QUIZ: Learning about stocks for fun—and profit

QUIZ: Learning about stocks for fun—and profit

Successfully learning about stocks means discovering how to do insightful research—but above all, investigating widely, rather than focusing on a narrow range of information
When they’re just starting out, investors learning about stocks need to look at a wide range of information before deciding whether to… Read More

The hidden dangers of online trading

The hidden dangers of online trading

It doesn’t get as much play in the media as it did a decade ago, but even in the volatile market of 2019, online trading carries hidden dangers that aren’t always evident at first.
The main risk comes from the fact that online trading may seem deceptively easy. The… Read More

Trading with a discount broker could actually cost you money

Trading with a discount broker could actually cost you money

In 2019, trading online through a discount broker, rather than with a full-service broker, has become the preferred option for many investors. But risks remain.
The main advantage of switching to a discount broker is lower commissions. And commission rates can be even cheaper if you… Read More

The real costs of using practice accounts to buy stocks online

The real costs of using practice accounts to buy stocks online

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced investor, these tips give you fundamentally sound advice on how to buy stocks online and show you how to put them to work in 2019–without any need for practice.
Tip: “Practice accounts that let you buy stocks online without real money may seem to be a.. Read More

Trading Penny Stocks comes with lots of ways to lose money

If you think you can make big money trading penny stocks, think again. These shares rarely have significant investment value
Penny stocks are often traded “over the counter” or on the “pink sheets” (a holdover term from when over-the-counter stock quotes were printed on pink paper),… Read More