Read The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham. Graham was the mentor of Warren Buffet. Peter Lynch has a good book also, but it's name escapes me at the moment.
If I had to offer 1 piece of advice it is to rejects stocks of companies whose current ratio is below 1.5. Such companies may face near-term bankruptcy if times get tough and they can't get loans.
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