Contrarian Investment Strategy is one of the important Investment Strategies. The Contrarian Investors do not follow the general market trends and don't follow the crowd - they do almost exactly opposite of other investors who may be following the general trend. A contrarian investor endevours to spot and identify depressed stocks and buy them and hold them until the time comes and the holdings appreciate in values. Being contrarian is really being bold and acting against the crowd and not following the herd mentality is really difficult! But, large amount of bucks await to you if you learn to be patient and calculating contrarians.