How exactly do I buy stocks from companies....
register first https://glbse.com/signup
, then deposit BTC
then you can buy shares
I'd highly recommend familiarizing yourself with the specifics of each issue and the associated risks. they should each have a thread here. Just do a search for [GLBSE] to find.
senbonzakura has a nice thread on dead/stale/scam assets vs. "safe" issues - I presume by "safe" he means valid, issued by known named, or known pseudonomous persons, and in business today. (not "safe" as in "risk free") https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=60623.0
stochastic has a thread showing most of the available assets dividends per sharehttps://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=74711.msg827094#msg827094
you gotta love unregulated bitpenny stocks! probably high risk, but super fun, and who knows how profitable they could be?! - actually if you do your research, there are some undervalued mining stocks that carry less inherent risk than investing directly in BTC now.