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Stock and investment novice here. What’s the rule of thumb or best practice I guess in terms of figuring out how much dollars to put into one stock? I have a friend who is a bond trader out in Singapore and he says he spends 5Gs as the initial investment into every stock he buys.

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It’s really a matter of personal preference and risk tolerance

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Say I save 20k this year for stocks, how would you allocate?

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Also depends how much $ you have. For 20k I would say 15k in SPY, 5k in a tech stock of your choice.

No more than 10% of your taxable investment strategy. 401k etc should be in index funds

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