Bytes To Bucks

Trading stocks on the internet can save savvy investors a bundle

rewards and personal satisfaction far out-weigh the pitfalls and disappointments. For Lee, it’s a hobby that’s fun and challenging. “This is the way to go if you want to keep the fees low and not be on the phone,” she says. For Barnes, online trading is a venue for financial empowerment and independent decision making: You trade at your own pace with no high pressure from sales-people. But these two traders have age-old advice to those who want to increase their chances of success and rewards. Stick to what you know and continually educate yourself about the market. “Buy into companies that do things you know about,” says Barnes. “Don’t be emotional about it or fall in love with companies you own.”

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