How Do You Buy Stocks On Euronext?
Euronext started in 2000 as a corporation operating stock exchanges in several European countries. The most important is the Paris Bourse, but it also has operations in Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands and the UK. As a result of a buyout bid by the New York Stock Exchange in 2006, the two merged into NYSE/Euronext—possibly the first intercontinental stock exchange operation. As of the end of 2007 about 3900 companies were listed on NYSE/Euronext including 1744 European firms. Step 1 Read up on stock trading, terminology, and how the financial markets work. You will be putting a considerable sum of money into buying stocks on Euronext and you want to understand what you are doing. You may even want to take a continuing education or online course that will introduce you to basic investment strategies. Step 2 Open an account with a brokerage firm. Brokerages fall into two groups, traditional (or full-service) and discount brokerages. The traditional brokerage firms are more expensive, b