What Is Fractional Share Investing?

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If you're new to investing, you might have your sights set on buying and selling stocks. But there’s a lot to learn before you get started — and you might not be totally comfortable with the level of risk investing can pose. That’s where fractional shares come in; they can be a great way to invest in top companies even if you’re not yet ready to put larger sums of money toward purchasing stocks.

The costs of shares like Amazon and Alphabet (the company behind Google) can often be overwhelming when you're first starting out. Fractional shares can be a great way to begin investing in such companies, even if you don’t want to pay for a full share. To figure out if purchasing fractional shares might be a viable option for your investing strategy, learn more about what fractional shares are, how they work and how to purchase them.