If you want to start investing but don’t have a lot of cash on hand, don’t fret. While many leading stocks can cost hundreds of dollars per share, some stocks have a much lower barrier of entry and make similar gains.
These four stocks all cost under $150 per share. While we can’t tell you that these four stocks are must-buys or promise that they won’t lose money over time, we can tell you that they’ve each performed exceptionally well in the last year-plus. If you’re ready to get serious about investing, check out these four tickers and fire up your brokerage app. You could soon be on your way to some sweet gains!
Like the SPDR S&P 500 ETF ($SPY), the SPDR S&P 500 Fossil Fuel Reserves Free ETF ($SPYX) follows the S&P 500 index pretty much to a T. (If you don’t know what that means, read this.) The difference, however, is that $SPYX doesn’t include oil companies or stocks that benefit from the proliferation of fossil fuels, whereas $SPY does. If oil prices plummet, $SPY will be impacted, whereas $SPYX will not. Also, shares of $SPY are over $230. $SPYX, which grew 15.39% in the last year — better than $SPY — is less than a quarter of its big brother’s price.
Netflix ($NFLX): $142.65
Netflix ($NFLX) is growing like crazy right now. Their original shows, attractive price, and availability pretty much all over the world makes them a better deal than, say, every cable company on the planet. They just keep adding subscribers, addictive shows, and incentives to stay subscribed to Netflix. They’re pretty much the future of entertainment, and their competitors know that. In the last year, their stock grew by 41.07%, and they’re not showing any signs of slowing down.
Apple ($AAPL): $141.42
Apple ($AAPL) is, well, Apple. They make iPhones. People camp outside for months to buy iPhones that don’t have headphone jacks. They’re the biggest publicly traded company in the world, and they’re about to be worth $1 billion. Many mutual funds, retirement funds, and other financial pros all buy them. Why? Well, they’ve gone up by 22.1% since the start of the year, and 33.52% in the last year. They might not always be this big (as no one can predict the future), but they basically print money right now.
Comcast ($CMCSA) is the largest broadcasting and cable company in the world. They cover most of the country with phone, internet, and TV services. They also own NBC Universal, among many other companies. They don’t provide mobile phone service, but they likely will soon. The company’s stock increased by 23.96% in the last year and 151.12% in the last five years. I suppose buying NBC wasn’t that bad of a deal.
Remember to always do your research before you even think about buying a stock. If you don’t know how a company performed or how they could perform in the future, you’ll be taking a major risk with your money. Once you’re ready to buy your stock of choice, simply use a broker or brokerage like Robinhood and you’ll be a real investor before you know it!