How to buy stocks: A step-by-step guide for beginners

Investing is easier than it looks. Here we explain the basics of getting started, choosing what to buy, and how to ensure you come out ahead.

If you’ve never bought a stock, this practical guide will set you on your way. With the rise of online brokers, investing has never been simpler and you can get started with as little as a few hundred dollars.

The best way to start out is to take it slow. Investing can be highly rewarding – both financially and intellectually – but it also carries risks. Before putting your money to work it's important to do a little reading first.

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