My stock investments are generally long term holds; I am not an active stock trader. I only purchase stocks of companies I believe in & want to see succeed, I mainly look for dividend-paying stocks, but the dividend yield is not involved in my buying decisions as is the company itself. Anyone who tells you that trading stocks is a method to get rich quick is lying to you & is most likely trying to scam you or sell you something. Even when day trading, you still require a lot of knowledge, practice, & emotional fitness to make a living off of stocks alone. That being said, whether you want to become a stock trader or want to invest in the companies you believe in & possibly earn passive income in the process, I recommend you do so using a free app that charges no commissions such as Robinhood, who is currently giving you your first stock for free. You can get started by clicking the button below. Happy investing!