Why trade stocks? Stocks let you own a piece of a company’s future. They’re available for a wide variety of industries—so you can tap into your knowledge of specific businesses, or buy a range of stocks to diversify your portfolio.
I Want to Start Buying Stocks—But Where Do I Start?
How to buy stocks without a broker. It is possible to buy stocks directly from companies like Coca-Cola through direct stock purchase plans (DSPPs). Since brokerage accounts can now be opened online in minutes and may offer commission-free trading, there’s no reason to avoid brokers.