Investing is extremely important for most individuals looking to save for their retirement. Stocks are one potential investment option. Since stocks fluctuate, it can be hard to tell if putting hard-earned money into a specific business is worthwhile. To cut the chances of loss, invest in a company that displays a strong history, such as Apple (Mac).
Sign up for an online broker account through a site such as Etrade. It is possible to conduct trades through investment firms; however, these firms tend to charge more per trade than online sites. To sign up, go to the link in “Additional Resources.” Click “Open an Account.” Select “Sign Up” next to “Trading and Investing.” Follow the prompts to complete your account setup.