How does the stock market work?

This might be a dumb question, but I'm curious about the stock market, but I don't know much about it. 1. If I want to buy and trade stocks, how do I do it? Is there a website for the stock market? How do I get my money IN the market? 2. What next? I buy whatever company I think will do good this year... show more This might be a dumb question, but I'm curious about the stock market, but I don't know much about it.


1. If I want to buy and trade stocks, how do I do it? Is there a website for the stock market? How do I get my money IN the market?

2. What next? I buy whatever company I think will do good this year in the market? If I don't like it, I can sell or exchange it ?


I literally don't know anything about the stock market, can someone please just explain the basics to me?
3 answers 3