Most workers probably own stocks indirectly through their company’s retirement plan, whether a pension or 401(k).
Factors in buying stocks include the type of order, dollar amount, and, most importantly, the stock you want to buy.
Today, orders are placed directly by the investor online. Therefore, a person should start the process by selecting an online broker and creating an account.
First, a person must complete the application, and wait for approval. Lastly, an investor needs to add money to the account by directly linking a bank account.
Start by reading about it in one of the many investing books. A gold standard amongst beginner investing books is one of the three Peter Lynch books.