Before you dive into this guide, two important things to note:

  1. If you are expecting a quick blog post that will give you the secret to riches, this is not it. There is no such thing. Instead, this guide will take time, dedication, and effort. This guide is curated to have you take a small dip of topic to supercharge your interest in stocks. A lot of it may be new to you, and you may grasp some ideas faster than others. But, stick with it. It will be worth it. And reach out if you are stuck or have any questions.
  2. This is an evolving document, – your help is needed in making it better. Please DM/email me with your suggestions.

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Welcome

Today, lots of people want to work less and earn more. Who doesn't?? We've been encouraged to have multiple streams of income. Stocks is one of the many streams of income. More than just a stream it is a popular one. This is a beginner's guide to stocks.

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WHY STOCKS?

Stocks are equity in a company or business. Simply put, it's part ownership of a business or a company. So what's the big deal about equity? Let Silicon Valley's superstar founder-investor-philosopher Naval Ravikant speak on that:

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Without further ado, let's dive right in.

What are Stocks

A stock (also known as equity) is a security that represents the ownership of a fraction of a corporation. This entitles the owner of the stock (shareholder) to a proportion of the corporation's assets and profits equal to how much stock they own.

A simplified explanation would be a pizza, when you and nine of your friends contribute equally to buy a pizza. The pizza arrives, so everyone has a piece of the pizza — say the pizza has 10 parts. That is the same way stocks of a company are viewed.

Five Basics You Should Definitely Know About The Stock Market

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