How to buy a stock

This article covers how to place a market buy order, which is an order to buy a stock immediately. Keep in mind that the last-traded price is not necessarily the price at which your market buy order will be executed.

For more information about the other order types that Robinhood supports, check out our article here.

Mobile
  1. Navigate to the stock’s detail page. Here you can find the stock’s historical performance, analyst ratings, company earnings, and other helpful information when considering buying or selling a stock.
  2. At the bottom of the page, tap Trade and then Buy or just Buy, which will appear by default if you don’t currently own the stock.
  3. Enter the dollar amount you would like to purchase. If you’d like to order in shares, tap on the drop-down menu in the top right that says Dollars and choose Buy in Shares.
  4. Review your order and confirm that all the details are correct. If you’d like to edit your order, tap Edit in the top left.
  5. Swipe up to submit your order.
Web
  1. Navigate to the stock’s detail page. Here you can find the stock’s historical performance, analyst ratings, company earnings, and other helpful information to consider when buying a stock.
  2. Enter the dollar amount you would like to purchase in the order window on the right side of the screen. If you prefer to purchase full shares instead, choose Shares from the drop-down menu next to Invest in.
  3. Click Review and confirm that all the details are correct. If you’d like to edit your order, tap the Edit button below the Buy button.
  4. If all looks good, click on Buy.
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