first_img Paul Summers | Monday, 27th July, 2020 Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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There’s little point buying single company stocks if you’re not prepared to follow their progress (or lack of). You’ll probably be better off buying funds managed by professionals or, alternatively, low-cost index trackers and doing something else with your time. Speaking of which…Take advantage of timeOne powerful advantage retail investors have over the professionals is that the latter’s scorecards are continually scrutinised. If they don’t perform, their careers are cut short. This is unfortunate since investing success can/should only really be judged over years and ideally decades. The short-term moves of stock markets tend to be pretty meaningless.As retail investors, we don’t have this problem. They’ll be no one to hand us a P45 if we underperform for a while.More importantly, we can use this to our advantage through buying shares in undervalued companies experiencing temporary problems. Assuming all goes well, we’ll reap the rewards later down the line.Diversify (but not too much)Throwing all your cash at only a few stocks is a recipe for ruin, particularly if they’re in volatile sectors such as oil and gas or biotech. Having said this, being overly diversified can hold you back too. The more shares you own, the less you deviate from the market as a whole.To beat the stock market, you need to do something different to the market. It’s no surprise, therefore, that some of the UK’s most successful money managers are those who only invest in their best ideas. Think 20-30 stocks…think Terry Smith or Nick Train. There’s no magic bullet when it comes to defining how many shares to hold but here’s a simple acid test: if you’re losing sleep over your portfolio, you’re likely taking on too much risk.Stick to your scriptIt can be easy to deviate from your own script in pursuit of riches, especially when others appear to be doubling their wealth overnight. 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