With enough starting capital, time and a trading platform or trusted broker, anyone can become a stock trader. The essential principle of how remains buying low and selling high.
When buying shares, the investor is actually buying into a company, and it is important to know as much as possible about that company.
The stock market – or the equity market – is a forum for trading shares of companies that are publicly owned. They can be bought over the counter (OTC) or through organized stock exchanges