Would like to buy apple shares.

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by Datalink, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. Datalink macrumors newbie

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm intrested in buying Apple shares, but I don't know where to start. I have heard of online trading website like Ameritrade, but aren't sure if that's the way to go for a beginner like me. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    Datalink
     
  2. mac-er macrumors 65816

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    If you are beginner investor, you should consider investing in a more diversified investment like a mutual fund to protect against market risk. With that being said, Apple doesn't have a direct share purchase program. Open an account at a brokerage house like TD Ameritrade and purchase the stock through there.
     
  3. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Look for a brokerage that offers cheap trades. Online ones linked to a checking account are best. Scottrade is a good one, I think their trades are as low as $7. Check it out.

    However, like the other poster, I must warn you. Putting all your eggs in one basket, even if it's Apple, is not a good idea. Do some research before you put your money into the market. Pick a few companies that have good potential and good backgrounds. I also advise against buying right now, as the sub-prime mortagage industry isn't done messing with the market. It looks ok now, but this is the eye of the storm. Be weary.
     
  4. tomoisyourgod macrumors regular

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    I looked into this a while back, buying shares in general, not just Apple...

    It's recommended to buy into at least 5 or 7 companies, not just 1

    Infact there's simulators you can play on, last year I did well on buying $30,000 worth of Intel shares... if only if it was real!!
     
  5. J@ffa macrumors 6502a

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    Which would you recommend?
     

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