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Trading 101: How to Buy Stocks

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Trading 101: How to Buy Stocks The Ultimate Guide to Finding The Best Online Stock Broker: https://claytrader.com/blog/best-online-stock-broker/ If you want to get involved in the markets, understanding how to buy stocks is a critical step. There are several different order types you can use when placing an order, all which are discussed in this beginners video.
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cacointhehole (13 hours ago)
Thanks for keeping it simple 📈
ClayTrader (12 hours ago)
Cheers to that.
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Reggie Arnett (4 days ago)
Great video for a first timer like myself. Very helpful ...... 👍
ClayTrader (3 days ago)
Glad it could help.
Я does not equal R (6 days ago)
Robinhood is always talking about how free it is, would you trust the app? Do you NEED to sign up for an online brokerage to invest in stock?
ClayTrader (6 days ago)
Yes, you do need a broker. I don't recommend Robinhood, this is who I would recommend for investing - https://claytrader.com/videos/m1-finance-too-good-to-be-true-no-theyre-awesome/
Jessica Brandt (13 days ago)
Can you do a limit order to get in with a market stop loss?
ClayTrader (12 days ago)
I'm not sure I understand what you're asking.
Que Von dasilva (13 days ago)
"Let stock about it"
ClayTrader (12 days ago)
:-)
Charmanie Overton (14 days ago)
Helpful indeed, thanks
ClayTrader (13 days ago)
You're welcome.
gavil 270 (15 days ago)
I want to buy without having to pay a broker, how do I fo that?
ClayTrader (14 days ago)
Here ya go https://claytrader.com/videos/m1-finance-too-good-to-be-true-no-theyre-awesome/
Lucas Hoppe (15 days ago)
Im wanting to get into stocks but didnt know much until i watched this video. Thanks for the help
ClayTrader (15 days ago)
You're welcome.
Hermes Playz (17 days ago)
I’m 13 and this really helps me. I have a dream to become successful and I’m going to fulfill. Thank you for your vids
ClayTrader (16 days ago)
Glad you found it helpful!
Kyle Aatrach (19 days ago)
Just a 12 yr old
ClayTrader (18 days ago)
Awesome.
Sean Miller (19 days ago)
Hey Clay, I'm brand new to buying stock, and I heard Robin Hood is a good app. How should I learn to get started...thanks.
ClayTrader (18 days ago)
You'll know what platform/broker you need once you know what strategy you are using, you'll know what strategy you are doing after you build one for yourself, you'll know how to build a strategy for yourself once you understand the building tools available, you'll understand the building tools available after going through a proper educational course. I'd recommend what I have to offer here https://claytrader.com/courses/
BMWYANN323 (19 days ago)
Hello, alot of person has been complaining about them being scammed on the RobinHood app, please dont use it as to avoid such. Thanks
Nora Lonesto (21 days ago)
Subscribed thanks your video is very helpful
ClayTrader (20 days ago)
Welcome to the channel.
Fotent BKQ (21 days ago)
Which application or website do you use? I Am using IQ option is it okay?
ClayTrader (20 days ago)
What I use (and other choices) https://claytrader.com/resources/
Alexis Keys (21 days ago)
Thank you.
ClayTrader (21 days ago)
You're welcome.
Sonja M (22 days ago)
how do the broker make his money?
ClayTrader (21 days ago)
Here ya go https://claytrader.com/videos/online-broker-fees-explained/
vittomusic23 (25 days ago)
Great info. I just subbed.
ClayTrader (24 days ago)
Welcome!
Jakes Malloy (26 days ago)
That video explained a lot, thank you
ClayTrader (25 days ago)
You're welcome.
Alev A (26 days ago)
Im only 3 But i want to learn all about this
ClayTrader (26 days ago)
Good for you.
Vaibhav kumar (29 days ago)
What is a broker?
