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Why is it that some people like to buy shares with high P/E ratios, and some like them low? Which is best?

MM, Swansea

The Fool responds: A company's price-to-earnings ratio is actually pretty meaningless on its own: future prospects need to be examined. On the Fool web site, we have a series on how to value shares: it may be useful.

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