Buying Stock of a Public Company

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Buying Stock of a Public Company

  1. 1. By Ed PinesAbout the Intro and Exit music:Jazzy Clavinet by Mike Vekris provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com 1
  2. 2. Disclaimer: I am not a professional stock broker, financialanalyst, or money manager. The opinions shared are myown. You should not view the opinions shared as astrategy to follow with any guarantee of making money orany particular outcome. Any investments you mightmake and the consequences of the investment are doneout of your own free will and judgment. All investmentscarry risk and total loss of the original sum invested is areal possibility. 2
  3. 3. Basic Approach1. Pick a company2. Evaluate the company3. Open and Fund a Trading Account4. Buy and Track the Stock 3
  4. 4. Picking the CompanyA. Choose one in an area you know a lot aboutB. Avoid hot tipsC. Take your time in deciding 4
  5. 5. Evaluate the CompanyA. Is it publicly traded? This ehow.com article can provide help with this processB. Need ticker symbol – use company website and sites such as Yahoo’s finance and othersC. Execute your due diligence on the company’s prospects and finances 5
  6. 6. Resources to Evaluate CompaniesInvesting Basics• http://beginnersinvest.about.com/od/research/u/researching_stocks.htm• http://www.fool.com/investing/beginning/how-to-value-stocks- introduction-to-valuation-meth.aspxCompany Information• http://finance.yahoo.com/• http://www.google.com/finance• http://www.marketwatch.com/• http://www.morningstar.com/ 6
  7. 7. Open and Fund a Trading AccountA. Find a broker – prefer online • TD Ameritrade • E*Trade • Scottrade • For others – Google ‘online stock trading’B. Open the AccountC. Fund the Account 7
  8. 8. Buy and Track the StockA. Use the account to buy the stockB. Follow company, competitors, and market place developmentsC. Selling the stock can only be decided by youD. Track your trades for IRS reporting purposes 8
  9. 9. To Summarize1. Pick a company2. Evaluate the company3. Open and Fund a Trading Account4. Buy and Track the Stock 9
  10. 10. ConclusionWith the information provided you should be able toexecute the steps necessary to buy the stock ofyour choice.Have fun with it and hopefully it will reward youas well. 10

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