How to Buy Google Shares

Buy and sell CFDs on Alphabet (Google) shares USA without commission when you open an account with one of these brokers.

Understand how to buy or sell Google stocks online with this step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Get started

Before you place your first trade, you'll need to decide what it is that you are buying. You can either buy shares outright, in which case you'll become a registered shareholder, or simply profit from changes in Google's share price through instruments known as CFDs (or Contracts for Difference).

We like CFDs because they allow you to profit from changes in Google's share price: buy if you expect Google's share price to rise, or sell if you expect it to fall (even if you don't already own any shares). Speculating on prices also means that you are free from the rights, obligations and taxes that come with share ownership.

CFDs are also popular with investors like you because they allow you to trade on margin for a fraction of a stock's price, but see changes in the stock price fully reflected in your profit or loss. For example, you could buy a CFD on Google stock valued over $1,400 with a modest US$ 500 deposit through FxPro.com by borrowing the difference from the broker.

Most CFD brokers charge no commission. Instead, they earn a living through the bid-ask spread, helping you save substantial amounts of money. The bid-ask spread is the difference between the price at which you can buy and sell securities from them. Some brokers, such as FxPro, charge a low fixed spread at all times, whilst others, such as AvaTrade, charge a variable spread based on market conditions.

Step 2: Open an account online

Visit FxPro.com or AvaTrade.com and open an account online. It's helpful to have a copy of proof of address and proof of identity documents at hand; as most brokers will require that you upload these documents prior to placing your first trade. If you are in a hurry to trade, we suggest funding your account through a debit card, credit card or an e-wallet (such as PayPal, Skrill or NETELLER). Bank wire transfers can be particularly slow and costly to complete.

Step 3: Place your first trade

Placing your first trade may seem daunting, but it need not be. All brokers in our panel allow you to trade directly from their website or a smartphone app. Click a button to 'buy' and another to 'sell' (or 'short') Google shares directly from the charts. Nowadays, you no longer need to pick up the phone to trade through a dealing desk. Visit FxPro.com and AvaTrade.com to start trading.