I'm a beginner in stocks and basically dont know much about the going ons. I just started reading some basic books and articles online and i find it hard for me to actually cross the stage of actually practising what i read. I understand that i am new and still very much green in this area however i would really like to be more active. However, i dont know how to go about as i dont know anyone within my social circle tt does this sort of things. ( i have also just begun to join community clubs). I dont feel i am learning as much as i ought to be as most of the books i am reading are mostly introductory. I would really like to take a leap to the next level but dont know where to go.
I even considered signing up for a course but after reading soem posts on the forum i realised that the majority thinks that those are just a waste of money. I would really love to hear how most of you started. (any books that are suitable to read ?)
Please advise me on how to proceed. I am really interested to learn and not just to gain a quick buck from the market.