ClayTrader (29 days ago)
Here ya go https://claytrader.com/videos/m1-finance-too-good-to-be-true-no-theyre-awesome/
Vaibhav kumar (29 days ago)
Yeah thanks, I just watched your video about brokers. I want to buy a trade for 20 dollars but I see all brokers charging monthly fees. Any brokers without monthly fees who can get my job done?
ClayTrader (29 days ago)
This playlist should help https://claytrader.com/blogs/trading-101/
Hometips (1 month ago)
what if i sell 200 shares all at once. for 12.05 and only 60 shares are bought , will the remaining 140 not sell or the whole order not complete?
ClayTrader (1 month ago)
I go into GREAT details here https://claytrader.com/courses/grow-rich/
Hometips (1 month ago)
+ClayTrader Are you saying they all 200 wont sell or just the remaining 140? any recomondations when selling many stocks like 200 or 2000? im looking to make a big buy/sell order but have not done one before
ClayTrader (1 month ago)
They won't sell unless someone else is willing to pay $12.05 and wanting to buy, at least, 140.
Dance1713 (1 month ago)
A million views and hardly anyone subscribed. Common guys. Give the man some subscriptions.
ClayTrader (1 month ago)
Thanks. I appreciate that.
Gaming Mxrio (1 month ago)
How do I know when it’s ready to sell my stock ?
ClayTrader (24 days ago)
+Connor Townsend Townsend welcome to the great challenge known as "being a good trader/investor"
+ClayTrader How does he know when the time is ready to sell his stock for profit?
ClayTrader (1 month ago)
What is "it"?
Kevin Flores (1 month ago)
Im just gonna say this, The Wolf of Wall street
Mark Fedorov (23 days ago)
+ClayTrader lest stock)
ClayTrader (1 month ago)
What about it?
Muqarrab Gaming (1 month ago)
Can i buy a stock if im 13..
Curt Nasty (4 days ago)
Muqarrab Gaming pls learn in the meantime. Get as much information as you can and you won’t have to work as much if not at all.
Muqarrab Gaming (10 days ago)
+ap7 K5 ok 😃 you are right! *PLAYS PUBG*
ap7 K5 (10 days ago)
Muqarrab Gaming got have childhood don’t worry about this yet
Muqarrab Gaming (1 month ago)
+tweety DX XD Noobs eat lollipop i was playing minecraft at the age of 4 and was a pro at 5 so what do you expect....
tweety DX (1 month ago)
Sorry I'm only joking, i couldn't stop it
Carson Garner (1 month ago)
1,000,000
ClayTrader (1 month ago)
:-)
Mario Gustavus (1 month ago)
@ClayTrader I have about 100-200 dollars and I'm wondering what broker I should use. Please get back to me.
ClayTrader (1 month ago)
I recommend this broker https://claytrader.com/videos/m1-finance-too-good-to-be-true-no-theyre-awesome/
SAVAGE308SNIPER (1 month ago)
I called JG Wentworth because it’s my money and I want it now!
SAVAGE308SNIPER (1 month ago)
+ClayTrader Yea!
ClayTrader (1 month ago)
Cheers. No one cares more about your money than you do.
u2good2b4gotn (1 month ago)
Thanks for the lesson. So what is it called when - say there's a company waiting some potentially good news. So you say: "If this stock RISES another $0.50 to $25.50, then buy the stock." What type of order is this?
ClayTrader (1 month ago)
That'd be an advanced order type. Maybe I'll do a video on that at some point.
Alternative Art (1 month ago)
You know they know their shit when they get the white board and marker. Just look at the hot-crazy matrix guy. He ain't never lied. (:
ClayTrader (1 month ago)
haha
Matt 85 (1 month ago)
Sell me this pen 🖊
ClayTrader (1 month ago)
I'll give you a million dollars if you can sign your name... oh look, I have a pen.
Erick Herrera (1 month ago)
Helped out a lot thank you man.
ClayTrader (1 month ago)
You're welcome. Glad you enjoyed.
