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Fractional shares

With Stake, you have the opportunity to buy a fraction of a company’s stock instead of having to pay the full amount to own one full share. While many stocks are priced in the hundreds of dollars per unit, fractional shares allow you to invest with as little as US$10.  Please note that fractional share trading has unique risks and certain limitations and fractional Shares may have different rights from full share interests in the same security.  You can read more about this here.

Orders and execution

When buying fractional shares, you set the dollar value of your investment (e.g. US$100 of TSLA). When selling, you’ll enter the number of shares you wish to sell (e.g. 4.3142 shares of TSLA). Please note that fractional shares can only be traded using Market or Stop orders. If you submit a market order for a whole share i.e. 1 unit at market, you may receive a fractional quantity that is just above or just below the whole unit share (e.g. receive 0.99 share rather than 1 share). 
You can read more about different order types here

You may receive multiple confirmations if your trade contains more than one full share. For instance, if you sell 3.4563 shares of TSLA, the fractional and whole share components will appear on separate trade confirmations.  

Fractional orders are subject to the NBBO (National Best Bid Offer) regulations of the U.S. market which means you'll generally get the best possible fill for your trade at the time of execution, no matter the size of your order. 

Our broker has undertaken to comply in all respects with its regulatory best execution requirements on all orders it executes for the clients, however, best execution requirements take into account a number of factors (not only the price) for example, likelihood of execution and settlement, speed of execution, costs, size, nature of the market, volatility, and liquidity.


Fractional shares carry the same level of ownership as full shares do. Your holdings are registered and held in your name via the custodian model in the U.S. When you submit an order for less than one full share, our broker-dealer DriveWealth will purchase a whole share and designate you as the owner of your fraction. You retain beneficial rights (voting, dividends etc) as a fractional shareholder. 

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