Introduction to Buying and Selling Stock

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Learn where to buy stocks, how to choose a broker, and how to set up an account and make trades.

What you will learn

  • Key Figures in Trading Stock
  • Choosing a Broker
  • How Do I Make Trades?
  • Buy and Sell Broker Orders

What do you know?

Introduction to Buying and Selling Stock

Buying and selling stock may appear complicated at first, but it is, in fact, quite simple. It is like a game. It has its own rules, its own set of characters, and its own language code.

To get started, you need a game board and to know the rules. The game board is a brokerage account. The rules make sure that everyone plays fair. Your strategy determines whether you come out ahead or lose.

But make no mistake—investing is not a game; it is serious business. The more you know and understand about the process and strategies, the better off you will be at the end.