What are the best websites to learn about stock trading?

Anonymous February 8, 2012
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Could anyone recommend best websites to learn stock investing and trading, please.

  1. Sunilm
    August 9, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    http://www.tradershelpdesk.com is one of the best site in my experience. The learners trading room is free, lot of support. Gail Mercer is one of the best teacher you can get lot and lot of supports.............

  2. Aibek
    February 19, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    thanks for the input, just what i needed

  3. Mulder
    February 8, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    It really depends on how you want to use this information: for personal investing, or for professional trading at a broker-dealer.

    If you just want to learn about the market and how to buy and sell stocks in general for your own investment purposes, then MarketWatch has a section devoted to the basics of trading:

    http://www.marketwatch.com/pf/started/GettingStarted_StocksIntro.asp

    There's also another one here: http://www.howtotradestocks.org/

    Keep in mind there are many different ways to trade, some of them quite sophisticated and very risky if you don't have the money to cover your losses: Puts, Calls, Options, Margin, etc. They can bankrupt you in a second, so don't even think about those.

    You should also look to your public library for books on the subject, as well as publications such as The Wall Street Journal (for market news), and the series of Value Line Reports, which is published weekly. they may subscribe to one or more of those Reports, which cover specific areas of the market.

    If you want to work at a broker-dealer (if there are any hiring), you don't need to know this, but it certainly helps. They will train you to execute trades for their clients on their systems, and pay for you to study and take the Series 7 and 63 licensing exams. You can't take those exams without a registered broker-dealer sponsoring you, which means they have to employ you.

    You must pass both exams; you only get a maximum of two chances within a specified period of time (90 days, I believe) and if you fail to pass them, the broker-dealer will likely terminate you.

    • Amina Valieva
      February 9, 2012 at 12:13 pm

      Thanks, I want to learn it for personal use. I'll check those sites out.