Can someone give a potential investor basic guidelines for entering the stock market?

I am a 23 year old college student looking to take advantage of the current economic situation. I currently work two jobs and have some money to spare for investment. Still, I lack knowledge about investing and want to go about it prepared. Any guidelines or fundamental information would be greatly appreciated.

Asked By: cory - 10/5/2009
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If you're a rookie in investing or stocks, go to... More
Answered By: Max M - 10/6/2009
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If you really want to get serious, learn about fundamental analysis.. it is the analysis to use if you want to invest your hard earned money toward growth and value stocks... More
Answered By: DV - 10/5/2009
Yes there are 2 ways that a company can earn you money. 1) the company will pay you a dividend payment. A dividend is a portion of the company's annual earnings that get paid directly to your brokerage account just for owning the company. 2) the stock's earnings can grow over time. As a company invests some of what... More
Answered By: Christian Brown - 10/5/2009
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Answered By: Richy - 10/9/2009
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