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"How many stocks too many?"

How many companies do you want to follow? Investing will entail reading up on the
specific company, knowing about the business/industry sector, following the company
press/business dealings, knowing their major competitors and such. That type of "due
diligence" takes a fair amount of time.

Initially, following a few companies is all I could manage back when we started to look
into investing. We started with about 10 companies and followed them for a year to 2 years
back in the mid 1990s. Data was somewhat harder to come by at the time. But some folks find
the process absolutely mesmerizing while others find the process like pulling teeth.
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