• In your own name: the age of majority in your legal jurisdiction.
  • You CAN learn all about trading stocks, options, commodities, currency, bonds, investments and investing, in general, and trading. As far as YOU, personally, opening an account with an on-line broker or full-service broker is concerned, you must be at least 18 - MAYBE even 21. Your parent[s] or guardian[s] may be able to open an account AND THEY would AND WILL be responsible for YOUR shortcomings and losses. BELIEVE ME: As far as new traders and investors - no matter how young or old a person is - there are ALWAYS looses. Discuss what you would like to do with those folks and see what they say or advise. As I mentioned you can learn about trading and investing. As you read and do research about investing you could refer to this free site: As you are doing research about the investments you are interested in, sometimes you'll come across a financial or investment term you never heard before. You can usually find excellent, easy-to-understand definitions of many financial and investment terms by looking in the glossary of the book you are reading or doing an on-line search for an investment dictionary. Some on-line sites have a paper trading platform or a virtual trading platform. This is helpful to test trading rules and “tweak” strategies – without using your hard-earned money. Using a paper trading or virtual trading platform, you should be able to try different strategies, adapt ,adjust and "hone" your trading rules, strategies and skills. Thanks for asking your Q! I enjoyed answering it! VTY, Ron Berue Yes, that is my real last name! Sources: My wonderful family! My wonderful coaches and mentors! TWO [2] of THE ABSOLUTE BEST, MOST wonderful trading groups in the world, which I am most proud to be a member of! Trading stocks and options more than 2 years. "THE University of Hard Knocks"

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