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BEST TRADING WEBSITES FOR BEGINNERS
With easy-to-use interfaces and low minimum balances, online trading is increasingly catering to the everyday consumer who may not be a financial expert.
Some great online trading systems are:
TD Ameritrade - Best overall, best for beginners
Fidelity - Best for everyday investors
E*TRADE - Best web trading platform
GREAT ONLINE BROKERAGES FOR BEGINNERS
Based on over 30 variables, the best stockbroker for beginners is TD Ameritrade. Alongside paper (practice) trading, TD Ameritrade offers the largest and most diverse selection of educational content. Highlights include over 200 videos, progress tracking, quizzes, and over 100 monthly webinars, among others.
One of my personal favorites is Robinhood.com.
You go to their website, fill out some online paperwork, then move some money into your newly opened brokerage account. Robinhood.com is great because they allow you to buy and sell stocks without paying a commission (fee). Once you've opened up your brokerage account, it's time to buy your first stock.
If you would like to get an idea or a simulation of the stock market and what it is like to buy stocks and see how it grows in value, you should check out investopedia.com. Investopedia shows you the fluctuations and growth of your stocks using a line graph over the periods of months and years. in addition, this website gives you a table of your daily losses and gains.