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"I want to do research on different companies and start with some low priced stocks to get a feel how this will work for me until I am comfortable buying pricier stocks"


just a side note - figuring out how the market and stocks work does not necessarily
need to use "penny" stocks. There are several companies that have "direct purchase"
plans where you can buy stock directly from the company. While they typically have a
minimum purchase amount, this is not too high a hurtle for some companies.
Many of the plans are extensions of dividend investment plans.
My wife and I started investing in this way - taking $1000 to invest in 5 or 6 stocks
and mutual funds.
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