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Q: On Investing (in Google) ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: On Investing (in Google)
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: ruwbox-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 24 Aug 2005 11:38 PDT
Expires: 23 Sep 2005 11:38 PDT
Question ID: 559840
In recent news, I read that Google will be releasing a second stock
offering to the public. As a relative novice to investing, how shall I
proceed to invest in Google?
Subject: Re: On Investing (in Google)
Answered By: efn-ga on 24 Aug 2005 21:03 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi ruwbox,

Class A shares of Google stock are publicly traded on the NASDAQ
exchange, which means that you can buy them the same way as any other
stock.  (Class B shares are not for sale.)

The commonest way to do this is to open an account with a stockbroker.
 You will probably have to deposit some cash to do this.  Once you
have an account, you can place an order with the broker to buy some

A few pages with more information about this process:

"How to Buy a Stock," on the Stock and Investment Guide for Beginning
Investors website

"Trading - Basics" on the Investment FAQ website, by Chris Lott

Investing 101 - Stock, by Rhonda Cliett on BellaOnline

Some companies sell stock directly to buyers.  Google doesn't do that,
as noted in their Investor FAQ.

Before you invest in any stock, it is advisable to read the
prospectus.  Your broker can provide a prospectus for Google at no
charge.  The prospectus for the current offering is available here:

Obviously, this answer only slightly scratches the surface of the vast
topic of investing in stocks, but I hope it is enough to get you
started.  If anything is not clear enough or you need more
information, please ask for a clarification, and I'll do my best to

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