written by reader help with stocks

By hosea, July 30, 2015

hi, i’m new and yet to invest in the stock marked. i want to start by making very small investment by using a online broker company.
any advise on which company to use and which stock to invest in or any advise at all to help me become successful with the stock?
please explain in simple terms. thank you

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Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe

Hi Samuel, welcome aboard. I usually suggest that people become familiar with and comfortable with the market before buying individual stocks — one way to do this is by easing in by buying a broad market index fund or ETF as you’re reading books and financial news sources to begin to gain familiarity with investing. I can’t presume what your individual situation might be, but I personally suggest that folks just starting out, if they’re new and small investors, build up at least $5,000 in index funds or broad market mutual funds before they consider dabbling in individual stocks. Not… Read More »

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