What Is the Minimum Number of Shares to Buy in a Stock?

In the video below, I answer a question that came from Melissa on Facebook: “What is the minimum number of shares I can buy in a stock?” My take? The number of shares isn’t what matters; it’s about the amount allocated. When investing in small increments, though, there are a few things to keep in mind, including discount brokerage minimums, trading commissions, or low- or no-fee plans like a direct stock purchase program. 

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Fool.com managing editor Brian Richards holds no position in any company mentioned. At the time of publication, The Motley Fool owned shares of Berkshire Hathaway. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Berkshire Hathaway. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


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