Five stocks that can keep running for years


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Have you ever tried to pinpoint what separates the truly great investors from the rest of the pack? Of course you have, we have all tried to find the magic recipe to long-term successful investing, but unfortunately there really is no easy answer to this question.

No single approach to the market works for everyone all the time. There is a lot of trial and error, and sadly it takes a lot of error to learn the valuable lessons that successful investors have learned along the way. However, there is one common thread connecting truly successful investors, and that is the ability to spot companies that are not only performing well at the current time, but have the ability to continue performing at a high level for years to come.

However, being able to spot stocks with the potential to climb for years down the road is no easy feat… if it were, we would all be millionaires. I wish I could give you names of stocks that are guaranteed to rise for the foreseeable future, but that is simply not possible. What is possible though is to find stocks that are sector leaders, have solid underlying fundamentals, and are expected to grow earnings nicely in the future. Combining these three properties should point us toward a basket of stocks with a high likelihood of trading higher for years to come.

Each of the stocks we will look at this week has not only performed well in recent years, but also possesses the ability to continue building on recent momentum.

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