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Right now in 2010, most people who open a stock account for the first time will do it online. This is a departure from how to open a stock account in years past where you had to physically go in to a broker’s office and sign up. When you were sitting in front of the broker, he would ask you all sorts of questions like what your investment goals were and what investing time horizon you had.

That made it a bother and an inconvenience to open an account and certainly kept a number of potential investors from ever making the attempt. Today, however, anyone can open an account online right from their home and transfer funds into that account easily and quickly. Papers to sign will be mailed right to the investor’s house. This raises the possibility that some people will invest in stocks when they shouldn’t, just because it is so easy to do so.

Initially, learning to buy stocks can be intimidating, but it is quite simple after you know the basics. The terminology may scare a new investor, and if you do not understand it, you may not progress beyond the first step. But since opening an account and buying stocks online eliminates the need to work with a broker in person, you don’t have to be embarrassed by a lack of knowledge.

You can learn how to do everything by just reading things online and that should be enough to get you started. However, if you really want to know what you are doing, you should probably go into a stockbroker’s office and ask for a quick tutorial on the stock market and how to buy and sell stocks.

Buying stocks online is no harder than the push of a button and with the ease of getting involved, it almost seems like you are placing a bet. The stock market is supposed to be for serious investing in our countries future but right now if you buy stocks, it almost feels like you are gambling. A case might be made that placing stock trades has become too easy and this has led to day trading that has ruined many lives.

Are you wanting to learn how to open a stock market account? If you would you can take a look at my site Stock Market For Dummies.

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