Leaky pipes do their damage over time, in that a small leak may not appear to be a big problem, and the damage caused might remain undetected for years. These slow, long-term leaks can result in much more damage than a burst pipe. Why? In the case of a burst pipe, you’ll be immediately aware of problem, and can shut off the water supply, limiting the damage to a more isolated area.

For investors, a leaky pipe is similar to a chronic under-performing stock...

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