A bit about Amazon
📅 Year founded: 1994
💼 Industry: Services
🌐 Website: https://www.amazon.co.uk/
A company that is truly in its prime. Whilst Amazon is technically an e-commerce company, it’s diversified across a lot of different sectors. Entertainment, technology and artificial intelligence being just some examples.
When you hear Amazon was valued at $1 trillion in 2020, it’s difficult to believe the company started with Jeff Bezos selling books from a small garage back in 1994!
How to buy Amazon on the Shares app
Buying shares in Amazon is straightforward.
1. Make sure that you have the Shares app downloaded.
2. Open the app and navigate to the Explore section (the magnifying glass) on the tab bar at the bottom of the app.
3. Use the search bar at the top to find Amazon. Simply search using the company name or with their ticker symbol AMZN.
4. Now, press ‘buy’.
5. Enter the monetary amount you’d like to spend. You can add a comment and even a GIF reflecting how you feel about your purchase. Once you’re ready, hit review.
6. Your big moment is coming up. Review your order – check the stock price, amount you’re spending, amount of shares you’re receiving, the service fee, and of course, that your witty comment and GIF are all looking sharp. Your time has come - hit confirm.
7. If the stock market that Amazon is registered on is closed at the time of buying, your order will be scheduled for when the stock market reopens. Read about what time each stock market opens and closes.
8. You can double-check your investment by going onto your invest page, or by going onto the stock’s page directly.
How to sell Amazon on the Shares app
1. The process for selling a stock is much the same as buying, only reversed. Click on your stock and tap sell (it’s right next to ‘buy’).
2. You’ll be asked the amount of shares you’d like to sell and a chance to review it, just like when you bought the stock. When you are ready, simply hit confirm.
Does Amazon pay dividends?
Yes, Amazon does currently pay dividends at the time of writing.
You can see the days it pays its dividends to shareholders and how much dividend income you can expect to earn via the Shares app.
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