We’ve studied the jargon and picked our online discount brokerage – now’s the time for some stock picking! But wait – before you pledge yourself to that investment, there’s some serious research to be done. Learn how to analyze a company’s earning performance over time – and identify their risk factors – before plunking down the dough.
In the first part of our Learn To Trade Stocks Online series, our investing newbie – Money Wise editor Penelope Graham – dives into the world of stocks and bonds via a practice account. From learning the lingo to placing her first order, read on to witness her online trading learning curve – and see what our guinea pig has in store for next week.
We’ve all seen the headlines – Facebook’s spectacular debacle of an IPO continues to make top online trading news. While it’s not surprising that the world’s largest social media platform is newsworthy, it is curious to note just WHO is paying attention – and what they’re learning about the world of online trading. When the dust settles, will there be a slew of newbies eager to try out the world of stocks and options for themselves?