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...If you are a small investor, who is not in or close to retirement then you should focus on fast growers.

Hi CM001!

Putting aside INTC for a moment, from my standpoint, I would have been a lot better off trying to hit more dividend growth investing "singles" than always trying for the fast grower "home runs". As the last words s in this post describing my current investing approach say:

...I might add, that had I taken this approach ( centered on good solid balance sheet dividend payers/growers ), when I was 25 ( versus starting this at age 57 ), my net worth would be many times what it is right now.

My advice to all but the most sophisticated of investors is simply to not swing for the fences so much...rather concentrate on hitting single after single...and you'll score a lot more runs. ;-)

That view is supported by research:

As always, however, different investing strokes, for different investing folks...with different financial circumstances, goals and risk tolerances.

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