Would like to buy apple shares.

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

  1. Datalink macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2007
    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.

  2. mac-er macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2003
    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


    May 21, 2007
    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

    May 3, 2007
    Liverpool, UK
    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


    Jul 21, 2002
    Behind you!
    Which would you recommend?

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