Category Archives: Beginners

How To Pick Stocks

The most challenging aspect of starting to invest is picking the first few stocks to add to a portfolio. Every investor has their own techniques and strategies, but we want to give you the tools you need to place your first trades, and get your portfolio off to a running start.

Fractions, Ratios, Percentages, and the Stock Market

A “Fraction” means one piece of a whole, a “Percentage” a calculation that will tell you how big one thing is in relation to another thing, and a “Ratio” is similar to a fraction but used to compare different things. Read this article for more details about these three terms, and how they apply to a portfolio.

Finding Stocks In Specific Sectors

If you’ve started buying a few stocks, you will probably be interested in diversifying your portfolio between various sectors. Click on this post to find out how our Quotes Tool can help you diversify your portfolio.

Portfolio Diversification

Understanding what it means to build a diversified portfolio is one of the first concepts a new investor needs to understand. When talking about stocks, diversification means to make sure you don’t “put all of your eggs in one basket.” Read this article to find out how to diversify your portfolio, and why it is important.

Reading Stock Quotes

A stock quote represents the last price at which a seller and a buyer of a stock agreed on a price to make the trade. Stock quotes also contain information about the volume, high and low prices of the day and year, and more. Read this article to become an expert at reading stock quotes!

Why Invest In Stocks

This simple answer is when you have money to invest for an extended period of time, the stock market historically has provided the greatest return. Read this post to understand why.

Getting Trading Ideas

The most challenging aspect of starting to invest is picking the first few stocks to add to a portfolio. Every investor has their own techniques and strategies, but we want to give you the tools you need to place your first trades, and get your portfolio off to a running start. Click here for those techniques and strategies.