What are the basics of investing in stocks?

I'm currently 17 years old and am interested in investing in the stock market. I have a part-time job, but want to increase the money in my bank. I'm thinking of investing $5.00 in a fractional stock of Google. Is this a good investment? Can I know more about the risks of investing, what investing overall... show more I'm currently 17 years old and am interested in investing in the stock market. I have a part-time job, but want to increase the money in my bank. I'm thinking of investing $5.00 in a fractional stock of Google. Is this a good investment? Can I know more about the risks of investing, what investing overall is about, etc?

I don't know much about stocks at all right now. Detailed answers will be most preferred.
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