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Updated 05/08/2006 Stock Basics Tutorial http://www.investopedia.com/university/stocks/ Thanks very much for downloading the printable version of this tutorial. As always, we welcome any feedback or suggestions. http://www.investopedia.com/contact.aspx Table Of Contents 1) Stocks Basics: Introduction 2) Stocks Basics: What Are Stocks? 3) Stocks Basics: Different Types Of Stocks 4) Stocks Basics: How Stocks Trade 5) Stocks Basics: What Causes Stock Prices To Change? 6) Stocks Basics: Buying Stocks 7) Stocks Basics: How To Read A Stock Table/Quote 8) Stocks Basics: The Bulls, The Bears And The Farm 9) Stocks Basics: Conclusion Introduction Wouldn't you love to be a business owner without ever having to show up at work? Imagine if you could sit back, watch your company grow, and collect the dividend checks as the money rolls in! This situation might sound like a pipe dream, but it's closer to reality than you might think. As you've probably guessed, we're talking about owning stocks . This fabulous category of financial instruments is, without a doubt, one of the greatest tools ever invented for building wealth. Stocks are a part, if not the cornerstone, of nearly any investment portfolio. When you start on your road to financial freedom, you need to have a solid understanding of stocks and how they trade on the stock market . Over the last few decades, the average person's interest in the stock market has grown exponentially. What was once a toy of the rich has now turned into the vehicle of choice for growing wealth. This demand coupled with advances in trading technology has opened up the markets so that nowadays nearly anybody can own stocks. (Page 1 of 14) Copyright © 2002, Investopedia.com - All rights reserved.
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