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Where do I open a self-directed investment account—how do I learn about stocks and how do I find professional help if I need it?



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There are many ways to invest in the stock market. For example, you can buy stocks through a number of avenues like, full-service investment firms, discount brokerages or through portfolio managers. You can open a self-directed investment account through your bank or a financial institution to trade yourself. It may help to learn about how stocks and the stock market work including fees for buying and selling stocks. Speak with a registered financial representative for investment advice that fits your personal situation.

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