Quick Answer: How Many Stocks Does The Average Person Own?

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How many stocks do you own?

Most investors own between 10–30 stocks in their portfolio. Beginner investors can work up to 10+ stocks over time and more experienced investors may hold more than 30 stocks (especially across multiple accounts). Research suggests owning at least 12–18 stocks provides enough diversification.

How much does the average person invest in stocks?

As of 2019, the top 10 percent of Americans owned an average of $969,000 in stocks. The next 40 percent owned $132,000 on average. For the bottom half of families, it was just under $54,000.

How much of your portfolio should be in one stock?

One way to determine how many stocks to own is to think about the percentage you want in each stock based on your risk tolerance. For example, 2 to 3 percent of your portfolio in any one stock provides a cushion — if a stock fails, you won’t have so much of your money tied up in the investment that you are ruined.