How to Buy Stock in Amazing Growth Companies -- Without Losing Your Shirt in the Process


Growth stocks are sexy. Who wouldn't want to own the next Apple? But sex appeal can be skin deep. Buying into a thin advantage can really cost you, says Fool contributor and Motley Fool Rule Breakers analyst Tim Beyers in the following video.

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Please watch as Tim shows you how to buy stock in Rule Breakers using one of his favorite names right now. Then, leave us a comment to let us know your process. Who taught you how to buy stock? What one piece of advice would you pass on to your fellow Fools?

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