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Stock Trading 101: Everything You Need to Know About Buying and Selling Stocks | Investing 101

Buying stocks is an investment that represents part ownership in a corporation, entitling the stockholder to part of that company’s earnings and assets.

While investing in individual stocks isn’t for everyone, determining your strategy ahead of time can make it less vexing, says Michael Antonelli, managing director and equity sales trader at Baird, a Milwaukee-based investment bank.

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“It’s important to know the risks before tackling a task that can be both exciting and frustrating at the same time,” he says. “Not only are you up against other humans, but you are also up against algorithms and computers that

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Which Comes First: Selling Your Home or Buying a New One?

Deciding whether you should buy or sell your house first should be based on your finances, moving timeline and the market conditions of your current and future homes. Generally, selling first benefits sellers of homes in buyers markets and buying first benefits sellers of homes in sellers markets.

Buying and selling at the same time is possible, but the odds of both the purchase and the sale lining up perfectly are slim, so flexibility and patience are required.

Some demographic groups are more likely to attempt simultaneous buying and selling. According to the Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends Report 2018

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8 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying and Selling at the Same Time

Plenty of people find themselves buying and selling a home simultaneously, but knowing that others have gone through the same stress does not make it one bit easier. After all, the stakes are so high: If your buyer backs out, you don’t have any cash to land your next home! Or if your own purchase falls through but your current home sells, you’re homeless!

It’s all like walking across the Grand Canyon on a tightrope: The tiniest thing goes wrong, and you fall.

Breathe in. Don’t panic.

It turns out that most buying-and-selling mistakes are easily avoidable—or at least predictable.

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