Motley Fool has a list of 10 starter stocks which new investors looking to build up a long-term portfolio should seriously consider.

You should feel comfortable holding these stocks for the long haul and not be spook by market volatility. These stocks not only have the financial strength to ride out economic downturns but also have powerful growth characteristics embed in its business model to ensure operational longevity.

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8 traits of a Starter Stock Green Circle: Like a beginner’s ski slope; easy to grasp So David or So Tom: At the heart and soul of the Gardners’ philosophies Room to Grow: Opportunities to expand worldwide High Confidence: Has strong potential to beat the market Track Record: Bold, proven history of success Community- Happy: Generates discussion among Fools Innovative Culture: marches to the beat of its own drummer Great People: talented partners; exemplary corporate