Ask most stock investors to which group they belong and you will get two separate slots: value or growth. We're talking here about two ways of investing; some would even call it styles.

The intent is still the same: make more money in stocks but the way they go about it is quite different. First, understand the terms and how they apply. Growth stocks are those that investors feel will grow earnings real quick. As a result, they are usually priced way up there. Value stocks, on the other hand, are usually seen by investors as not being so exciting and therefore, are priced below growth stocks. Of course, these are not the only ways you can invest, but they are generally considered the primary ones.

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