How to Buy Stocks

Not everyone knows how to buy stocks, even as investing in the stock market becomes more and more popular. This four-step plan can help.

One woman teaching another how to buy stocks by looking at a stock chart on a laptop
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Learning how to buy stocks is increasingly growing in popularity.

The Gallup organization conducts an annual poll asking Americans about stock ownership. It has surveyed U.S. adults 18 and older living in all 50 states and the District of Columbia since 1998.  

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Will Ashworth
Contributing Writer,

Will has written professionally for investment and finance publications in both the U.S. and Canada since 2004. A native of Toronto, Canada, his sole objective is to help people become better and more informed investors. Fascinated by how companies make money, he's a keen student of business history. Married and now living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he's also got an interest in equity and debt crowdfunding.