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First-time investors can use EasyStart Investor’s sample portfolio as a way to see and understand the benefits of diversification. “This tool combines education with real market exposure, giving members the full benefits of growing their account while building their investing skills.
Investors have the option of creating their own portfolio with stocks from well-known companies across 10 stock market sectors. The platform allows members to purchase fractional shares, lowering the cost of owning stocks.