So, you’re at square one: You’ve never traded a stock before. Join TD Ameritrade Education Coach Cameron May as he walks you through the basics of how to invest in stocks: what a stock is, a few ways to evaluate a stock’s potential, and how to actually place the trade.

0:00​ What are stocks and why consider investing in them?
1:50​ What to buy?  
10:48​ When to buy?  
24:46​ How much to buy?  
27:44​ When to sell?  

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