The words ‘stock trading’ often call to mind images of rapidly moving price tickers, complicated graphs, and high-flying traders sitting in front of multiple computer screens. While that image is not wrong, it glosses over the simple fact that the act of buying and selling stocks, however infrequently, is still stock trading. This means most investors can do or will do some form of stock trading.
Before you can progress into the various complexities of charting and trading strategies, you must first start with the basics. This infographic will cover those basics—from understanding bid and ask, to spreads, market makers and market takers, and types of market orders.
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