Chapter 16
How to Buy and Sell Stocks Yourself
While many investors are more comfortable using either a full-service or discount broker, others prefer to go it alone. This doesn’t mean that you would not seek advice if you needed to, but you’d rather decide what you want to trade and place the orders yourself, rather than getting in touch with a broker to complete the process for you. If that description applies to you, that’s fine. Millions of people successfully buy and sell stocks on their own with few problems. It’s not difficult, and as long as you know where to find help if you need it, you shouldn’t experience any difficulty.
While it used to be that buying stock through a broker was the only way you could do so, today there are many ...

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