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Individual stocks

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:56 pm
by Mario2222
Any recommendations for a good two solid individual stocks to add to my portfolio ? I already picked Disney.Long term investment.

Re: Individual stocks

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:11 pm
by dbr
The general wisdom here is that individual stock investing is not wise because undiversified risk means you take more risk for the same return than if you were invested in a large number of stocks in a fund. Greater risk means your chances for gaining a lot or losing a lot are much greater.

This forum might be a good place to ask about individual stock picks: https://community.morningstar.com/t5/Stocks/bd-p/stocks

Re: Individual stocks

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:13 pm
by abuss368
Mario2222 wrote: Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:56 pm Any recommendations for a good two solid individual stocks to add to my portfolio ? I already picked Disney.Long term investment.
Definitely! Look at Total Stock Market Index Fund. Don’t search for the needle in the haystack, own the haystack!

Re: Individual stocks

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:13 pm
by abuss368
Jack Bogle said investors should not own individual stocks as the risk is to high.

Re: Individual stocks

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:15 pm
by valleyrock
Walmart? But it's probably too late.

Re: Individual stocks

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:15 pm
by Wiggums
abuss368 wrote: Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:13 pm Jack Bogle said investors should not own individual stocks as the risk is to high.
+1

Re: Individual stocks

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:18 pm
by abuss368
valleyrock wrote: Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:15 pm Walmart? But it's probably too late.
Total Stock Has the market weight of Walmart!

Besides what makes you conclude Walmart is a good stock to speculate in? Because you drive past the local store and see a lot of cars? I hope you know Warren Buffett sold out of it recently! Investors like Mr. Buffett are on the other aide of your speculative trade!

Re: Individual stocks

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:21 pm
by Wiggums
Mario2222 wrote: Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:56 pm Any recommendations for a good two solid individual stocks to add to my portfolio ? I already picked Disney.Long term investment.
I would think there is still significant downside risk to travel and entertainment. 2nd quarter is going to be horrible. I don’t hold individual stocks.

Re: Individual stocks

Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:26 pm
by NoGambleNoFuture
$ZM and $WORK :)