Rosser Sotto (1 month ago)
good day! just want to ask coz im just starting ...how to trade a stocks that is below its LOT SIZE? coz i did purchase a stock which are still before 10 lots ,now it increase its lots to 100 lots...how to trade this, coz im stuck and cant sell this stocks..thanks in advance!
ClayTrader (1 month ago)
You better give your broker a call.
Lachhab Regragui (1 month ago)
What does mean individual stocks?
ClayTrader (1 month ago)
I have an entire course on that topic here https://courses.moneywithclay.com/p/grow-rich
Lachhab Regragui (1 month ago)
+ClayTrader thanks .Which types are better ? Investing in mutual funds ,stocks , etfs ,or individual stocks? I don't do trading .I want to buy and hold .
ClayTrader (1 month ago)
All public companies that their "own" stock.
Ian Brandeau (1 month ago)
What if I want to buy a stock but no one that owns the stock is selling? Can anyone buy any stock at anytime or can you only buy stocks that are for sale
ClayTrader (1 month ago)
Someone is always willing to sell.... for the right price.
shayna heningburg (1 month ago)
What do you mean by you only want to risk 10 cent? I got loss during the explanation of market stop loss. I hope you see the comment, I know this video is 2 years old.
ClayTrader (1 month ago)
You can lose money when trading stocks. so you need to focus on the risk that is associated with any trade you take/think about taking.
Ryan Tek (1 month ago)
So if you put out a stop loss limit order at 24.90 and the market jumps under your limit like the 24.85 example you gave, can you change the limit order to a market order at any time? Or are you stuck with that position until it reaches 24.90 again, however long that might be? I like your videos too btw, thanks
ClayTrader (1 month ago)
You can change it anytime you'd like.
John McKay (2 months ago)
Why do i need a broker? Normally you walk into a shop, see what you like, pick it off the shelf, walk over to the check out and purchase it. I don't want to pay someone else to buy it for me and then they charge me a fee?
ClayTrader (2 months ago)
This broker charges $0 in fees https://claytrader.com/videos/m1-finance-too-good-to-be-true-no-theyre-awesome/
lubna Bashein (2 months ago)
Finally a video that literally spoon feeds you the info... Exactly what I needed. Thanks
ClayTrader (2 months ago)
Glad it could help!
orlandomc (2 months ago)
Is it a good idea to start learning and possibly trading at 14, nearly 15? I like your videos though, watched a few, great for a niche audience..
ClayTrader (2 months ago)
+orlandomc You want to be able to "start young" for sure. But in order to be most effective at it for the rest of your life, you need a strategy for your personal finances first. That's why I sent you that link.
orlandomc (2 months ago)
ClayTrader thank you so much :) I’m just looking to start young so when I’m older I guess it may not be as much of a stress to learn about it. My dad also used to trade but I wanted to try lesnr for myself. Your videos are useful in explaining I can’t lie, good work
ClayTrader (2 months ago)
I would focus on this first at your age (this is from my personal finance website) https://courses.moneywithclay.com/p/slab
Tyson Rinker (2 months ago)
I'm 4 but getting into this
ClayTrader (2 months ago)
Cool.
ameia peters (2 months ago)
Is it good or bad I have Robinhood as a non active trader?
ClayTrader (2 months ago)
As "non active", you should be using who I talk about here https://claytrader.com/videos/m1-finance-too-good-to-be-true-no-theyre-awesome/
Walid Halabi (2 months ago)
What if I dont want sell at all what should do?
ClayTrader (2 months ago)
I'm not sure what you mean.
Walid Halabi (2 months ago)
+ClayTrader I thought the order would automatically close after u reach the balance
ClayTrader (2 months ago)
Then don't sell.
dutchman12789 (2 months ago)
I use robinhood I can only buy at market price.
ClayTrader (2 months ago)
Ouch
DatsunDude240z (2 months ago)
Hi there! I'm looking into buying stocks even though I'm only 13, and this video was really helpful!! Thank you so much!
