How to buy McDonald’s (MCD) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in McDonald's shares.
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How to buy shares in McDonald's
1. Compare share trading platforms
The easiest way to buy McDonald's is from a trading platform. Comparing in the table below lets you find one with the features you want such as low fees, ease of use or 24-hour customer support.
2. Create an account
To create an account on an trading platform you will need to verify your email address and identity. Have some photo ID and your phone ready.
3. Make a deposit
Once verified, you can deposit money using the payment method that best suits you – bank transfer, PayID, POLi and credit cards are all widely accepted.
4. Buy McDonald's
You can now exchange your funds for McDonald's. On easier-to-use trading platforms, this is as easy as entering the amount you want to purchase and clicking "buy."
Where to buy McDonald's stockCompare special offers, low fees and a wide range of types of investments among top trading platforms.
We update our data regularly, but information can change between updates. Confirm details with the provider you're interested in before making a decision.
Steps on how to buy shares in McDonald's
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for McDonald's. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: MCD. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until McDonald's reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$261.41, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of McDonald's, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of McDonald's. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
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