It's always cool to hear how others approach it, especially others with knowledge and experience. I have neither of those things. As I mentioned before I have been investing for 16 years but never once bought an individual stock until recently.
My money in my brokerage is the money I got from my cash out refi on my house. I plannned to use it to buy another rental but now is not the right time for that IMO. Instead I plan to follow along here and make a little money and then maybe buy another rental.
For the most part I am keeping the majority of the money on the side for a potential retraction in the market. I am 100% stock index funds in my 403b, so I dont need to be 100% deployed in my brokerage. If I knew ANYTHING about stocks or had been following this thread more back in March I would have easily doubled that 50 grand I have in there, but instead i have to settle for a measly few grand gain so far.
So for now just gonna sit back and watch a few stocks and wait for a good time to make some gains off some dips. If that never happens then so be it, that just means my 403b is rockin.