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Growth investing now

Why stocks may offer long-term growth potential, and where to look for opportunities.

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Investors may be wondering if stocks still offer value, as indexes break records and reach all-time highs. While anything can happen in the short term, there are some important ways that today’s markets are different than the ones in 2000 and 2007.

Portfolio Managers Sonu Kalra, who runs the Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund (FBGRX) and Gavin Baker, who runs Fidelity OTC Fund (FOCPX) spoke at a webcast on August 19, 2014 and said that strong corporate profits, an economic recovery, and a range of innovations and changing preferences continue to make some parts of the stock market attractive for the long term.

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Sonu Kalra manages the Fidelity Blue Chip Growth Fund, which invests in some of the companies mentioned in the video. As of June 30, the fund held 6% of assets in Apple, Inc. 2.8% in Google, Inc., Class A, 2.6% in Google, Inc., class C, and 0.266% in Nike, Inc. Class B.
Gavin Baker manages the Fidelity OTC Fund, which invests in some of the companies mentioned in this video. As of June 30, 2014, the fund held 10.2% of assets in Apple, Inc., 4.3% in Google, Inc. Class A, and 4.0% in Google, Inc. Class C.
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