How to start investing

  1. Educate yourself about investing . Here and other resources.
  2. Set your goals and decide on investment horizon
  3. Choose a strategy
  4. Invest

Most of the brokers online has a virtual portfolio account, you can start with that to get used to interface and understand better what you are doing.

How to actually make an investment

There is many ways to start investing, but most of the popular investing instruments (stocks, bonds, options, commodities) are available through brokerage account.
So to start with this you'll need to open one. It can be done thought various brokers online.

List of brokers

is a U.S.-based brokerage firm. It operates the largest electronic trading platform in the U.S. by number of daily average revenue trades.

IBKR offers access to worldwide stocks, options, futures, forex, bonds and funds from a single integrated account.

The broker is regulated by several financial authorities globally, including top-tier ones like the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

This broker might be overwhelming for a beginner, but it can satisfy any investor's needs.

eToro is the world’s leading social trading platform, trusted by millions of users from more than 140 countries. The eToro platform and app offer a variety of financial assets in which to trade and invest.

offers 2,000+ financial instruments across various classes, such as stocks, crypto and more.

Easy to use, suitable for beginners, has interesting social features, but, in a way, focused on trading, so it may be difficult to stay concentrated on long-term goals.

Please note: That some of the trades performed by clients of eToro are executed as CFDs, with no ownership of the underlying assets.

to be continued...