Ok, so I don't have time to make a full introduction to this topic... But basically, this thread will be a place to learn about and invest in stocks. In here we can help eachother out with stock picks, recommend services, etc.. getting set up in the market is a bit arduous, but I have had a great experience with Robinhood, an app for iphone and android that makes investing cheap and easy. No transaction fees. No Minimum. So you could invest a single dollar if you wanted (and there are stocks worth less than a cent) so first things first... if you are curious about the market I HIGHLY recommend setting up a Robinhood account by downloading the app... it takes a long time to set up, and they need a LOT of information from you which they have to then authenticate (it takes a while) so I HIGHLY recommend doing it right away... there is no required upfront investment.. and I personally vouch for the company's legitimacy. https://www.robinhood.com/ Happy trading.