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How to Invest in Stocks for Beginners

Written by Jasir Jawaid

The U.S. equity markets are the largest in the world, representing 42% of the $125 trillion global equity market cap, according to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA).

Stock market investing is not rocket science, and being the Wolf of Wall Street or possessing vast swathes of capital are not prerequisites to begin investing (for the record, Jordan Belfort spent about two years in prison for stock-market manipulation). Investing in stocks has become more accessible thanks to technology, and with a little bit of effort and homework, anyone can start buying stocks.

Stocks are considered a safe investment if you have a long investment horizon. Still, there are a few things to consider before purchasing your first stock, like your risk tolerance (how much money you're willing to potentially lose), how much capital you can commit (spoiler: you don't need a lot) and your goal, to name a few.

This article was published on JoyWallet, and the full version can be read here.


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