You can open an account with TD Ameritrade online with $2,000 with 2 months of commission free trading. Their commission cost after 2 months is $9.99 per trade plus .75 for option trades. I'm not sure what the other brokerage companies offer. A few words of advice: Only trade with money that you can afford to lose. Read or watch the news and try to make connections. For example when Operation Desert Shield started I went to WalMart & wrote down the name of all the US flag manufacturers. I found several that were publicly traded (meaning you can buy their stock). I bought stock & when Operation Desert Storm started everyone bought American flags, causing the stocks to rise. Also, find companies that you are familiar with and track their performance. Trading stocks is really 90% research & 10% trading. Once you get a feel for the market it gets easier & is more like 50%-50%. Good luck to you!
To invest in stocks, you first need amass capital. Before you start investing in the stock market, you need to save like 5 thousand dollars, if possible ten thousand. You should also open an account. Get more tips at http://www.ehow.com/how_2044920_invest-stocks.html.
Jose. Check out ing direct, it's what I use. You can invest whatever amount you want, $25, whatever. They are currently running a special if you put $100 in an account, they will add $75. The trades cost $9.99