Internet technologies have entered the life of a modern person, significantly changing his approach to many things and procedures. We buy things over the Internet, read books and look for information on the Internet, study, find new friends and just communicate with each other through the Web.

The development of the Internet did not disregard the investment process. Modern technology has fundamentally changed the traditional approach to investing, making it possible to participate in online trading without even leaving your home. Today, you no longer need to go to a bank branch, to the office of the company you are investing in, or to the stock exchange. All necessary operations are available for you online, no matter where you are at the moment.

And if before the market participants were only large companies and owners of huge capital, today anyone who has only 10 dollars as start-up capital can participate in investing.

The next review will focus on investing in a company whose coffee is recognized all over the world.

Let's take a look at how to buy Starbucks shares in Malaysia.

Starbucks is the largest international fast food chain of the American firm Starbucks Corporation headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Today, a cup with the famous green emblem has become the prototype for take-out coffee. How did it all begin? Consider below.

Starbucks: A Brief Success Story

In 1971, English teacher Jerry Baldwin, history teacher Zev Siegle, and writer Gordon Bowker stacked up $ 1,350, borrowed another $ 5,000, and opened a coffee bean store in Seattle, Washington. The store was named after the character in the novel by Herman Melville "Moby Dick"; on the logo there is a stylized image of a siren.

During its first year, Starbucks' main supplier was Alfred Pitu, a man the founders knew personally. However, this collaboration came at a pretty penny, so Starbucks' owners decided to partner directly with coffee suppliers to cut their costs.

The very name "Starbucks" comes from the surname of one of the characters in the famous novel by Herman Melville "Moby Dick". The first logo of the company was the image of a siren with a topless chest. It was finished in brown, and the siren was used to highlight the fact that Starbucks coffee comes from faraway lands. I must say that the logo was controversial enough due to the naked chest of the siren.

Later, it was covered with hair, and the logo itself was somewhat cropped. In addition, it changed its color from brown to green (although testing of the new brown logo is underway. If it is successful, the coffee chain will soon return to its roots in a sense). It's worth noting that the original Starbucks logo can still be seen on the first store in Seattle.

Starbucks official website
Starbucks official website

When Howard Schultz came to Starbucks in the early 1980s, she already had a reputation as a renowned roaster and respected local coffee vendor (ground and whole beans). During a business trip to Italy, Howard became familiar with the rich tradition of espresso making. It was espresso that formed the basis of Schultz's new concept. In 1987, he acquired Starbucks with the support of local investors. The company currently sells coffee, tea and treats not only in its own chain stores, but also supplies them to other retail chains.

The situation really changed after Howard Schultz visited Milan. There he saw the famous Italian cafes. However, the idea of ​​selling ready-made coffee in cups did not find support from the founders of the company. They believed that with this approach, their store would lose its essence and distract consumers from the main thing. They were people with traditions. And they believed that real coffee should be made at home.

However, Schultz was so confident in his venture that he left Starbucks and founded his own coffee shop, II Gionale. The coffee shop opened its doors in 1985. And two years later, Schultz buys Starbucks from the founders for $ 4 million and renames his company (it is interesting that Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who was one of the first investors in Starbucks, advised Schultz to make such a move). Like the McDonald brothers before, the three Seattle coffee lovers went out of their own business for hefty rewards. And businessman Schultz was given freedom of action.

In the same year, the first Starbucks appeared outside of Seattle. Cafes have been opened in Vancouver, British Columbia and Chicago. Within 7 years, in the year the company goes public, it will number 165 coffee shops across America. And three years later, the first Starbucks coffee shop outside the United States was opened in Tokyo.

Today, the organization's network includes about 24 thousand establishments that are actively working in many countries of the world.

At the same time, about 30% of all coffee houses of the company today are its property. The rest are distributed by franchising.

In cafes operating under the Starbucks brand, visitors can buy coffee, tea, drinks based on juices, vegetables, berries, fruits, and various pastries. The corporation actively sells products under the brands: Evolution Fresh, Seattle's Best Coffee, Ethos, La Boulange, Tazo and Teavana. The issuer's revenue is formed not only through the sale of goods, but also through the exercise of the rights to use the existing portfolio of brands.

The significant amount of revenue and profit makes the securities of the American issuer an attractive exchange-traded asset for many participants in the stock market. A large number of mutual funds and other collective investment organizations are active with Starbucks stock.

Starbucks current share price
Starbucks current share price

How to invest in Starbucks shares in Malaysia?

Starbucks began trading on the NASDAQ in the summer of 1992 under the ticker SBUX. In addition, Starbucks securities are traded on: Hamburg Stock Exchange, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart, Berlin, Munich, Hanover and London stock exchanges.

The company's shares are included in the calculation of several major indices, such as the S&P 100, S&P 500, NASDAQ and others.

There is now an instant way to buy Starbucks stock. Many brokers offer the ability to trade this tool online. Trading through the online trading platform allows even novice investors with a small deposit to make profits. All you need to do is choose the right broker: study the terms of trade, visit the traders' forum, evaluate reviews of existing companies.

