Look for high-growth companies that stand out among their peers in an industry or the whole market. A leader is not necessarily the biggest company in its market. Compare their financials, profit estimates and long-term growth. William J. O'Neil, founder of the Investor's Business Daily, advises to buy market leaders, not laggards.
Do plenty of research before picking a stock. And remember, bigger companies are not always better. Buy leading stocks.
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