New to investing—4: Basics of stock selection

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Picking individual stocks requires a level of diligence beyond diversified investing with mutual funds or ETFs. A strategic investor starts by gathering potential candidates, then narrows the list with research, and 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