There are many online stocks available, including penny stocks or high-end ones which can be a couple of hundred dollars each. Most of the stocks online are also available in the real world market but at a higher cost. Buying online stocks means you can start trading without paying high brokerage fees. You have total control over your stocks too.
If you want to trade online, it does mean you have to know certain terms. Here are some of the most common ones:
Penny Stocks not all penny stocks cost one penny but they are all cheap. Some people have made money this way because when the price goes up, you can sell what you have and make a profit. New companies offering stock at cheaper prices to get them moving might choose to deal in penny stocks and many penny stocks are traded online.
Blue Chips these are premium stocks. Blue chip companies are big corporations, the names of whom everyone knows. Big airlines and companies producing a certain percentage of the countrys steel or timber or cars will probably be blue chip companies. Blue chip stocks tend to be expensive because people have faith in them. Blue chips can grow slowly over time or maintain their price. They also tend to climb back quickly after a fall or recover fast.
Bonds and Futures bonds, which include municipal offers, can be issued by the companies. Futures are normally farming crops so if the lettuce crop is having a good year, the lettuce futures will do well too. Futures include livestock, wheat and various other farming produce.
You can buy pretty much any type of stock online if you look for it. You just need a willing seller. Stock availability depends on the website and what stocks they have access to at the moment. Just because dealing online is easy, that of course does not mean you can be careless or not research the stocks before purchasing.