How to Invest in Stocks: A Beginner’s Guide

For people new to investing, understanding how to invest in stocks can feel intimidating. Typical questions beginners may have are where to go and how much money to start.

The following is a beginner’s guide to stock market investing. This story covers everything from setting up an account to investing money in stocks.

Advisors are available at banks and other financial institutions to help manage everything for investors, from opening accounts to making stock picks based on the investor’s investment goals. 

Financial Advisor 


Investors that choose to invest independently can open a brokerage account online. This DIY approach is quick and the most cost-effective way to invest. 

Manage Independently 


Investors can open a regular investment account, but the income would be taxable.

What Type of Investment Account?

They may be good options for investors with lower risk tolerance or who just want a portfolio with more diversification. The following are some investment options to consider.

Types of Investments

Mutual funds are professionally managed funds that use money from investors to purchase a large pool of investments like individual stocks, bonds, and money market instruments.

Mutual Funds


Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, are investment funds that, similar to mutual funds, contain a large pool of investments such as stocks, bonds, commodities, and more.

Exchange Traded Funds