Winning stocks may await you in the last place you'd expect. Here's why looking through lists of recent stock market losers could benefit you in the long run.
High-flying, fast-growing stocks can easily catch investors' eyes. And while some of these stocks may owe their highs to overinflated valuations, many others do keep rising. After all, they must be doing something right.
Consider Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
In short, figuring out whether highfliers like Green Mountain will keep soaring or head into a tailspin can be confusing and stressful.
That's why it can be smart to look for hidden winners among beaten-down stocks. Sure, plenty get beaten down for good reason. United Continental Holdings
But many downtrodden stocks look a lot more enticing. Central European Distribution
None is a slam-dunk investment, but each merits at least a closer look. Hard times can be the best times to buy truly compelling companies.
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Longtime Fool contributor Selena Maranjian owns shares of Starbucks, but she holds no other position in any company mentioned. Click here to see her holdings and a short bio. The Motley Fool owns shares of Starbucks and Cisco Systems and has created a bull call spread position on Cisco. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Central European Distribution, Dolby Laboratories, Cisco Systems, Starbucks, and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. Separate newsletter services have recommended shorting shares of and opening a complex options position on Green Mountain. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.