Financial websites such as Investopedia and TheStreet offer tutorials and tips on how to buy stocks, as of October 2015. Investopedia provides tutorials that include an introduction to stocks along with how stocks trade, the different types of stocks and what causes stock prices to change, as is seen on the website.
TheStreet includes articles that provide tips on questions investors should ask themselves before buying stocks, as the website indicates. The information includes advice on how to perform due diligence on stocks before spending any money on the stocks and information on subjects such as why carefree investing does not last in any market.
If new investors want to know who to contact to buy stocks, Investopedia provides tips for beginning traders who do not know where to start, explains the website. Tips range from seeking out the assistance of licensed stockbrokers to selecting online/discount brokers who only take orders and do not provide any additional assistance. Some tips discuss the per transaction costs of stock trading from full-service stockbrokers and how discount brokers provide no financial guidance, which leaves new investors to make trades on their own. Other information includes how full-service brokers take the time to learn an investor’s financial position, risk tolerance and investment goals.