How to Buy One Share

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How to Buy One Share
Buy your share when the price is right. (stock market analysis screenshot image by .shock from

Stock is divided into shares because each share has its own, independent value. This means that you can buy as many or as few shares as you want. It is even possible to buy just one share.

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Brokerage Firms

Start an account with a discount online brokerage to buy your stock. Make sure they don't charge a high commission, which will add to the price of your single stock. Commissions and brokerage fees are often charged per transaction, so you would pay the same price if you were buying one share or 51 shares.

Framed Stocks

Some online companies sell stock shares as novelty gifts. They will buy you a share of your favourite stock and frame the certificate for you. They generally charge a larger transaction fee than average discount brokerages, though.


Research the stock thoroughly before you buy. See what fluctuations it has gone through in the past weeks and months. Look into little-known companies that could provide a great value for you in the long run.

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