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How do fractional shares work?

One of the unique things about the US stock markets is that investors can own fractions of a stock. Our platform allows you to own as low as 0.00000001 share of any stock. The main benefit of this is that it enables you to think in terms of “value of investment” rather than “number of shares”. You can decide to invest a certain amount of money and the number of units to be allocated to you gets calculated automatically and credited to your account. For example, if you want to buy $1,000 worth of Apple and its share price is $490, you will get 2.04081633 shares. This helps with more accurate asset allocation when building your portfolio.