ClayTrader (2 months ago)
Glad it was helpful. Given you are so young, the biggest recommendation I can give is making sure you are setting up your finances for long term health/wealth, which I teach in my personal finance course here: https://courses.moneywithclay.com/p/slab
Sukhy Toora (2 months ago)
I have been looking for videos like this! I subscribed and turned on notifications!
ClayTrader (2 months ago)
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed.
Luke Leighton (2 months ago)
Great vid man, made $1000
ClayTrader (2 months ago)
Congrats
KangaWangas !!! (3 months ago)
Do I have to get a broker at all?
ClayTrader (3 months ago)
Yes.
TheGrandOptimist (3 months ago)
I'm thinking of investing in the marijuana/hemp industry. I already know I won't make profit anytime soon, so I'm thinking of buying and holding on to it for the inevitable day of legalization. Is that a good strategy?
ClayTrader (3 months ago)
If you want to "talk stocks/trading", that's the entire idea behind my private community here https://claytrader.com/innercircle/ which you are welcomed to join.
Joshua Powell (3 months ago)
If the Market goes under your order limit while you're waiting on the price to drop, is your order automatically filled at any price under your target price? Or does the price have to land exactly?
ClayTrader (3 months ago)
You get whatever price your limit order is at.
Tim Andersson (3 months ago)
I live in Sweden can i still buy stocks here?
ClayTrader (3 months ago)
Yes, as far as I'm aware.
FREE ALIEN (3 months ago)
I am tired of not being rich
ClayTrader (3 months ago)
Step 1 is this (from my personal finance website) https://courses.moneywithclay.com/p/slab
Salvador Luciano (3 months ago)
💯
ClayTrader (3 months ago)
:-)
Dadu63 (3 months ago)
what do you think about the acorns app and also edward jones?
ClayTrader (3 months ago)
I choose these guys https://claytrader.com/videos/m1-finance-too-good-to-be-true-no-theyre-awesome/
Jay Rule (3 months ago)
Thank you so much for teaching us the basics of stock trading. Any knowledge is good knowledge.
ClayTrader (3 months ago)
You're welcome.
Miguel Vazquez (3 months ago)
simple; ... buy and hold on to it ....
Miguel Vazquez (3 months ago)
true...+ClayTrader
ClayTrader (3 months ago)
Depends on the strategy.
Rainbow Property Mgt (3 months ago)
Hey man you video is great. I understood market order and limit order for someone who wants to buy but the stop-loss applies to the buyer of the stock or someone who wants to sell? Please help me out with this. Thanks
ClayTrader (3 months ago)
Someone who wants to sell (after you have already bought).
Cheryl (3 months ago)
Good job on this one 🤗
ClayTrader (3 months ago)
Thank you.
Ahmed Bihi (3 months ago)
Thank you
ClayTrader (3 months ago)
You're welcome.
Amit (3 months ago)
you explain things very well, thank you sir
ClayTrader (3 months ago)
Glad you find it helpful.
Mark K. (3 months ago)
Thank you so much! For a very beginner like me it was very useful! :-)
ClayTrader (3 months ago)
Thanks for the feedback. Glad you found it helpful.
Arnette Aquino (3 months ago)
I'm 14 and I'm tryna learn because my father was a entrepreneur himself
ClayTrader (3 months ago)
Awesome! Good for you.
Michael Ward Photography (3 months ago)
Thanks, I learned the hard way about a market order when I was sold shares for $2 more than what I thought I ordered them at...I always do a limit order now. It took me a long time to get that two dollars a share back. lol
ClayTrader (3 months ago)
Yeah, lots of people do have to learn "the hard way". Glad you've since grown.
The Last Mohican (4 months ago)
Basically steam market place for those who game on pc
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
Gotcha.
The Last Mohican (4 months ago)
ClayTrader If you’re a pc gamer you’ll understand
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
I'm not quite sure what you're saying.
fun channel65 (4 months ago)
thank for sharing
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
You're welcome.
