How to Buy Stocks in 4 Steps for Beginners

September 22, 2023 Beginner
From square one to your first trade: This video will teach you what a stock is, what to consider when trading, and how to actually place the trade on
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Just getting started with stocks?

Opening Market Update

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell makes remarks today as the market builds in growing chances of rate cuts early in 2024. December begins following a resurgent November on Wall Street.

Closing Market Update

The major indexes rose for a fifth consecutive week behind a further drop in Treasury yields and growing confidence inflation will continue to recede.

An Equities Rally, a GDP Revision, and the Likelihood of 'De-Dollarization'

Kathy Jones interviews Jens Nordvig about the current rate cycle—as well as talk of "de-dollarization"—while Liz Ann Sonders probes the GDP revision and looks ahead to a busy week of economic data.

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