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Editor's Note: It's easy to overlook a company's CEO after a catalyst sends share prices soaring. But as Sid first explained in 2014, strong leadership is one of the most critical "sparks" he uses to identify major small-cap profit opportunities. Here's how…
It's easy to see why investors pile into a company's stock on the heels of highly successful products, technologies, or services.
Investors rewarded Apple shares after the company's steady flow of innovative product launches, while Alphabet has been on an almost uninterrupted rise since its 2004 IPO.
Even Facebook has recovered nicely after its initial IPO debacle.
In each of those examples it's tempting to focus on the products the company offers, to draw a direct line to their success. The iPhone and the introduction of stylish touchscreen interfaces in the case of Apple, the aggregation and accessibility of all things data-related in the case of Alphabet, or just mere self-indulgence in the case of Facebook.
What's important to notice, though, is that in each case we likely wouldn't be talking about them had it not been for shrewd leadership at the top.
For small caps, finding the right leader can prove a more critical "spark" to major profits…
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Sid is the investment community's best-kept secret. Since 2009, he's served at Money Map Press as Director of Research, analyzing thousands of securities and profit opportunities for subscribers. He's an expert in identifying "alpha" potential in a wide variety of industries, but especially the small-cap sector, where he's discovered a pattern of profits that's almost foolproof.