What You Should when Buying stocks

The Seven-Step Checklist

  • Define clear goals. 
  • Identify your risks. 
  • Look for low fees. 
  • Look to diversify. 
  • Invest internationally. 
  • Contribute regularly. 
  • Don’t try to outsmart the market. 

Learn what a ticker Symbol Means and Follow the Right Ones. 

A ticker symbol is an arrangement of characters – usually, letters – representing particular securities listed or on an exchange or otherwise traded publicly. When a company issues securities to the public marketplace, it selects an available ticker symbol for its securities that investors and traders use to transact orders. 

Ford NYSE: F
Netflick NYSE:  NFLY
Facebook NYSE: FB


One way to go patiently is to find solid IPOs. An IPO is an initial public offering and refers to the process of offering shares of a private corporation to the public in a new stock issuance. Public share issuance allows a company to raise capital from public investors. The transition from a private to a public company can be an important time for private investors to fully realize gains from their investment as it typically includes share premiums for current private investors. 

Meanwhile, it also allows public investors to participate in the offering. A company planning an IPO will typically select an underwriter or underwriters. They will choose an exchange in which the shares will be issued and subsequently traded publicly. 

Below are unique examples of IPOs and their rate of return: 

Year Company Rate if Return on Stock IPO
1964 Berkshire Hathaway 2,404,708% thru 2017
1971 Nike 5,215,378%
1980 Apple 51,031%
1997 Amazon 11,200%
2012 Facebook 385%