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Sounds like you're pretty committed to individual stocks and an MI approach. But here's a good article on lazy portfolios that may be useful:

Good luck,

Thanks for the article link. ETFs do indeed rule! It allows me to invest into a specific sector or an emerging market overseas.

I've mentioned Janus Smart Portfolio - Growth a couple of times here. Perhaps I should consider tilting toward that direction (even though I mentioned I firmly want to do more hands-on equities investing), especially considering

Info on the Smart Portfolio - Growth could be found here: <-- is this osmething any of you would invest into?

In light of a number of replies here, perhaps I should re-consider a more hands-on investing until a portion of my portfolio enters the "play money" (I like Karen's label) domain - when the 5%-10% of my portfolio is big enough to not be affected by friction/trading costs.
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