Growth Stocks

Growth stocks are companies that are likely to have sales and earnings growth well above market average. Frequently they pay few, if any, dividends. Instead they typically reinvest any extra cash flow to promote further growth. Chosen wisely—according to Pat McKeough’s advice—high-quality growth-oriented stocks can be worthwhile additions to most well-diversified portfolios.

Although growth stock picks can be highly volatile, they can make good long-term investments. They may be well-known stars or quiet gems, but they do share one common attribute—they are growing at a higher-than-average rate within their industry, or within the market as a whole, and could keep growing for years or decades.

And keep in mind that we focus on growth stocks, which have a good long-term history and favourable prospects. We downplay momentum stocks that tend to attract many investors simply because they are moving faster than the market averages, but are liable to fall sharply when their momentum fades.

There’s room for growth stock investing in your portfolio, but make sure you follow our TSI Network three-part Successful Investor strategy for your overall portfolio:

  1. Invest mainly in well-established companies;
  2. Spread your money out across most if not all of the five main economic sectors (Manufacturing & Industry; Resources & Commodities; Consumer; Finance; Utilities);
  3. Downplay or avoid stocks in the broker/media limelight.

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Earnings are up 6.4% at Visa Inc.

Earnings are up 6.4% at Visa Inc.

A rise in processed transactions led to a 6.6% jump in revenue for this company during the most-recent quarter. 

A new mobile payment industry acquisition should complement the firm’s existing processing operations and could increase its business-to-business revenue. 

VISA INC. (New York symbol V; www.visa.com) gives you… Read More

3 Growth Investing Strategies: Two we like—one we don’t

3 Growth Investing Strategies: Two we like—one we don’t

Growth investing can be beneficial to your portfolio returns—but not every strategy is money in the bank.
To profit from growth stocks, you need to pick stocks with clear growth prospects and not simply momentum stocks with uncertain futures. Chosen wisely, high-quality, growth-oriented stocks can be… Read More

23 top tips for successfully investing in TSX growth stocks

23 top tips for successfully investing in TSX growth stocks

Despite the market volatility of 2020—and their own increased volatility—TSX growth stocks can make excellent long-term investments.
By definition, TSX growth stocks are companies on the Toronto Stock Exchange that have above-average growth prospects. They are firms whose earnings growth has been—or is projected to be—above… Read More

LabCorp looks to cash in on COVID-19 testing

LabCorp looks to cash in on COVID-19 testing

A Member of Pat McKeough’s Inner Circle recently asked for his advice on a clinical laboratory services company focused on its Diagnostics and Drug Development segments. 

Pat likes the company’s strong cash position and track record of successful acquisitions in a fragmented industry. However, he notes… Read More