks. A few greedy (or just temporarily insane) people can bring down a company. But as a wise man once said, “they’re making more people every day, but they’re not making any more dirt.”
    John Sherrod
    Replied about 12 years ago
    “When greed overtakes sanity and reason you will find people making rationalizations to justify their behavior.” Amen to that. Timing is everything in both real estate and stock investing. Personally, I like certain types of real estate investing over stocks. A few greedy (or just temporarily insane) people can bring down a company. But as a wise man once said, “they’re making more people every day, but they’re not making any more dirt.” Reply Report comment
    aliciaallyloh
    Replied about 12 years ago
    “Perhaps they realize now that what they were touting wasn’t investing but speculating” I agree to this statement about inexperienced investors but I think new and young investors should learn from the mistake. Learn to invest not to speculate and speculating is tune to gambling – Use the brain not the heart…..
    aliciaallyloh
    Replied about 12 years ago
    “Perhaps they realize now that what they were touting wasn’t investing but speculating” I agree to this statement about inexperienced investors but I think new and young investors should learn from the mistake. Learn to invest not to speculate and speculating is tune to gambling – Use the brain not the heart…..
    Alex garcia
    Replied almost 12 years ago
    I love the stock market. I think if practiced properly, you can make money in all market. Also, theres less paperwork involved. http://www.lacontra.net
    Dallas Real Estate Buyer Rebate
    Replied over 11 years ago
    Real Estate is always a better investment than the stock market. You have something tangible and it increases in value over time. Stocks are too unpredictable unless they are stocks of brick and mortar companies. The only companies that I would really suggest are railroads because they are going to carry freight for a long time to come and the rate of returns are good.
    Jae Jun
    Replied about 11 years ago
    “Real Estate is always a better investment than the stock market. You have something tangible and it increases in value over time. Stocks are too unpredictable unless they are stocks of brick and mortar companies.” Looking back at these comments and you can see how the housing bubble got started. Homes may be tangible, but they have a value to them as well. Everything has a value. When you start thinking that house prices only go up, that’s the pitfall. Sure house prices go up over many years, slowly, but so has the stock market. Depending on what field of expertise you are in is a better factor. I don’t know much about real estate so I can get much better returns from the stock market. Vice versa. Reply Report comment
    Jae Jun
    Replied about 11 years ago
    “Real Estate is always a better investment than the stock market. You have something tangible and it increases in value over time. Stocks are too unpredictable unless they are stocks of brick and mortar companies.” Looking back at these comments and you can see how the housing bubble got started. Homes may be tangible, but they have a value to them as well. Everything has a value. When you start thinking that house prices only go up, that’s the pitfall. Sure house prices go up over many years, slowly, but so has the stock market. Depending on what field of expertise you are in is a better factor. I don’t know much about real estate so I can get much better returns from the stock market. Vice versa.
    Jae Jun
    Replied about 11 years ago
    “Real Estate is always a better investment than the stock market. You have something tangible and it increases in value over time. Stocks are too unpredictable unless they are stocks of brick and mortar companies.” Looking back at these comments and you can see how the housing bubble got started. Homes may be tangible, but they have a value to them as well. Everything has a value. When you start thinking that house prices only go up, that’s the pitfall. Sure house prices go up over many years, slowly, but so has the stock market. Depending on what field of expertise you are in is a better factor. I don’t know much about real estate so I can get much better returns from the stock market. Vice versa.
    Jae Jun
    Replied about 11 years ago
    “Real Estate is always a better investment than the stock market. You have something tangible and it increases in value over time. Stocks are too unpredictable unless they are stocks of brick and mortar companies.” Looking back at these comments and you can see how the housing bubble got started. Homes may be tangible, but they have a value to them as well. Everything has a value. When you start thinking that house prices only go up, that’s the pitfall. Sure house prices go up over many years, slowly, but so has the stock market. Depending on what field of expertise you are in is a better factor. I don’t know much about real estate so I can get much better returns from the stock market. Vice versa. Reply Report comment
    Anonymous
    Replied over 8 years ago
    “Cash flow is king once again and built-in equity is paramount.” This is so true. Look at F, a company that in the last year and a half has had strong earnings, but recently has been plagued by short sellers. Not a bad entry point IMO. Keep up the good work guys.