While at first glance, the stock market can seem like a very intimidating monster, there are some things to know as a stock market beginner that will help you overcome this intimidation and maximize your profits.
The concept of trading is a bit misleading. You are not actually trading the stocks for another stock, but rather you are trading them for money which more or less constitutes as buying and selling, but not actually trading.
While there are many ways to make money in the stock market, the easiest way for you to trade in the stock market is by opening up an account with a broker through which you will be able to invest in the stock market. The big name players that you may hear about in the news are people that have made so much money over the years with a stock broker, that they have either become a broker themselves, or they own the brokerage firm.
Once you have made a deposit into your broker’s account, you are then able to buy and sell stocks on the stock exchange. When you are new to investing, it is better for you to start simply by creating a diverse portfolio which means purchasing small amounts of stock of different companies in different industries.
When you choose to purchase a share of stock, you will instruct your broker to purchase them and that request will be sent to the firm’s floor runners who are the representatives of the firm on the stock exchange floor. They will be responsible for the purchase for you in exchange for a small fee.
At Stock Market Investing For Dummies, we would always advise stock market beginners to start off making small investments in a wide variety of companies so that your risk is spread wide. By doing this you are far less likely to be affected if certain sectors of the stock market start to fall.