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Most of us recognize that there are those Fools who have lots of money to invest, and those -- like me -- who dollar cost average and invest in a few shares at a time. I'd rather buy a few shares (I've bought as few as 3 shares) in great companies than lots of shares in a low share cost, low potential company. (By the way, as Bruce suggested, those stocks tend to SPLIT more often... that's the absolute FUN part, believe me...)

As a fact, I now invest about $2000-2500 a quarter, in one to three companies that I'm willing to LTBH (for those of you who don't recognize that acronym, you need to read more posts!!!) In other words, it's the company's long-term potential, rather than the amount invested. At that time, I might also add to my position in one of my great holdings that still has a huge upside potential.

To my mind, there is no such thing as a small investor (but there is such a thing as a "big-time gambler"). I congratulate you on your decision to invest (just make sure you use a discount broker -- I use Ameritrade -- so that commissions don't eat up so much of your available money to invest), and to do your homework to select great companies !!!

Keep up the FOOLISH behavior -- tm
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