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How to Make Money in Stocks Getting Started: A Guide to Putting CAN SLIM Concepts into Action by Matthew Galgani

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7• CHAPTER •More Tips and Tools for Getting Started Right

How Many Stocks Should You Own?

“Many investors over-diversify. The best results are usually achieved through concentration, by putting your eggs in a few baskets that you know well and watching them carefully.”

—WILLIAM J. O’NEIL, IBD CHAIRMAN AND FOUNDER

There is no magic formula that determines exactly how many stocks you should own. But here are some basic guidelines to keep in mind.

Don’t own more stocks than you can handle properly and watch carefully.

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