Individual Stocks

Individual Stocks: The Basics

What about the success of high-performing stocks?

The experts at Forbes also cite a study by Longboard Asset Management that analyzed 3,000 individual stocks from 1983 to 2007. Their findings showed that 39% of these stocks were unprofitable, that 19% lost 75% or more of their value, 64% underperformed the market, and that just 25% of the stocks were responsible for the great gains in the stock market during the period analyzed.


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