- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
step 1. have access to a computer
step 2. have access to the internet.
Since you have posted this question, I assume steps 1 and 2 have already been accomplished.
step 3. choose an online broker (this is the most difficult of all the steps because there are a half dozen or more choose from.)
I believe Money Magazine recently rated on line brokers.
step 4. fill out an application. This normally takes about 10 minutes on line.
step 5. send them a check to fund your account or transfer an account from another broker.
step 6. enter your buy or sell order. If it is a market order, you should get a confirmation in about 15 seconds.
- .Lv 61 decade ago
Sign up for an account at an online brokerage and start buying and selling.
I use Foliofn. Windows trades are $3.50 and $1.50 if you auto-invest. Make four trades per quarter to avoid paying the $12.00 inactivity fee.
It's a great place for the individual investor to get started with small amounts.