Speedmarx (4 months ago)
Boy I wish I could talk to you. I’m completely clueless about all of this but I would like to buy some Nintendo shares with some spare money I have, but I don’t want to do anything else and not even look at it for another twenty years or so, because they’re my favourite company. But it seems you have to know so much before a simple thing like that is possible... I live in Europe and I don’t know how to do this, nobody seems to be able to answer my question. Is it just not that simple? Everything points at multiple investments and stuff and I just want this one simple thing *sigh*
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
This should help https://claytrader.com/blog/getting-started/
James Peek (4 months ago)
What’s the point of GTC Then ?
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
Makes life easier.
aryan T (4 months ago)
You are amazing Thanks for the vedio 👌🏻👍🏻
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
You're welcome. Thanks for the kind words.
Germanic Carnivore (4 months ago)
im wondering not specifically but what is ur networth and how good have u done in the market.
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
I'm worth enough to keep food on the table for my family and keep the lights turned on. I have several videos showing how I've done trading both here https://claytrader.com/blogs/trader-life/ and here https://claytrader.com/blogs/case-studies/
Unyt (4 months ago)
Lets stock about it
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
:-)
Caleb Bennett (4 months ago)
I’m only 13.. but tryna make it big in life
Kameron Conley (1 day ago)
Same
Panhandle Paranormal (10 days ago)
perfect time to start you will be successful with that attitude
Aspect Gaming (11 days ago)
I gotta be honest u should first get basic education then play for these thing and tell ur parents about trading maybe they will do it 😊
Olivia Kibbe (26 days ago)
Not tryna or trying to. GOING TO*
TheBlueskyson (28 days ago)
buy low, sell high kid
joe rami (4 months ago)
Too much risk
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
Compared to what?
Adam (4 months ago)
great work, thank you for your info sir
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
You're welcome.
Jimmyj Irons (4 months ago)
Stop/loss is really only good for silver gold because it’s the two stocks that always goes back up
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
100% false. NOTHING "always goes back up".
jeff okello (4 months ago)
Dear Lord help me understand this
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
Here ya go https://claytrader.com/courses/
Floriano Sarmento (4 months ago)
This video was really helpful thank you
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
You're welcome.
Joe King (4 months ago)
If you told us tomorrow that Michael Keaton was your dad I wouldn't be surprised
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
He's my dad.
Pau Ruiz (4 months ago)
I want to be a genius in stocks to the point when i see a tv screen with numbers on it, i can understand what’s going on and not scratch my head lol
Green Market 420 (4 months ago)
Nice one Pau Ruiz! You got talents. 😊
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
haha, I like that goal!
leftofyou (4 months ago)
Can you use multiple stop-loss limits on the same stock? Perhaps to only let a certain amount of shares go at each limit?
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
Hopefully you consider joining my private trading group https://claytrader.com/innercircle/
leftofyou (4 months ago)
ClayTrader  Thanks I can see how it could be useful in a few ways. This is a great channel. I have an account with fidelity. I am not going to begin trading or investing until 2019, hoping to learn what I can in the meantime and do things like practice on paper with fake shares just to see how it would have worked for me if I had actually bought in.
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
Depends on the broker you're using.
Justin Pettit (4 months ago)
Appreciate this. You gave me the info I was looking for.
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
Glad it could help.
Hope Edwards (4 months ago)
I finally get it! Thanks so much for making these videos. Definitely gave it a "like/thumbs up"
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
Glad it could help!
Sagi Alagem (4 months ago)
Man... I have been watching like a hundred videos on trade. this one was by far the most informative! where's that like button :)
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
Thanks for the feedback. Glad it helped!
BassThatHz (4 months ago)
This is exactly the 101 I needed to know to start trading. Excellent.
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
Thanks. Lots more here https://claytrader.com/blogs/trading-101/
Mike Macck (4 months ago)
I'm 17 and learning about stocks very fast but I've hit a road block. I can't trade! I'm not 18 so what should I be doing at this time? Also what program should/do you use to trade and watch the stocks?
