When to buy growth stocks the right way? Think about the moment you drink a cup of freshly
brewed hot coffee. You can avoid getting burned badly by taking sips instead of just gulping it down.
Take a similar approach with hot growth stocks. If you find a stock with top-notch fundamentals and
technicals, don't jump in all at once. Start by using a portion of your allotted capital for the trade.
Then build up into a full position as the stock rises. This process is called "pyramiding" into a
position. It helps reduce risk.
Investors can use all of their allocated capital and buy their entire position at one time. But just be
aware that while you can make more money this way, you can also quickly lose more money by
going all-in. For example, if you use Rs 10,000 to buy 200 shares of a Rs 50 stock, then all of your
initial investments are at risk. If the stock falls 8% and you adhere to the golden rule of investing,
you'd lose Rs 800. If you started with half of a Rs 10,000 position, or Rs 5,000, you'd lose less if you
were forced to cut losses at 8%.
When To Buy Growth Stocks: The Art Of The Pyramid Purchase
Pyramiding involves making multiple purchases to build your position. You can divide your purchases
into three installments.
For your first buy, use half of your maximum capital that you would allocate for a single stock
investment. So, if you have Rs 10,000 to invest, use Rs 5,000 for your initial position. Start things off
right by buying a leader once it goes through the proper buy point of a good base in volume that's at
least 40% above average.
Only buy more shares if the stock moves 2.0% to 2.5% above your initial purchase price. If it does,
use 30% of your allotted capital for your second buy. Now you're 80% invested. If the stock goes up
another 2.0% to 2.5% from your second buy point, use the remaining 20% of your allocated capital
for your final buy. Now you're fully invested and the stock is acting right.
Pyramiding is smarter, as you're putting more money to work only after a stock has proven that it
can go higher. What you are essentially doing is averaging up, the opposite of averaging down. The
latter is often a losing proposition.
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