The best way to start investing in the stock market is to understand how it works. I started with reading up on definitions to understand the terms. It gave me a better understanding of the basics. Check out www.Investor.gov or research\u00a0your questions\u00a0here.\r\nI also started watching business and financial news. I also found reading Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg and Motley Fool to be helpful. The more you know about how the market works and information companies the better prepared. It\u2019s a learning experience and it\u2019s better to know more before diving in. Additionally, the more you know the better types of questions you can ask friends and experts.\r\nI started investing in the stock market with small stock purchases using ScottTrade. I really didn\u2019t know what I was doing so I chose stocks of companies I used. I\u2019d research them on Yahoo. I purchased a few shares of stock and watched to see what happened. Eventually I became more comfortable with the process.Remember the stock market is risky\u00a0and you can lose all the money you\u2019ve invested. Learn as much as you can, speak with financial and investment experts and know your risk tolerance.\r\n\r\nInvestopedia has a pretty good\u00a0stock stimulator. You can use fake money and make investments then see what happens.