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I'm starting investing in stocks with around $1000. I already have 401K and some stock in RATL and a little in INGR (which I can't sell). And I can contribute about $300/month now.

I've read about the Foolish Four and about investing in growth stocks and all. But how do I invest these small amounts without commissions eating my gains? Especially if I were to do the Foolish Four! Eight trades a year on, say, $500 in the Foolish Four would kill all my gains.

Do I pick just a couple of stocks? How do I invest without the commissions chipping away at my gains?

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