I thought I would make this holiday season a little different.
As parents, it’s up to us to pass the torch to our kids and be a wonderful role model.
That’s why this holiday season I’m buying my soon to be 9-year-old his very first stock.
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I don’t know many parents that do this, but I figured this could be an awesome way to expose my kid to the investing world at a micro level.
Besides, how cool would the kiddos feel knowing they own part of their favorite company!
And if you haven’t opened a brokerage account yet, bookmark this step-by-step guide for beginners.
#1. Roblox (RBLX)
Roblox has literally taken over every household that has a child in it.
I don’t know about you buy my son is in love with this game.
This game company makes its revenue through in-game purchases such as ‘Robux’ which allow kids to customize their characters or get access to benefits.
The ticker symbol for Roblox is RBLX.
The stock is currently trading at $120 or so per share and is up almost 80% year-to-date.
#2. AMC Entertainment (AMC)
AMC Entertainment survived the pandemic like a champ.
This century old movie theatre chain is back in business and is innovating more than ever.
The company is going to be accepting cryptocurrency as a form of payment and is also in the works to getting licensing agreements that will allow it to premier live sports events and even live concerts.
The ticker symbol for AMC Entertainment is AMC.
The stock is currently trading around $38 per share but analysts are giving it a $52 per share prediction based on its current performance.
But if you haven’t heard the ruckus yet, the retail investors known as ‘apes’ are taking this stock to the moon.
If your family loves going to the movies, consider this stock as a holiday gift you can bundle with gift cards too.
Oh yeah, AMC shareholders also get free popcorn 🍿.
#3. GameStop (GME)
GameStop is the gamer’s paradise.
I’ll never forget my first experience inside a GameStop store.
The company is now heading towards an e-commerce business model.
GameStop has even hired two Amazon executives to serve as their new chief executive officer and chief financial officer.
GameStop’s ticker symbol is GME.
The stock is trading at approximately $212 per share.
You can bundle their favorite game with a share of the company this holiday season.
#4. Apple (AAPL)
If you or your children own an apple product, investing in the company could be a cool way to further connect with your favorite tech brand.
This company is a tech giant with a market cap of more than $2.64 trillion dollars.
Apple’s ticker symbol is AAPL.
Thinking of gifting an apple product this holiday season?
How about gifting ownership in the company?
Who’s spoiling their children with a new iPhone, AirPods, and a couple of Apple shares?
Not me but damn does that sound cool 😂.
#5. Coca-Cola (KO)
You know that Coca-Cola commercial where they share a coke with someone they love?
How about share a stock?
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has been a long-time holder of Coca-Cola stock.
Coca-Cola has had a slow but steady long-term growth for investors.
The ticker symbol for Coca-Cola is KO.
This stock is currently trading at $55 per share.
What other creative way to gift a coke than to also include shares of the company.
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