How to Buy a Share of Apple Stock

Call your brokerage firm or log into your online brokerage account. Keep in mind that investing with a broker can be more expensive than performing the stock purchase on your own via an online account.

Search for the Apple, Inc. ticker (APPL) to see the most recent quote.

Calculate the number of shares you can afford to purchase and include the transactions fees that your brokerage firm will assess to complete the transaction.

Determine your brokerage account balance that can be applied to a stock purchase. If you do have the funds to cover the purchase price of the shares you want to buy, transfer the funds into your account. Follow your account's instructions for completing a fund transfer. Remember that funds may not always be available immediately.

Execute a stock purchase. To purchase using an online brokerage account, enter the ticker symbol of Apple, Inc. (APPL) and the number of shares you want to purchase.

Print out the stock purchase receipt for online accounts or have your broker send you confirmation of the purchase. Keep purchase confirmations with your financial records.