The first thing to do when investing in Starbucks stock in Malaysia is to choose the right broker.

The broker is your intermediary in the stock market, therefore, his choice should be taken with full responsibility. First of all, you need to find out whether the broker you have chosen has a license to carry out intermediary activities in the stock market, as well as all the necessary permissions provided for by the legal framework. In order to be able to carry out investment transactions online, the brokerage company will provide you with an online investment platform.

An online investment platform is a completely digital product, software with which you have the opportunity to visually see and study all the tools and trading methods. When choosing a broker, study the investment platform it offers, check the functions and tools it provides for trading, transaction limits, methods of depositing and withdrawing funds. Find out what commission the broker charges for the provision of their services. Take an interest in the broker's business reputation, and also check the real reviews of other traders about this broker.

Search for the company under the symbol SBUX
Search for the company under the symbol SBUX

After you have chosen a broker, you need to register on his investment platform and choose an investment method.

A Starbucks share dividend is a portion of its historical profits that the company distributes to its owner-shareholders. The method for calculating dividends is established in the dividend policy or in the charter of the company by the meeting of shareholders. The company can, but is not obliged to pay dividends. And, although this type of investment is considered the safest and, in fact, a variant of passive earnings, since it does not provide for your active participation in stock trading, there are still risks that the payment of dividends may be suspended by the company or even stopped altogether.

For example, the Starbucks company from 2004 to 2010 did not pay dividends, but used all the proceeds to develop its business. After 2010, Starbucks paid out quarterly dividends. Along with the share price, the size of payments also grows, which exceeds 1.6% per annum.

Trading CFDs is a good alternative to dividend investments. This type of trading is chosen by traders who do not have an impressive start-up capital.

A Contract for Difference (CFD) is a popular derivative product that allows you to trade on margin, giving you more options in the financial markets. When you use one of these, you are not buying the underlying asset. Instead, you buy or sell units of that financial instrument depending on how you think the underlying price will rise or fall. A CFD is a contract between a trader and a broker who agrees to exchange the difference in value of the underlying security between the start and end of the contract. This way, you have the opportunity to make a profit even if the share price falls.

Online trading allows you to open and close trades with one click. All an investor needs to do is open a terminal during the broker's working hours and set the resulting profit or loss. When trading volatile instruments, it is highly recommended to limit potential losses. Otherwise, you may lose your deposit in a few days. For this reason, it is recommended to sell SBUX shares as soon as their price changes by a few percent, or to keep a buy position in anticipation of a significant increase in price.

Starbucks trading floor on the platform
Starbucks trading floor on the platform

How to buy Starbucks shares in Malaysia?

So, after you have chosen a reliable broker and decided on the investment method, you need to register on an online investment platform. An online investment platform is a software provided by your chosen broker with which you can carry out all investment transactions. Registration is very simple, it consists in filling out the registration form on the site. At first, it's just basic information like your username and email address. Later, when you need to withdraw funds from the account, you will have to go through a more detailed and complex security check.

Registration form on the platform
Registration form on the platform

After logging into the platform, you will have access to a demo account and a real account. Everything is simple here. A demo account is a practice test account that the system credits fictitious funds to so you can study. This account is free. First, try using a demo account to see if you really understand how the platform works. A demo account is an exact copy of a real (actual) account, but by using it you do not risk your money. This is a good learning opportunity and should not be overlooked.

Start your activity by training on a demo account
Start your activity by training on a demo account

A real account is made up of real transactions and real money. To activate this account, you need to deposit a certain amount of money. The minimum starting amount on most online investment platforms is small - around $ 10. The account is also funded online. On the visa platform, you will find a list of deposit options - bank card, payment systems, etc.

As a rule, withdrawals are carried out in the same way as deposits. 

To work with Starbucks promotions, find the platform's "promotions" section, enter the ticker "SBUX" in the search field. You will see a section of the platform dedicated to Starbucks stocks, along with a graph of stock price fluctuations, information on current prices, and more.

Top up your account online
Top up your account online

How to start investing in Starbucks stock online?

So let's see, step by step, how to invest in Starbucks stock in Malaysia. The first step is to choose a reliable broker. The Internet is full of information about Starbucks as an investment, as well as agents that provide investment services and sell shares in the company. Therefore, study the market for services, choose a reliable online broker. Take a close look at the broker's experience in the investment industry, his professional reputation and reviews about him. Find out what commissions the brokerage company charges for its services and what resources you can get by registering on its website.

The next step will be, in fact, the registration itself. As mentioned above, registration is a basic step that does not require exceptional skills or knowledge. However, you will need this knowledge and skills in the future when you want to enter the big world of investing.

First, a free trial demo account will help you to test your skills.

The second step is funding accounts, actually buying stocks, trading and making a profit. Hopefully, the last step - making a profit - will probably always be present in your strategy. To do this, you must continually improve your understanding of the science of investing.

Over time, you will gain experience in trading and will be able to develop your own investment strategy based on market behavior. We hope that one day you will be able to advise future investors and give valuable advice to others as an experienced stock market participant as well as a successful investor.

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