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How to Get Started with Stocks?

How to Get Started with Stocks?

Stocks are usually bought and sold on what are called "stock exchanges." A stock exchange is simply a place where buyers and sellers show up and exchange their shares for money, or their money for shares. 

  • The NYSE is best known for its blue chip (high- quality) stocks like Coca- Cola and McDonald's.(KO (Coca- Cola) or HD (Home Depot))
  • The Nasdaq is best known for its tech stocks like Netflix and Apple.(AAPL (Apple) or NFLX (Netflix))

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