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How to Buy Stocks

Our lessons on how to buy stocks teach you position sizing, how many stocks to buy, and how to limit risk. We share important tips on how to execute a stock trade, how to track your stock list, and how to manage your mindset.

The Best Month to Buy Stocks – 53 Years of Analysis

The best time to buy stocks is in October, and the best time to sell stocks is in July, according to our research using 53 years of stock market data.

How Long Should You Hold A Stock? Research & Facts

The best rewards on a stock are typically with a hold time of between 50 to 300 days.  It takes time for good profits to develop, and they certainly do not happen overnight unless you are fortunate.

Share/Stock Prices – 20 Things You Don’t Know (Probably)

Stock Price & Share Price - What is it? What is the Open, Close, High, Low, Last, Bid, Ask, Spread & Liquidity. Why do stock prices change?

Stock Leverage: 18 Things To Know Before You Trade

Leveraging stock trades using a margin account, leveraged ETFs, or stock Options is a double-edged sword, amplifying your gains and losses. In this article, I will answer the most common questions about leveraged stocks, how to use leverage in trading, and the risks involved. I will also provide examples of how leverage magnifies profits and losses exponentially.

How to Write Off Stock Losses & Tax Loss Harvesting

When it comes to writing off stock losses, the IRS allows you to deduct up to $3000 per year. If your losses are greater than this amount, you can carry the excess forward to future tax years. There is no time limit on how long you can write off stock losses. You can claim the deduction in the year that the loss occurred or in any future year.

What are points in the stock market?

Points in the stock market, bonds, or interest rates can be confusing because they measure different things. A 1-point move in a stock market index or stock equals a $1.00 price change. However, a 1-point move in bonds, interest rates, or currency typically represents a 1/100th of a percent price change.

How to Open & Close Stock Trades?

When you’re ready to buy or sell stocks, you must understand the types of orders available. Each order type has its own set of...

How Many Stocks Should I Own? The Science of Diversification

According to academic research, you should own at least 10 stocks in your portfolio to achieve a 90% diversification, and if you own 20...

When to Average Up Stocks?

You should only average up on stocks if you are confident that the stock price will continue to rise due to good business conditions or positive investor sentiment.

How old do you have to be to buy stocks?

You need to be 18 years old to open a brokerage account and buy stocks. If you are under 18 you can invest in...

Can You Buy and Sell Stock in the Same Day?

Yes, you can buy and sell the same stock repeatedly in the same day, this is known as high-frequency trading or pattern day trading. In the United States, you can buy and sell the same stock several times if you follow the rules set by the Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FIRNA)

Can You Owe Money on Stocks?

Yes, you can owe money on stocks if you buy stocks through a margin account because a margin account allows an investor to buy stocks on credit.

How To Buy Stocks Online Without A Broker

You can buy stocks online without a broker using a transfer agent, a direct purchase plan, a dividend reinvestment plan, or your company's stock purchase plan. Alternatively, you can use a commission-free brokerage.

Track Your Trades – Know Your Performance (XL Tool Download)

Tracking your trades and the reasons why you bought the stock is critically important. Discover the way to track & download the LST Excel Sheet

9 Tips to Help You Beat Stock Market Games & Simulations

How to Win At Stock Market Games, Paper Trading, or Stock Market Simulations. Do They Help You Learn the Stock Market?

Sell In May And Go Away Is Very Bad Advice Based...

Our Research Using 40 Years of S&P 500 Data I Will Prove To You That Sell in May and Go Away is Terrible Advice You Should Avoid At All Costs.

Preferred Stock vs. Common Stock: Which is Better?

Not all stocks are created equally.  There are actually two main stock types, Common Stock and Preferred Stock, each has their pros and cons. What...

5 [Secret & Legal] Steps to Low Cost Tax Free Trading...

I think you will agree that some country's stock exchanges & brokers charge too much to access market data and trades. A student who purchased...

Is Trading on Margin A Risk? The Pros & Cons

Investing in the Stock Market using Margin. Trading on margin, also known as leveraging refers to the practice of borrowing money to increase the overall investing amount a person has at their disposal.

Chapter 15 – Making the Trade – Cash Allocation

This is an excerpt from the Liberated Stock Trader Professional Stock Market Training Course, Chapter 15 - Making the Trade - Section 4 -...

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