How To Buy iShares Transportation Average ETF (IYT) Stock
How To Buy IYT
iShares Transportation Average ETF (IYT) is an ETF listed on the BATS exchange, which means you can buy the stock from most brokers. Follow the steps below to learn how to purchase shares of the stock.
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Fund your new account.
You'll need to transfer money into your new brokerage account before you can buy the stock. Transferring via a bank transfer is recommended and the most common way to fund an account. Some brokers might allow funding via a debit or credit card.
Search for IYT on the brokerage app or site.
When your funds are settled into your account, look for iShares Transportation Average ETF on your broker by searching for the company name: iShares Transportation Average ETF or the ticker symbol: IYT.
Buy the stock.
Once that you've found iShares Transportation Average ETF on your broker, you can submit a purchase order to buy the stock for $231.61 a share (current price). Note that depending on when you decide to buy the stock, the stock might be higher or lower than the price listed. You may also be able to purchase fractional shares, depending on your broker.
Once your order is fulfilled, you've just bought your first shares of iShares Transportation Average ETF. Congratulations!
When submitting your order, you may choose to buy shares of iShares Transportation Average ETF at the market price with a market order or at a set price using a limit order.
- Market order: Buy the stock immediately at its current price.
- Limit order: Buy the stock only once it reaches your target price.
By default all purchases are considered market orders unless specified otherwise. Limit orders are great if you only want to buy shares of IYT if it reaches a certain price.
Should You Buy IYT Stock Now?
In the past week, the price per share of iShares Transportation Average ETF has gone up ↑7.69 (3.43%) and the daily volume has increased by more than 2x the daily average. You should buy IYT now if you think the stock will continue going up in price.
In the end no one nor metric can really tell you whether or not you should buy IYT today. You should be comfortable with the risk of the investment and buy only when you believe the time is right.