Amazon (AMZN) - All you need to know

Learn everything you need to know about Amazon. This page is a hub full of simple guides to take you through how the basics of the company, its history, and its future potential.
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Updated: Sep 13, 2022

Ways to invest in Amazon

To be able to buy shares in a company you first need to create an account with a stock broker. There are lots of different platforms out there, each boasting their own unique set of features. Once you’ve picked one, you can dive right in to get Amazon stock.

There are other ways to get exposure, though, beyond simply buying and selling a company’s shares. For a more hands-off approach, you can use mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that hold Amazon shares. The links below take you to individual pages which explain all the ways to start Amazon investing in more detail.

What is Amazon?

Amazon is the largest online retailer in the world. The company, which also operates a highly successful cloud computing business, turns over hundreds of billions in revenue every year and employs more than a million people around the world.

If you’re new to the stock market, check out our Stock Markets 101 course, which guides you through everything you need to know in easy-to-understand, simple steps.  

How to invest in Amazon

Get to know all the options available before you venture your hard-earned money. Here is a quick summary of the different methods. To learn more, follow the link to our guides on each subject.

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