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How To Buy Stocks - Great Tips To Help You Ensure Your Success On The Market


Today, people are always asking how to buy stocks to increase their net worth. When it comes to making that buy, there are several options available today. In the old days, you had to call up your finance manager or stock broker and let them place the order.

They would then phone your order to someone working on the stock exchange, who would locate a stock holder of that company willing to sell those particular shares. That was then; this is now. Nowadays, you can almost always make the purchase yourself via the internet.

Very simply, today there are many online brokers that allow active trading for a small fee. Keep in mind, however, that for each trade you will pay that small fee. Many investors have lost a good bit of money by actively trading, by merely being forced to pay a fee for each transaction.

While the fees generally don’t seem like whole lot (1-2% of the total) they can add up very quickly when you are making a lot of transactions; especially if your investments are losing money or barely breaking even. The best strategy is to only buy a stock when you are pretty positive on the direction it is going. This way, you don’t have to pay the fees associated with active trading.

How can you be sure of it’s future direction? While there are certainly several ways to go about doing this, the essential skill you need to have is knowledge of how to read a financial statements of a company. Very simply, you need to determine how well a company has been doing over the past ten years.

This is probably the most important factor, because if a company has been running profitably for at least ten years (preferably more) they are a good bet to keep doing well. These are usually not the stocks getting all the hype; very simply, most investors like the fly by night companies that have the potential to spring up and make a million bucks overnight. unfortunately, you will most often lose more money with these companies than you will ever make, because of the uncertainty factor.
Of course, you can still go through a traditional stock broker to make your purchase. Remember that they are paid by commission for each transaction they make.

Often times, they will try to encourage you to buy a particular stock, even if the outlook isn’t particularly profitable, so they can pocket some money for the transaction. Never trust a broker for your financial future; you need to know how to do your own research and determine which stocks are the best pick.

The bottom line is there are several methods for how to buy stocks. You can either invest online or through a broker; but, no matter which method you elect to pick, make absolutely sure that the company you are investing in has good profits for the foreseeable future.

Avoid active trading when buying stocks, as that can be a very risky proposition. Active trading is similar to gambling; very few active traders ever win long term investing in stocks this way. Do your research, find the stock that’s right for you, and only then should you worry about how to buy stocks.



10 comments:

  1. Indeed, the most important skill is knowledge, sadly not so easy to get!. I always went for the safer option, and that's the best a beginner can do!. Thank you for sharing this!

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    1. You're very welcome. Feel free to ask any questions you might have.

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  2. Sorry to bother you, could you explain a little bit about active trading? Is this something not recommended to anybody, or just to beginners? Thank you! great article, have a good day!

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  3. Active trading refers to buying and selling securities for quick profit based on short-term movements in price. This is a day trading strategy where you are never holding the stock for to long.

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    1. Day trading involves buying and selling a security within the same trading day, usually in an attempt to take advantage of a specific event expected to influence the stock’s price.

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  4. Buying stocks is quite easy and is only going to get even simpler. I recently heard about a platform called Robinhood which allows you to trade stocks commission free. Does anyone use this service and or have you had success with it?

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    1. Hey Kristin, I'm just another member of this community, and pretty new I must say, but I have been reading all the articles, watching the videos here and also joining some discussions over discord. Robinhood is not as good as others, like Webull, so would highly suggest to search over this website for those articles! good luck!

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  5. Indeed has many advantages to use an online broker, at least if you lose money will be just because of you, not for being scammed, or someone else's fault! There's just a lot to learn to succeed with this. Lately the trading idea has been sold to people like gambling, but it requires a huge background knowledge to actually make a living from this. Could be fun to make a post about all the myths about this.

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  6. Knowledge means power over the ones who want to scam you, over your decisions, knowledge is everything! It will allow you to accomplish something in this field, love this article!

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  7. Yep, few changes makes a difference! So true about the knowledge... That is everything! Sharing all this is great, thanks!! Glad to be part of this community, discord included haha

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