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Glossary Term: CONTRARIAN

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1. ) An investor who does the opposite of what most investors are doing at any particular time. The go against the crowd in terms of buying and selling stocks. According to contrarian opinion, if everyone is certain that something is going to happen, it won't. This is because most people who say the market will go up are fully invested so they have no more purchasing power, which means the market is at its peak. Contrarians operate on the premise that when stocks are very popular, they are overbought and when they are very unpopular they are oversold. Contrarian investing shares many qualities with value investing. The difference is, contrarian stocks aren't just cheap, they are also actively disliked by investors. That can make them risky but potentially lucrative investments.


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CONTRARIAN INVESTING


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