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How to buy Amazon stock

6 simple steps to owning and managing your AMZN shares.

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How to buy shares in Amazon

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Amazon. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AMZN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Amazon reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At today's price of $2417.5, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Amazon, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Amazon. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

INVESTMENT PRODUCTS: NOT A DEPOSIT • NOT FDIC INSURED • NO BANK GUARANTEE • MAY LOSE VALUE

Price details for Amazon (AMZN)

Open $2415.9399 Previous close $2401.1001
High $2426 Change $16.4
Low $2398.1973 Change % 0.683%
Close $2417.5 Timestamp 1590768420
Volume N/A GMT offset 0

The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.

Market summary for Amazon

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Amazon company summary

Information last updated 2020-05-29.

Amazon (AMZN) is a leading Internet & Direct Marketing Retail business based in the USA. Amazon (AMZN) is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 840400 staff.

Profile

Industry Internet Retail Currency symbol $
Code AMZN Country name USA
Type Common Stock Country ISO US
Name Amazon.com, Inc ISIN US0231351067
Exchange NASDAQ CUSIP 023135106
Currency code USD Sector Consumer Cyclical
Currency name US Dollar Full-time employees 840400

Detailed company information

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the retail sale of consumer products and subscriptions in North America and internationally. The company operates through three segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). It sells merchandise and content purchased for resale from third-party sellers through physical and online stores. The company also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TVs, Rings, and Echo and other devices; provides Kindle Direct Publishing, an online service that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store; and develops and produces media content. In addition, it offers programs that enable sellers to sell their products on its Websites, as well as its stores; and programs that allow authors, musicians, filmmakers, skill and app developers, and others to publish and sell content. Further, the company provides compute, storage, database, and other AWS services, as well as fulfillment, advertising, publishing, and digital content subscriptions. Additionally, it offers Amazon Prime, a membership program, which provides free shipping of various items; access to streaming of movies and TV episodes; and other services. It serves consumers, sellers, developers, enterprises, and content creators. The company was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

When does Amazon's fiscal year end?

Amazon's fiscal year ends in December.

Where is Amazon based?

In the USA. Amazon's address is 410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA, United States, 98109-5210.

What is Amazon's international securities identification number?

Amazon's ISIN is US0231351067.

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