Hey folks , newbie here from Toronto. I've been running my own business for nearly 10 years with a decent income and I would like to try trading stocks for added income and possibly a change of jobs in the future. I know the general idea and have a few thousand set aside that I don't need and can play with and even lose with no major consequence. So I guess I have a question or two on how this all works .. Let's say I like a company and buy 500 shares of their stock at $10 and pay $5,000 + a few dollars commission.. correct so far ? Let's assume in a few months the company does well and the share is $12.. Is selling my stock as simple as buying it and can I cash out without further consequences ? So I would sell my 500 shares at $12 and get $6000 in my account , I assume I have to pay the seller a % fee + another fee to actually see my money in my bank account ,, am I correct in assuming I made about $800 after fees and such ? + whatever taces I will have to pay on that $800 income Do I have it correct or am I missing something ? I'm sure there are a lot of other little factors but is this a general way of how stocks are traded on a small time basis. buy stock , pay a fee to buy around $5-10 sell it and pay a % commission + $100 .. I'm just using the above as an example to see if I have the theory correct. Thanks for any help..