How should i go about investing in shares? People with experience?

I know that you can lose money as well as gain when dealing in stocks and shares. My bank offers a a service for trading. What is the best way for me to get into buying/selling stocks and shares? Would I be better off using a broker who will take care of everything for me? If i'm prepared to take the... show more I know that you can lose money as well as gain when dealing in stocks and shares. My bank offers a a service for trading. What is the best way for me to get into buying/selling stocks and shares? Would I be better off using a broker who will take care of everything for me?

If i'm prepared to take the risk would it be better for me to invest money this way rather than sitting in a savings account?

Thanks
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