Just starting out with stock trading? Great! Before you begin actively trading and investing, educate yourself about how stocks work. Learning the fundamentals of the stock market can help you anticipate change and develop investment strategies to mitigate loss.

As a popular security, stocks come with their own set of potential risks and rewards. We’ve assembled an overview in three parts for beginning stock traders. These articles will also help you understand how supply and demand and quarterly earnings can impact stock prices and affect your trading decisions.


Investing in Stocks: A Beginner’s Guide Part 1 An Introduction

Discover how stocks are traded in the primary and secondary markets. You’ll have a breakdown of shareholder earnings and find out how an Initial Public Offering (IPO) works.
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Investing in Stocks: A Beginner’s Guide Part 2 Risks & Rewards

All investments involve risks. Before you start trading, review all of the potential challenges you may encounter, like fluctuating stock prices or bankruptcy, so you can prepare a counter-strategy.
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Investing in Stocks: A Beginner’s Guide Part 3 Trading Strategies

Will you trade common or preferred stock? Which market do you trade in, the NYSE or the NASDAQ? Weigh the pros and cons of each and gain some tips from experienced traders.
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