First attempts at purchasing stocks can be overwhelming to some. Sure it can be over simplified by reducing it to: gets call a stock broker and tell them to purchase stock shares for you. Many things can be simplified but following that path can be very expensive, with a few tips you can make better choices on who to use, how to save on commissions and reduce losses on buying stocks at the wrong time.

Picking the right broker is the first key to saving money when purchasing stocks. The ads for all the different brokers are confusing, especially for a beginner who is starting out. The hardest part is trying to compare the different commission structures, it`s like comparing who has the best long distance rates. One other problem is that most brokers won`t give you tips on saving stock broker commissions, unless you know what questions to ask. If you want to make money in the market guaranteed, get lower costs in executing trades. Often the way to do this is to simply ask for lower commissions. If you do this after you have placed a few stock trades in a short period of time you might get lower rates. Most brokers base rates on the value of your brokerage account or the number of trades you make within a certain period of time. One hundred trades within three months is something I have seen more than a few times and will work if you want to day or swing trade. Many brokerages will entice you with the low rate on the condition that you make a certain number of trades in a specific amount of time and if you are new, you may want to avoid this. A beginner doesn't need additional pressure to purchase stocks so they get a lower rate of commission, this scenario will likely cost you more by way of losses in the market. Always remember that the broker gets paid whether you profit or not in the stock market.

The question that is always asked by beginners to experts when looking at stocks to purchase is: what shares to buy (and when to buy them)? This timeless question is something that haunts all traders and will always be the one question that no one can be 100% sure about legally (through insider trading when you know the stock will got up on an announcement works – but it's illegal). For a beginner looking at purchasing stock shares, using a stock researching service can really help. They do cost money and are used by stock investors of all levels of trading experience. It is less about getting a 'hot tip' and more about the time it takes to reasonably research a company's stock. Narrowing down to the right industry and narrowing down to a specific company within that industry can be very time consuming even if you have computer programs, additional resources and experience doing it. Choose a service by taking advantage of an introductory offer for 30 days at a lower price or money back guarantees. The idea is to follow their picks and see how they perform real time. Past track records don't mean much as anyone can choose a great record of purchasing stock that have made money after the fact. By following real time you know its factual information.

These are but a few tips to help save money when investing in the stock market. Capital preservation is the key to doing well and making money over the longer term. Lottery style win-falls are a recipe for disaster and will burn through a trading account in no time flat. Getting help from the pro always makes sense and should be considered. Purchasing stocks can work and make you money if done right.