How to Invest In Stocks

Investing in the stock market is the most tried-and-true method for building long-term wealth... but it's not without its risks. Learn the basics of stock investing, find out how to analyze a company and its stock, and get the latest news impacting major companies and your investment dollars.
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Image shows a man sitting at a desk with trading features on his computer screen. He's reading a book that says "how to start trading". Text reads: "Tips to start trading stocks: open an account with a respected broker (online or in person); avoid the wash-sale rule of accidentally selling and then re-buying the same stock shares; try to avoid expenses and fees; understand the taxes that you may have to pay on your investments"
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how stocks work: Companies issue stocks to raise capital in an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Stockholders sell their shares on the stock market. Members of the public and investors buy and sell these shares. Stocks are bought and sold based on expectations of corporate earnings. Shareholders can make a return on their investment by selling shares at a higher price than purchased, receiving dividends, and through derivatives.
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Buying Stocks Without a Broker: Diect stock purchase plans (DSPP): participants pay via a payment plan ($50+ every month) or a one-time-purchase ($250-$500), The DSPP administrators batch the participants' cash and use it to buy company shares. Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIP): DRIP allows you take cash dividends paid out by the company you own and use them to buy more shares; expect nominal fees or no charge at all"
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