This Element is an excerpt from The ETF Trend Following Playbook: Profiting from Trends in Bull or Bear Markets with Exchange Traded Funds (ISBN: 9780137029013) by Tom Lydon. Available in print and digital formats. Growth or value? How to make the right stock choices for your portfolio. It's a question as old as the market: "Should I invest in growth or value stocks?" Growth is like an action flick: all thrills and big explosions. It's exciting, it's heady, and you don't know what's coming next. Value is like a documentary: steadier, calmer, more reasoned. Definitely not as exciting, but maybe more rewarding in the long run.