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Here's Why Affirm Stock Has Been Such a Great Investment. But Is It a Buy Today?

By Brian Stoffel and Brian Feroldi – Nov 12, 2021 at 8:00AM

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You won't believe how fast this buy now, pay later specialist is growing.

If you haven't heard yet, the buy now, pay later craze is taking the world by storm. What's more, the trend of splitting up big-ticket item purchases into smaller payments over time (and often at 0% interest) is even more popular abroad. Perhaps this explains why Affirm Holdings (AFRM 1.56%) stock has nearly tripled over the past six months. That makes it one of the hottest financial stocks in the market today.

Did we mention the company's partnership with Amazon hasn't even kicked in yet?

But does that mean the stock is a buy? Perhaps. In this 5-minute video, Motley Fool contributors Brian Stoffel and Brian Feroldi summarize an hour-long deep dive they conducted on their YouTube channel. In it, you'll get more details about Affirms stellar growth, but also a few big risks investors need to be aware of, as well as how the company scored on each of their frameworks.

John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool's board of directors. Brian Stoffel owns shares of Amazon. The Motley Fool owns shares of and recommends Affirm Holdings, Inc. and Amazon. The Motley Fool recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1,920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1,940 calls on Amazon. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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