Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Budweiser and the largest brewing company in the United States, was recently purchased by the Dutch-Brazilian brewing conglomerate named InBev, creating the world's largest brewing company, Anheuser-Busch InBev. Before this change, Anheuser-Busch was traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Now Anheuser-Busch InBev stock must be traded through a foreign exchange or an OTC exchange. For people who might enjoy Budweiser products and want to purchase stock in the company there are several important facts to know.
Open a Brokerage Account
Decide whether you want a full-service (higher trading fees but more management advice and services) or discount (lower trading fees but less or no management advice or services) brokerage account. Visit the Consumer Search review of online brokers (http://www.consumersearch.com/online-brokers) to help with your decision. This information will help guide you in your goal to buy stock in Budweiser .
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Make sure that the brokerage you are choosing can take orders for the Euronext or Brussels stock exchanges, or the American OTC Pink Sheet Exchange, where Anheuser-Busch InBev is traded. The easiest way to do this is to search a brokerage's website for Anheuser-Busch Inbev stock and see if any results are returned. Many brokerages are able to find Anheuser-Busch InBev through the stock symbol AHBIF on the Pink Sheet Exchange.
Open your brokerage account.
Purchasing Anheuser-Busch Inbev Stock
Search for Anheuser-Busch InBev stock through the brokerage website by looking up the symbol or by using the common AHBIF symbol.
Make an order for the number of shares you would like to purchase at the current market price, or place a limit order where the shares will only be purchased if they are at a certain price you have set.
Execute your order.
Congratulations, you now own stock in the company that makes Budweiser.