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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- As an investor, you always want to be searching for pockets of growth inside an industry, sector, or specific company. Actually, let me rephrase. As an investor, you always want to be searching for HIDDEN pockets of growth inside an industry, sector, or specific company. It's the hidden areas of growth that the market, aka investors not named you, may have overlooked in determining a company's real-time value (provided it's a public company).


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Of late, I have been focusing on stealth areas of growth in business, and bringing them to life via photos, videos, executive interviews, or a combination of all three. First, was a chat with General Motors (GM), where it became clear that there is an after-market parts boom related to its new muscle cars, in this case the latest Chevrolet Camaro. To grab a portion of that growth, General Motors has begun to offer dealer-backed aftermarket-type parts for the Camaro at point of purchase. That sure should add increments to the overall sales and profit lines of the company. Then I researched the exploding demand well underway in commercial vans from the likes of Mercedes, Ford (F) and Nissan. Although a small percentage of the auto market, any segment growing at a double-digit sales clip like commercial vans is beneficial to the public companies just mentioned.

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