Want to learn how to invest in stocks? We’ve designed a crash course to help you get started—no fancy finance degree required.
Getting smart about why and how to put your money in the market is the best way to get started. After all, investing without a plan or an understanding of how the stock market works is a good way to lose money. And that’s the opposite of what investors try to accomplish.
If you’ve been avoiding investing because you felt intimidated, now’s your chance to learn key terms, think about your goals, and gain confidence.
After all, people who avoid investing out of fear may miss out on potential gains that could make reaching their goals much more attainable.
You can learn how to invest. Really.
Our goal is to pull back the curtain on the stock market in order to give you the information and the confidence you need to begin investing.
Investing in the stock market doesn’t have to be scary or confusing. With some basic knowledge, you can become a stockholder, not just a consumer.
Below are several resources that will help educate you on how to get started as a beginner investor:
Basic Investing Terms
Types of Investments
How Time Can Help You When it Comes to Saving and Investing
The sooner you start investing, the more compounding can work for you.
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