I'm new to this. Can I sell or buy stock by myself?

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September 2016
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Yes, you can definitely buy and sell your own stocks.

When buying or selling stocks on your own I always recommend that people use an online brokerage platform. There are a few that offer really great services like; Vanguard, Schwab, Scottrade and also Fidelity.

If you're new to investing you can also purchase securities directly through a broker. The advantage to doing things this way is that you will have someone that you can consult with and make sure that your stock picks are in line with your risk tolerance and investment time horizon. The downside is, when you work with a broker you have to pay brokerage fees.

People who pick out individual stocks love the do-it-yourself capabilities of the above online brokerage services. So if you're concerned about something like fees, then this may be a really good way to cut down on paying extra fees and expenses that one would normally incur working with a broker.

Good luck!

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