I'm starting this thread to get recommendations from all you gurus here for a new trader. Please assume the following trade parameters: 1) 100-share lots. 2) Be in no more than 2 positions at the same time. 3) NYSE stocks only. 4) Per-share type of broker (i.e. IB). I'm looking for specific stocks or sectors that newbies should concentrate on during their learning curve, and reasons for those recommendations. I'd especially be interested in hearing from Don Bright, Gene, and trainers at firms regarding what specific stocks/sectors they have their new traders start out with, and if trading Tier 2 "laggers" is more appropriate for newbies. Feel free to offer other tips for new traders. Happy Thanksgiving!