New to investing: Basics of stock selection

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Investing in individual stocks requires a level of diligence beyond diversified investing with mutual funds or ETFs. An  investor must first  gather potential candidates for investment, narrowing the list to those they like, and then decide how and when to buy the stock(s). In this session we'll explain characteristics essential to  identifying quality stocks, such as profitability, growth, value, and more.


Dave Whitmore
Senior Strategist, Trader Education, E*TRADE Securities LLC