How to Buy Stocks for Beginners: 4 Easy Steps to Get  You Started

Investing in stocks for the first time is a daunting task. It can be scary because real money is at risk of loss.

You Probably Already Own Stocks

Most workers probably own stocks indirectly through their company’s retirement plan, whether a pension or 401(k).

Basics  of Stocks

A stock is also known as a share and represents the percentage ownership of a company.

Risks for Stocks

Stocks have more risk and investors can lose money because stock prices may decline during a correction or a bear market.

Steps  on How to Buy  Stocks for Beginners

Today, orders are placed directly by the investor online. Therefore, a person should start the process by selecting an online broker and creating an account.

Pick a  Brokerage Firm

Opening an online account is simple and easy. First, a person must complete the application, provide the necessary identity information, and wait for approval.

Open an  Account Online

Start researching a stock by reading about it in one of the many investing books available to the public regarding learning how to research and select stocks.

Research a Stock

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