What is the ideal number of stocks to have in a portfolio?

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October 2016
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Most portfolios own between hundreds or thousands of stocks because of the use of mutual funds, index funds, and various managed stock accounts. Diversification can be accomplished with a little as 20-30 stocks, without too much exposure to any one sector or company. As an alternative to buying an index, you could purchase 2-3 different high quality stocks every month and after a few years you would develop a robust portfolio. The key being quality stocks, because this strategy only works when you commit to it and do not make short term selling decisions based on fear.

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