In this edition of The Motley Fool's "Ask a Fool" series, Motley Fool One analyst Jason Moser takes a question from a Fool reader who asks: "If you have about $500 to invest, is it better to buy one share of a $500 stock like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) or 30 shares of a $17 stock like Ford (NYSE:F)?

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