Everything You Need to Know about Stocks

Money doesn't grow on trees, but you can  learn to invest and grow your wealth.
Money doesn't grow on trees, but you can learn to invest and grow your wealth.

Stocks can seem intimidating to first-time investors, but they're really not all that bad. Stocks are actually rather simple to understand, once you know a few basics. And once you have those basics down, you can master the more advanced. To help convince you that Wall Street is much more friendly than you might think, we've created a MomVesting guide to stocks.

Here, we lay out the basics and build you up to the mastery; join us for answers to the most basic "What are stocks?" question and to the more advanced, which can include answers to questions about market capitalization, stock chart patterns and stock analysis. Don't worry; we start you off with the basics below!

Getting Started With the Basics of Stocks

  • Just getting started? Here are the basics about stocks you should read first to understand the foundation of investing with stocks.
  • Worried about investing? You're not alone. Find out how Christa overcame her fear of stocks and how you can do the same.
  • When you're beginning, stock brokers can help you understand your options. But see how to find a good one before you get started.
  • Now that you're dipping your toe into the world of the stock market, be sure you understand stock orders.
  • One of the most important investment considerations is your stock allocation. Find out what it is and why you should care!
  • What are stock earnings and how do you figure them out?
  • While we're talking about stock earnings, let's look at how to determine a stock's growth. Hint: you can find out through historic and estimated earnings, but read more here to become an expert!

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