If you have an extra $1,000 sitting in a savings or checking account, one of the best ways to earn a return on that money is to invest in the stock market.

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) Microsoft is the world's largest software company and owner of the Windows operating system, Office business software suite and Azure cloud computing service.

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG, GOOGL) Alphabet is one of the world's largest online search and advertising companies and is the parent company of Google and YouTube.

Alphabet Inc. (GOOG, GOOGL) Alphabet is one of the world's largest online search and advertising companies and is the parent company of Google and YouTube.

Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) Amazon dominates e-commerce and cloud services. Inflation and excess capacity hurt Amazon's first-quarter profits, and its projection was disappointing.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A, BRK.B) Berkshire Hathaway is a holding company that owns a diverse portfolio of public and private companies that is managed by Wall Street legend Warren Buffett.

Meta Platforms Inc. (META) Meta Platforms is a market leader in social media and online advertising and is the owner of Facebook, Instagram and other popular platforms.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) JPMorgan Chase is one of the world's largest banks. Analyst Eric Compton says JPMorgan expects $66 billion in net interest income by 2022 if rates hit 3%.