The stronger the stench, the sweeter the opportunity. As absurd as that notion may seem, it can pay off handsomely for investors in disruptive technologies. Behind every great growth stock, there's a company that approached an old problem in a new way. The earlier you buy into the market's realization process, the greater the gains.
Our Motley Fool Rule Breakers newsletter service specializes in scoring these kinds of big gains. I urge you to take that winning strategy a few rungs deeper into the discovery process by rifling through the ugliest of sectors to find the next batch of market winners. You see, the industries that most need saving are the ones most likely to develop saviors that have the most to gain -- and the most to prove. That only makes it easier for you to fish for them in the cesspools most investors avoid. Last year, I showed you the five ideas I found in ugly sectors. Today, I'll show you four more.
Marking up the marked-down potential
Jeans? Home appliances? Movie theaters? Steel? It doesn't sound glamorous, but that's the point -- and the opportunity. Just as Southwest
Nobody thought that the fragmented hardware sector would ever produce a winner until Home Depot
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Don't follow the money. Follow the stink.
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz really does enjoy digging for opportunities where others aren't looking. He does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story. iRobot and IMAX are Rule Breakers picks; Home Depot is aMotley Fool Inside Valueselection; and Starbucks got the nod fromMotley Fool Stock Advisor. The Fool has adisclosure policy. Rick is also part of theRule Breakersnewsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.