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How To Buy Stocks Online

It is easy to learn how to buy stocks online and I will show you how

About

I have been investing in stocks for most of my adult life (25 years) and this blog is about my experiences. The stock market is my hobby and this is where I express my thoughts on the market and the economy. Please note that it is all my opinion, although I try to get as much factually correct as possible.

I have accounts at TD Ameritrade, E*Trade, and Merrill Lynch so I am familiar with all three of those trading platforms.

There is a lot to learn before one can say that they truly understand the stock market. Every day seems to bring a surprise or two and just when you think you have it all figured out, something happens to knock you back.

The interesting thing about stocks is that they are driven up and down by people just like you and me. It is supply and demand at it’s finest and if you can figure out what people are thinking, you have a better chance of making money.

I hope you enjoy my blog and learn something from it too.

Bruce

5 Comments »

  1. hi

    i wanna start trading in stocks and i dont have much money either …i just want to start somewhere. what do you advice? do i need a broker or can i do it without one… what are the stocks to look out for?

    i hope to hear from you 🙂

    thanks

    Comment by Nancy — January 25, 2011 @ 1:44 am

  2. You do need a broker and most of the online ones are just fine. If you don’t have much money then the price of trading will be a big issue and you will probably want one of the cheaper brokers. Right now Optionshouse is the cheapest I know of at $3.95 a trade so you might start there.

    Comment by Admin — January 26, 2011 @ 10:44 pm

  3. Hello, I would like to start buying some stocks online. If I plan on keeping these stocks for say 3 years…will I have to pay taxes at the end of each year if I gain and when I sell at the end of 3 years or will I just have to pay taxes when I sell them? Thanks.

    Comment by KEITH — March 8, 2011 @ 10:20 pm

  4. You only have to pay taxes when you sell. So if you buy a stock today and hold it for ten years, it may go up some years and down other years but you only owe taxes when you decide to sell (assuming there is an overall gain).

    Comment by Admin — March 9, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

  5. Hi!

    i am interested in stock buying but have no idea of the overall concept except “you buy and sell at the right time”, haven’t much money too.

    what’s your advice? do i need to learn the ins and outs first???

    hope to hear from you soon!

    regards,

    Comment by Pearl — September 19, 2012 @ 10:51 am

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