New to investing 103: 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 starts by gathering potential candidates for investment, narrows the list with research, and then decides how and when to buy the stock(s). In this session, we'll explain characteristics essential to finding quality stocks, such as profitability, growth, value, and more.


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