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
Feel free to hit me up here too: [email protected]
Mike Macck (4 months ago)
ClayTrader thanks so much from the reply! You'll be hearing back from me I guarantee it.
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
You should take my personal finance course before anything else, you'll be setting yourself up very nicely for the long run https://courses.moneywithclay.com/p/slab (from my other site) - as far as what I'm using, the answer to that and more - https://claytrader.com/resources/
Pro Pro (4 months ago)
whats crazy was i kew about alibaba when it was dirt cheap. apple when it was less than half where it is today and even bitcoin when it was just born... i had three chances and took none of htem! :)
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
Never to late to start.
ryan barret (4 months ago)
Very helpful,, im trying to get in on the cannabis market,, i missed my chance on Canopy so ill try Aurora before the price skyrockets
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
Cool.
ryan barret (4 months ago)
Yeah i got a bit saved up,, im not a big spender, im planning on putting 500$ on the stock and see where it goes,, its my first time buying a stock by the way
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
Hope it's money you can afford to lose.
ryan barret (4 months ago)
Thats true,, but i can afford the price its at right now so I think ill invest,, its at 12$ right now.
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
The price has already skyrocketed on all of them.
Steven Sorgiacomo (4 months ago)
he should say in his intros lets stock about it funny little joke
ClayTrader (4 months ago)
:-)
rod ackerman (5 months ago)
thanks it was very help full
ClayTrader (5 months ago)
Great! Glad it could help.
Patricia Campos (5 months ago)
tnk u so much
ClayTrader (5 months ago)
You're welcome.
AAAEA (5 months ago)
You're scary
ClayTrader (5 months ago)
Good. That's' what I'm going for.
tony ramrup (5 months ago)
Do you have to pay the broker?
ClayTrader (5 months ago)
Watch this https://claytrader.com/videos/online-broker-fees-explained/
Angela Noneya (5 months ago)
Thanks for being so easy to understand 👍🏽
ClayTrader (5 months ago)
You're welcome. Glad it could help.
STEEVE DAVID Nicolas (5 months ago)
Can I buy stocks on robinwood?
ClayTrader (5 months ago)
Use these guys https://claytrader.com/videos/m1-finance-too-good-to-be-true-no-theyre-awesome/
turtletowers (5 months ago)
Omg finally. An actual instructional.
ClayTrader (5 months ago)
Glad you enjoyed.
Abdul (5 months ago)
What is a brokerage
ClayTrader (5 months ago)
Here ya go https://claytrader.com/videos/online-brokers-work-need-one/
NURHUSSIEN AHMED (5 months ago)
It is a great video.Thank you!
ClayTrader (5 months ago)
Thanks.
Ero Manga Sensei (5 months ago)
Wow! Very useful and easy to understand, just what I was looking for. Thanks for the great vid! ... Looking at clock: It's 3AM in here xD
ClayTrader (5 months ago)
Thanks for feedback. Glad it could help!
Jay Zimmermann (5 months ago)
good job.watching from south korea
ClayTrader (5 months ago)
Thanks. Glad you enjoyed.
Elmer Ayala (5 months ago)
Good explanation my man! Keep it going.
ClayTrader (5 months ago)
Thanks. Glad you enjoyed.
Ken Lyman (5 months ago)
Just a FYI to the public. If your thinking about investing using the Robbinhood app. Beware. They stole money out of my account and will not reimburse me on a trade even though I showed them evidence and tons of proof. It was only $85.00 not a lot but had I been investing in the thousands like some investors it would have hurt. No room to explain what happened here. I'm filling a formal complaint along with my evidence with the security exchange commission along with a complaint with the BBB in they're state. There customer service stinks, the only way to get a hold of the firm is through email and there agents are very rude when you do get a hold of them after days of endless waiting. Now that you've been warned please be careful. I'd hate the same thing to happen to you.these people are thieves! Good luck
ClayTrader (5 months ago)
Thanks for sharing. That's scary.

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