How to Buy CCL Stock

CCL is the stock symbol for Carnival Corporation, which is a vacation and cruise company. It is most widely known for its Carnival Cruise Lines, which operates almost 100 cruise ships in New Zealand, North America, Australia and Europe. CCL stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and can be purchased by consumers using a stock trading broker, such as Zecco or Sharebuilder. As of December 2009, shares of CCL were trading in the low $30 range.

Create a stock trading account with an online broker, such as Zecco or Sharebuilder. Personal data, such as date of birth, social security number and address, are needed to open the account.

Input the routing number and account number for the checking account you want to use to fund the new stock trading account. This will link the checking account to the trading account.

Wait two to four days for two deposits from Zecco to appear in the linked checking account. Confirm the amounts of the deposits in Zecco once they appear in the checking account. This enables the account for funding.

Fund the trading account by transferring in money from the linked checking account to the trading account. It takes two business days for the money to be available for trading.

Click on “Trading” and then “Trading Center” in your Zecco account. Enter in the quantity of shares you want to buy, the CCL symbol and click “Preview Order.” If everything is correct click “Buy” and the shares of CCL stock will be purchased immediately.


  • Stock purchases can only be done when the market is open. Stock market trading hours are weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  • The stock market is closed on federal holidays and weekends.