A bit about Microsoft
📅 Year founded: 1975
💼 Industry: Technology
🌐 Website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/
Microsoft builds computers and software programs used by the biggest institutions across the world. I challenge you to find someone who hasn’t interacted with a piece of Microsoft tech at one point or another. Whilst it’s a hugely successful technology company in its own right, Microsoft also owns LinkedIn, Skype, Xbox and many other companies.
How to buy Microsoft on the Shares app
Buying shares in Microsoft 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 Microsoft. Simply search using the company name or with their ticker symbol MSFT.
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 Microsoft 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 Microsoft 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.
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