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Answer #1 | 14/01 2014 09:41
Check out Vanguard on line. They are the best in keeping cost down
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Answer #2 | 14/01 2014 09:51
Try investopedia it has some useful free information.
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Answer #3 | 14/01 2014 11:34
You can buy stock direct from companies that use a Direct Stock program. Try www.computershare.com however there is a $15-$25 fee for buying and selling and there may also be fees for dividend reinvestment. Other other brokerages like Fidelity, Charles Schwab, E-trade etc have varying web interfaces. Fidelity's web interface is horrible. Charles Schwabs is very nice with tons of research tools, screeners, stock reports, and investment products. Instead of investing in one stock look at investing in funds. Funds invest in 100's or 1000's of stocks for you. EFT's can be useful because some include no commission or fees. Other funds can be tax free as well. If you want to make money just invest in a range of diversified investment products for a period of time. The key is position and owning more than 5 shares. 50 shares is pretty decent but 100 is even better. If you plan to just do stocks, only invest in ones that return a dividend, and reinvest those dividends. At some point the dividends may be enough to get you additional shares, increasing your investment.
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Answer #4 | 14/01 2014 09:59
The previous answers from the posters were good. As for seeing whether the rise is speculation or not, I would use the google "news" feature and do an advanced search for recent articles (to get the most up to date info) and search "3-d printers", read up on all of the news and customer order volumes. If these companies that produce the printers are public, that is they are traded on the market, read their 10-k (annual reports) and see what management is saying the MD&A section of the report about prospects and outlook for the company. Good luck.
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