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Stocks 101 for Beginner Investors

New to buying stocks? This guide has everything you need to start building your portfolio.

When it comes to investing money, we have several choices at our disposal. But those looking for the best returns would be wise to consider the stock market. It’s estimated that 54% of Americans have stocks in their portfolios, and if you’re not part of that statistic, you’re missing out on a key opportunity to accumulate wealth, whether it be for retirement or another long-term goal you might have.

Of course, investing in publicly traded companies carries some risk, and buying stocks can be a daunting prospect for beginners. That’s why we’ve developed a comprehensive guide to investing in stocks for the first time. Here, we’ll review the basics of how stocks work, how you can profit from them, and the pitfalls you’ll want to avoid.