My advice for people who haven't been trained or gifted in finance, is to carefully choose a few hyped up companies that regularly receive attention. Learn it's patterns before deciding to invest. Spontaneity is statistically more likely to fail.
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Equity Strategist for Zacks Investment Research
I manage Home Run Investor, a buy and hold service of ~20 small cap stocks with great growth potential.