Step 1: Choose a stock broker

** These are not the only stock brokers available and we are not endorsing them. Do your research before choosing a stock broker.
In the United States:
TD Ameritrade
ETrade
Charles Schwab
Fidelity
In Canada:
BMO InvestorLine
Scotia iTrade
TD Direct Investing
RBC Direct Investing

Step 2: Basic Stock Tutorial

  1. Introduction
  2. What are stocks?
  3. Different types of stocks
  4. How stocks trade
  5. Trading stocks and order types
  6. Bulls, bears & market sentiment
  7. How to read a stock table/quote
  8. Valuing stocks
  9. Conclusion
To View Full Tutorial, Click Here: http://www.investopedia.com/university/stocks/

Step 3: Find Stocks to Invest In

Use the following tools to find stocks to invest in. Use the stock details page to do research about the company and their subsidiaries.

Step 4: Add Stocks to Your Watchlists

A great way to keep track of stocks that your interested in is to add them to your watchlists. You can create multiple watchlists. For example you might have Favorites, Stocks I Own, Potential Stocks, Penny Stocks.

Add from Search
Add to Watchlist from Search
Add from a stock detail page
Add to Watchlist from Stock Detail Page

Step 5: Keep Track of the Stocks In Your Dashboard

Once you have setup your watchlists you can view charts, news, and easily get to the stock details page from your Dashboard

Step 6: Start Investing

Once you have your stocks picked out you can login to your stock broker account to invest and track your investments. Good Luck and have fun!