How to Invest In Stocks?

Find out where to start investing, how to begin, which basic concepts are important to grasp and what to do to further yourself.

Filip Dimkovski
By Filip Dimkovski
Edited by Taj Schlebusch

Published April 19, 2021.

There's plenty of online information for beginners. For starters, consider registering at a reliable trading platform, make sure you do your online research and read a couple of reviews. Beginner traders should register on popular platforms like Fidelity, Webull, Interactive Brokers, and others.

Make sure you educate yourself on the basic concepts, so consider watching a 2-3 hour online course. Knowledge of basic concepts like leverage, long & short trades, commission, etc. is required before investing your own money.

Once you register an account at a reliable online broker, you can start doing your research and considering which stocks you want to invest in. As a beginner, I would recommend you invest in stable assets, like popular ETFs with a long track record. Of course, getting into more industries and diversifying your portfolio will be the next step, but you'll probably get the hang of it once you start.

To be precise on your question, starting out with online investing is a simple as registering a social media account. After you enter your personal info and do regular security checks, you need to deposit a minimum amount (depends on the platform) and you can then start your investment journey.