Have you seen Billy Crystal's newest film? Takes about an hour and a half and in my opinion, you come out feeling rather empty. Of course, you can get more with that hour and a half by doing something really constructive, such as looking at a client's (or even your own) stocks with some depth.

According to Harrisdirect, one hour a week should do it and that should be divided into the following segments: 10 minutes for review of market headlines and indices, 10 minutes for sector and industry news, 15 minutes for company-specific news, and 25 minutes to read favorite columnists or research reports.

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