I here about these investment opportunities in buying shares in a company, but can everybody buy shares, how do you know that there are shares for sale, and how do you go about buying them?
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There are three ways.
1) through a brokerage like Ameritrade. This is how you buy most stocks. You set up an account with money in it. When you see a stock you like, you simply enter an online order to buy X number of shares for $X price or better and the order is "filled"
2) before a company is public, Angel Investors can negotiate to buy shares at a privately negotiated price. You need to be careful and know what you are doing.
3) before and during a company's public offering, the investment bank handling the offering for the company will set a price for shares that you can purchase, if you meet the investment bank's criteria (most require that you have at least $200K in the bank)1