There is loads of opportunity in the stock market. I don’t think you can own a share or part of a share in every single company on the exchange. The S&P 500 and other ETFs do a good job of trying to.
The truth is there is always a company that ‘might’ become the next Apple or Microsoft.
I blend some of my investments into the smaller companies every now and then, actually, a small percentage of my main, long term, investing plan has small companies in it.
We have all heard the position… if you invested £1,000 into apple back in the ’90’s or 80’s you would have tripled your money… you would x amount more than your initial investment. That’s exceptional and all but the average person or even the average investor neglected apple back then. Justifiably. (depending on the time frame of course but there’s no need to try and confuse ourselves).
If you listen to the news, each month there’s the new apple or the new tesla to invest your money now for a big return in the future. We have all heard it before.
Being able to say no to those stonks because they don’t fit your criteria is only a good thing. Yes, you might miss the next Apple or Tesla, yes it will be frustrating, but the strength of being able to say no to that stonks solidifies your other investments and allows you to adjust and improve your current standards, and allows you to be able to change it and improve.
(Respect if you found the reference).