@ladydets

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Hello everyone, new to stock trading. Was always a mutual fund and ETFs fan. Lately have been trying to get educated on stocks. Thanks for opportunity!
Welcome to Commonstock, Linda! Glad to hear of your growing interest in individual stocks! Welcome to the dark side ;) My thoughts for anyone just starting is to try and get to a diversified portfolio of about 15 stocks as soon as you can--and that's easier to do than ever with low-cost brokerages and fractional shares. I think the worst is when folks new to stocks buy just 1 or 2 companies, the market takes a hit, and then they get turned off to individual stocks forever. But if you have a whole basket of stocks and you see them moving similarly or some are zigging while others are zagging it just feels a bit easier.
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