I just registered as a member here and it appears many guys who are beginning have that one unanswered question "How do I trade. . ." All you have to do is go to Amazon.com and get Trading for Dummies and Technical Analysis for Dummies. The "Dummies" books are the best for guys just starting out. I know its a silly title, but this is the book if you want to start out right. You can probably get it for free at the library. Another key book is the Traders Almanac. Its key to know the events and the historical trends.