How to Buy Amazon Stock

For stock market investors, the meteoric rise of Amazon stock is impossible to ignore. Amazon made its stock market debut in 1997, where its initial public offering (IPO) was $18 per share. The financial experts at CNBC did the math: If you had purchased $1,000 worth of Amazon stock in 1997, your investment would grow…

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Best Stock Research Tools

In the world of investment, knowledge is power. If you’re an investor, you want to be sure you’re making the best choices possible. That means you need to know as much about a company as possible. These days, the problem isn’t necessarily a lack of information. A casual internet search will yield more data than…


What is the Difference Between Saving and Investing?

Many of us envision savings accounts and stock investment accounts as means to set aside money and hopefully earn a little on the side. There are, however, crucial differences in the saving and investment definitions — and they may be causing some Americans to favor one over the other. The Motley Fool reports that 71%…


How Much Does it Cost to Invest in Stocks?

Nearly half of all Americans don’t invest in the stock market. There are plenty of reasons why:  Fear, mysteriousness, inexperience, or just lack of interest. But one of the biggest reasons is concern about how much money investing really costs. According to MarketWatch, many stock market holdouts simply believe they can’t afford to invest. They…


Can I Buy Stock Without a Broker?

Stockbrokers were once the princes of Wall Street. Everybody needed them and their expertise to manage their investment decisions. And they did so, for a price of course. But the investment business has changed dramatically over the last 30 years, and the professional stockbroker has seen their influence wane. Still, many potential investors may be…


What Are Stocks and How Do They Work?

Chances are that you first heard about the stock market as a child. You heard the phrase “Wall Street” so often that you imagined it was some far-off, mythical place, like Oz. But even as you grew up, went to school, and became gainfully employed, the stock market may have remained a mystery that you…


How Can Elon Keep Doing This? | From the Mind of the Gorilla

Is there a human more captivating than Elon Musk? The man just can’t seem to lose… Not only was the wunderkind behind Paypal, not only has he created some of the most interesting ideas on earth such as his electric vehicle, his SpaceX program and his Boring Company…. But he’s also responsible for the highest…