Does it count as research if

I just google “Dividend stocks” and buy the first 20 on the list?

Can’t really be bothered to do more research than that.

It’s research if you google it yourself.

It’s laziness (and likely an ethics violation) if you ask your assistant to google it.

I seem to be quite heavy on energy stocks right now.

24 stocks - 4.12% current yield. Now I need to write a prospectus then the resumes will fly in?

Why didn’t you buy a vanguard dividend fund or value ETF?

Because that would be appropriate if I was investing $40.00 into the market.

What sense would it make if the “CEO10K/DAY MEGA Chillions Super Dividend Growth UMA” model only contained a single ETF?