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Tom
Software Engineer
Asked a question 4 months ago

Hi community, I am glad to be here. I just started investing and i have been using robo advisors for about 6 months now. I'm looking to invest in stocks by myself, should I start with exploring the local market or foreign (US)?

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I would suggest instead of jumping straight into direct stock a good intermediate from robo- advisors would be investing in ETFs. They are generally a better investment than single stocks as they provide a bit of diversification and these days there are ETFs for so many investing theses. Also, they allow you to hold multiple stocks without having to make many transactions so you can save lots of transaction cost (which will depend on your broker). The one thing to look out for would be ongoing fees but generally the big ETFs have low fees.